I accept the position.
I think critics are being pussies. "Oh noes, someone might call me racist!"
If I had a nickle for every time someone said I hate veterans or hate liberty or don't love my country enough or want Al'Qaeda to win or don't care about 9/11 victims or some other half-assed attempt at an ad hominem attack, I'd be well set to weather the economy. And not just from complete idiots like Varus. Big deal. If your argument against the administration is so weak that "He might call me racist" shatters your ability to project it, you never had much of an argument in the first place. If you need to start saying "Well, if only the president was white, then I could criticize him" then you've already lost the debate before it even started.