"Too Black to Fail:" Juan Williams and the Race Card Played Two Ways

You've written a lot of smart stuff on this website, GVDL. This is the smartest stuff yet.

Slowly, we in America feel our way towards the doorknob... slowly, we gather our courage to fling the door wide and face at last the unthinkable truth we have kept locked out of sight for so long.

Posted by B Lewis at January 17, 2012 3:24 PM

Look for Obama to put in another request to raise the debt limit on the race card.

Posted by Gagdad Bob at January 17, 2012 4:19 PM

Williams is sitting in for Bob Beckel on The Five tonight and they had a good discussion of this exchange. It's definitely worth watching if you can.

Posted by Don McEwan at January 17, 2012 4:21 PM

There was a time when even the Daily Show got tired of the race card being played and decided it was "maxed out".
I bet the race limit will be raised for special occasions like the 2012 presidential elections.

Posted by Harry at January 17, 2012 5:06 PM

Romney is the candidate that can and will appeal to moderates, to elites, to all those who believe themselves too cool for Sarah Palin and perhaps even to some blacks who understand he is their best hope for improving the black community's horrible unemployment rate. Hell, I even believe Occupiers will sneak in a few Romney votes here and there, assuming Ron Paul's ego doesn't decide to run on a third party ticket.

Posted by RedCarolina at January 17, 2012 8:11 PM

America is currently enduring "Triumphalism of the Aggrieved." Blacks, Gays, Wimminz, Hispanics, but mostly the first two categories. They are laying it on thick with a vengeance. It is "their time," and they are trying to make the most of it.

One result of this stupid, arrogant behavior on their part is likely to be a resurgence of at least soft bigotry among Americans in general.

Too. Frikkin'. Bad.

Posted by Don Rodrigo at January 18, 2012 9:38 AM

If voters truly believe that America is on its path to a complete downfall, then African-American voters should be encouraged to vote for the Republican candidate so that the historic failure of the strongest and richest country in the world does not permanently and eternally get written up in the history books as the failure of an African-American President.

Posted by Gloria at January 18, 2012 11:49 AM

See, there's the disconnect: assuming the conclusions drawn by people who do not share your world view.

If, or when, our idea of America falls, it will redound to the glory of the First Black President by all who love him and agree with him that America is evil and must be punished for its past sins no matter how much money, blood, or tears are offered up. They thirst for this very outcome.

I've never wanted America to be so delineated;to be Yours or Mine. But others will continually insist that we are unworthy of it and so must yield our sovereign rights to their endless aggrievements.

So be it. Sow into that wind and reap what comes of it.

Posted by Joan of Argghh at January 19, 2012 4:11 AM