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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  August 1, 2008
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Rookie Obama's Reprehensible Race Card Playing

Obama favored death for babies born alive as a result of botched abortions.

Obama isn't an airhead (or blonde, or female, or , yes, 100% white). But he's not presidential material for lack of character and experience and his reaction to that McCain television commercial on celebrity exposed Obama as a shameless race card player.

This time it backfired!

During the Democrat primary season, former President Bill Clinton pointed out that the Rev. Jesse Jackson had won the South Carolina presidential primary twice.

That's true, of course.

But Team Obama whined that their rookie United States Senator and audacious presidential hopeful was being dissed by the playing of the race card by Team Clinton.

It was nonsense, yet it worked very well for Obama (thanks to a big push from the Obama-fawning media folks).

When Team Obama tried to play the race card on war hero, veteran United States Senator and presumptive 2008 Republican presidential candidate John Sydney McCain, it failed miserably.

Team McCain had just run a commercial focused on Obama's celebrity and comparing it to the celebrity of two very well known young blonde (white) females, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

Obama could have deflected the attack with a laugh and a joke that he had not seen either at Harvard Law School, the Illinois State Senate or the United States Senate.

Instead, Obama himself played the race card, charging that Team McCain was out to make voters think he's risky because he doesn't look like the "other presidents" on the dollar and five-dollar bills.

Translation: Obama isn't as white as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.

First, the presumptuous Obama is not a president (unless he counts being a former president of the Harvard Law Review).

Second, Britney and Paris are white like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, but they don't resemble those Presidents.

Third, there was nothing racial, much less racist, about Team McCain comparing Obama to two blonde, white female celebrities.

Polls are showing that the black vote will be all but unanimous for Obama in the upcoming presidential election.

That's fine with Obama, of course.

But Obama quickly played the race card anyway, to win white votes.

To win the presidency, Obama will need a substantial share of the white vote, so Obama is claiming to be a victim of racism (instead of a beneficiary) and trying to convince white voters to vote for him to show that they are not racist.

It's an evil, but interesting, strategy.

It lets Obama have it both ways.

If he loses, he can blame white racism.

If he wins, he can claim that he won despite white racism and would have won bigger but for white racism.

Team McCain is NOT running a racial, much less, racist campaign.

The McCain family adopted a dark-skinned child (at the suggestion of the late Mother Theresa); the Obama family has not adopted anyone.

McCain chose military service.

Obama didn't choose either military service or Peace Corps service.

McCain has been pro-life.

Obama favored death for babies born alive as a result of botched abortions.

Obama isn't an airhead (or blonde, or female, or , yes, 100% white). But he's not presidential material for lack of character and experience and his reaction to that McCain television commercial on celebrity exposed Obama as a shameless race card player.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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