Patriotism is said to be the last refuge of scoundrels, so what is playing the race card? Is that the last refuge of failed policies?
Blacks rightly feel jilted after pledging so much loyalty and emotion to a man they thought was one of their own. They are painfully learning that President Obama is like the fast-talking peddler of magical elixirs who promises a cure-all, then skips town before you find out you've been bamboozled. The protesters feel used and now the president and the Democrats seem to have jilted them in favor of the Hispanic vote. That's what the unbridled illegal immigration debate is all about.
One hundred fifty years ago the end of slavery and its consequences were just beginning. Hispanic immigrants will likely find themselves treated by most Democrats the same way African-Americans have been treated; as pawns in a never-ending game of political chess, eventually tossed aside as freely as a Bill Clinton conquest.
Amid all this, Eric Holder deals the race card ... again.
I'll tell you what the race card has become. It is the Joker.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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