Two stubborn individuals have done more than anyone to slow the Obama political juggernaut over the last month-- Frank Ricci and James Crowley.
At Thursday’s press conference, Barack Obama, in a textbook example of racial prejudice, essentially prejudged the Gates-Crowley confrontation based only on Gates’ side of the story--plus the President’s own abundant (but generally better-concealed) personal resentments about race.
Any white bigshot would have wilted under this double-barreled attack. But Crowley simply stood his ground. On Friday, Obama blinked first.
Interestingly, both Ricci and Crowley are not the kind of folks the Republican Party has focused upon representing in the 21st Century. They are Northeasterners, civil servants, and union men. Indeed, their unions’ strong opposition to the racial spoils system and to racial blackmail has been one of the keys to their fortitude.
The Bush Administration systematically worked to alienate men like Ricci and Crowley, who had worked hard to pass civil service exams.
...McCain’s teaming up with Ted Kennedy to write the failed 2006 amnesty bill, and his refusal to mention Obama’s obvious weak points, such as his support for racial preferences and the $53,770 he donated to Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. from 2005-2007, were disastrous.