[dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]C[/dropcap]lassic Liberal Strategy: When things aren’t going your way, or when losing a debate, resort to the race card. After all, anyone who doesn’t support Obama has to be a racist redneck clinging to their guns and religion.
[Tweet “…they don’t like the idea of a black president” – Barack Obama”]
After lying to the American public about Obamacare, forcing a government shutdown in October due to his inability to lead, getting exposed for covering up NSA domestic spying, and a slew of other controversies over the last two years, Obama’s approval rating has dropped to a pitiful 39%. And it’s likely headed lower given the President’s lack of accountability. His failures during his first-term were blamed on Bush, and now his sinking approval rating is apparently a racial issue?
Bloomberg reported “President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s website today.”
According to Bloomberg, Obama told the New Yorker that “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,” Obama said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.
For a President to even make a statement like that is ridiculous, pathetic and will certainly create more racial tension in America. Obama is smart enough to know that a statement like that does not help racial tensions in the country, which have worsened since the Trayvon Martin case. I don’t understand the point of Obama making that statement, other than to race bait. But, it’s not like this is the first time he has chimed in on the subject of race. He did his darndest to throw his political weight behind the Trayvon Martin case by stating “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon…” In reference to the case he also stated “All of us, as Americans, are going to take this with the seriousness that it deserves and get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
Fair enough, but that is what law enforcement is for. Individual murder/homicide cases, no matter how tragic, are not for the President to address. By addressing one murder case and not the other, he puts a heavier importance on the life of selected victims. And tragedies should never be used as political talking points. At the very least, it is disrespectful to the victim(s).
For those who disagree with me and don’t think Obama has a racial strategy, I must ask: why hasn’t he addressed the hates crimes conducted by black men attacking white people in retaliation for the Trayvon Martin case?
I strongly believe that if Obama stayed out of the controversial case, the media wouldn’t have jumped all over Zimmerman (by framing him as a White-Hispanic, a term never used before), and blown it open as a hate crime.
Even the Reverend Al Sharpton thought it was important to address the ‘knockout game’ which is a new and disgusting racially driven hate crime movement which victimizes white people.
There’s blatant racial tension in America – there always has been. It’s tragic, but things were getting better, particularly in the Clinton and Bush years. Instead of focusing on negative racial issues in America, or hinting that his race may have something to do with his poor approval rating, Obama should be focused on the positive progress made, particularly on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Obama needs to keep race issues out of his politics and interviews. It’s dangerous, inaccurate and unnecessary. Let’s not forget that there are two sides to the coin. An estimated 93% of black voters voted for Obama in 2012. If I wanted to play that as a racial issue, I easily could. But it would be race baiting, and misleading. Black people in America have historically been big Democrat supporters. Roughly 90% of black voters in 2000 voted for Gore, and nearly 88% for Kerry in 2004. The majority of black voters simply recognize themselves as Democrats, not Obama followers.
There is no place for race baiting in politics. Cultures often relate more to one political party than the other. It has nothing to do with race, and everything to do with policies. This will be proven once again when the Republican Party nominates Dr. Ben Carson as its leader in 2016.