This is one of those precious few occasions where I wish I wasn’t blogging at HA so I could lay into him in a manner commensurate with his own viciousness. But he and the boss are colleagues so I’ll leave the invective (or lack thereof) to her. Suffice it to say, it’s even clearer now than it was this morning that Geraldo sees no dimension to this rather highly multidimensional issue except race. Nor does he seem to grasp any distinction between prejudice towards Jews for who they are and opposition to a small subset of Latinos, whites, blacks, Asians, etc. for a choice they’ve made. Combine the two and you’ve got the quintessence of a leftist argument: venomous demagoguery of his opponent’s motives coupled with absolute absolution for the malfeasance of the “victimized” group due to their perceived lack of personal autonomy. Disgraceful, and transparently racist in its own right. And as you’ll see, he takes it far enough that he’s willing to let aliens convicted of crimes stay here even if we have the means to deport them.
I’ll leave it there. FYI, the clip begins with Michelle’s “week in review” segment. Geraldo appears a little more than halfway through.
Update: And right on cue, here’s Exhibit B — tomorrow’s NYT editorial.