Tag Archives: racism

You’re all racists

Update:  NMI published this column today, September 27, 2009.  Original post (written September 21) below: You’re all racists — that was to have been the title of my New Mexico Independent column today.  But about an hour after I submitted it, I received an e-mail from my new editor (my previous editor, David Alire Garcia, […]

Worth a click

I’ve been working on the speech I’m giving at the New Mexico Turn Around conference in Albuquerque tomorrow, so I didn’t have time to write a post today. I did want to take time to link to Nice Deb’s excellent post debunking the leftist charges of racism again anyone who has the temerity to criticize […]

Tea and antipathy

The tea parties, or “teabagging parties” as sophomoric leftists like to call them with tongue (or whatever) firmly in cheek, have generated quite a bit of hot air over the past few days. It didn’t get much hotter than Janeane Garofalo, comedienne, political pundit and, apparently, eminent neuroscientist, on Countdown: You know, there is nothing […]

And you thought tea and chile didn’t go together

The Santa Fe Tea Party was a resounding success. There were more people than I had dared hope would come, and far fewer protesters. I heard there were a few, but the only one I saw was a grim-faced man who glowered at us as he walked around holding above his head a sign that […]

Congratulations, Mr. President

In your acceptance speech last night, Mr. Obama, you said, addressing those of us who did not vote for you, “I will be your president, too.” I was glad to hear you say it, as I had just been thinking to myself, I did not vote for you, but I congratulate you, wish you well, […]

Obamanos!

Obamanos, for those of you outside the Land of Enchantment, has been the battle cry of New Mexico’s Obamanistas. It’s clever, I’ll grant them that. It’s clever; it’s slick; it’s hip — just like Obama himself. As passionately as I wanted John McCain to win the presidency, I’m feeling remarkably tranquil in the wake of […]

Redneck Republicans

On the assumption that the polls in 2008 will be more accurate than they were in 2004 or 2000, Paul Krugman writes in a New York Times op-ed piece: What will defeat do to the Republicans? You might think, perhaps hope, that Republicans will engage in some soul-searching, that they’ll ask themselves whether and how […]

Who’s afraid of the big black wolf?

“They’re going to try to make you afraid of me,” says Barack Obama. “He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?” Why is it that when someone on the left disapproves of something, or disagrees with something, it’s out of principle, while those of us on the […]