Comments: New Yorker cover out of bounds; MSNBC cartoonist ... well ...

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Not so much funny as it is true.

Posted by Mike Matthews at July 29, 2008 10:17 AM

I see, Mike. Sorta like a cultural cartoon of a white guy telling a black guy living in a poor ghetto: "Look at it this way -- yeah, your ancestors were slaves, but your life now is magnitudes better now than if you were living in Sierra Leone."

Posted by Hube at July 29, 2008 10:22 AM

No, Hube. From a political analysis perspective, McCain being a POW is the best weapon he has in his race for the presidency. It's that very personal story that gets him the most compassion. Whether you believe it or not, compassion sells and voters eat that stuff up.

Posted by Mike Matthews at July 29, 2008 10:30 AM

So? Is my hypothetical any less true then, as ridiculously insensitive as it is?

Posted by Hube at July 29, 2008 10:32 AM

No, your hypothetical isn't less true because I've heard it before from many whites. I'm surprised a conservative cartoonist hasn't yet drawn it up!

Posted by Mike Matthews at July 29, 2008 10:38 AM

Fair enough, Mike. I know you have a very low threshold for insensitivity; however, I think most people believe that "Sure being a POW sucks but you'll thank me later" and/or "Sure your ancestors were brought over here in chains but look at how great you have it now" to be preposterously insensitive.

Posted by Hube at July 29, 2008 10:41 AM