“I think there’s a reason attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in southern states,” he said. “So are there folks who whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those who champion the birther movement, feeding off of bias, absolutely.”
Here’s a video of his outrageous comments:
This prompted a smackdown by Ben Shapiro, who wrote at the Daily Wire:
That’s not accurate. The gap is actually between urban voters (59 percent for Clinton) and rural voters (62 percent for Trump), and along educational lines (voters in the 50 counties with the highest percentage of college degrees voted for Clinton by a margin of 26 percent, voters in the 50 lowest voted for Trump by 31 percent). But Obama’s using the old, hackneyed myth that says that southern white people became Republicans because they’re racist, and that’s why they didn’t vote for him. In fact, after the Civil Rights Act, racist politicians stayed Democrats, and the voting shift toward Republicans in the south began in the 1950s thanks to the economic boom and the Cold War, as Mona Charen points out.
But Democrats can’t back off of this rhetoric – they’re too tied down to identity politics to recognize their own role in abandoning a key element of their electorate. So instead of attributing Republicans’ newfound sanguinity on big government to the ugly-but-typical follow-the-leader mentality that dominates politics, they’ve attributed it to racism – Valerie Jarrett said yesterday that Republicans may have only fought big government when Obama was president because of his race. So did David Axelrod.
“Their desire to stop him was also going to have devastating consequences for the American people, and why? Was some of it race, or was it the politics, or the power?” Jarrett asked.
“It’s indisputable that there was a ferocity to the opposition and a lack of respect to him that was a function of race,” Axelrod said.
We're used to that at this point. We Southern white straight Christian men are the ultimate SJW punching bags.
— Jarrod (@gtg991z) December 8, 2016
Bingo. The fact is, Obama has been and continues to be the most divisive president this country has ever had. People don’t oppose him because of his race, they oppose him because he’s a radical leftist — and that’s being polite.
Democrats continue to maintain that the bulk of Republican whites are racist, while the bulk of those who support Democrats aren’t – even though the polling data simply doesn’t support that. Democrats continue to target the South as more racist than the North, although the evidence doesn’t support this notion; Gallup found in 2013, “The South, a part of the country that one would not historically associate with racial harmony, does not actually fare as poorly as some other parts of the United States in terms of race and ethnic relations or racial or ethnic integration…. the South may no longer trail the rest of the country when it comes to specific measures of residential integration and of attitudes toward black-white relations.”
But as we’ve seen, Democrats aren’t interested in anything other than grabbing power by any means necessary, even if that includes fomenting a second bloody civil war.
- Crybaby Obama: Everyone picks on me because I’m different
- Obama’s race baiting lecture at the Dallas memorial worthy of rotten tomatoes
- Kevin Jackson hammers race hustler Obama for Dallas cop killings (Video)
- Washington Post: Even American food is RACIST
- Mike Huckabee Asks Nancy Pelosi: ARE YOU RACIST OR JUST DUMB?
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