I just love how Conservatives try to pretend they aren’t really racist Nazi Scumbags.
Raul A. Reyes
On Tuesday, National Review Senior Editor Jay Nordlinger posted an online column entitled “Against Growth!” On the subject of conservative reaction, during the 1980s, to the Reagan presidency, Nordlinger wrote:
“Truth is, some conservatives lamented that he had indeed “grown” in office. He had gone out of his way to accommodate liberals and moderates, and to accommodate the Kremlin. He was raising taxes, spending like crazy, welcoming wetbacks, pursuing arms control.”
Apparently, it did not occur to Nordlinger that the word “wetback” is deeply offensive to the Hispanic community. In fact, in a follow-up post, Nordlinger responded to colleagues and online criticism about his choice of words. Rather than apologize, however, he expressed defiance:
Look: I am not a politician. I’m a writer. And if you don’t like what I write — for heaven’s sake, there are 8 billion others you can click on. I would further say to the complainers, using a phrase I’ve never liked, frankly: Get a life. Get a frickin’ life.
Nordlinger explained that his intent was to describe the mentality of Reagan’s critics. Yet he couldn’t help being dismissive, adding:
If people wet their pants on seeing the word “wetback,” this country is as far gone as the most pessimistic and alarmist people say it is. Two more words: Good grief.