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Obama Blames Lower Approval Rating On Racism

Via Bloomberg News:

Obama Says Racial Animus Blunts Approval, New Yorker Reports

By Brian Wingfield | Jan 19, 2014

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.

“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.

So white Americans have just figured out that Obama is black in the last two years? (Talk about low information voters.)

“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.

Note how Bloomberg neglects to mention Benghazi or the IRS targeting of the Tea Party. Or, for that matter, the Obama economy, which is also known as the ‘worst economic recovery in the history of the nation.’

Obama’s approval rating among all voters is 39 percent and his disapproval rating is 53 percent, according to a Gallup Poll conducted Jan. 14-16. In the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney won 59 percent of the white vote, compared with Obama’s 39 percent, according to exit polling by a consortium of major news outlets. Obama won 43 percent of the white vote in 2008 against 55 percent for opponent John McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona…

You see? Obama didn’t win as much of the white vote in 2012 because of racism. Not because of his first term. Not the economy. Not Obama-Care. Not Benghazi. Or the NSA scandal. Or the IRS targeting the Tea Party.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 20th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Obama Blames Lower Approval Rating On Racism”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    You have to be Black to use the racism term. Obama ain’t black. Like everything else he only plays at being black.

    /Stanley Anne

  2. untrainable says:

    5 words :
    You can keep your policy.
    5 more words
    You can keep your doctor.

    If people didn’t like the IDEA of a black president, you never would have been elected. Maybe your popularity is falling off because you’re a liar, or because you’re apparently always the last one to know ANYTHING going on in your administration, or because you have presided over the worst economic recovery in the history of America, or maybe because you’re driven up our national debt by trillions (which you yourself called irresponsible and un-patriotic when Bush did it), or maybe because you’ve given Iran tacit permission to build a nuke, or maybe it’s because you are the greatest foreign policy failure in American history, or maybe it’s because you’re an arrogant, self important, self indulgent, narcissitic SOB, and we’re sick of hearing your bulls**t.

    And… go figure, none of those things have anything to do with your skin color.Hmmm.

  3. yadayada says:

    “Obama said in his most direct comments on how race has affected his political standing since he’s been in office.”

    most direct? why, I’ve never heard him mention race before…….

  4. Enthalpy says:

    I agree. It’s his own racism, pathological lying, and psychopathic behavior that’s affected his approval ratings. Aside from those minor flaws, what’s not to like?

  5. canary says:

    CNN Cooper repeatedly said this was the first time Obama used the race card. I don’t think so, but plenty in the media use the race card excuse for Obama.

    • canary says:

      “There’s no doubt that there’s some FOLKS who just really dislike me.”

      “WH is calling Benghzai murderous attackers “folks” too. It’s become more than annoying.

    • canary says:

      Only time Obama get’s frustrated is when FOLKS act like it’s not complicated, when the accurate analogy he and his administration use to describe AL-Qaeda is JV basketball.


      BY David Remnick (page 14)

      “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy.

      “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.

      “The only time I get frustrated is when FOLKS act like it’s not complicated and there aren’t some real tough decisions, and are sanctimonious, as if somehow these aren’t complicated questions.

      Listen, as I have often said to my national-security team, I didn’t run for office so that I could go around blowing things up.”


  6. USSFreedom says:

    Again with the racism BS as cover for his FUBAR polices that crippled the strides made for equality since Rosa Parks was placed on that bus. Strides of SPECIAL considerations concerning Jobs, Government contracts, extra credit for having been born black in educational placement and mortages granted for homes without a CREDEX CHECK or employment verification. Toss in the all too ridiculous statement, blacks cannot be charged with hate crimes as they cannot possibly be racist. Case in point, Newsom/Christian kidnap, rape, torture, murder, abuse of corpses. Add the ever so popular Knockout game being played nationwide, wilding/rioting incidents with only black participants and it seems some FOLKS just seem to be prone to acting out on whitey for the only reason being the color of their skin and the garbage fed to them about inherited responsibilty for slavery assigned to people that have no connection to it, as their ancestors weren’t in the country at the time. Trayvon, punk,wannabe gangsta, now a national icon to those still believing the media propaganda of “Little Boy”. His parents cashing in on neglecting to provide proper supervison of his activities and being lauded as CARING by the MSM idiots.
    Content of character is the prime example to look for in any human being and those currently using the race card at every opportunity show they are lacking in that department.

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