Oh, boy. Doddering Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen Has Some Thoughts on Bill de Blasio's family, and how "conventional" America probably reacts to them.


From his column today in the Washington Post, a newspaper that pays professional writers to write things professionally. Here goes:

Today's GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn't look like their country at all.

Sorry, I said that this would be presented without comment, but here's my comment: that's enough, Richard Cohen.