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There have been and undoubtedly will be many questionable charges of racism in the 2008 Presidential race, given that we have our first African American candidate. It will be difficult for the John McCain campaign to avoid saying the "wrong" thing. And it will be difficult for the Barack Obama campaign to resist attacking them for possibly dubious reasons.
But then there are the clear-cut, absolutely obvious cases of racism. Like the FOX "News" accusation of a "terrorist fist bump" between the Obamas, or labeling Michelle Obama a "baby mama." But it's getting even more blatant than that. There was a Curious George T-shirt made to look like Barack Obama. There's been a "sock monkey" with Obama's face sewn onto it. And then there is this. This is going to get worse before it gets better.
Pin at the GOP state convention in Texas: "If Obama is President... will we still call it the White House?"
Expect the Republican party to do absolutely nothing about the racists in its own midst. The national Republican party in Washington has contacts all the time with its state parties. I'm sure there's money involved, and you'd better believe that when John McCain visits the states, he meets with local party officials. At what point do we hold John McCain responsible for fraternizing with racists?
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