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Every Critic a Racist

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s supporters promised that his election would allow America to “transcend race." Among the headlines: The Boston Globe: "Obama shows an ability to transcend race” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Obama's success suggests we can transcend race” But of course that hasn’t happened. Jonah Goldberg writes: It was Obama’s supporters who hinted, teased, promised, and prophesied that Obama would help America “transcend race.” But now, it is they who shrink from their own promised land… 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. Goldberg has plenty of examples: For instance, actress Janeane Garofalo summed up the tea parties thusly: “This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”