It was inevitable. Since liberal Democrats are so certain of the justice of their cause and the evil of the Republican Party, and since they can never imagine that fair-minded, reasonable voters might disagree with their party's ideology, there could only be one explanation, to the Democratic Left, of the current deadlock in the polls between the Annointed One, Barack Obama, and John McCain--and that explanation, of course, is racism. Still, one wondered when the charge would first be flung out in the mainstream media. Give the prize to Jacob Weisberg, in Newsweek. He writes:
"If Obama loses, our children will grow up thinking of equal opportunity as a myth. His defeat would say that when handed a perfect opportunity to put the worst part of our history behind us, we chose not to. In this event, the world's judgment will be severe and inescapable: the United States had its day, but in the end couldn't put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race."
The reader will note from the above quote and the rest of Mr. Weisberg's column as well that, as one would expect from the denizens of the American Left, Mr. Weisber's main concern is, "What will the rest of the world think of us?"
So there you have it. All of you out there who believe that John McCain is the better candidate, the better choice to lead our nation in a time of war and foreign challenges, the person most likely to appoint federal judges who do not legislate their own opinions into constitutional doctrine, and the candidate most likely to reduce the national deficit by cutting expenditures rather than ruinously raising taxes; all of you out there who believe that Obama has inadequate experience to hold the most powerful political office in the United States and the western world; all of you who find his appeals for change to be platitudes that are devoid of substance; all of you who are concerned by his past associations with the likes of William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright; YOU ARE ALL LYING TO YOURSELVES AND YOU ARE A BUNCH OF RACISTS. Or at least so says Mr. Weisberg in Newsweek.