Jonah Goldberg continues to embarrass himself over Glenn Beck's “racist” claim

Pretty pathetic to watch.

Goldberg writes that it's crazy for anyone to suggest race is part of the right-wing's unhinged--and usually fact-free--opposition to Obama. Nobody on the right has even touched the topic of race. Conservatives are not " hung up on race." They just don't like Obama's policies. Liberals are just making up the race stuff, and it's “ugly” and “egregious.”

Of course, the gaping hole in that hollow argument is that Glenn Beck (Goldberg ever heard of him?) went on Fox News this summer and claimed Obama, whose mother was white and who was raised by his white grandparents, hates white people, hates white culture and is a “racist.” Worse, Goldberg at the time defended Beck's outrageous and hateful claim.

Now, weeks later Goldberg pretends he can't figure out where these race-based allegations are coming from?

UPDATED: It's almost too dumb for words.

The entire point of Goldberg's new column is to scold liberals for obsessing over race; for hyping a phony topic. For Goldberg, there's nothing worse than claiming your political opponents are pushing the issue of race.

Right. From an August 19, Goldberg column [emphasis added]:

Rather, it is to grasp that the Obama administration has been astoundingly incompetent.

Lashing out at the town hall protesters, playing the race card, whining about angry white men and whispering ominously about right-wing militias is almost always a sign of liberalism's weakness - a failure of the imagination.

Does Goldberg even read his old column before flip-flopping like that?