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EDITOR OF REDSTATE

Barack Obama plays the race card. The media denies Barack Obama is playing the race card.

John McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, called out Obama today saying, “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”

The media, though, is denying that Obama played the race card. They do not want to believe that their golden boy has stooped so low, so soon.

By the way, do you notice a pattern? When a Democrat fails to meet expectations, he plays the race card. Obama has bottomed out in the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, losing his 9 point bounce. So what does he do? He pulls out the Democrat Standard Book of Tactics and throws the race card on the table.

The media is denying that Obama is pulling the race card.

They are foolish to be so willingly blind. Why? Because Obama has said this stuff before and the media recognized the race card.

Let’s examine the transcripts:

Barack Obama In Springfield, Missouri: “So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky. That’s essentially the argument they’re making.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Springfield, MO, 7/30/08)

Barack Obama In Rolla, Missouri:* “So what they’re saying is, ‘Well, we know we’re not very good but you can’t risk electing Obama. **You know, he’s new, he doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency. He’s got a funny name.’ I mean, that’s basically the argument — he’s too risky.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Rolla, MO, 7/30/08)

Barack Obama In Union, Missouri: “They’re going to try to say that I’m a risky guy, they’re going to try to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s got a funny name, and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills,’ and they’re going to send out nasty e -mails. And the latest one they got me in an ad with Paris Hilton. You know, never met the woman. But, you know, what they’re going to try to argue is that somehow I’m too risky. You know, basically what they’re saying to you is we know we didn’t do a real good job, but he’s too risky.” (Barack Obama, Remarks, Union, MO, 7/30/08)

Now, let’s go back to June 20, 2008. Obama has been using this line at least that long. You can watch what I’m referring to here. But pay attention to what he said:

“We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?

Barack Obama is clearly playing the race card. He absolutely is playing the race card. His comments from yesterday are in the exam same vein as those from a month ago in Florida, just without the exception of “and did I mention he’s black.” He does not, however, have to keep saying that part. He’s already laid the groundwork.

Here is what we now know. Barack Obama cannot win this election without stirring up racial tensions. And now we know the media is perfectly willing to let him.

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