Debra J. Saunders

I want to credit Democrats for being consistent. For years they've been the overly sensitive party -- quick to see any treatment that singles out a Democrat as sexist or racist. Pundits made much ado when Hillary got teary-eyed in New Hampshire? Sexism. Voters demand that the federal government enforce immigration laws? Racism. The media scrutinize Clinton's record more than Obama's record? Sexism.

(Obama refers to Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's "half century of service to this country." Age-ism. Oops. Take that back. The Republican can't be a victim.)

Hillary Clinton has made a career out of being a victim and her staffers have honed playing the victim card. That's why you see articles about whether the media are tolerant of sexism, but not racism.

I have to figure that Clintonia is rolling the dice. Her campaign is flailing. Being nice didn't bump Clinton's numbers. Along comes a photo that is just a photo of Obama visiting Africa and dressing like the locals, as both tourists and politicians are wont to do. And also a reminder that Obama might seem too exotic to some voters. It's the wordless way of whispering: Is America ready for a black president?

The real question is: Does America want four years of a shameless victim in chief?


Debra J. Saunders


 
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