Thursday, March 13, 2014

No Racism to See Here .... Move Right Along

...The trouble is he's lazy...

Paul Ryan is busy explaining that there was nothing racist about his remarks that "inner city" men were poor because they were lazy. It's a cultural thing, apparently.

Speaking Wednesday on Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" radio show, Ryan said there is a "tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work."

"After reading the transcript of yesterday morning’s interview, it is clear that I was inarticulate about the point I was trying to make," he said in a statement.

He had said later Wednesday that his comments had "nothing to do" with race, after a Democratic colleague on the Budget Committee blasted those remarks as a "thinly veiled racial attack."

I wonder if there might be an inner Republican cultural problem of lazy inarticulation. It does seem to be a recurrent problem.