1) once i got past the sheer audacity of bush's speech to the knesset. his politicizing of our foreign policy and the sheer, cold-blooded shallowness of his intellect, i found something new. he compares, to nazi appeasers, those who would try to engage "terrorists and radicals."
let's say i give you rogue nations. when the fuck did being radical become exactly analogous to trying to take over the world and kill off millions upon millions? you goddamned different people -- insisting on being different, even after we told you to stop it! i hate you SO MUCH!
2) i was born in this country and was aware of the world around me when blacks were not infrequently beaten to death for trying to vote. obama winning 27% in west virginia is NOT a clinton landslide. it is a fucking miracle. to be perfectly blunt, i would have been satisfied with getting obama out of west virginia in one piece!
finally, on a related note:
3) the word your looking for is "racists." while i generally appreciate the ny times attempt to lift everything to the level of the genteel, well, just read the quote, "Two in 10 white West Virginia voters said that race was an important factor in their vote, and more than 8 in 10 of them backed Mrs. Clinton, according to surveys of voters leaving the polls."
see? racists. 20 percent of the surveyed voters. let's just drop the fancy language because part of the story here is how well a black man can do when there is still pervasive racism in this nation. don't get me wrong -- clinton faces sexism and a lot of people probably compare mccain to their crotchety granddad -- we all have our crosses to bear.
but i have hear and read reporters dancing circles around this phrase, when it is simple, accurate and concise. obama's campaign depends, in part, on bridging the gap to some significant amount of racists. let's trot out our racist correspondent for commentary, right after this message....
that is all. good night and good luck.