Kathleen Parker: It's time for all the pre-election race-card politics to go away

By Kathleen Parker

The Washington Post

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

If Obama loses, it will be his own un-doing. Meanwhile, no one questions why 95 percent of blacks support the president. Is it racial? Or is it simply that most African-Americans happen to be Democrats?

Sununu implied the former, hinting that Powell chose Obama out of racial loyalty. I wish Sununu hadn't gone there. Had Powell endorsed Romney, he'd be a GOP hero, just as he now is to Democrats who have managed to overlook his convincing support for the weapons of mass destruction hypothesis in Iraq.

So it goes. But even the netherworld of politics should have standards. To pre-emptively label people racist for favoring a candidate who happens to be white, and otherwise advancing a narrative that will create only racial animus should Obama lose, is implicitly biased, unfair and a breach of good faith. Stop it.

Kathleen Parker's email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.

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