We’ve been down this road before, haven’t we? Except last time, the race-baiting was being done by some random columnist and this time it’s … the Senate majority leader. Note how exquisitely casually it’s done, too. So commonplace is this sort of rhetoric among Democrats that it’s apt to bubble up even in the course of otherwise cheerful conversation.

His claim that there’s no connection between Obama and Raines except their skin color? A lie, of course. Click the image to listen.