Tomasky Trashes The South: 'Reactionary', 'Fetid', 'Nuclear Waste Site' of Racial Resentment

December 8th, 2014 9:15 AM

Michael Tomasky is not content to argue, in the wake of Mary Landrieu's defeat, that Democrats should write off the South as politically unfriendly territory.  In his Daily Beast item of today, Tomasky goes to great lengths to trash the region in the ugliest of terms.

"Reactionary, prejudice-infested, fetid, reject[ing] nearly everything that’s good about this country, just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment," is how Tomasky slurs most of the South, saying "almost the entire region" is as he describes it. 

Remind us now, Michael: just who's "choleric?" Tomasky then has the temerity to cry a crocodile tear, lamenting that his utter contempt for the South is "made even sadder because on the whole they’re such nice people! (I truly mean that.)"

Toward the end of his column, Tomasky even seems to favor secession, calling the South "[a] different country. And maybe someday it really should be. I’ll save that for another column."

Michael Tomasky, champion of the New Confederacy?  Who knew?