Jonah Goldberg (who wouldn’t have a job if it weren’t for nepotism) wrote on the National Review site
From Day 1, Obama’s supporters have tirelessly cultivated the idea that anything inconvenient for the first black president just might be terribly, terribly racist.
This was always the nasty side of Obama’s implied hope for unity. Obama gave oxygen to the idea that disagreement with him amounted to obstructing his mission to “transcend race.”
Now that he’s president, if you question his tax policies, energy plans, or health-care ambitions, you are “hoping he will fail” — and that, with the help of roundabout reasoning, is tantamount to hoping we cannot transcend race.
What is it with the absolutism of the “True Believers” ™?
Are they all colour blind, unable to see anything other than black/white, yes/no, off/on and the classic “My way or the highway”. I know it’s a digital age with all information convertible to 0s and 1s but still haven’t they ever heard of variations/shades of opinions?
Sure, SOME of President Obama’s critics are racists but NOT all of them. Just because a leftie names one critic a racist doesn’t mean that same leftie thinks all critics are racist.
It’s part of the training for lefties, development of the sense of nuance, an understanding that in human relations there is seldom a purely either/or situation.