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Friday, November 7, 2008
Tapscott: Whites Voted for Obama to Prove They Aren't Racist
Topic: Washington Examiner

A Nov. 6 Washington Examiner column by Mark Tapscott makes this claim:

First, Millions of white Baby Boomers saw in Barack Obama an opportunity to prove once and for all that they were not racists. Most Americans long ago tired of incessantly hearing that they are bigots, so voting for Obama was an historic opportunity to put an end once and for all to the Left's favorite stereotype of American society.

Is Tapscott really saying that the only reason white people voted for Obama was to prove they weren't racist? It appears so.

Tapscott also channels Roman Hruska a bit:

Lesson for the Republicans – Palin connects with real people as one of them because she is. She has that rare gift of speaking with candor and grace in the common manner. People who confuse Palin's appeal and virtues for a lack of experience or intelligence have no business running a political party that presumes to some day regain the trust and active support of its rank and file.

Uh, what intelligence?

Posted by Terry K. at 8:58 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:09 AM EDT

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