Saturday, August 23, 2008

Race-Baiting Rears Its Ugly Head

I knew it wouldn't take long before the leftwing race-baiters began to rationalize O'Bama's inevitable defeat in November as racism. Anyone who says anything negative about any leftwing black person is, in the twisted logic of the left, a racist. Jacob Weisberg, writing in Slate, has fulfilled my expectations:

If it makes you feel better, you can rationalize Obama's missing 10-point lead on the basis of Clintonite sulkiness, his slowness in responding to attacks, or the concern that Obama may be too handsome, brilliant, and cool to be elected. But let's be honest: If you break the numbers down, the reason Obama isn't ahead right now is that he trails badly among one group, older white voters. He does so for a simple reason: the color of his skin.

And of course, the fact that O'Bama's political ideas place him at the very far left of the Democrat party, or the fact that he has accomplished very little in his short political career do not figure into Weisberg's analysis.

It's too bad that the first black candidate for president from one of the two main parties isn't someone like Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, or Michael Steele. Then it would be clear to any thinking person that these "older white voters" are not racist towards blacks. But of course, idiots like Weisberg would find a way to rationalize it as racism anyway.

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