Many presidents have come and gone without so much as a blip on the racial radar. Very few accusations or talks of racism in years past. But now its the talk of the town, EVERY DAY. Why? Wasn't Obama supposed to have been the post racial president? McCain refused to let his staff go negative or even bring up Obamas publicly known past in an attempt to take the high road and be part of that post racial reality. Yet here we are. Nearly every thread contains accusations of racism. Most political punditry shows on TV contain some kind of reference to racism. Why? I just don't get it at all. I am white. My best friend growing up was black. He went off to the army and is still there for all I know. I went off to jail and lived as the minority there for 3 years. I hold no feelings of any kind in a derogatory manner towards any other race. Yet despite my past and reality I've been called a racist more times since Obamas election than I was called "cracka" in prison for 3 years. Why? What is wrong with you people? And that's not racial! I ment lefties but apparently now certain terms are racially charged that never were before Obama. Why? I am a republican yet when Obama won I accepted his victory and put hope in his rhetoric. I wanted him to be what he claimed because if he would have been our country could have made great leaps forward. I literally tried to believe in his hope and change montra. Yet here we are and I am now commonly accused of racism. Why? I'm sick of it. The term is so frequently tossed about that those who actually suffer the effects of real racism aren't believed. I'm beginning to think that this tactic of the left has gotten to the point that it may actually start to cause real racism on the part of the people who have been pounded by the accusation. It's become a poison to our society. Young adults and children hear this drumbeat and are convinced people are racists even though they have no clue what real racism is. Mr King would be ashamed of where we are IMO. Rational thoughts?