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Nine years ago today Legal Insurrection published its first post, Obama is Door No. 2. For background on how we got started and have grown over the years, see our 7th Anniversary post, or scroll through our  tag. Last year I noted that while it was a difficult year personally, I was optimistic. That's been one of my roles over the years, keeping hope alive. But there's no pep talk this year. Just dread.

How time flies when you're having fun. Legal Insurrection went live on October 12, 2008. The first post was Obama is Door No. 2:
As in Let’s Make a Deal, choosing Door No. 2 carries great risks. So does choosing Obama. Obama may be a post-racial healer, or he may be someone who carefully uses race and false accusations of racism to advance his political career. Obama may not have known about Jeremiah Wright’s political race-baiting, or he may have known but not cared. Obama may be someone who views this country as inherently good, or he may secretly share the views of his political enabler, William Ayers, that this country is inherently bad. We may know Obama better than Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers know Obama, or we may not know Obama at all.
The history of how we started and grew, as well as some early screenshots, were in last year's anniversary post.

I can't believe I missed Legal Insurrection's 7th anniversary on October 12, 2015. I even had the date on my calendar, but I've been so distracted lately I didn't pay attention. The lights were turned on here on October 12, 2008. The first post was Obama is Door No. 2:
As in Let’s Make a Deal, choosing Door No. 2 carries great risks. So does choosing Obama. Obama may be a post-racial healer, or he may be someone who carefully uses race and false accusations of racism to advance his political career. Obama may not have known about Jeremiah Wright’s political race-baiting, or he may have known but not cared. Obama may be someone who views this country as inherently good, or he may secretly share the views of his political enabler, William Ayers, that this country is inherently bad. We may know Obama better than Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers know Obama, or we may not know Obama at all.
And the fourth post was “Race” As Political Weapon:
We are on the verge of electing a president who built his political career on the backs of race-baiters and anti-american zealots, and we can’t talk about it out of fear of being called “racist.”

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