What I will not do is give Milbank credit for taking his readers into some fantasy world where Conservatives are honest brokers. I can see the next Milbank headline now:
OBAMA Fails to Grasp Unifying Moment & Botches Cure for Racism in America
(If he'd only worked with those Conservatives when he could have, sigh...)
MILBANK WANTED TO MAKE SURE I KNEW WHAT BECK HAD TO SAY, LEAVING ME WONDERING WHAT IN THE HELL HIS MOTIVATION COULD BE FOR THAT?
BUT WAIT, IT GETS WORSE...
"Conservatives, with a few exceptions, have responded with admirable outrage over a grand jury’s failure to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was caught on video killing Garner, an unarmed African American. Pantaleo put Garner in a chokehold and ignored Garner’s cries that he couldn’t breathe — even though the victim’s only alleged offense had been selling untaxed cigarettes. ... "
MILBANK REALLY NEEDED TO GIVE ME SOME EVIDENCE OF THAT ALLEGED ABILITY TO BE “ADMIRABLE." IT’S ARROGANT TO ASSUME I WOULD JUST TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT.