President Obama's ego has to be hurting from his low poll numbers. His numbers are the lowest they have ever been, in the upper 30s, thanks to the disaster that is Obamacare and his failing economic policies. It is so bad for him these days that he has announced he will no longer work with Congress but will assume law-making powers through the use of executive orders to push his agenda on the American people.
In a recent interview with New Yorker Magazine, the President lamented that the reason many white voters don't like him is simply because he's black. “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,” he told the New Yorker. “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.”
Even the author of the article noticed something though. "The latter group has been less in evidence of late," David Remnick wrote.
I can't argue with either of the President's statements because fundamentally they are both true. Certainly there are some whites out there who don't like President Obama because he's black. But it is in no way the majority. If it was he never would have won the Presidency in the first place. His numbers among Democrats and hard core liberals are falling too. And many of them are the ones who voted for him with being black their idea of his best qualification. So what's the story on that, Mr. President? Have they suddenly become racists?
It wasn't so long ago that the President was telling people that race had nothing to do with how Americans felt about him but it was more about the changes he was bringing to America. "I — I think it — it doesn’t have to do with my race in particular. It has to do with an effort to make sure that people who might otherwise challenge the existing ways that things work are divided," he told PBS "NewsHour" hosts Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.
Then we had the disastrous rollout of Obamacare and many Americans who had been in denial finally got a glimpse of the overall incompetence of the Obama administration. Combine that with overwhelming evidence of his bald faced lies to the American people, not only about Obamacare but about Benghazi, and his statements of complete ignorance of other programs going on in his administration and you see his poll numbers drop. And since he really can't defend his actions or statements once the truth is out there - it turns into racism. What other excuse could there be?
President Obama and the Democrats should be embarrassed - not only for their complete failures as American politicians but for stooping to the race card when they can no longer defend their failures. All one need do is look at the facts around the dropping poll numbers and it becomes clear that the reason for the dropping numbers has nothing to do with race and everything to do with a failing and incompetent Presidential administration.
They should also be embarrassed by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid but that's another blog post.
It's interesting that the "first black President" - who is half white - has finally resorted to using the race card after everything else he has done has failed. He's now blaming us (white voters) for his failures. But I guess that's progress. At least he's no longer blaming Bush.