A Modern Timeline of Liberals Claiming That Opposition to Obama = Racism From: 08/23/08: Jacob Weisberg, Slate: "Racism is the only reason Obama might lose." ...to: And now, full circle, comes today's other installment, from our old friend Charles P. Pierce in Esquire magazine: In so many ways, the path [Barack Obama] has to walk to re-election is similar to the path he has had to walk through his life. It was hard not to notice the subtext present in all those earnest warnings about hurting the fee-fees of our financial titans. The president was stepping out of his place. The president was being uppity again. This is also the case with what is perhaps the most noxious idea out there: that Barack Obama "failed" in his promise to "bring the country together," and that he is now Glorioski! campaigning like he wants to be president all over again. He is engaging in politics. Mother of mercy, I swear David Brooks is just going to break down and go all to pieces on PBS some evening over the president's betrayal of his role as the country's anodyne black man and, of course, his upcoming role as black martyr to incivility and discord. It is his duty, dammit, to be all the things that people like Brooks wanted him to be so that he could lose, nobly, and then the country could go back to its rightful owners. Lots of fancy words to attempt to disguise a lack of reasoning ability.