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Associated Press: Pointing Out Obama's Ayers Connection is Like, Racist or Something

Douglass K. Daniel, a writer and editor with the Washington bureau of the wire service that doesn't like to be quoted, apparently thinks that even pointing out Obama's ties to white radicals is racist. Putting the "anal" in "analysis," Daniel writes that Palin's charge that Obama has "palled around with terrorists" is unsubstantiated and (gasp) racist.

From "Analysis: Palin's Words Carry Racial Tinge:"
Palin's words avoid repulsing voters with overt racism. But is there another subtext for creating the false image of a black presidential nominee "palling around" with terrorists while assuring a predominantly white audience that he doesn't see their America?

In a post-Sept. 11 America, terrorists are envisioned as dark-skinned radical Muslims, not the homegrown anarchists of Ayers' day 40 years ago. With Obama a relative unknown when he began his campaign, the Internet hummed with false e-mails about ties to radical Islam of a foreign-born candidate.

Whether intended or not by the McCain campaign, portraying Obama as "not like us" is another potential appeal to racism. It suggests that the Hawaiian-born Christian is, at heart, un-American.

Most troubling, however, is how allowing racism to creep into the discussion serves McCain's purpose so well. As the fallout from Wright's sermons showed earlier this year, forcing Obama to abandon issues to talk about race leads to unresolved arguments about America's promise to treat all people equally.
The post-racial candidate has become the most-racial candidate. "It suggests that the Hawaiian-born Christian is, at heart, un-American?" Yeah, funny how much associating with unrepentant terrorists and then telling Americans "they cling to guns and religion" does to paint that picture.

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  • Anonymous Anonymous said:
    Monday, October 06, 2008  

    Listen up. I am a Democrat and know that no one in the military or civilian leadership would be given a clearance with this guy's background. Ayers, Rezko, Wright, Rashid Khalid and Farrakhan. Need I say more folks. DO you really believe the Feds would allow an average citizen a clearance if they had this guy's background. HELL NO! He is a radical. And if that doesn't get you going what about the campaign manager who had a photo of Hugo Chavez in their campaign office last summer.... Start thinking... radical Obama!!! NO Thanks. I do not love my party that much to produce another radical extremist!!! top

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