President Obama tells the New Yorker that racial animus is partly to blame among white voters for his reduction in popularity. He told David Remnick in an article to appear in the January 27, 2014 issue of the New Yorker, “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president.”
What we are wondering is how the President who enjoyed popularity across the board, explains how the nation has become racist under his administration. Further, we wonder how Hispanics approval of the President has dropped some 23 points? Have Hispanics become racist as well?
“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president,” Obama said in his most direct comments on how race has affected his political standing since he’s been in office.
Obama’s second term has been marked by controversies including a partial government shutdown in October, revelations that the National Security Agency has gathered personal mobile phone data and the troubled rollout of health-insurance expansion.
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Even with Obama’s failures as a chief executive, Democrats think they have the future of White House occupants in the bag.
Obama’s advisers are convinced that if the Republicans don’t find a way to attract non-white voters, particularly Hispanics and Asians, they may lose the White House for two or three more election cycles. And yet Obama still makes every effort to maintain his careful, balancing tone, as if the unifying moment were still out there somewhere in the middle distance. “There were times in our history where Democrats didn’t seem to be paying enough attention to the concerns of middle-class folks or working-class folks, black or white,” he said. “And this was one of the great gifts of Bill Clinton to the Party—to say, you know what, it’s entirely legitimate for folks to be concerned about getting mugged, and you can’t just talk about police abuse. How about folks not feeling safe outside their homes? It’s all fine and good for you to want to do something about poverty, but if the only mechanism you have is raising taxes on folks who are already feeling strapped, then maybe you need to widen your lens a little bit. And I think that the Democratic Party is better for it. But that was a process. And I am confident that the Republicans will go through that same process.”
For the moment, though, the opposition party is content to define itself, precisely, by its opposition. As Obama, a fan of the “Godfather” movies, has put it, “It turns out Marlon Brando had it easy, because, when it comes to Congress, there is no such thing as an offer they can’t refuse.”
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So in order to make sure they win the next several election cycles, the Obama Machine will continue to talk racial, gender and economic issues to divide the electorate.
Democrats are in trouble for Election 2014. So they have gone to their trusty playbook: Immigration reform, War on Woman and income inequality. All this to paint the GOP as hostile to immigrants, woman and the poor. And then there is the race card, Obama stating that folks don’t like him, not because of his poor handling of the Presidency, but because he is Black.
Like we said in the beginning of this article, if racism is such an issue in America, how could a black man become President of the United States by such a large margin?
The only conclusion is that racial attitudes of Americans must have changed during his presidency… Yeah, we blame it on the Black guy in the White House! Seems to us, racial relations have taken a hit by Obama placing groups against each other for political gain: Rich against poor, Women against men and people of color against whites.
What did he expect the outcome of his divide and conquer strategy to produce, harmony?
So, yeah, we blame the black man. One black man!
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