Thursday, March 23, 2006

The truth will set you free--unless you're a rightwinger. Then it chafes.

Oh my. It seems Anne Martens has hit a nerve:

So Anne Martens has a piece over at BlueOregon that calls people who oppose illegal aliens racist.

"There has been more and more anti-immigrant sentiment lately. And by anti-immigrant, I mean anti-Mexican. I'm sick of it. It's time to call this what it is: racism."

She goes on to cite a quote from 1885 as evidence of this apparent racism. It's like listening to Avel Gordley talk about slavery like it was yesterday. (Remember how the Democrats opposed slavery and worked hard to abolish... oh wait...)

Now had this been Anne's only quote, this might be a good point. But since the vast majority of Anne's piece was about some screeching in the McMinnville News Register from last Saturday about racist, anti-immigrant clap trap, it isn't. Apparently even at the local level, conservatives lie by omission for no good reason.

Anne seems to be on Victoria Taft's last nerve,too. But since no one listens to Taft on the radio anyway, there's no reason to care what she says on her blog about it.

If you haven't read Anne's piece at Blue Oregon, you should. Its excellent.