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More on race, Obama, and the Republican electoral strategy

The issue of whether or not Republican attacks on Obama have been motivated by racism has been a frequent theme on this blog, as has the wider issue of the connection of conservatism to racial backlash. So I was pretty interested in Matt Bai’s take on what promises to be a campaign issue in 2012. He writes:“Is there a racial element to some of the attacks on President Obama? It’s pretty hard to argue there isn’t, when a conservative writer like Dinesh D’Souza argues that Mr. Obama sees the world like an African nationalist (a theory Mr. Gingrich praised Read more