Good news – Barack Obama is at least consistent. One of the OOTY candidates from last year was Obama’s contention that opposition to his policies had a “subterranean agenda” based on race.  Thankfully, after careful consideration, Obama has decided … to continue to allege that opposition to his policies is based on race:

Everything we fought for during the last election is at stake in this election. The very core of what this country stands for is on the line — the basic promise that no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, this is a place where you could make it if you try.  The notion that we’re all in this together, that we look out for one another — that’s at stake in this election.  Don’t take my word for it.  Watch some of these debates that have been going on up in New Hampshire.

Yeah, I’m sure that must be it — because anyone else who tripled the deficit while keeping the jobless rate above 8% and economic growth mired in the 2% range while taking the civilian participation rate in the work force to its lowest level in 30 years would be so beloved by now.

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