The Double Standard: Get Used to It

Herman Cain has been a speaker at Tea Party rallies across the country. You would think that would put to rest the idea that the Tea Party is a racist organization.  But here comes actress Janeane Garofalo, who refuses to bow to the obvious. Instead, she insists,

Herman Cain is probably well liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party. Conservative movement and tea party movement, one and the same.

People like Karl Rove like to keep the racism very covert. And so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so you can say, “Look, this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look, we have a black man.

There’s really not much hope for changing some people’s minds. Their minds are made up; they would rather not be confused by the facts. Ever since the Tucson shooting last January, we’ve been treated to the most mind-boggling exercise in double standards I’ve ever witnessed, at least in the realm of “civil conversation.” The mainstream media hasn’t helped.

We might as well get used to it. It’s not going to change.