Originally Posted by suited
Pretty much sums up liberalism and how it affects race relations in America today.
Sort of has elements of incomplete truth in it. I mean, let's face it, part of what makes her testimony so comical to so many is that she's an obese, dark skinned black woman that seems to have limited intellectual abilities and talks in a very non-standard (read: low class) way. Being black is indeed part of why she's getting mocked but her being black is not 100% explanatory. It's the same set of motivators that causes the whole Honey Boo-boo family to be so entertaining to many folks (myself included in a morbid sort of way). The US likes to pretend class does not matter but let's face it, it does. In the case of Rachel a certain set of liberals feel the need to defend her and make her into some sort of folk hero. This strikes most of us as being "off" and a bit disingenuous as no one likes to look down on white trailer folks more than UMC white liberals.
I'm just sort of rambling here but I'm trying to say something along the lines of some of the defenses of Rachel range from painful to hilarious but let's not fool ourselves and think her treatment is not due in part to race and in part to social class. Of course the fact she seems to have once believed she could lie and game everyone with impunity and has been turned inside out for the world to see helps quite a bit too.