Whoever it was that counseled McCain that he should deny Obama legitimacy by acting as though he were not there at Ole Miss did him a great disservice. McCain’s attitude is being interpreted as crypto-racism, and it may have been.
Now we have a similar sentiment being expressed in other kinds of code. A particularly rabid exponent of this point of view wrote to SST to express surprise that after " all those years of service to the United States" I should now want to "give the country to an anti-American Marxist." I think the code is rather clear there. The only thing missing is the word "n—-r" after "Marxist."
At the same time, blog posts and Fox News Sunday are "blossoming" with references to ACORN, the left wing coalition of descamisados involved in various efforts of a socialist flavor.
The claim is implied or stated that Obama is a Marxist black nationalist apparatchik because he has had some sort of connection to this group or to the "Weathermen" terrorist Ayers. Having had many such efforts against the man fail, the effort will now be made by McCain’s friends to use this claim to provide "cover" for a racism so deep that it does not speak its own name even in the hearts of many so afflicted.
I will not tolerate a lack of civility, but I invite a reasoned argument about Obama’s character and his loyalty to the United States. Bring your evidence. Make your case. Do not try to post here what has been posted elsewehere. pl