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Quote Of The Day - Richard Cohen

"Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all." - Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, in a column about likely GOP 2016 presidential candidates.  

Gawker's Hamilton Nolan says Cohen should be fired. Some of the commenters there say Cohen isn't endorsing the views in the above paragraph, but is merely pointing out some Tea People have them. Wingnut sites such as Twitchy are on the anti-Cohen train too. But so are other lefties.

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