If you accuse someone of "playing the race card" that automatically makes you a racist. EOS.
Or if you write a steaming pile of manure like this your reputation is forever sealed as a complete tool who can only dream of being almost as intelligent and politically saavy as Michael Steel.
UPDATE: Just to underscore how incredibly bad that op ed is, I found it because it was approvingly linked to over at TexasFred's. Tells you all you need to know, right?
UPDATE II: Speaking of ubergenius Steele, he's classy too.