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Barack Obama's Grandma Is So White...

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Here's Barack Obama discussing his grandmother in a radio interview. Asked about his reference to her in his speech on race, the Illinois senator explains that she's certainly not racist, but, as a "typical white person," she has fears that have been bred into her by experience. The line is causing predictable consternation among those on the right, but let's be honest: he's completely correct. All white people are terrified by black people. Obama is probably half-scared of himself. And, "outrage" aside, nobody knows this better than Republicans: it's how they keep getting elected. Thank God we've finally got a presidential candidate who is not afraid to tell us the truth.

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