Obama Whines About Race For Declining Approval Rating

by William Teach | January 20, 2014 8:24 am

Race card played

(Bloomberg[1]) 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[2] 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.

“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.

Are there some who really do not like Obama because he’s black? Sure. A tiny number. Were there people who despised Bush because he was an Evangelical Christian? Yup. But, really, this is a typical Left wing trope, playing the Race Card, when it’s not about personal like or dislike, it’s about policy. It’s about the highly unpopular Obamacare. About the NSA spying on US citizens. About an economy that is limping along like a drunk sloth 5 years after passing the trillion dollar Stimulus. About Blaming everyone else. About leaving our people to die in Benghazi. His assaults on the Constitution. About continuously denigrating citizens that do not agree with his policies.

He gives his political opponents little reason to personally like him regarding that last one.

The New Yorker article itself tended to be pretty much softball. As Kristinn Taylor notes at The Gateway Pundit[3]

In the nearly 17,000 word New Yorker article[4] by David Remnick on the current state of the Obama presidency based on numerous in person interviews with President Barack Obama, the word Benghazi is nowhere to be found. Libya is only mentioned twice in passing with no reference to the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Fallujah on September 11, 2012 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Dougherty.

Remnick found talking to Obama about football and basketball more important than Benghazi.

It’s not all bad, I do like the part about him saying he is trying to protect his kids from the filth emanating from Hollywood and the current “if it feels good, do it” culture. Really, though, the article is a puff piece designed to protect Obama.

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  1. Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-19/obama-says-racial-animus-may-soften-support-new-yorker-reports.html
  2. New Yorker magazine’s: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all
  3. The Gateway Pundit: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/no-mention-of-benghazi-or-obamacare-lies-in-intimate-new-yorker-obama-profile/
  4. article: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?printable=true&currentPage=all#ixzz2qrhv9TBP
  5. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  6. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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