As far as where he should put it is concerned, tweeters have a pretty good idea.

Now, granted, people have come to expect crap from Cohen:

But the WaPo opinion columnist has managed to pull off the impressive feat of pissing off just about everyone across the political spectrum with his most recent offering. For this column, Cohen “took the Internet Express out to Iowa, surveying its various newspapers, blogs and such to see how [Gov. Chris Christie] might do in the GOP caucuses.” What he concluded was that a moderate like Christie would fare poorly in Iowa thanks to the state’s “cultural conservatives.” And here’s why:

Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all.

Attention, people with “conventional views”: Multiracial families and lesbianism make you physically ill.

Sorry, but what the hell?

https://twitter.com/KatMcKinley/status/400284658216091649

The day is young, yet.

It’s true:

Nice going, Richard.

https://twitter.com/MikeRiggs/status/400280065696477184

It’s easy to see why Cohen’s column has conservatives so disgusted. After all, we’re once again being told that being conservative automatically makes us racist and homophobic. But what about the Left? What’s got so many liberals upset enough to demand that Cohen gets the boot?

There’s even a petition up at Change.org:

From the petition linked above:

Richard Cohen’s columns are filled with racist assumptions and statements that have no place at The Washington Post. The latest instance is his assertion that the “conventional view” is to gag at interracial relationships (nevermind that 87% of Americans disagree). He previously wrote that a fear of Trayvon Martin was “understandable” given the way he was dressed at the time of his death. These views are reprehensible, and The Washington Post should not provide Richard Cohen with a platform to espouse his racist beliefs. Tell Jeff Bezos, owner of The Washington Post – It’s time to fire Richard Cohen.

But why? Many of the angry liberals seem to think that Cohen himself feels like gagging when he sees multiracial families.

https://twitter.com/astrocanine/status/400303165804773376

But, frankly, that’s not what he wrote.

Poor word choice, perhaps. But those words are nonetheless being misinterpreted by the Left to suit the “Richard Cohen is racist” narrative. Speaking of which:

Exactly. Liberal media outlets like Gawker have made falsely bashing conservatives their bread and butter. If they’re angry with Cohen, it’s certainly not because he made “conventional” conservatives look like backward racist homophobes.

Tough call. If anything, Cohen’s column has reinforced one of the Left’s most cherished demonization tactics.

Exactly.