Not Helping

Via The Black Snob, I think Juan Williams' defense of Rush Limbaugh is wrong. But I think Warren Ballentine telling Williams to "go back to the porch" is both wrong and self-damaging. When you find yourself name-calling, you've probably lost--if not in substance, then at least in your own mind. Moreover, you end up not convincing people who don't agree with you, and repelling others who actually do. It probably doesn't help to then brag about it on Twitter.