Like a son

Many on the right have complained about Barack Obama’s statement that if he had a son, his son would have looked like Trayvon Martin. I’m no expert on genetics, but as far as I can judge, that is a reasonably accurate statement of fact. Look here and here.

So why does this upset conservatives? I can’t figure, but here is a particularly stupid version of their reaction, a stupidity that only begins to be expressed by the statement that Obama was “implying Martin could be his son.” No, that’s not at all what he was saying.

As Balloon Juice puts it, “Yeah, I’m sure Barack Obama wants to go back to the 1950s so his parents can get arrested for miscegenation, he can use the separate bathroom facilities and not eat at the Woolworth’s lunch counter.”

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