Virginia Sen. George Allen lost his Senate seat and a possible run at the presidency because he used the still ill-defined word... macaca or Oooh Kook Achoo.. or something. The word can mean a type of monkey or in Europe it can be a racial slur against African immigrants.
One problem... Allen used the term in calling out to a member of opponent James Webb's staff who shadowed Allen with a video cam at every campaign stop. The staffer isn't African or an immigrant... he's an Indian -- Calcutta type.
Didn''t matter; Allen must apolgize for months and then slink away to his own personal Elba.
Baseball managers have been sacked and the venerable Howard Cosell--the person, other than Muhammad Ali himself, most responsible for the Champ's success--was almost canned from Monday Night football for exclaiming during an amazing touchdown run... "Look at that little monkey go!!" The runner was black; "monkey" was considered by the race hustlers of the day as uh, "racist" just as as "macaca" or virtually any other term, is now... according to The Sharpton Dictionary.
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man,” he said to a reporter.
Of course he's forgetting Bill Clinton, the first black president, but did Biden mean all blacks before the arrival of Obomosomnia were inarticulate, stupid, filthy and ugly, or just the blacks who have previously run for president?
Either way, it's yowsuh boss... where's the outrage, demands for apologies, the anger? Sure Biden's opponents, and certainly not the least of them, Obama, will chuckle until he slips beneath the waves, but he will not be treated near the same as people with GOP behind their names.
Send that to all yer lib friends.
"It's one thing to be a millionaire, but it's totally tone-deaf to be using Katrina victims while you're putting the finishing touches on your multimillion-dollar mansion," said one Democratic operative.