Great White … Hopeless

Colin Asher makes a point that I wish I had made first (damn oversleeping):

Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins stepped in it twice over when she said the Grand Old Party was looking for a “Great White Hope” to stop President Obama’s political agenda.

Not only did she put the lie to Republican claims that the party’s beef with the president is purely ideological, and not racial, but by employing a boxing metaphor that she clearly doesn’t understand, she set herself up as a punching bag.

See, Ms. Jenkins, the thing about Great White Hopes is…they always lose.

Sarah Palin and Eric Cantor look an awful lot like James J. Jeffries to me.

2 thoughts on “Great White … Hopeless

  1. Molly August 27, 2009 at 4:45 pm Reply

    That is such a revelatory statement–I hope they are scared! I hope that is a sinking ship of anachronistic bullies and nepotistic, entitled half-wits.

  2. Jeremy August 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Have you ever read some of the primary docs surrounding Johnson’s fight? Folks back then compared him to a machine–literally. Looking into it points to a lot of fascinating stuff about the media, race, and black masculinity–all of which, of course, make Lynn Jenkins that much more idiotic for her comment.

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