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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

If It Be Your Will

Chris Matthews on "Hardball" just asked Chuck Todd what he thought of the controversial George Will column today that charged that Obama's administration is in "shambles" and he would be trailing badly if only he was not...black.  Americans showing a double standard, reverse racism, if you will, in lowering the bar for Obama because of his race.  Todd replied that indeed many Republicans do complain that more reasons for "firing" required to get rid of a black guy.  Yeah, and there's no racism that hurts Obama, right? 

If you missed Will:  He first hails that day in 1977 when baseball's first black manager, Frank Robinson, got fired, revealing, I guess, that we'd gotten over that hangup.  And now:
That Obama is African American may be important, but in a way quite unlike that darkly suggested by, for example, MSNBC's excitable boys and girls who, with their (at most) one-track minds and exquisitely sensitive olfactory receptors, sniff racism in any criticism of their pin-up. Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure -- thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him -- seems especially reluctant not to give up on the first African American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation's heart, if not its head.

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