On a daily basis we see Charles Johnson calling any opposition to Obama racist. If he was the only one doing this it would be a laughing matter. Unfortunately, it is very prevalent among the left to blame Obama’s decline on racism. The Left views Obama as a semi divine Sun King who can not be questioned. Any mention of his failures leads to accusations of racism.
Michael Barone makes the case that the racism charge is a way to distract from Obama’s policy failures. Let’s not forget Obama’s most loyal and fanatical followers are young, white, progressive hipsters. They also tend to be the ones to use the racism charge.
As Barack Obama’s lead over Mitt Romney in the polls narrows, and his presumed fundraising advantage seems about to become a disadvantage, it’s alibi time for some of his backers.
His problem, they say, is that some voters don’t like him because he’s black. Or they don’t like his policies because they don’t like having a black president.
o, you see, if you don’t like Obamacare, it’s not because it threatens to take away your health insurance, or to deny coverage for some treatments. It’s because you don’t like black people.
This sort of thing seems to be getting more frequent, or at least more open. As White House Dossier writer Keith Koffler notes, HBO host Bill Maher accused Internet tyro Matt Drudge of being animated by racism because he highlights anti-Obama stories.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown if House Chairman Darrell Issa’s treatment of Attorney General Eric Holder was “ethnic.” Brown agreed, and Matthews said some Republicans “talk down to the president and his friends.”
There’s an obvious problem with the racism alibi. Barack Obama has run for president before, and he won. Voters in 2008 knew he was black. Most of them voted for him. He carried 28 states and won 365 electoral votes.
Nationwide, he won 53 percent of the popular vote. That may not sound like a landslide, but it’s a higher percentage than any Democratic nominee except Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.
The racism charge is a sign of desperation. The Sun King’s policies have failed and the Left knows if Obama loses it will be a defeat for their ideas. At this point they are left flinging poo. Hopefully American voters see through this and vote out the false Messiah.
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