Many conservative opponents of President Obama use a mindless defense to any suggestion that their dislike of the President is based upon race. They just accuse their critic of "playing the race card." This, of course, avoids the subject, and is an easy but simplistic method of argument.
The following is from a recent Playboy interview of former Vice President Dick Cheney:
“At different points, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have suggested that racism is a factor in criticism of them. Is there any truth in that?”
Cheney responded: “I think they’re playing the race card . . . ."
Watch for the race card defense, as it may be a smoke screen for latent racism. At a minimum, it indicates a lack of thought.