Amazing: Leftists just can't help it. I ran an extract from a George Will column on this blog on 14th. In it Will accused Leftist honcho Robert Kuttner of condescension towards middle America. Kuttner has now replied to Will. His defence? He says that he was not being condescending because middle Americans really are a bad lot! Racist bigots, in fact, not wonderfully tolerant types like himself who cannot even abide Christmas, let alone Christianity! One excerpt:
"Lyndon Johnson fought for civil-rights legislation over the strenuous objection of white racists, understanding that his party could lose much of the white South. It is not "disparaging" middle America, much less a "spasm of moral vanity" to point that out. It is simply stating an ugly historic fact."
Kuttner conveniently forgets to mention that the opponents of integration were in fact his fellow Democrats!