Unceremonious it was, but she refused any other way. Harping throughout “This Week with George Stephanopoulous,” to carry Republican spin points and dirty water to muddle the otherwise reasonable discussion, apparently even conservative icon George Will had enough. I can only think she must hang around a lot of teabaggers considering the level of her illogic. I wondered if this was our version of Al Quaeda brainwashing that she could consistently and self-assuredly continue her roundhouse attacks on anything from the Democrats, never wavering a bit no matter how her arguments — lacking facts and evidence — were crushed by the other roundtable members explication of facts, evidence, cause and effect — you know, the things that are the basis of conclusions, deductions, and the best solutions.
She would have none of it. Given all the deference of a highly educated and experienced expert in the great numbers of fields they touched on, this spawn of Vader continued her Dick-like conclusions and pronouncements, with nothing at all looking like a confrontation from the others.
But how patient can men and women be? Eventually she was embarrassed over the Reid puff ball that Republicans have been trying all day long to turn into a Trojan Horse. The comments below are out of order a bit; it is something I haven’t figured out yet in using Amplify — how to not get the highlighted remarks scrambled.
But it was Will who first could take it no more. Liz pleaded about Reid’s comment that Obama had light skin and used the old-fashioned word (which by the way is used in the Census being taken because last time the Census was taken, Blacks wrote it in, even though it was already there — the Fifties word “Negro.” She just couldn’t get it through her head that something is not racist if it doesn’t offend the race it is referring to. Despite a day long litany, from Obama on down, claiming that what Reid said was inartful at best, and actually it was an attempt to praise, she insisted that, though she was white, and though she and other Republicans have supported tea-baggers who have staged blatantly racist rallies (including the acting out in effigy of Obama, Pelosi, and another Democrat who was probably meant to be Reid, chained together, beaten with whips, covered with blood, and howling in agony, while the tea-baggers laughed — now THAT is racist), it was extremely irksome to all concerned that this Dick Cheney clone would be the one to be drumming the beat of horrid racism against a man who had done nothing as racist in his life as what the typical Republican and tea-bagger does in a day.
The incongruity of listening to a Cheney pretending to speak up for the sensitivities of Blacks, when they were not offended, and in fact were all standing behind and beside their friend Reid, was twisting my brain in two. I envisioned a bunch of Liz and Dick’s in white sheets — a veritable crowd of Republican and bagger Klan — whipping and then struggling with an overwhelmed and helpless little white man, Reid, as they prepared him and roped him for lynching, saying they were doing this because he had offended the beloved Blacks of their town by NOTICING their skin. Claiming it was a sin to notice skin (and *they* certainly did not notice the color of anyone’s skin), it did not matter that the Blacks that they routinely look down on themselves were crying out that he had done nothing wrong. Still, Liz and the Klu Less Baggers, the KLB, were not going to let the Blacks get in the way of their getting to do a lynching — oh, it’s not as good because he’s a white; but since they came down real hard on lynching Blacks, they have come up with this wondrous idea of lynching the White people who support the Blacks. That way they can still get back at the Blacks — true racism — and yet pretend to be supporting them.
How, how twisted.