(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Atrios points out Pres. Clinton's remarks on Senator Lott and on the hypocrisy of much of the right-wing response to Lott's behavior. One bad side-effect, though, is that we will now hear and read the phrase "played the race card" about a zillion times tomorrow, and that phrase grates on my ears. People who use that phrase pretend that it means something clever, but really it means nothing more than "said something about race and racism, from a pro-minority stance, that I don't agree with and that I therefore think nobody should ever ever say."

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