Thursday, June 30, 2011
A Sign of the Times: News Commentator Calls President a "D**k"
As readers know, the ImmigrationProf blog has been critical of President Obama and his administration's positions on immigration, immigration reform, and immigration enforcement. Indeed, at times, we have expressed anger with some of the actions taken by the Obama administration. But, there are limits to our criticism.
CNN reports that "MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin was suspended indefinitely Thursday from the cable network after calling President Obama a `d**k.'" At some point, the incredible animosity directed at the President, from the incendiary reaction in some quarters to what has been called Obamacare to "You Lie" to the birther movement, can only be explained by the fact that the President is African American. Did anyone news commentator ever publicly refer to President Bush as a "d**k"? If so, I missed it.