Thursday, August 17, 2006

George. Felix. Allen. Racist to the bone

First off, let me say that my family, on both sides, were/are huuuuge Redskins fans. George Allen, the Dad, was beloved because he brought instant and lasting success to the 'Skins in the early 1970s after decades of futility. He was a stern coot, but at no time did we get any inkling of trouble at home beyond the fact that he spent too much time in the office. Perhaps if he had taught his namesake some manners and tolerance, though--Allen the coach couldn't care less about the color of anyone's skin, as long as that man played his a$$ off for him--we wouldn't be where we are today. You see, George Felix Allen, the US Senator for Virginia (although born and bred in Palos Verdes, California, where racial diversity exists as a concept only), is an unctuous slimebag racist through and through.
The whole country is getting its first glimpses of that, thanks to a truly incredible and unbelievable videotape made by his opponent Jim Webb's videographer. Rarely have we been shown the true face of racism so baldly as this. Not sure what I'm talking about? Allen's repeated use of the word "macaca", which is a common racial epithet slurring North Africans, shows him for what he is. Yes, George Felix Allen called the cameraman a nigger. On camera. To an applauding audience. Too obscure to be true? Not for him; you see, his mom is from Tunisia. It is hardly a logical reach to discern where he might have heard this term before, and in what context it could be used.
On Tuesday, Allen attempted to weasel his way out of this mess by issuing what he probably thinks is an appropriate apology. You will notice, of course, that nowhere in that statement did he actually apologize for his behavior or his beliefs, instead lamely adding at the end that he is sorry if the cameraman was offended. He was simply "misunderstood by members of the media" and had his remarks misinterpreted, you see, all the while attacking Webb for somehow being out of touch with Virginia. (As if it hasn't been Allen himself who has left the state to campaign [for President in 2008, by any rational standard] in Iowa! Repeatedly!)
This man is scum, and a blight on our national scene. I'm hoping my family in Virginia will help to kick him out of the Senate this fall, while the rest of us can keep him out of any other office for the rest of his miserable life.


Blogger Slangred said...

Jesus. It's unbelievable. Un-effing-believable.

9:42 AM  
Blogger sporksforall said...

Racism blows. Out.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only your family in Virginia read your blog! Along with about a million other voters there. Unfortunately, his name will probably see him seated in the Big House on Capitol Hill.

7:52 PM  
Blogger WordsRock said...

I thought old Georgie was pretty secure in his political dominance in my state. I wish I had more confidence that the maelstrom he currently is in will have a lasting effect on his viability as a politician.

Can't hurt to cross my fingers.
So I do.

4:57 PM  

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