Republican Party cowardice—Jonah Goldberg
]defends the Republican Party against the charge of racism in their attacks on Obama`s basic anti-Americanism, pointing out that Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton
, John Kerry
, and Al Gore
were all attacked for various forms of anti-Americanism. (Jonah himself accused Gore of being a space alien.
And these aren`t racist attacks—if Dukakis was a card-carrying member of the ACLU
, he was a white card-carrying member of the ACLU. Clinton was a white
pro-Communist draft dodger, Al Gore was a white alien from the planet Zarkon,
et cetera. Which is fair enough, but the subtitle of his piece is "The GOP would be hitting a white candidate twice as hard."
And that`s the problem with the GOP!
If that`s true, it means that McCain and the GOP are actually throwing the election rather than look bad in front of liberals. That`s exactly what Steve Sailer predictedÂ in February. [Will McCain Go to the Mat with Obama?
"(If anything, by not attacking Obama`s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and other politically unsavory nonwhite associates, McCain is self-censoring for fear of seeming racist.)If Obama were a white Democratic nominee named Barry O`Malley, the GOP would be going after him twice as hard. But many liberals would still caterwaul about fomenting hatred and racism, because that`s what they always do."[Obama`s getting off easy |The GOP would be hitting a white candidate twice as hard. By Jonah Goldberg, October 14, 2008 ]
He`s right—anything you say about Obama is automatically racist. So why is McCain holding back?