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Bill Maxwell on the Republicans and race cards. A nugget:
The irony is that Obama was America’s best hope of finally improving race relations and perhaps having some honest dialogue. That hope has been squandered. From the beginning, Obama has done his best to avoid racial issues. In fact, he’s angered and disappointed many blacks precisely because he hasn’t given them special attention.
In her book, The Obamas, Jodi Kantor writes that a close friend of Obama told her this: “The first black president doesn’t want to give any insight into being the first black president.”
That friend was right. Obama has tried to govern as an American. Conservatives are the ones who play the race card. In his dignified way, Obama is serving as the president of all the people.
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