Newsweek: The Moderate Voice: The Race Card Game

Newsweek: The Moderate Voice

The Race Card Game

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed how race has been rearing its head in the presidential campaign. The race card is being played, but it’s not by Republicans.

What has been fascinating is that the people who are playing the card are Obama supporters and the media. On more than one occasion people have asserted that something that has been said or shown by a Republican has been racist. On other occasions, it has been said that if Obama loses the election, the only reason will be because of racism.

It would be foolish in the extreme to say that race won’t play a factor in the upcoming presidential elections. There will be some who won’t vote for Obama because he is black. That is sad and also sickening, but that’s a fact. My problem with some of the accusations is that there is this assumption of racism for every criticsm of Obama. The latest op-ed piece by the Associated Press is the latest example. The writer believes that Sarah Palin’s charge of the Illinois Senator having terrorist pals carries a racist tinge.

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