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If you want someone to listen to you on race, you don't start by likening him to a slaveowner

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Liberal writer Jonathan Chait wrote an extended analogy as a blog post today, and it's unambiguous that the analogy is this: Conservative critics today are to President Obama as slaveholders were to slaves who dared speak their mind. There’s really no other way to understand the structure of this article. The pictures alternate between slave Solomon Northup and Obama. The headline is...