Republicans have tried a variety of issues as wedges against President Obama.
First it was the economy. The argument didn't stick-- it's improving. And Republican policies favour the rich over the struggling.
Next it was healthcare-- that didn't work because the GOP has no reasonable alternative policy to pitch.
Then it was gay rights -- that didn't work because more Americans support marriage equality now than oppose it.
Then it was religion and birth control -- didn't work because American women (and some men) aren't stupid.
Now, they're bringing back one of their "greatest" hits.
Race. That's right, did you happen to notice that the president is black?
Great... Just. Great.
Tonight on the FOX show "Hannity" -- yeah, the one hosted by Sean Hannity, the guy on FOX who makes Sarah Palin look like a constitutional scholar -- they're releasing the full tape of then student-advocate Obama apparently defending a radical African American academic tied to the now infamous Reverend Wright (remember him?).
So now, I guess, the uber-conservatives in America are back to calling Obama an anti-white radical fascist-socialist-communist. How did that work out in '08 again?
Originally, I found their desperation in the face of a fractured primary system and messy convention somewhat pitiful. Now it's just getting sad.
I'm sure at some point in their analysis of the speech, Hannity and his friends will point out that Obama used secret radical-fascist-socialist-racist-communist code words like "equality", "freedom", "progress", "diversity" and "reason" that are designed to signal the global Chinese, North Korean, Iranian, South American, and general dark-skinned people's revolution against Christ, America and apple pies.
Be afraid, America, be very afraid. Obama's not like most Americans... He's black/dangerous don't you know?
This election was supposed to be about how Republicans were going to "take back" America. And, early on, they seemed to have a great chance at it.
Now, it seems, it's just turning into "a list of reasons not to vote for the GOP." Bring on the greatest hits. Bring on four more years. This will back-fire. Quick.