Two days ago Donald Trump said that despite the fact that Obama "wasn't a good student," he had managed to get into both Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Although he didn't spell it out, what Trump was saying, of course, is that Obama must have been the beneficiary of affirmative action.
A number of media commentators have expressed outrage at Trump's statement, and have called him a "racist" for having made it.
So...the same people who advocate affirmative action insist that if you spell out exactly what it is, and imply that someone might have benefited from it, that makes you a racist.
What affirmative action boils down to is black and Hispanic students with lower grades and lower test scores being let into college ahead of white students with higher grades and scores. That is all it is: people being judged by their race rather than their qualifications. And as long as this policy is in effect, it means that all blacks and Hispanics who've gotten into prestigious colleges will be suspected of having been admitted with lesser qualifications.
There, I've said it. I'm a racist.
If Obama wasn't an affirmative action baby, he could easily prove it by unsealing his transcripts. But he has done the opposite: he has spent close to a million dollars on lawyers who have made sure those transcripts stay sealed.
Chris Matthews' take on this was classic fact-based Matthews: "How many white kids who were smarter than [Obama] didn't get into Harvard? I don't think there are any!"
Chris must have had access to all the LSAT scores at the admissions office from back in the mid-80's.
Anyway, Obama must be smarter -- after all, he's President, and the way he reads from the Teleprompter sends shivers up our legs!
Okay Chris. Do you also think Donald Trump must be incredibly smart because he's so rich?