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Obama Plays The Race Card?

Is the country ready for six more months of this sort of thing? Early this morning the Democratic National Committee released this extremely short video of President Obama rallying constituents ahead of the 2010 midterms. Pretty tame stuff: The President encouraging his base to come out in support of likely beleaguered party members in an upcoming election. That constituency included “”young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again.” What that got translated into courtesy of Drudge was Obama “playing the race card.” Yes. The less hyperbolic reality is this, per Ben Smith:

Turning out those so-called “surge” voters — who turned out for the first time to back Obama, but who sat out gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia last year — has become the Democrats’ central pre-occupation for the midterm elections.

What the right’s “pre-occupation for the midterm elections” is going to be is less clear but judging from this sort of thing it’s not going to be pretty six months. Video of the clip below.

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