Turning the Tables

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Tuesday, 6 May 2008

“Look, we worked hard and gave it our best shot, but the demographics, well, they are what they are…”

The “demographics”? Hmmmmm, now whatever could he mean by that?

I wonder, could a Republican get away with saying something like that? Need I even ask?

NOTE: I’m not at all suggesting that what this fella said was somehow offensive. But lately the bar really seems to have lowered considerably in terms of what might be considered the “polite” discussion of racial politics. Well, I guess if it just stays among the Democrats, then that’s A-OK.

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  1. Embrace The Charge : Post Politics: Political News and Views in Tennessee Says:

    [...] Roger Abramson points out a little hypocrisy in the way Democrats are treated when they talk about demographics as opposed to Republicans: I’m not at all suggesting that what this fella said was somehow offensive. But lately the bar really seems to have lowered considerably in terms of what might be considered the “polite” discussion of racial politics. Well, I guess if it just stays among the Democrats, then that’s A-OK. [...]