OMG yes... people can't debate worth crap anymore. They hear what they want to hear, (read what they want) and don't think for a moment how their words impact things.
As for something else that people conveniently forget... Obama is our FIRST Black President. I've said this before, and I'll say it again. FINALLY the Black people who bitch and moan about not having a role model can shut up and say "Hey look.. maybe, just maybe if he can do something like that, maybe I can too"
IMHO, thats a huge issue in the black community... not a lot of inner city kids (which include the black community) have anyone stressing to them how important education is. And if they did - what is there to show for it? They may be in a neighbourhood with crack dealers and prostitutes.. but now, with a Black President that cop out simply won't fly anymore.
And I can think of nothing better than that.