A BIT OF OLD NEWS BUT WORTH REVISITING
FROM DAILY KOS
As a black American, I feel compelled to rebut this diary by Crashing Vor. While I believe the diarist is well-intentioned and makes a solid argument, I strongly disagree with his/her thesis that racism doesn’t underpin the unprecedented Republican hate against President Obama.
Here’s why I’m saying this:
It’s not a coincidence that no other President has had this said about them on national television by a prominent member of the opposing party:
Add this to the birther crap which they happily propagated at the start of his first term,the unbridled racism that has been directed towards him (and his wife) from the Republican base and you’ll see that race is definitely a factor in all this. To deny this is not only misguided but also unjust.
I know it’s nice to imagine that Republicans are really not the racists that we think they are; that their resentment of Obama is primarily rooted in their ideological differences with him, and the fact that Obama is a political genius who manages to get things done despite their obstruction. However, any fair observation of what has transpired over Obama’s two terms would reveal an undeniable racial component in the way Republicans have approached his presidency.