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Playing the race card

Saturday, August 02, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Obama plays the race card when he takes the stage. Look at his face. He's an African-American. There's the race card. Can't be hidden. It's right there. Next issue. Permalink to this paragraph

PS: When McCain takes the stage he plays the "age card." Permalink to this paragraph

PPS: When McCain says he has more experience than Obama he's playing the age card. Permalink to this paragraph

PPPS: Don't forget he's playing the Bush card and Republican card. Permalink to this paragraph

PPPPS: And the veteran card. Permalink to this paragraph

PPPPPS: And other times the ridiculous old fart card. Permalink to this paragraph

PPPPPPS: I almost forgot. When McCain shows up the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant card is being played.  Permalink to this paragraph


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