Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, argued that President Obama has struggled during his first term due to racially-motivated opposition from conservatives who dislike having a black president.
“This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime,” Rye said during CSPAN’s Q&A yesterday. “I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black. You know, whether it’s questioning his intellect or whether or not he’s Ivy League. It’s always either he’s not educated enough or he’s too educated; or he’s too black or he’s not black enough; he’s too Christian or not Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine line to even be successful.”
She said that “a lot” of conservative opposition is racially-charged, citing the use of the word “cool” in an attack ad launched by Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS superPAC.
“There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said. “And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren’t asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that’s the number one person they’d love to have a beer with. So, if that’s not cool I dont know what is.
She added that “even ‘cool,’ the term ‘cool,’ could in some ways be deemed racial [in this instance].”
Full story here.
- Don Rickles bombs with racially insensitive Barack Obama joke (thegrio.com)
- (“Barack Obama is a Father Figure to his naive, blind, and delusional followers.”) Prison Planet.com ” Why Mankind Is Screwed: The People Are Children, And Leaders Are Fathers (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Arizona Sheriff Not Backing Down On Obama Birth Issue (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Rand Paul: There’s a ‘sickness’ in the country (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Obama’s Literary Agent: Obama ‘Born In Kenya’ (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Obama Campaign Data Mining U.S. Citizens (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” The Next US President Will Be…. (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Teacher Yells At Student: Criminal Offense to Criticize Obama (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Obama mocks Romney, Secret Service at correspondents’ dinner (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Don Rickles Tells Obama Racial Joke, May Have Gone Too Far (inquisitr.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” BBC Planning Huge New Conspiracy Hit Piece (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Ron Paul, Don’t Destroy Yourself (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Memorial Day: Among post-9/11 veterans, deepening antiwar sentiment (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Articles: Obama’s Sons: They Are Real for Him (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: “Hash-Mark” (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Thus Always to Tyrants (“Why The Word “Tyrant” Accurately Describes Obama”) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Support Romney, Ron Paul if he runs, or other? (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- ABC Portrays Obama Admin Pursuing Security Leaks – Not As Possible Source of Them (gunnyg.wordpress.com)