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Does Obama Campaign Deserve Benefit of the Doubt on Race?

davesays Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 4:29 PM
I s'pose this hangs on what the definition of "us" is. Democrats? Surely. Redistibutors? Yep. Americans? Nope. People for Free Stuff? Hope not.

Remember Joe Biden telling an African American audience that Mitt Romney would "put y'all back in chains"?  Now the Obama campaign is running an ad that claims Mitt Romney is "not one of us" -- a phrase that likewise has an ugly racial provenance.

Now, one might be tempted to give the campaign the benefit of the doubt -- maybe they just didn't know? -- if it, and its allies, didn't show such exquisite sensitivity to supposed "dog whistles" in other contexts.  Simply critiquing Obama's policy of largely