So, anyway, JediSmuggler was complaining about me using the "race card" in reference to the Tea Party, and I wrote: And JediSmuggler wrote: Just to clarify, because I didn't know what "playing the race card" meant, Wikipedia defines it in part as: "deliberately and falsely accus[ing] another person of being a racist in order to gain some sort of advantage." That seems to be the best definition in this context. Wikipedia defines "race baiting" in part as: "implying that there is an underlying race-based motive in the actions of others towards the group baited, where none in fact exists." I'm not sure if that fits this context, so I think what JediSmuggler means is "implying that there is an underlying race-based motive in the actions of other where none in fact exists." That would make it equivalent to "playing the race card." So, I think JediSmuggler is complaining about one thing, which would be Deliberately and falsely accusing unnamed people within the Tea Party movement of having an underlying race-based motive in their involvement with the movement, if that makes sense. Maybe there is a better way to put it. I think it's an open and shut case. To the extent that those who believe Obama isn't a U.S. citizen for example and push that issue are fellow-travelers with the Tea Party movement, there is an underlying race-based motive in the movement.