Only the target of the race card has the ability to empower the dweeb who plays the card. Fear of being labelled a racist gives authority to the label. Why are Republicans afraid of their civil rights history? It was not the Republicans who filibustered the Civil Rights Act 1964. But for Everett Dirkson, Al Gore, Sr. and J. William Fullbright (Clinton's mentor) would have defeated the legislation. Republicans champion school vouchers to empower parents to enroll their children in the same school Obama has enrolled his kids. Remember the phony photo op of Carter enrolling Amy in public school - as soon as the cameras stopped, he took her to Sidwel. No inner city school for his white daughter; that is for black kids.