Sometimes you have to post on something that can easily be misunderstood. So I'm going to do that.
We all have our favorite cable news network.Mine is MSNBC. Why? Because it has a liberal tilt to a degree. My sister-in-law and her husband watch Fox. Why? It has a conservative tilt, and Peggy and Ed are very conservative. Fair enough.
I have no problems with analysts having political leanings. Olberman (sp?) is liberal, but openly so. O'Reily is conservative, but openly so. I do have a problem with Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, who is obviously pro-obama, but does not indicate so on his comments.
But my real problem (hold on to your hats, some are going to say I'm racist) is with two MSNBC analysts who are African-American and pro-McCain. Now, here's my problem. In my state we had a great football quarterback who decided to run for office. He was African-American. Now had he decided to run as a Democrat he would have had tremendous competition from other young A-A's. But the Republican party has been working hard for years to expand its 'tent' to include A-A's. So he ran as a Republican in a conservative state and easily won. He rose to great heights in the Republican congressional caucus.
The two analysts on MSNBC I am speaking about in all probability followed the same logic. If I am a A-A Democrat I will be one among thousands if not millions of my race with credentials to be a national figure. But if I become Republican, have a college degree, am well-spoken, then the road ahead looks very smooth. There's not much competition.
Okay, call me a racist. I'm not. I support Obama. I contribute money to his campaign. But if you're looking for an easy target, here I am. Fire away.