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Obama: “Some folks don’t like me because I am a black president”

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With President Obama’s poll numbers and confidence among Americans dropping, President Obama said that he believes the reason for that is that some people do not like him because of the idea that he’s black president although he is actually biracial, Wayne Dupree of NewsNinja2012 reported on Sunday.

Dupree reported on a lengthy news story that appeared at “The New Yorker” online website on Sunday, ahead of a scheduled print release on January 27, 2014 in which Obama discussed everything from football to politics.

The story was presented on The New Yorker and writer, David Remnick said, “Obama’s election was one of the great markers in the black freedom struggle. In the electoral realm, ironically, the country may be more racially divided than it has been in a generation. Obama lost among white voters in 2012 by a margin greater than any victor in American history.”

“The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Obama’s drop in the polls in 2013 was especially grave among white voters.”

Obama replied, “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. “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.”

Remnick noted that Obama’s statement that it is because he is a black president shows little evidence contrary to the Obama’s remarks.

In the latest poll by Gallup from January 16-18, 2014, Obama’s approval rating among all voters is 39 percent while his disapproval rating is 53 percent.

During the same period in January 2013, Obama’s approval rating among all voters was 48 percent while his disapproval rating was 45 percent.

Outside of Obama’s domestic and foreign policy failures, millions of job losses, loss of health insurance, foreclosures, retirement plans, and the numerous scandals plaguing the administration, Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told Bloomberg News on Sunday, “Poll after poll makes it very clear that Obamacare and other job-killing policies are the reason for the president’s decline in popularity.”

Nevertheless, as the case over the decades with democrats, playing the race card when popularity drops is a time honored tradition among democrats as Dupree points out.

“Obama knows the truth, as evidenced in the rest of his statement. He knows he is President largely because he rode the “Let’s make history” hobbyhorse right into the White House, with an adoring media helping him all the way,” said Dupree.

“But as his star fades, he’s going to play the race card as often as needed to try and prop up his dismal Presidency.”

The full New Yorker story can be obtained here.

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