Now let us remember the Big Scandal of 2012 that never happened.
There folks at Breitbart got their hands on a video tape that some said was so explosive it would end the election the day it was released.
The video showed a young Barack Obama introducing a Harvard Law professor named Derrick Bell.
Bell’s contribution to the culture was an obscure theory called Critical Race Theory, that said white racism was everywhere and it was permanent and it was a central organizing feature for black people.
Nasty stuff, so some thought.
Turns out, not many cared: Half of the people already knew about CRT. And the other half thought it was so stupid, so dangerous, that is could simply not be true.
Eight years later, it is part of the fabric of our culture, with the latest example coming from Madison Wisconsin.