I guess I’m just going to have to get used to being called a racist. It won’t matter that my personal feelings, behavior, and record bear no trace of racism or anything resembling it. It won’t matter the fact that I believe (to quote Lincoln) firmly this nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

All that won’t matter because I do not now nor will I in the future support Barack Obama. My reasons for this stand are legion. Race and religion are not found among them.

Then let me leave race and religion to the side. I’d talk about Obama’s neo-socialist economic “spread the wealth” agenda, but yesterday I was informed that “socialist” is really a code word for “black”. I’m sorry, Mr. Diuguid, I wasn’t copied on the latest “code” book.

Can we talk about Obama’s associates in the Chicago political machine? Nope. Draw any attention to the fact that Barry started his political career in the living room of two avowed anti-American bomb throwing terrorists and it’s automatically a “racially tinged” attack.

Ok. What about Obama’s advisor on housing and mortgage policy – the (in)famous Franklin Raines? You know, the guy who made off with $90 million during his six year tenure at Fannie May? Can’t talk about him either. No, don’t even think about using the word “fraud”. It’s racist!

In short, there is no opposition to the Obamessiah that cannot be branded as racist.

I’m sure there are issues about which we could have a lively, non-racist discussion. We could talk about Obama’s record of actual achievement, his legislative record in the US Senate, or maybe even his stellar executive level experience.

That, dear reader, would be a very brief discussion.