Mr. Rich has an opinion piece today that underscores the silliness that is the New York Times. Rich attempts to associate McCain with Hagee in the same manner as Wright is associated with Obama. The only problem is that McCain does not have a 20 year relationship with Hagee and all that other specialness that Obama shared with Wright until 5 minutes ago. Rich then lambasts the Republican Party for its lack of black members in the House and Senate. He does not bother to discuss the attacks that conservative blacks must endure at the hands of the left, the victim-orientation of the democrats, the destructiveness of identity politics, and does nothing to advance the discussion of race for which he expresses a desire.