UPDATED: Suddenly The Weekly Standard is in favor of identity politics

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The right-wing blogosphere continues to rally around its previously invisible concern for racial equality in American politics. And boy, it's stunning to watch unfold, especially in the wake of the Judge Sonia Sotomayor hearings, when the same right-wing blogosphere openly, and eagerly, trafficked in some of the worst kind of racial stereotyping.

But because a conservative African-American pro-business flak, Harry Alford, is running around calling Sen. Barbara Boxer an "obnoxious," "caustic" "racist," suddenly the GOP Noise Machine is deeply interested. Suddenly these people cannot sleep at night knowing racial animus exists. (They cheer when the "racist" tag is loosely thrown around.) Even right-wing talker, and professional Palin pal, John Ziegler is upset!

Behold the epic hypocrisy.

UPDATED: On Ziegler's radio show, Alford completely re-invented his hearing appearance before Boxer, claiming she suggested he was a "dumb little Negro," and an "ignorant little jigaboo."

She said no such thing. (Surprise!)

Yet it was Alford who first claimed Boxer was the one being "racial."

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