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‘Buckwheat.’

Meet Ohio State Rep. Robert F. Hagan. Democrat. You can tell that he’s a Democrat, because he’s perfectly comfortable with using racially-charged language on Facebook:

A Broadview Heights woman is accusing state Rep. Robert F. Hagan of using a term that some believe has a racist connotation on a social networking site.

Hagan, D-60th, of Youngstown, used the term “buckwheat” in a Facebook posting Saturday.

(Via Instapundit) You can see a screenshot of the specific exchange here, and the entire exchange here.  Hagan’s defense is that a). He’s always been in favor of civil rights; and b). That the ‘buckwheat’ was directed towards the (presumably-white) woman with the Hello Kitty icon, and not towards the African-American man who had made the comment immediately preceding Hagan’s.  The first objection can be easily-enough dismissed with; minority conservatives have long been traditionally exempted by the Rabid Left from any consideration or courtesy.  Simply put: said Rabid Left doesn’t consider non-white male conservatives to be really people, so there’s no need to treat them as people.

But is Hagan Rabid Left? – because if he isn’t, then maybe b). has some actual relevance and he’s being unfairly targeted.  Well, let’s look at what his explanation for this mess entailed.  Here’s a quote from the article:

Hagan said it’s an attempt to make him look bad.

“They are so full of —-,” he said. “They’re so negative, these teab*ggers.”

(Second redaction mine) As a general rule of thumb: when someone is trying to get out from an accusation that he is making racial slurs against one’s political opponents, it’s a bad idea to be directly quoted using scatological and sexual slurs against them, too.  And trust me: this isn’t an attempt to make him look bad.  He’s doing a great job all on his own.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: If the Progressive Left doesn’t like being done unto as they routinely do, then the Progressive Left is perfectly free to stop doing.

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