Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Eugene Robinson Plays the Race Card

Wow, even now that it’s election day, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post has not gotten the word that the race card is maxed out. Or maybe he does get it in a way. For he plays the race card while feebly trying to appear he is not:

First, I'll state the obvious: It's not racist to criticize President Obama, it's not racist to have conservative views, and it's not racist to join the tea party. But . . .

Here it comes!

. . . there's something about the nature and tone of the most vitriolic attacks on the president that I believe is distinctive -- and difficult to explain without asking whether race is playing a role.

Gosh. I wonder what he will conclude.

Obama has made mistakes that rightly cost him political support. But I can't help believing that the tea party's rise was partly due to circumstances beyond his control -- that he's different from other presidents, and that the difference is his race.


The Democrats are in denial mode.

Victor Hanson takes apart Robinson’s column quite well.

Jonah Goldberg declares it the worst column of the day.


TLF+ said...

Ya know, the "anti-racism training" stuff put out by TEC insists that you can't be a racist unless you have power to go with your attitudes. IOW, because of "White privlege," non-Whites can hate who they want and it isn't racist because they have no power.

Except here's Pres. Obama, Chief Exec of the USA, Commander and Chief of the most powerful military in history, etc. etc. How does this racism equation work?

The Underground Pewster said...

Definitely the worst colimn of the day.