But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race was still a problem. In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn't helping them nearly enough, he said.So much for his phony image he first projected in 2004 as a "unifier:"
A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to "take back" their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.
Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America.So who are the real racists?
There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America.
Is it a guy who spends 20 years in a "church" where their motto is "unashamedly Black, unapologetically Christian?" Where anti-Americanism and a "Black Values System" are ascribed to? Is it a guy who says the following:
Is it a guy whose attorney general talks about how Americans are "cowards" when it comes to race issues, and then says combating a case of voter intimidation by a black nationalist group hurts "my people?"
If there's a racist in this equation, it is Barack Hussein Obama. Far from being a "uniting" figure, he is an angry, bitter person with a chip on his shoulder, and he, like his fellow Democrats, liberals and media lapdogs, is using race to intimidate his opponents.