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Race Card

The Right Wing Attack Machine and the Race Card

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The race card's being played alright, but not by Obama. Let's not confuse playing the race card with pointing out the playing of a race card.

No Name for the River -- Dumbing Down American Politics

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What astounds me about the "race card" -- which either did or didn't get played in the presidential race recently -- is its thinness.

McCain Was All About The Benjamin

John Lumea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Lumea

Obama's metaphor -- "He doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills" -- wasn't random; it was a reference to a McCain attack ad that aired more than a month ago.

McCain's Most Absurd Week Yet

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is not clear where McCain is going with all this, or what his next move will be, but what has become clear is that Obama has gotten under McCain's skin.

Deluded We Stand On Race And Gender

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Bias festers beneath a surface sporadic civility in America that we have all seen break down under pressure of the current election cycle.

McCain-Backing GOP Senator Mel Martinez: Obama Did Not Play the Race Card

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I think we should be in a post-racial environment," said Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., a supporter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., "I think Sen. [Barack] ...

The Ludacris-Rove-McCain Axis

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

"The race card" is something that is only played by someone who can hope to use it to produce a winning hand. In this game, it is obvious that that player is John McCain.

The Race Race

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

When Obama said he doesn't look like previous commanders-in-chief, I felt alternating waves of relief and anxiety. "Cat out of bag," I noted to self.

Reading The Pictures: "Dollar Bill McCain"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-01-shaw_mccain_dollar.jpg McCain actually DID put obama's face on a dollar bill -- over a month ago in a little-seen web video.

John McCain: the "Great White Hope"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

McCain is carrying the torch to keep "hope" alive that wealthy white men will continue to be the center of the world.

The Race Card

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The accusation that blacks "play the race card" taps into working-class white resentment. It says that black people receive special treatment while the politically-correct crowd jumps all over you for pointing it out.

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Tests The Waters Of Race As Campaign Issue | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Has John McCain started to aggressively court the white vote? It sounds like a question with an obvious answer. But when facing the first black nomin...

Barack Obama, Race, and the Message of Change

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

Anyone who is the least bit candid on this issue knows that race permeates many aspects of American society. Why wouldn't the race issue pervade the election of a black presidential nominee?

Hillary's Sexist End-Game

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Sexism cuts both ways; Hillary's continued presence in this campaign is, in and of itself, a manipulation of the very concept. If Hillary were a man, she would have been long gone.

Stewart Blasts Media Coverage Of Debates, "Gloves Off" Politics, And The "Race Card"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night on "A Daily Show," Jon Stewart took the media to task for over-hyping "gloves off" politics. In particular, he blasted his one of his favo...

Dick Morris: "They Will Teach In Political Science Classes What Giuliani Did Wrong"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That's from Dick Morris on Fox's "Hannity & Colmes" last night, shortly after holding up his Hillary Clinton DVD that "the FEC won't let us run it in ...