That "conservative id" that Fester wrote about recently is in full flow now. Via Glenn Greenwald and Sadly No! comes this particularly revealing glimpse into the conservative cesspool:
I am sick to death of black people as a group. The truth. That is part of the conversation Obama is asking for, isn't it? I live in an eastern state almost exactly on the fabled Mason-Dixon line. Every day I see young black males wearing tee shirts down to their knees -- and jeans belted just above their knees. I'm an old guy. I want to smack them. All of them. They are egregious stereotypes. It's impossible not to think the unthinkable N-Word when they roll up beside you at a stoplight in their trashed old Hondas with 19-inch spinner wheels and rap recordings that shake the foundations of the buildings. . . .So far, the best the Right can come up with in defense of this racist screed is that it's just one blogger and he isn't Instapundit's favorite writer on that blog. No, seriously. That's it.
Here's the dirty secret all of us know and no one will admit to. There ARE niggers. Black people know it. White people know it. And only black people are allowed to notice and pronounce the truth of it. Which would be fine. Except that black people are not a community but a political party. They can squabble with each other in caucus but they absolutely refuse to speak the truth in public. And this is the single biggest obstacle to healing the racial divide in this country.
...you've just given life to the suspicion that black people in America are, and have long been, a fifth column -- unanimously hating the very country that has afforded the highest standard of living ever achieved by black people in human history. We're teetering at the edge of believing that you're a secret society, a massive collection of sleeper cells just waiting for your chance to do serious harm to the rest of us. You've made it possible for us to believe that. Because you're never outraged by what the worst black people do. Because you continue to make excuses for what should be inexcusable to everyone.
Meanwhile, in closely related news, neo-Nazi and white supremacist Hal Turner says he and Sean Hannity are good pals despite Hannity's claims to the contrary.
In my opinion, based on my first hand experience, I believe Sean Hannity is, in fact, a Hal Turner sort of guy. It seems to me that a big difference between Sean and me is that I am willing to say publicly what I think about savage Black criminals, diseased, uneducated illegal aliens and the grotesque cultural destruction wrought by satanic jews while Sean and many others keep quiet to protect their paychecks.And Steve Benen points out that Obama's pastor is big news but McCain actively courting the endorsement of a bigoted megachurch preacher who espouses the idea that US foreign policy should be focussed on bringing about the biblical apocalypse by bringing all the Jews to Israel to be nuked...isn't. It must be an example of that moral non-equivalence the Right loves so much.
Postscript: And yes, I find Wright's views utterly abhorrent in broad and in detail. I find that Obama's long-term relationship with him is likewise highly questionable. I'm entirely unsurprised that Obama's Blair-style "all things to all people" schtick doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Still, on balance, I'd rather have him leading the most powerful nation on Earth than someone who actively courts those who advocate Armageddon. Friend of racists or friend of racists who wants nuclear holocaust...that's a no-brainer. It'd be nice to have a choice that didn't involve being friends with racists, though, and Clinton doesn't deliver that either.