In the AP, liberals worry that ‘racism’ is losing its currency:
The word is being sprayed in all directions, creating a hall of mirrors that is draining the scarlet R of its meaning and its power, turning it into more of a spitball than a stigma.
Playing the race card isn’t the rhetorical atom bomb that it used to be. Here’s some recent evidence of this:
1.) The backlash against Obama that followed the Gatesgate fiasco.
2.) Glenn Beck’s soaring ratings.
3.) Obama choosing to punt instead of lining up behind Jimmy Carter when he accused the Whites behind the Tea Parties of ‘racism’.
4.) The rightwing blogosphere turning against Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs.