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The Increased Participation Of A Minority In Political Activism Does Not Excuse Bigotry Directed At Them

Monday, March 26, 2007  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

It would take a very foolish observer not to expect the presence of Senator Barack Obama in the race not to result in higher participation of African-Americans in Campaign 2008 and significant support for his campaign from African Americans.  When that support materializes, it will not excuse or in any way legitimize racist attacks on the senator or his supporters.  This is so obvious as to not even bear mentioning.

Except for the argument made by Red State’s Erick Erickson in his Human Events review of my new book.  The full review is here, but here is the graph I find troubling:

In another contradiction, Hewitt writes, in the chapter titled “Mitt Romney’s Advantages”: “Start with the Mormons. The basic unit of the LDS church is the ward, comparable to a Catholic parish. Wards are collected into

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