Many viewers watching Thursday night’s GOP debate might have let their white privilege goggles obscure the racist comments directed toward President Obama, but they are very likely to find at least two or three “think pieces” on the Internet tomorrow morning (actually, at least one popular liberal blog has posted its article already) pointing out the offenders and their remarks. We know that Gov. Chris Christie has referred to the president as a “petulant child” before, but apparently it’s a racist habit he and the other candidates need to examine.

We forget — which candidate on stage tonight has a spouse who told Ted Kennedy that “a few years ago, this guy [Obama] would have been getting us coffee”? Didn’t America decide that was just a compliment about the remarkable upward trajectory of the president’s career?