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On The Racism Charge

Jay Gatsby, writing at Frum Forum, sums up the 'stop fighting the unfightable' argument quite nicely:
Fairly or not, the tea party and its sympathizers cannot win the racism argument when the lines of our political discourse cast themselves on one side, and the nation’s first black president on the other. That they seem susceptible to believing this is a winnable argument shows not that they are being out-argued, but that they are being outsmarted. Like Wile E. Coyote, they risk chasing the Road Runner off a cliff. Once they realize it and look down, they will inevitably fall.
And fall they will, if they continue to engage in a petty argument about race.