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August 11, 2010

Juan Williams: White Votes Are Irrelevant

Posted by Dave Blount at August 11, 2010 10:59 AM

I still haven't decided: is Juan Williams of coercively financed NPR on Fox News all the time in a misguided effort to be "fair and balanced" by also presenting the point of view of moonbat morons, or is he part of a devious (if unnecessary) effort to portray liberals as bigoted, dictatorial clowns? Here he is on Fox News Sunday, airily dismissing the landslide passage of Missouri's ballot initiative blocking ObamaCare on the grounds that white people voted for it:

WILLIAMS: Look, I think this is, and as far as the Missouri vote, you get 70 percent inside an echo chamber of older white people, no not in St. Louis not in Kansas City, saying, "Oh yeah, we don't like a requirement that everybody has to have healthcare even though the hospitals in Missouri say it's gonna drive up our costs, everyone is just going to run to the emergency rooms when they have their accidents."

It would be worth it for someone to get on the air and sneer that a left-wing initiative doesn't count because only black people voted for it, just to see all the establishment pundits' heads explode.

Even the calm and collected Chris Wallace was aghast:

WALLACE: What happened to respect for democracy?

Once again, Liz Cheney took the hapless Williams to school:

CHENEY: It is a real constitutional issue whether or not the federal government has the right to force people to buy insurance, and I think it is stunning you and the White House are unwilling to heed the votes of the people in Missouri.

At least you have to give Juan credit for courage. It would be far safer to keep to the soft comfort of NPR, where no one would dream of challenging appalling idiocies coughed up by a moonbat of color.

On a tip from Incitatus.