There they go again. Isaac Hayes (no, not that one, who, alas, has left us) is running for Congress in Chicago. Mr. Hayes is actually the Rev. Isaac Hayes, and you can learn more about him from his website.
So a man runs for Congress, what’s the big deal? The big deal is the reaction to Rev. Hayes’ announcement from Democrats. Rev. Hayes, you see, is not just a Republican. No, no. Bad as that may be, Rev. Hayes is…gasp!…a black man! Yes! A black man, a Republican who is black! On top of which he has the audacity to challenge Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson.
So what’s the big deal? Well, in the ongoing discussion of how Democrats race pimp on a perpetual basis, you have but to check in over with the Democratic Underground. Invoking our rule that every progressive man, woman or group who insists on judging people by the color of their skin will likewise be represented, here’s the link to the White Democratic Underground, the web klavern where progressives go to don the hoods of their long heritage.
Take especial note of the comments about Rev. Hayes here. Is Hayes being taken to task here on issues like, say health care? Afghanistan strategy? Naaaaaaah. What are, you crazy? The White Democratic Underground (or White DU) has focused on — what do you think? Race, but of course. Rev. Hayes is mocked as an “Oreo,” a “black guy,” “Chocolate Salty Balls,” while another White DU’er is relieved they live in “the Southern part of the state” — apparently so he or she doesn’t have to face a choice between Jackson and Hayes, African-Americans both.
Post-racial society? Not where the hoods are hung on the website of the Klavern that is the White Democratic Underground.