Gracious: Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Middle English, from Anglo-French gracieus, from Latin gratiosus enjoying favor, agreeable, from gratia
1 a obsolete : godly barchaic : pleasing , acceptable
2 a: marked by kindness and courtesy <a gracious host> b: graceful c: marked by tact and delicacy : urbane d: characterized by charm, good taste, generosity of spirit, and the tasteful leisure of wealth and good breeding <gracious living>
3: merciful , compassionate -used conventionally of royalty and high nobility
– gra·cious·ly adverb
– gra·cious·ness noun
Sadly, No!, in its inimitable fashion, has used its “shorter” concept to reduce some conservatives’ election reactions to their core, as these right-wingers show what the word gracious doesn’t mean.
Clint Bolick says no more need for “racial preferences”, ie, affirmative action.
Roger Clegg says liberals can’t do their usual shirking of personal responsibility.
Ward Connerly says blacks can no longer do what they always have done: play the victims.
Deroy Murdock says blacks can’t do what they’ve always done: say they’re “being held down by ‘Whitey’.”
Linda Chavez says one election means we’re no longer a racist country.
It’s so nice to know that our racial issues have all been addressed with the election of Barack Obama and that now we can sit back with equanimity and accuse anyone who thinks there’s racism still to be combated in America of not getting it.Click here for reuse options!
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