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CBC staff: Opposition to Obama is racist

Posted By admin On June 11, 2012 @ 12:33 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Joel Gehrke
Washington Examiner [1]
Monday, June 11, 2012

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].”

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[1] Washington Examiner: http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbc-staff-opposition-obama-racist/592346

[2] Secret Labour plan to increase immigration for social reasons dismissed public’s opposition as ‘racist’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-labour-plan-to-increase-immigration-for-social-reasons-dismissed-publics-opposition-as-racist.html

[3] Washington Post: Opposition to Obama grows — strongly: http://www.prisonplanet.com/washington-post-opposition-to-obama-grows-%e2%80%94-strongly.html

[4] Obama administration moves to aid Syrian opposition: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-moves-to-aid-syrian-opposition.html

[5] NAACP President Compares Opposition to Obama to Racism Throughout World History: http://www.prisonplanet.com/naacp-president-compares-opposition-to-obama-to-racism-throughout-world-history.html

[6] Map shows world’s ‘most racist’ countries (and the answers may surprise you): http://www.prisonplanet.com/map-shows-worlds-most-racist-countries-and-the-answers-may-surprise-you.html

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