**A Post by Shifra**
Colin Powell seems awfully cranky lately. Maybe he needs to add more fiber to his diet. (Is that just wrong of me?) But whatever the cause, he went on the talk show circuit over the weekend, complaining about the GOP. Apparently, channeling Elmer Fudd, those Wascally Wepublicans are WACISTS! And the proof?
There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party” he continued. “What I do mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. How can I evidence that? When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shucking and jiving,’ that’s a racial-era slave term. When I see another former governor — after the president’s first debate, where he didn’t do very well — saying that the president was lazy…
Calling our POTUS lazy? Oh, the horror! No one should ever refer to our biracial POTUS as “lazy!”
I was so outraged by this obviously racially charged word, that I did some research, and I found yet another person who called our POTUS “lazy,” to no less an eminent journalist (and I use the term loosely) than Barbara Walters:
The president … admits that, deep down, he’s a little bit lazy. He thinks it stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and folks sit on the beach for sport, he said.
So let’s review this, kids. I will employ algebra to try to comprehend what is going on: If a = b, and b=c, then a=c.
A=Anyone who calls POTUS lazy
C= anyone who calls our POTUS “lazy” is a racist.
And there you have it: Obama is a racist!
It seems Mr. Powell is hypersensitive to words he deems to be “racist.” But apparently he thinks the term “the Jewish lobby” is, well, no biggie.
Yesterday, David Gregory asked Colin Powell about Chuck Hagel’s remark that “the Jewish lobby” intimidates a lot of people on Capitol Hill. “What kind of thinking does that reflect? Can you understand pro-Israel senators being concerned by that comment?” Powell responded: “They shouldn’t be that concerned. That terms slips out from time to time.
Ok, kids, back to the black board (sorry, Mr. Powell):
X=terms that offend Colin Powell
Z=terms that may offend other groups
Here: x=y, but y does not equal z.