While I wish people would let it die, the birther issue is not racist. And the Austrian/Kenyan debate is not the issue I believer that would be Republican/Democrat. Because let's face it, the parties are extremely short sighted. Look at what happened when Reagan became president. All of a sudden the Republicans wanted to repeal the 22nd amendment, was that racist? No, they just wanted their guy in office longer. I think you are confusing partisan politics for racism. Heck from what I have witnessed any move against Obama by any republican is racist. I'll bet if NBC could get away with it they would say running against Obama for president was racist. Yet his vice president can say he is articulate, but that is not a racist comment at all is it? no sir.
I know it is hard to imagine for some of you, but there are quite a few people in the country that would oppose anything that the democrats do, just because they are democrats. I would venture to guess that this is the crux of the whole matter. it is partyist. not racist. (I don't like the word partisan, makes me think of people in fields with guns.)