There is a famous parable of the seven blind men and the elephant. Each of the blind men touches the elephant and comes away with the conclusion that the sum of the elephant is the part they are holding on to. It applies a little too well to the left which seizes on its grand explanation for everything and plugs it in regardless of the circumstances.
How does the left deal with Obama’s debate loss? It goes after the usual suspects. Michael Moore, a fat white man, blames racism.
For the past 2 days, the Right has been pounding their “Obama is an angry black man video.” Did this affect O, that he had to appear timid?
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 4, 2012
Obama didn’t lose the debate. He was intimidated by a culture of racism created by the right. A culture of racism that involved broadcasting his own speeches.
If Obama loses the election, it will be due to racism, the high altitude or because the electoral college is unfair. It will never be because he lost.
[Editor’s Note: Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson had much the same argument.]