In the New York Times, Frank Rich (Jew) is foaming at the mouth with venom, and unleashes a two-minute-hate against the White race over the Sotomayor hearings. These “clueless ancien-régime conservatives” are “feebly clinging to their last levers of power.” They are “blissfully oblivious to the new America” and possessed by “unreconstructed obsessions.” We’re only hearing a “constant, whiny refrain of white victimization” from them. White Republicans are a “dying order” and Americans are finished with their “tired racial and culture wars.” Rich goes on to gleefully cite an upcoming book called The Death of Conservatism.
As in the Maureen Dowd column of a few days ago, the egalitarian mask so often worn by the Left is dropped completely here. There are no hollow appeals to equality, fairness, justice, human rights and the like. It’s 2009 now. We’re beyond that kind of stuff. Instead, a naked struggle for power stands revealed, one in which the teams are defined by race and gender. At least with Dowd and Rich, you know where you stand. Their willingness to state their political views openly and honestly is a refreshing change of pace. Slogans aside, Barack Obama is undoubtedly of the same mind as these two, but his tenuous political position forces him to hide behind a facade of universalist rhetoric.