Eric Cantor Contradicts Right, Says Racism And Bigotry Still A Problem In America

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This interview Susie wrote about, in which Eric Cantor (R-VA) implies the House Republican caucus has an anti-Semitism problem, is indeed fascinating. But what Cantor actually says is just as interesting as what he didn't say.

“I think that all of us know that in this country, we’ve not always gotten it right in terms of racial matters, religious matters, whatever. We continue to strive to provide equal treatment to everybody. But to sit here and say in America that we've got it all right now, I think that pretty much all of us can say we've still got work to do."

Whoops. Not according to Herman Cain.

I don't believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way,” Cain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Or Ann Coulter.

"We don't have racism in America anymore."

Or Dennis Prager.

Most Americans were hopeful that the election of a black president -- thereby making America the first white society in history to choose a black leader -- would finally put to rest the myth of a racist America.

Or John Hawkins.

Conservatives don't think racism is a major problem in America, they don't consider themselves to be racist, and they believe most complaints of racism in politics are made for extremely cynical reasons that have nothing whatsoever to do with bigotry.”

It is an article of faith among right-wingers that racism isn't a problem (unless, of course, it's against white people) in America, making Cantor's admission heresy.

Careful there, Eric. Keep this up and you'll get Teabagged in November.

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