The Left's depressing response to the hate speech of Wanda Sykes

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    Nearly three days on, the debate over Wanda Sykes's speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner continues to rage. Surprisingly (or perhaps not), rather than taking an golden opportunity to seize the moral high ground on the issue, it seems the Left has simply decided to double down on her hateful rhetoric.

    Here are some representatives responses from the Left. Adam Serwer of the American Prospect justifies the "jokes" on the grounds that Rush Limbaugh has said some distasteful things. Bill Anderson thinks we should all just "lighten up" because Sykes is a comedian (would we say this if a "comedian" made a racist joke?). Alana Kelly even suggests that "maybe if Sykes was a wealthy white man her comments would have been better recieved (sic)".

    White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that "there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy - I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that". Most Americans would probably agree with that, though it's my personal view that there are no subjects that are out of bounds for humour.

    Ben Smith at Politico suggests this is White House hypocrisy because of Joe Biden's campaign joke about Rudy Giuliani's campaign message being "a noun, a verb, and 9/11". I thought that was a pretty funny crack.

    And just after 9/11 "The Onion" wrote a classic spoof story headlined "Hijackers Surprised To Find Selves In Hell" - which made some feel it was OK to laugh again despite the horrific tragedy the United States was experiencing.

    Really, Gibbs's answer was an artful dodge. The problem with Sykes's "jokes" wasn't that they were merely about 9/11. You can divide what she said into two distinct categories: 1. she called Rush Limbaugh a terrorist and a traitor who should be water-boarded and 2. She wished his kidneys would fail.








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    The UK ... now you are so desperate to "blame the left" that you have to keep going to the UK for "facts".
     
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    She wished his kidneys would fail... he wished our entire country would fail. I'm seeing a lesser of two evils here and I didn't even find her joke to be funny.
     
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    Meh ... I didn't care either way until the whining from Willow started, now I'm hooked!
     
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    we care about what the world thinks of us don't we now?? democwats are out to make the world love them and they can't get along with Republicans.. I'd say you were the desperate ones...
     
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    Meh ... I don't care what the world "thinks of us" ... as long as we are doing the right thing they can suck it or leave us alone. So then, none of the "right" gives a shit if we have every country as an enemy I take it? Or is it only you who can make generalizations still? :eusa_eh:
     
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    hmmmnnnnn! methinks they do protest tooo much! :lol:
     
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    he wished that what he perceived as obama's socialist agenda would fail....wishing someone dead for their opinion is a bit much......
     
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    Nope. Rush wished Obama would fail at destroying this country, in the same way Bush did -- rampant spending and inflation. I hope you don't actually want to see people suffer, and you hope Obama fails too.
     

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