Category Archives: The Race Card

Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle Always Leads to Trouble

It had to happen. On Thursday, July 31, the day after John McCain’s new “celebrity” campaign ad hit the airwaves – that television spot featuring Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in an implicit comparison with Obama, the one that upset … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Exploiting Resentment, Hollywood, McCain, McCain as a Victim of Racism, Obama, Patriotism, Playing Victim, Political Posturing, Qualifications to be President, Race and Politics, Stuck in the Past, The McCain Brand, The Race Card | Leave a comment

Dog Whistles

First of all, Hollywood is not the center of anything important – it’s essentially a silly place. The center of political life is back east in Washington, and the financial center of everything is New York, specially the borough of … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Exploiting Resentment, Life in Hollywood, McCain versus the Facts, Obama, Obama Disses the Troops, Political Pandering, Pop Culture, Presumptuous Obama, Race and Politics, Racial Dogwhistles, Racism Lives On, The Race Card | 1 Comment

No More Mister Nice Guy

After the wedding you find out what that person you married is really like – all that courtship stuff was structured marketing. She takes out the false teeth, takes off the wig, impressively breaks wind with a dumb grin, and … Continue reading

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The Issue of Age and the Race Card

Thursday, May 8, what had to come up finally came up. Three were left running for president, with the respective ages on that day of 46 years, 9 months, 4 days (Barack Obama), 60 years, 6 months, 13 days (Hillary … Continue reading

Posted in Age as an Issue, Hardball Politics, Hillary Clinton, McCain, Obama, Populist Politics, Race and Politics, The Race Card | 2 Comments