Longtime reader previews the press coverage we can look forward to after Obama’s comments on the Henry Louis Gates case:
Tonight sums up where we are in America: the headlines are all about, not how to get to secure and affordable health care, the preeminent social inclusion issue
relevant to millions of American families, but about African American Obama defending his millionaire friend Skip Gates on the race issue! (Yes, the Cambridge police were stupid, but so was arrogant Skip, who lost his temper and is turning it all into self-promoting race fiction.)
Race trumps social-economic justice: just what the right wing wants, and just what has repeatedly derailed possibilities for redistributive reform since the 1960s.
This was Obama’s best chance to get through to millions of ordinary
Americans on health care — and he blows it, with self-obsessed Skip Gates, the race-obsessed press aiding and abetting all the way.