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Does Obama Campaign Deserve Benefit of the Doubt on Race?

RodT Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 4:36 PM
Well Carol you might give Barry the benefit of the doubt, but I would like to point out this administration is not known for giving their opponents, even the possibility of being anything but elitist or racists. They just took the mere mention of Mitt obtaining resumes for female candidates for his administration in MA as being part of a war on woman. So no, there’s no doubt in my mind, Barry’s folks made that ad to try to point to Mitt being a rich racist. But what’s strange is that it’s actually Barry, that is the rich racist. He just thinks no one knows.

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