Sunday, March 17, 2013

the tinfoil hat crowd

Here's the thing. The two racist scumbuckets who disrupted that CPAC  panel on Thursday have nothing to do with CPAC and don't represent its views. The guy who was disrupted, and who is CPAC-sponsored, is a disgusting piece of work named K. Carl Smith. And it's no accident these clowns chose this event to make a mess of.

In a (separate) editorial comment, Josh Marshall says:

Think: The panel (“Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?”) was run by an African-American man named K Carl Smith (founder of something called “Frederick Douglass Republicans”) whose schtick is to rant against Democrats as the party of the Confederacy and the Ku Klux Klan.

“I don’t care how much the KKK improved,” he said defiantly at the event before things got out of hand. “I’m not going to join the KKK. The Democratic Party founded the KKK.”

In other words, you’re preaching/ranting to a crowd of Republicans (an almost entirely lilly white party) against the racism, softness on paramilitary violence and Confederacy-love of the Democratic party (roughly half of which is made up of non-whites). There’s just too much denial, bad faith and comedy there under high pressure for the center to hold. And you can’t tempt the gods of farce on such an epic scale and not have a blow up.

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