His enemies can't quite settle on a meme, as a reader points out:

This is the dilemma that Rove and the Republicans have in their attempts to define Obama.  On the one hand, there is the urge to use racial codes to gin up fear that Obama is some black radical, somewhere to the left of Al Sharpton.  On the other hand, they want to play up the typical "liberal elitist" attack, making him out to be some brie-loving snob out of a P.G. Wodehouse novel.  What they don't realize is that each attack undermines the other.  One would be hard pressed to imagine someone who is both a Black Panther and a Whiffenpoof.  It's been fun to watch them try.

It is indeed weird to see conservatives demonizing Hyde Park. What would Allan Bloom say?

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