So, the MSNBC gang is apologizing, with various degrees of sincerity (though it’s hard to judge sincerity, particularly in tweets and the like). They are apologizing for “hurting the Romney family.” I think that’s a bit of self-flattery, frankly: I don’t think the Romneys are hurt by these bozos. If they are aware of this incident at all, I imagine they think that the Left is acting as it has always acted — especially on matters racial.
I always hate to label people “sick” in the political arena, because the Soviet Union put people in psychiatric hospitals for having “wrong” views. But, reading about this latest MSNBC thing, I couldn’t help thinking of George Bush the Elder and Michael Moore, the leftist filmmaker: If I remember correctly, Bush once called Moore “one sick puppy.”
Readers will have noticed, too, that the word “bozos,” above, is another homage to GHWB.
P.S. My guess is, the MSNBC-ers were truly irked by the sight of a black child in the Romney family. The American Left’s central belief, I think we can say, is that conservatives are anti-black. It is more important to the Left than anything economic, I think — more important even than the gay stuff.
Actually, I’d better amend that: I forgot about abortion. Legal abortion on demand is the most important thing on earth. But race is probably in second place.