Here is the now completely inexplicable Richard Cohen, “liberal” columnist for the Washington Post, on non racism:
Todayâ€™s GOP is not racist, asÂ Harry BelafonteÂ alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled â€” about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York â€” a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasioâ€™s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts â€” but not all â€” of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesnâ€™t look like their country at all.
I don’t get it. Â Cohen maintains that Republicans are not racist, they merely have to suppress the urge to vomit at the prospect of miscegenation, because, er that’s not what “their country looks like.”