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Another pre-emptive race strike! Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty has a nice little hit piece for the McCain campaign:

McCain Plays the Race Card

When politicians interject race into a campaign, they seldom do it directly. Consider McCain’s new ad, which the campaign says it will be airing nationally:

This is hardly subtle: Sinister images of two black men, followed by one of a vulnerable-looking elderly white woman.

Tumulty continues:

But this ad doesn’t even mention a far more significant tie–that of Jim Johnson, the former Fannie Mae chairman who had to resign as head of Obama’s vice presidential search team after it was revealed he got a sweetheart deal on a mortgage from Countrywide Financial.

Yet another example of the Obama Doctrine!

The Obama Doctrine

It is an enduring Democratic principle that this duty obligates the left to invent, anticipate and counter racial threats, using all elements of power, before the threats can do grave damage. The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction – and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy’s attack. There are few greater threats than a racial attack. To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the Democrats will, if necessary, act preemptively in exercising our inherent right of self-defense.

Tumulty’s argument centers around the omission of former Obama VP vetter Jim Johnson not being in the ad.  Why not the white guy, right?

Well, the McCain campaign released a Jim Johnson Obama video right after the Raines video.  OOPS!  Here’s the rip-off artist Johnson in his video:

And the McCain campaign’s response to the Time post:

The only problem with Ms. Tumulty’s story is that we also released an today targeting Senator Obama’s extensive ties to Jim Johnson. The ad is called…Jim Johnson. And Ms. Tumulty might have been aware of its existence if she’d bothered to call this campaign to find out the facts (reporting) before indicting us for racism in a half-baked, late night rant. Tumulty also takes Obama’s response, signed by Mr. Raines, at face value. The Obama campaign says Raines didn’t advise the campaign, and Tumulty apparently wasn’t interested in getting to the bottom of that either. So we contacted Ms. Tumulty and told her of the multiple sources that tie Raines to Obama, including three separate instances in the Washington Post, none of which was ever challenged by Raines or the Obama campaign until yesterday.

Get a Band-Aid! Ouch!

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My tweaking of the Bush Doctrine from Wikipedia.

The Obama Doctrine

It is an enduring Democratic principle that this duty obligates the left to invent, anticipate and counter racial threats, using all elements of power, before the threats can do grave damage. The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction – and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy’s attack. There are few greater threats than a racial attack. To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the Democrats will, if necessary, act preemptively in exercising our inherent right of self-defense.

More joy, hope, change, and post-racial comments from the Obama campaign today. The governor of Kansas was stumping for Barry.

The AP reports:

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accused Republicans on Tuesday of injecting race into the presidential campaign, arguing that they are using “code language” to convince Midwesterners that Democrat Barack Obama is different from them.

“Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked with sarcasm. “(Republicans) are not going to go lightly into the darkness.”

This is from Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius.  Kansas values?

Hot Air has more coverage here.

The Weekly Standard blog has more:

In August, Obama used a similar line, obliquely referring to his race by saying Republicans would try to scare voters by saying he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills.” At that time, the campaign first tried to weasel out of the statement by claiming Obama was referring to his relative youth, before chief strategist David Axelrod went on “Good Morning America” and conceded the remark referred to race.

UPDATE:

Michelle Malkin has comments here.

More cheers of unity from the media. CNN’s Cafferty:

The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn’t be more well-defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls remain close. Doesn’t make sense…unless it’s race.

Lovely.

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