Friday, March 09, 2012

"Breitbart's Bombshell Is A Dud, Ctd"

Greg Sargent:
Andrew Sullivan nicely deconstructs what Obama’s allegedly controversial Derrick Bell speech really tells us about the man and his supposed radical tendencies:
Derrick Bell was a passionate racial leftist. As president of Harvard Law Review, Obama had no choice but to enter this debate, but that he did so emphatically in defense of Bell and his rigid approach to affirmative action does suggest a more leftist past than his conservative brethren at the Law Review recall. But his calm rhetoric and appeal to an open mind in his little speech was not an endorsement of everything Bell stood for, just an endorsement of his place within the conversation, and a personal admiration for the man himself, MORE...

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