Jimmy Carter and others on the left who reduce criticism of Obama to racism are going to exhaust what left of the already diminished public sympathy with the civil rights community and the cause of the genuinely hard work to reduce racial disparities. You'd think people would draw a deep breath and recall how much people on the right hated Clinton ten years ago. After all, we haven't impeached Obama yet. (One thing at a time--Ed.) But I think the left can't help itself; when you have a bad hand, the race card is the only thing they have to play. But it doesn't make for a winning hand any more. It will be to Obama's detriment, and will probably hurt him at the polls three years from now.
3:49 PM / September 16, 2009