Commonwealth Conservativeâ€™s Great Insight into the Phony Racial Incident
While I've already discussed this incident here, the Godfather of Virginiaâ€™s conservative blogosphere, Chad Dotson, has the best post yet discussing the Webb campaign's pathetic attempt to play the race card and reinvigorate their flailing campaign. While I encourage you to read the entire post, his first four words sum things up quite accurately:
What a complete joke.
Chad continues with a great recap of some of what has been said regarding this incident and then gives us some local perspective:
I suppose Iâ€™m one of the racist Virginia crackers â€” since I attended that event, though (un?)fortunately I arrived after Allenâ€™s remarks â€” who was supposed to get riled up at his presence in the crowd. (I can guarantee that not one single person in the crowd took it as a racial comment.)
Listen, I can buy the sentiment that Allen shouldnâ€™t have singled this kid out like he did. Thatâ€™s what Allen has apologized for, I believe, and I can see that. Heck, I saw the guy twice that very day; once at an event in Norton (where I introduced Allen) and at the Breaks picnic. He was quiet and polite when I saw him, standing silently in the back with his videotape running.
So yeah, maybe Allen shouldnâ€™t have even mentioned the guy. However, anyone who is suggesting this is racially-tinged is so blinded by their hatred of Allen that they are making no sense whatsoever. It defies logic to suggest that Allen, who knew he was being videotaped, by one of his opponentâ€™s flunkies, would make a comment that he intended as racist. Watching the contortions that lefties are going through to try to make this a racial incident would be funny if it werenâ€™t so pathetic.
Well said. Everyone with a shred of intellectual honesty should read Chad's post in its entirety.
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