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Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Jonah Goldberg in today's Los Angeles Times:
"There's a weird irony at work when Sen. Barack Obama, the black presidential candidate who will allegedly scrub the stain of racism from the nation, vows to run afoul of the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery.

For those who don't remember, the 13th Amendment says: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime ... shall exist within the United States."

I guess in Obama's mind it must be a crime to be born or to go to college."

Yes, you read correctly.

He just compared community service to slavery.

Think his editor would've caught that if he'd made a similar comparison to the Holocaust?

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