Jonah Goldberg: "The GOP Would Be Hitting A White Candidate Twice As Hard."
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Republican Party cowardice—Jonah Goldberg [Email him]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 predicted 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?

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