Saturday Night Card Game (Congrats Karen Finney, you made Goldie Taylor look like the voice of reason)
And that’s not a good thing if you are Karen Finney of MSNBC, who dropped the Cracker bomb, which got barely a notice on MSNBC because it’s MSNBC, via Mediaite:
During a conversation about the Democratic Party’s strategic ability to isolate Republicans as the conservative party makes an attempt to ingratiate themselves among Latino voters, MSNBC contributor and frequent guest host Karen Finney said that the Republican Party’s base will probably scuttle the party’s hopes of an electoral comeback among Hispanics. Finney said that the “crazy crackers on the right” who use “hateful language” would doom the GOP’s chances for a comeback with Latinos.
MSNBC is like Ithaca, 10 square miles surrounded by reality, except in MSNBC’s case, it’s probably 10 square yards of studio space.
Finney attempted to apologize, of sorts, by explaining that when she said “Crackers” she meant it in the way of “Crack Pots.” Uh huh. (images via Mediaite)
You not only are foul, Ms. Finney, you have done the unimaginable, you have made Goldie Taylor look like the voice of reason, someone who damn well knows that when a non-Cracker calls someone a Cracker, it’s not a term of endearment:
Goldie disagreed with Obeidallah about white slurs. “I can’t say honkie or cracker or any of those other things,” she said, “but I have white friends who can say them and use them in jest or use them, I can say some other words that I choose not to, maybe on air.”
Ms. Finney, that’s Goldie Taylor I’m talking about:
First, guest Mark Thompson of SiriusXM radio’s “Keeping it Plain” suggests that Romney referring to a black supporter as part of his “kitchen cabinet” was a racist signal to whites. O’Donnell nods his head in agreement, and then suggests that Romney wanted to be booed at least three time to play to certain “racist precincts.” Goldie Taylor then agrees too.
I repeat, that’s Goldie Taylor I’m talking about:
Just to be sure it wasn’t just me, though, I asked several friends about the banner [from Romney’s campaign, “Obama Isn’t Working”], and four out of four pointed out, unprompted, the stereotype of the “lazy,” “shiftless” black man. One of the people I called was cable news fixture Goldie Taylor, who, upon hearing my description of the banner, said “Are you kidding me? You have got to be kidding me.”
Congratulations Karen Finney, you made Goldie Taylor look like the voice of reason.