A few days ago, Dr. Laura Schlessinger -- who still seems to have a radio show -- took a call from a distressed listener. The caller -- a black woman -- is in an interracial marriage with a white man, and is increasingly frustrated with the racist jokes and comments made by her husband's friends and family. Here's the audio, from Media Matters, of the initial exchange:
Not to sound too curmudgeonly, but while yesterday's primaries in Connecticut, Colorado, and Georgia were interesting as pieces of political theater, on the main they don't actually tell us anything about the elections ahead of us. The political world will spend today obsessing over what those elections "meant," but when it comes down to it, you can't divine broader trends from a handful of contests in a few unrepresentative states. So, for example, Sen. Michael Bennet's win last night in Colorado doesn't actually say anything about the mood of this year's average voter, despite what The New York Times might try to tell you.