Race? Only Thing Obama Transcends Is Logic

Instead of putting conflict behind us, Dem's crowd perceives insult just about everywhere
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2008 8:05 PM CDT
Obama supporters would surely see this political sign as racist, by Goldberg's argument.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is allegedly helping America “transcend race,” Jonah Goldberg writes in the National Review, but if moving beyond race “would involve making race less of an issue,” why are Obama’s fervent supporters obsessed with bringing it up? One columnist sees racism in descriptions of the Democrat as “skinny"; the Kansas City Star’s editorial board sees it in those who call him “socialist.”

But “for Obama, ‘transcend’ isn’t a racial term so much as a euphemism for declaring victory,” Goldberg notes. The candidate told Planned Parenthood he wants to stop “arguing about the same ole stuff,” by which he means people who disagree on abortion should just shut up, just as conservatives should “stop clinging to their guns and antiquated Sky God and join his cause.”