I believe you could update and modernize Johnson’s quote by replacing the word “patriotism” with the word “racism.” Modern-day lefties play the race card any time the facts are not on their side. Lately, it seems lefties and their comrades in the mainstream media are finding “RACISM” in just about everything.
Gary Pearce — former N&O scribbler from the pre-McClatchy era, former mouthpiece for Jim Hunt, and Carter Wrenn’s best friend — sees racism in the investigation and arrests for the Boston bombings:
Once again jubilant Americans take to the streets to celebrate the end of a terrorist. Crowds cheer police officers and military personnel. Fans at ball games chant “USA, USA!”Last time it was a diabolical international terror mastermind hiding in an expansive compound right under the noses of the Pakistani military. This time it was a pot-smoking teenager hiding in a boat right under the noses of a suburban family.Once again, there’s a Russian connection. Last time it was the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. This time it was Putin’s brutal crackdown on Chechnya. This time we even got a tipoff from the Russians. Once again, it disappeared into the federal security bureaucracy.Last time we learned out how to make it harder for a terrorist to blow up a plane – and harder for all of us to get on a plane. This time we learn – what? If you see something, say something? See what? Dark-skinned young men carrying backpacks in college towns?