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Thursday, November 20, 2003  

Lilith Devlin takes Republicans to task for their misuse of the word "lynching."

In this case, the conservatives' repeated use of the word "lynching" to describe legitimate parliamentary opposition to administration nominees (many of whom themselves have dubious racial skeletons in their professional closets) is designed for one reason only: to attempt to paint Democrats, who in the last century have represented the interests of people of color far more thoroughly and consistently than the GOP, as racists. Of course, they all - and Hatch and Rove in particular - seem blessedly oblivious of any sense of the irony in using "lynching" to describe opposing a white Protestant male from Mississippi.

Good stuff.

posted by Jeff | 9:01 AM |
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