Tony Blankley's Guide to Race-Baiting (Without Getting Called on it)

Tony Blankley of the Moonie Times reveals THE PLAN. It's obvious that Republican strategists have huddled together to discuss how they can attack a Negro without getting blamed for attacking a Negro. You can't talk about Obama's race or black culture. You have to say that the candidate doesn't know his place. You can't say that Negros belong on the lower strata of society, so you have to make it personal. You aren't attacking all Negros, just this particular Negro. This Negro is arrogant and full of pride. Pride comes before a fall. And you get bonus points if you can utilize some biblical passages to drive home your point. Blankley's column gets an A-Plus. It covers all the bases. Following the strategy that the best defense is a good offense, Blankley leads by charging that Obama is making false accusations of racism.
It's getting tricky to know how to refer to he who presumes to be the next president. It was made clear several months ago that mentioning his middle name is a forbidden act. (Pass out more eggshells.) Then, having nothing honorable to say, Obama warned his followers last week that Sen. McCain would try to scare voters by pointing to Obama's "funny name" and the fact that "he doesn't look like all the presidents on the dollar bills."
Now, putting aside for the moment the racial component of His warning, what are we to make of the "funny name" reference? Many people have "funny" names. Some people think my last name -- being very close in spelling to the adverbial form for the absence of content -- is funny.

That is the INOCULATION LEDE. Don't accuse Tony Blankley of being a racist. it racist to make the point that Blankley's columns are empty of content? No? So what's the problem with using Obama's middle name to create a visceral appeal to xenophobia? Also, if you capitalize all Obama pronouns it makes it look like the Negro thinks he is GOD. Speaking of which, let's get to that biblical stuff.

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