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As you probably now know, the Los Angeles Times has refused to release a tape showing Obama speaking at an event praising former Yasser Arafat associate Rashid Khalidi at a 2003 going-away party.  Obviously the tape must show something because, according the the LA Times, it promised its source that it would not release the tape, despite the fact that the Times already reported about the event.  Why would it agree to suppress the tape if it reported accurately the details of the event?  (more…)

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Seriously.  The use of the “race card” in this campaign is getting very old, very fast.  Obama has been using it against Republicans repeatedly over the last few months.  Back in June I did a post about this statement by Obama: “They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”  He said this despite the fact that McCain has been outspoken against the use of race and ethnicity as an argument against Obama.  McCain has called upon the GOP to pull ads that used Obama’s associations with Rev. Wright to argue that Obama is racist.  In the months following this comment, Obama went on to make a number of other, similar comments, including this one: (more…)

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