Hocumhontas Warren's Stupid Horse Moment

Many critics have called Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren a "racist" for relating a family story about how her grandfather had "high cheekbones like all Indians do."  But they're wrong.  The comment wasn't "racist." It was stupid In fact, it was childishly stupid.  Really, it reminds one of the copout Bill Clinton disgorged when addressing his marijuana use: "I tried it, but I didn't inhale."  And it should come as no surprise, either -- leftists are childish. As for the "racism" charge, many conservatives take that leaf out of the left's book because, they figure, turnabout is fair play.  If a conservative had uttered Warren's words -- stereotyping minority characteristics and using a politically incorrect term -- he'd be Derbyshired.  But there is an irony here: If a bona fide rightist -- such as yours truly -- had made Warren's comment, it wouldn't necessarily be a sign of sheer stupidity.  After all, I purposely don't use PC terms...(Read Full Post)