@TwoNuse has a few words on the matter. As usual, show our guest some love, you know where.]
Everyone has that member of the family that always says or does the wrong thing. Calling the Hawaiian wife of your cousin ‘Oriental’ at a cookout or brings up the time you went home with someone in Cam’ron’s entourage at your wedding. Everyone has that crazy member of their family.
Even the Republican National Committee.
Last night, ironically the night they let all the non-white men speak, a couple of attendees reportedly threw nuts at a black CNN camerawoman, with the charming explanation, "this is how we feed the animals." The attendees (it is not known whether they were convention representatives or guests) were thrown out and the convention condemned the incident.
Okay, a couple of people in the hall got overserved and did their worst Don Rickels impersonation. They were dealt with, that is that. Right?
John Podhoretz things so:
Which is true (although he changes the two pigs to one since two would be a trend), that one or two dopes in a large group don’t speak for said group.
Except when the aforementioned crazy aunt says or does something foolish, the non-crazy members of the family do their best to rectify matters. If I have a family gathering and one of my guests throws a ball through a window of a neighbor, it is my responsibility as the host to at the very least to pay for repairs. For such an insulting display, allowing the miscreants to go unnamed and tossing them as if they got too drunk and puked in the corner doesn’t seem to match up. Are they tossed for the duration of the convention? If they are a part of the convention, have they had their credentials pulled? If they are members of the party, will they be allowed to hold any positions of authority?
In contrast, look at how the Republican Party treated Rep. Todd Akin after his ‘legitimate rape’ comments. Everyone from Mitt Romney down to the guy who empties the wastebaskets in Reince Priebus’ office denounced Akin and asked him politely to leave the planet Earth (or at least the Missouri Senate race).
I’ve said to friends in the past I would like the opportunity to vote for a Republican in my lifetime. Meaning not only would I live in a geographical area when the Republican candidate was the most attractive one for me, but that I wouldn’t feel like I was voting for a group who actively dislike me merely due to melanin content. Every time the Republican machinery misses an stress free opportunity to apologize for their crazy aunt, I move farther and farther away from that possibility.
Question: Should the RNC formally address this incident, or is it their responsibility to apologize for this moron?!?