Obama says race a key component in Tea Party protests

As he began his second year in office, Obama’s presidency was not going well. His legislation to overhaul the healthcare system was still bogged down in Congress. The unemployment rate, which polls showed was the top concern of most Americans, remained stubbornly high at about 10 percent, and much worse in many African-American communities. Obama’s job-approval ratings had dropped markedly from the astronomical levels of his first few months to below 50 percent.

Adding to his woes, in January 2010 the race issue erupted again in an unusual and unexpected way. Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader and an Obama ally, was embarrassed because of some racially insensitive comments he had made to John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, the authors of a new book, Game Change, about the Obama campaign. It turned out that Reid had predicted in 2008 that Obama could succeed as an African-American presidential candidate partly because he was “light-skinned” and because he didn’t speak with a “Negro dialect.”

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  • truebearing

    This is a classic case of leftist projection, and no one projects their racist attitudes like a black leftist. Obama has made abunduntly clear his racial animus towards whites, so he assume the same is true of them towards himself, and Obama thinks of nothing more often than of himself.

  • superinfidel

    Barry’s pushed Obamacare six ways to Sunday and still can’t get Americans to swallow his poison pill. He’s been like Eddie Haskell getting elected high school class president, and now this is all he has left. AHHHH racism-this is his comfort zone, doncha know?

  • jdkchem

    To paraphrase Al Bundy, “It is not the color of your skin that makes you incompetent it is your incompetence that makes you incompetent.”

  • dahni

    For Obama it is a race issue. For me it is a competency issue. His race doesn’t effect the way I perceive his behavior. He is unable to lead America. Whenever I hear his name any more I immediately think ‘WTF, Waldo?’.

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  • voted against carter

    ANd remember HIS MOM IS WHITE.

    So he is really only HALFBLACK.