Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.
While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.
Our nation is changing -- for the better. Our multiplicity of cultures and religions is a strength, not a deficit. We didn't see Sikhs, Muslims, gays, African-Americans or tattooed people in Leave It to Beaver but we do in Milwaukee and Minneapolis and middle America.
As someone who has had extensive contact with all three of the primary "partners" in this story (Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson) I feel pretty confident that I can piece together the basic progression of events.
Short of saying that Barack wants to sleep with your daughter, O'Reilly used just about every button meant to alarm his white fans to the fact that a President Obama could set off race-laced fireworks.