For some reason David Weigel feels like he has to defend PauL Ryan and Bill Bennett:
David Weigel: Paul Ryan accused of racism for suggesting that there's endemic poverty in inner cities.: "ThinkProgress provides the clip, which is—shock—less definitive than the headline.
Ryan says there's a problem "in our inner cities in particular," of "generations of men not even thinking about working." "In particular" is a useful qualifier, isn't it?... Ryan's problem, it seems, is that he's talking about inner cities while being 1) a Republican who is 2) about to unleash poverty legislation heavy on work requirements. If you're a Democrat, you can talk about the inner city in the same way Ryan does.
And so he drives Steve M. into shrill ululating madness: