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Barack Obama blames racism for lack of approval among white voters

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According to Barack Obama, it's not his failed policies, his lies or his desire to rule like a dictator that is causing a drop in polls among white voters, it's racism. At least, that's what he told the New Yorker magazine in an article published on its website Sunday.

“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.”

"The latter group has been less in evidence of late," David Remnick wrote.

It was only last August, however, when Obama said race wasn't a factor in opposition from conservatives. That was before the rollout of Obamacare, however.

"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.

So, one might ask, which is it? Is racism a factor or not? Or is it simply a way to deflect from the failures of unpopular policies like Obamacare?

The fact that Obama would fall back on the tired worn-out race card really isn't surprising.

Liberals these days blame everything on race, and have even gone so far as to claim racism can be seen in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

While Obama's explanation may fly with the low-information MSNBC crowd, it doesn't sit well with Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer, who blamed Obamacare in a telephone interview with Bloomberg.

“Poll after poll makes it very clear that Obamacare and other job-killing policies are the reason” for the drop in Obama's polls, he said.

Twitchy observed that Obama's approval rating has fallen from the high 60′s at the beginning of his presidency to the low 40′s, citing Gallup.

"Could job performance be the chief cause of that approval drop?" Twitchy asked.

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