Friday, October 22, 2010

Some Overused Words: Communist, Socialist, Pinhead, Wingnut, Bigot, Idiot

Quote without further comment. From Michael Barone, writing in the Washington Examiner:

Juan Williams (2010):

“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

Jesse Jackson (1993):

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

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