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Ed Driscoll

F-Word Spotting On Two Continents

April 3rd, 2009 - 1:12 pm

Michelle Markin quotes a remarkably snotty essay loaded with racial invective by Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Betty Baye:

Flummoxed.

I don’t recall ever using that word before in a column, but it’s a great description of how some folks are behaving toward President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama…

…To be sure, the flummoxed come in all shapes, sizes and colors. There’s Rush Limbaugh, the perpetually angry white guy, and Michelle Malkin, the acidic Asian-American columnist, who has written that the mere sight of Michelle Obama on a video frightened her young son. [She didn't--see Michelle post, linked to above--Ed] And don’t forget Thomas Sowell, the African-American economist and syndicated columnist. All are apoplectic about Barack Obama’s rise.

But conservatives aren’t flummoxed by President Obama–they’re the ones throughout the 2008 presidential campaign who consistently pointed that the man who would be emperor had no clothes, as the left tied themselves in knots explaining why a rookie senator with less than one full term under his belt and no executive experience was the second coming of Lincoln (as CBS and others compared him to), FDR (as Time did), and–of course–JFK (as the Kennedy family themselves did.)

But look who’s also dropping F-Bombs in a new article: the Guardian, house organ of the British left: “The question that flummoxed the great orator.”

Flummoxed.

I don’t recall ever using that word before in a blog post, but it’s a great description of how some folks–on both sides of the Atlantic, and the left side of the aisle–are behaving toward President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama…

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