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Time to rise above the past

A Barack Obama impersonator, apparently without meaning to, has set what ought to be the tone of the coming presidential election campaign.
It was at the Republican Leadership Conference where the impersonator was cracking up the audience, and that’s not all that unusual. From the time of David Frye, impersonating the standing president has been the stock and trade of a growing group of comedians, and the “humor” has gotten meaner and less funny as the years have gone by.
In this instance, the event made news when the impersonator mocked the president’s racial background, made off color ...


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