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.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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