Fri, 28 February 2014
Well, that was bracing.
In the month and a half since one time rocker Ted Nugent characterized the President in terms most familiar to those who lived in the days of Jim Crow and lynchings, he has semi-sorta apologized. Between those slurs and his revised and extended remarks, he was greeted joyfully by a candidate for Governor of Texas, was endorsed by a former Governor of Alaska, and was the subject of a host of reactions by public conservatives.
His own remarks were controversial, but not entirely unexpected. They comprise a small part of a massive pattern of longstanding behavior.
More instructive was the disapproving reaction of mainstream Republicans.