Republican Talking Points, First Black Billionaire Edition

When trying to put the Robert Johnson fracas in context, it’s worth recalling that it’s not just the estate tax, Johnson took a position on Bush’s rigged Social Security commission where his designated job was to provide bipartisan (and multiracial) cover for privatization and he took to the job like a fish to water. I found that article, meanwhile, while searching for a great Jon Chait piece on the whole Johnson phenomenon that seems, unfortunately, to have gone missing in TNR‘s troubled archives.