James Fallows has a long piece about Obama that someone has probably already mentioned here. I mention it because I noticed that over the past few weeks the “Obama is lucky” stuff (e.g. here; here; here) is back with a vengeance, and Fallows argues that there’s more to it.
It’s just a fact that if a black person accomplishes something it will be chalked up to some form of luck, the luck of “natural talent”, the luck of affirmative action, the luck of having a crazy opposition party, whatever. That’s a topic for another time.
My question is this: are there other issues like contraception (which the media insists Obama got “lucky” on) where Republicans can be baited into taking insane positions that alienate most of the population? They have crazy positions on almost all issues, so there should be other opportunities like this. We should all be thinking about this, IMHO.