And this isn’t funny. Andy Borowitz:
A looming presidential race between a black guy and a Mormon is creating a major quandary for America’s bigots, a new poll reveals.
According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, a broad majority of likely bigot voters “strongly agreed” with the statement, “If it winds up being between a black guy and a Mormon I don’t know what I’ll do because I don’t know which I hate more.”
Tea Party activist Eldin Brazelton of Oak Park, Illinois, expressed a frustration typical of the bigots surveyed: “We’ve spent the last three years stirring up anger towards a black guy, and that’s all going to go to waste if we just up and nominate a Mormon.”
According to Mr. Brazleton, a presidential choice between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be no choice at all: “For the life of me I don’t know why we can’t just have a regular President.”
Mr. Brazleton, who considers himself a sexist as well as a bigot, said that the doomsday scenario unfolding for 2012 offered one small silver lining: “At least we know it’s not going to be a woman this time.”
That’s supposed to be satire.
Definition of SATIRE
1: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn
2: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly
If that is satire then so are racist jokes that use demeaning stereotypes.
Notice that the only alleged bigotry is contained within the Tea Party. If you want to see some serious Mormon hating check out Romney threads in the progressive blogosphere. And if Herman Cain becomes the GOP nominee it will be because the Tea Party voted for him.
As for that last little dig about sexism, I’ve never seen anything in the right blogosphere comparable to the sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin on the left side. Not to mention the fact that Sarah, Michele Bachmann, Nikki Haley and several other women have been supported by the Tea Party.
What might have been funny is an article claiming that a Cain candidacy would leave progressives confused as to which black man to vote for to relieve their white guilt.