Mike Lupica via Legal Insurrection:
There will be so many things to talk about with Obama vs. Romney from here to November, but the one that nobody will want to talk about very much in polite society, even in what has a chance to be the meanest presidential campaign for all times, is race.
It works against the President this time, in a big way.
Last time, there were just weren’t enough reasons for enough white voters to vote against the black guy, as much as they wanted to. This time there are plenty.
Mr. Lupica actually believes that there were racist white people who voted for Obama four years ago:
When it was over four years ago, even people who didn’t want to vote for a black presidential candidate — but did in the end — congratulated themselves on America finally putting a black man in the White House.
See? Even if you voted for Obama last time that isn’t proof you aren’t a racist.
To agree with Mr. Lupica you have to believe that not only is there still racism in this country (there is) but it is widespread and very common among the white community. But even though we’re racist (I’m white too) we’re so ashamed of it that we keep it hidden from each other.
Mr. Lupica also believes that Obama is objectively successful and correct in his policies. That means the default position should be supporting Obama. No reasonable person could possibly think otherwise. Anyone who doesn’t support Obama is being unreasonable, i.e., racist.
This is really tinfoil hat territory. Lupica envisions a vast conspiracy so secret that the conspirators don’t even know about it.
The race card is an excuse for failure. Success needs no excuse.