Conservatives are all Racists

September 9, 2008

Yglesias comments on a recent story about a college student:

Somewhat forgot to tell this guy that conservatives are only supposed to talk like this behind closed doors. It’s not the sixties anymore!

Adam LaDuca, 21, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans, wrote on his Facebook page in late July that Obama has “a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would.)”

How a bigoted college kid who, as Yglesias points out, isn’t so clear on the Republican Party’s position on Cuba, became a news item is beyond me. Of course, to Matt this is just more evidence – if not a full-blown proof all by itself – that conservatives are a bunch of nasty racists. He drives the point home with his favorite rhetorical device, sarcasm:

I, for one, am absolutely certain that five or six weeks went by during which zero members of the Pennsylvania College Republicans saw the Facebook page of the group’s executive director. That must explain why he was forced out only after The Pennsylvania Progressive drew attention to his remarks. If any PA conservatives had seen it first, certainly LoDuca would have been forced out preemptively since, as Anthony Pugliese is quoted as saying later in the article, “The P-A College Republicans do not accept or tolerate racism in any way.”

His wit is exceeded only by his logical rigor.

In fairness, he also has some good posts up today.

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