For decades now, the Right has derided American liberals at large, and African Americans in particular, for "playing the race card," for blindly and blandly enforcing "political correctness," for being, well, over-sensitive. I have never forgotten the howls that filled the airwaves when a politican in D.C. objected to another politican's use of the word "niggardly." Laura Ingraham mugged for the camera intoning, "get a dictionary."
This week, Maryland Senatorial candidate Michael S. Steele complained of his opponent's racism when that opponent complained that Steele "slavishly" followed the Bush administration's every dodge and dart.
Has Laura told him to get a dictionary? Has Tucker Carlson told him to get real? Has any Republican complained of political correctness?