Sunday, September 7, 2008
And there it is again
The race card, though played in a less strident tone by Dick Polman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20080907_The_American_Debate__It_s_little_discussed__but_Obama_s_race_may_be_decider.html. Though Polman is quick to note that that people can be against Barack Obama based on policy issues, he can't help but come back to the same position that Slate's Jacob Weisberg maintained, which is that if Obama does in fact lose the election, it will inevitably be because of racism. This is the position that I said the left would take as soon as Obama became the presumptive (and now official) Democratic nominee for the Presidency. The straw man is being set up. Though I still see Obama winning, the Democrats have their scapegoat if he doesn't, and that scapegoat is you, me and everyone else in this (in their view) horribly racist country.