The last resort of a die-hard Obama supporter is the insinuation of racism against the president’s critics. While I don’t deny that racism still exists in 21st century America (in the same way that there is still prejudice against people with disabilities), it is now the exception rather than the rule–as Mr. Obama’s repeated electoral success testifies.
I would put more stock in such charges if all the lies and character assassination employed against George W. Bush had not happened on a daily basis during his presidency. Such treatment, unfortunately, is par for the course in our politics today. (And in fact one of Mr. Obama’s predecessors, Abraham Lincoln, endured far worse.) But as one famous Democrat once said, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.