Yes, she lied. Yes, Al Sharpton is a fool. But every single time, it’s
always “remember Tawana Brawley”. That one screwjob of a case is simply
not the get out of jail free card for racism that conservatives so
often think it is.
Because expanded out this is the whole arguing tactic they count on, wingnuts do. “Oh yeah, what about the fat person who smokes, do I have to pay for his health care? What about the lady who scammed welfare for bazillions of dollars, should my hard work reward her? What about this one time my cousin’s brother’s wife’s bridge partner went to the store and heard two people speaking Spanish to each other, why doesn’t everyone just learn English?” Because if they can make the fight about some exception then they don’t have to argue the rule.