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Race baiting

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*Kansas City Star editorial columnist Lewis Diuguid wrote that by the GOP branding Obama a [[socialist]] claimed using the word was “an old code word for black.” <ref>[ Media Downplay Any Talk of Obama’s ‘Socialism’] October 27, 2008</ref>
*[[NYTimes]]: "[[McCain]] ad that likened [[Obama]]'s celebrity status to lightweight celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, Obama suggested three times on Wednesday that the McCain campaign was trying to scare voters with racial appeals."<ref>[ NYT Calls McCain Ad Racist, McCain Camp Likens Editors to Kos Kids], August 1, 2008</ref> <ref>[ Obama’s Racism Card] NationalReviewOnline, August 1, 2008</ref>
*[[Washington Post]] editorial, "false claims that Obama is [[Muslim]], that he trained to overthrow the government and that he was educated in Wahhabi schools are a standard part of the political discussion. These fake stories come from voices on the ultra right that have dabbled in other forms of conspiracy, including classic [[anti-Semitism]]."<ref>[ McCain and the Raging Right] Washington Post, October 15, 2008</ref>
*The [[Associated Press]] claimed, "Even mentioning the association with Ayers, as Sarah Palin did in a speech earlier in the week, signifies a hidden 'racial tinge.'."<ref>[ Obama doesn't make you a racist] CNN, October 9, 2008</ref>
*In a statement Obama repeated three times, he said what George Bush and John McCain are "going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills." Neither has done any such thing, of course. McCain has distanced himself from attacks with the remotest hint of racial undertones.<ref>[ Obama’s Racism Card] NationalReviewOnline, August 1, 2008</ref> McCain's campaign made a small ad about Obamas giant ego, his image on Mt. Rushmore and the hundred dollar bill. Obama neutralized the criticism by claiming the ego attack ads are racist. <ref>[ John McCain's Youtube Account]</ref>