Folks I could do it all day--or just link to other people who can it all day. Witness John Hagee, supporter of John McCain. This is not semantic--McCain has is plugging this dude's support on his site. Hagee is the dude who told Terry Gross that Muslims "have a scriptural mandate to kill Christian's and Jews." Hagee is the dude who said of Hurricane Katrina, "All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that."

Black bigots just slide into irrelevancy all the while hanging like albatrosses from the necks of legitimate black public figures. But white bigots? They take meetings in the White House and get to endorse leaders of the free world. Like I say. Good work, if you can get it.

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