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The Great Tea Party Rip-Off By FRANK RICH
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/opinion/17rich.html ?

Even given the low bar set by Americas bogus conversations about race, the short-lived Harry Reid fracas was a most peculiar nonevent. For all the hyperventilation in cable news land, this supposed racial brawl didnt seem to generate any controversy whatsoever in what is known as the real world.

Eugene Robinson, the liberal black columnist at The Washington Post, wrote that he was neither shocked nor outraged at Reids less-than-articulate observation that Barack Obama benefited politically from being light-skinned and for lacking a Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one. Besides, Robinson said, Reids point was surely true. The black conservative Ward Connerly agreed, writing in The Wall Street Journal that he was having a difficult time determining what it was that Mr. Reid said that was so offensive.
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