Last fall, a reader from the Bay Area was visiting Los Angeles joined me for a meal at a restaurant in LA’s Farmer’s Market. As we faulted the incumbent for his failed big government policies, a woman sitting at the next booth turned toward us and accused us of being racists in our criticism of the president.
It is odd how some can only see opposition to the president’s policies as rooted in racism or a desire to sabotage the economy. Some folks on the left can only see us as self-hating because, through their distorted lens, the GOP has been built on bigotry. “They cannot help,” as Christian Adams put it on Sunday in a piece on Andrew Breitbart, “but attribute any opposition to racism and bigotry.”