Berg’s Eighth Law (“American liberalism’s reaction to one of “their”constituents – women, gays or people of color – running for office or otherwise identifying as a conservative is indistinguishable from sociopathic disorder”) gets overshadowed by the Seventh and, lately, the Eighteenth Laws.
But it is no less universal – as that noted conservative tool, the City Pages, noted last week. As we noted two weeks ago, new MNGOP chair Jennifer Carnahan stomped down hard on a fairly racist Facebook meme posted by the 7th CD. Even the City Pages approved:
For her part, Carnahan did everything right, wasting no time publicly apologizing and demanding the resignation of the person responsible.
But Berg’s Eighth Law reared its head:
But as news of the Ellison post spread, hate mail started piling up in Carnahan’s Facebook Messenger. People didn’t seem to care that she wasn’t the person who created the post. They called her a racist. They demanded she step down. They were all from people who hate racism, presumably, though some were plenty racist themselves.
They certainly were:
They apparently missed the relatively dispositive fact that Carnahan didn’t, y’know, actually write or post the “Goat-Humper” meme herself.
If you’re black, Asian, Latino, gay or female, Big Left hates you.