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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Racism is revolting, but so is the notion that we aren't allowed to criticize a President"

Ann Althouse on Jimmy Carter on Barack Obama:
Jimmy Carter's supremely sleazy accusation requires a solid, sound rebuke. It is an effort to place the President of the United States beyond criticism.


rabbit said...

Playing the race card at every opportunity is the crack cocaine of the political left.

It's easy to do and impossible to refute, but the bitterness that it reaps is hugely destructive.

Philanthropist said...

Good analogy. But it's destructive to the nation as a whole, not the Democratic Party, so it's okay then.

Kelseigh said...

Shouting "You lie!" during a speech isn't criticism, it's trying to shut someone up.