Speaking of political correctness, don't you love the Harry Reid controversy?
Reid, the liberal majority leader in the U.S. Senate referred to the president as a "Negro."
Everyone went nuts, and there are demands for Reid to resign.
But Reid apologized. Liberals are very big on apologies. President Obama forgave his fellow liberal Democrat, which he never would have done had Reid been a Republican. Now Democrats say it is "over."
This is how dictionary.com defines Negro: "a member of the peoples traditionally classified as the Negro race, esp. those who originate in sub-Saharan Africa: no longer in technical use."
Well, Obama's father originated in sub-Saharan Africa.
But liberals have decided the word Negro is no long acceptable (depending on who utters it, of course).
A derivative of that word, in fact, is now the ONLY word in the English language that white people are not allowed to utter, anywhere, anytime without universal liberal condemnation.
They ran Trent Lott out of the Senate because he said something nice about a senator on the senator's 100th birthday and 60 years ago the senator supported segregation.
That's how far they have to reach in order to invoke the rules they establish as to how much freedom of speech Americans may enjoy.
I ran into a classic example of this when I was an editorial writer. I wrote an editorial the purpose of which was to recognize a local hero of many years ago who was a member of the peoples traditionally classified as the Negro race.
But what made him a hero was the fact that he was, as described in a quotation used in the editorial, a "Negro." Speaking out as he did probably endangered his life but showed his courage.
Yet, some idiot liberal editor in the newsroom changed the quote -- which is something that should never be done to begin with -- to eliminate the word "Negro" and thus remove the entire point of the editorial.
I googled the newspaper and found that the word had been used hundreds of times before, but this lib wasn't going to allow it to be used by a conservative editorial writer.
Liberals always want to define the terms of debate, because of the Liberal Golden Rule: Them that sets the rules get the gold.