20 February 2008

The news just gets better and better

Several blogs are having fun with a new bit of knee-slapping wankery from the National Review.

Obama and I are roughly the same age. I grew up in liberal circles in New York City — a place to which people who wished to rebel against their upbringings had gravitated for generations. And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually Jewish, but elsewhere not necessarily) and usually a highly educated black father. And how had these two come together at a time when it was neither natural nor easy for such relationships to flourish? Always through politics. No, not the young Republicans. Usually the Communist Youth League. Or maybe a different arm of the CPUSA. But, for a white woman to marry a black man in 1958, or 60, there was almost inevitably a connection to explicit Communist politics. (During the Clinton Administration we were all introduced to then U. of Pennsylvania Professor Lani Guinier — also a half black/half Jewish, red diaper baby.)
Hee Hee Hee!

And here I thought we were in trouble when Comrade Hillary the She-Commie looked headed for defeat. But a shady Chicago socialist offspring of misceginating Communist parents? Where do I sign up? (And I apparently spoke too soon when I declared red-baiting out of season...)