Monday, September 5, 2011

Hustle Up the Cracker Vote

Sorry for the lack of updates. I just moved to Chicago and started law shul at Northwestern and have been busy. I'll start updating more soon though.

Taegan Goddard asked for submissions for his Political Dictionary yesterday and I sent in "cracker vote" and he said "Awesome. Thanks," and he put it up today. Not only is this word fun to say, but it's funny because of the predictable conservative reactions to Bill Clinton's use of it, even though it clearly refers to the term multi-generation Floridians use for themselves rather than the more widely known pejorative, and even though Clinton even qualified with, "... what Lawton Chiles used to call the 'cracker vote' there." And all these conservative blogs and pundits called Bill Clinton racist as though he's not a self-made man from the South himself.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/09/05/word_of_the_day.html