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.
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What astounds me about the "race card" -- which either did or didn't get played in the presidential race recently -- is its thinness.
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.
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.
Bias festers beneath a surface sporadic civility in America that we have all seen break down under pressure of the current election cycle.
"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 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.
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.
McCain actually DID put obama's face on a dollar bill -- over a month ago in a little-seen web video.
McCain is carrying the torch to keep "hope" alive that wealthy white men will continue to be the center of the world.
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.
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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?
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.
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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 ...
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