While I admit to being a fan of his hit song “Gold Digger,” hip-hop artist Kanye West has always seemed like a big jerk. Of course, maybe that’s just part of the persona of being a “thug” rapper. Who knows…

Image or not, rudeness is not cool and rudeness toward women is even worse. But after spending the last few days listening to liberals attribute Rep. Joe Wilson’s “you lie!” outburst during Obama’s recent speech to “racism” (it was “racism, pure and simple” says my friend Will Moredock), or pundits examining the supposed racism of those marching on Washington over the weekend – is it so farfetched or ridiculous to call a grown black man humiliating a young white girl “racist?” That’s exactly what West did last night to country star Taylor Swift at the MTV Music Awards:

Assuming West is racist is no more farfetched or ridiculous than the charges the Left keeps lobbing at the Right simply because a black man occupies the White House.

UPDATE: YouTube has removed the video but here’s the rundown of Kanye’s bad behavior.

UPDATE 2: New, working video is posted.

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