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CNN Political Analyst
Editor's note: The following is written in response to an essay posted earlier on this blog by Lanny Davis, a Hillary Clinton supporter and fundraiser, addressing charges that the Clinton's played "the race card" against Barack Obama. Click here to read that blog.
Welcome to the conservative side of the street, where the media and Democratic operatives routinely accuse Republicans and conservatives of playing the race card to demonize and discredit them.
In your own post on your party's internecine racial warfare, you gratuitously refer to the "Republican hate machine." Never mind that Republicans were happily absent from the various Clinton controversies you cite. In an effort to find an enemy to blame for the current state of racial politics in the Democratic party, instead of looking inwards and examining the roots, so to speak, of liberal racial grievance politics, you blame the media - being very careful not to blame Obama. That would certainly be a mess.
I'll let Democrats sort out who played the race card first: the media, the Obama campaign, or the Clintons. But I have no doubt that if Obama becomes the Democratic nominee, all three will unite to return to politics as usual, questioning the racial bona fides of anyone who fails to support the candidacy of the first black presidential nominee. The politics of hope go only so far.
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