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Jonah Goldberg: "The GOP Would Be Hitting A White Candidate Twice As Hard."
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October 27, 2008, 10:12 PM
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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?