Lou Dobbs, Racially Sensitive Verbal Magician

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In this video, Lou Dobbs spends a minute and a half talking about how America can and does talk openly about race — in contradiction to the crybaby claims of Barack Obama and Condoleezza Rice — only to close by almost uttering a phrase that could easily be seen as having racial connotations. Dobbs stops himself and gets flustered, thereby hilariously undermining his whole point.

Listen, when media pundits have to produce a certain amount of bombast every day, sometimes they get tripped up. But rarely is the nonsense coming out of their mouths so quickly proven false.

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