On Tuesday, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action and author of “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America” responded to President Barack Obama’s remarks to The New Yorker Magazine about why his popularity among white voters is waning.
The Paulding County Republican Examiner received Peterson’s response a short time ago through email distribution.
In the New Yorker, Obama also weighed in on legalizing marijuana and claimed that pot is no worse than cigarettes or alcohol among other topics.
However, with the issue of race that has been picked up by some independent media outlets, Obama told the New Yorker magazine, “There’s no doubt that there are some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.”
Peterson said, “This is another attempt to distract the American people from Obama’s failed policies which are choking the U.S. economy. Despite attempts by his political hacks and the media to insulate him from the Obamacare disaster and the NSA spying scandal, this administration has been exposed as power hungry collectivists with little respect for the U.S. Constitution.”
“According to a Gallup Poll conducted Jan. 14-16, Obama’s approval rating among all voters is 39 percent and his disapproval rating is 53 percent. These numbers are based on his job performance, not his race!”
"Obama downplaying the harm caused by marijuana use is unfortunate. As the first black president he owes it to all Americans, especially black youth who need role models, to promote a positive image and not condone drug use. According to reports, even the National Drug Control Policy’s official stance posted on whitehouse.gov website contradicts Obama’s claim. Their findings indicate that marijuana smoke has far more carcinogens than tobacco smoke,” said Peterson.
“Not to mention the countless reports which show that marijuana is often a gateway drug for hardcore narcotics. The weed Obama smoked as the leader of the “Choom Gang” is probably mild compared to what’s available today,” Peterson said.
Mainstream liberal media hosts, and celebrities have been using the race issue when it comes to Obama.
John Hawkins of TownHall.com reported in August 2013 of the top 15 things liberals have said by using racism since President Obama was elected, including former President Jimmy Carter who said, “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American.”
Chris Matthews of MSNBC once said,” They can’t stand the idea that he’s president, and a piece of it is racism… not that somebody in one racial group doesn’t like somebody in another racial group, so what? It’s the sense that the white race must rule, that’s what racism is, and they can’t stand the idea that a man who’s not white is president. That is real, that sense of racial superiority and rule is in the hearts of some people in this country.”
Rev. Peterson believes enough is enough and that distractions by Obama using “race” as an excuse due to his failed policies and the Obamacare disaster says it is time to focus on the real issues affecting millions of Americans and using race as a political tool doesn't accomplish anything.
“It’s time to stop allowing this president to distract us from the real issues that matter and hold him accountable for his destructive policies and harmful words,” said Peterson.
“Not to do so, will have long-term negative consequences on the future of this nation and its people.”