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Obama Plays the Race Card

At a Washington fundraiser Monday night, President Obama subtly played the race card, suggesting that Republican presidential candidates would deny people opportunity based on the color of their skin.

Here’s what the president said during the event before what a press pool reporter described as “an enthusiastic crowd of young supporters in ballroom of Capital Hilton Hotel.”

Everything we fought for during the last election is at stake in this election. The very core of what this country stands for is on the line — the basic promise that no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, this is a place where you could make it if you try.  The notion that we’re all in this together, that we look out for one another — that’s at stake in this election.  Don’t take my word for it.  Watch some of these debates that have been going on up in New Hampshire.

The phrase “no matter what you look like” is a clear reference to race. Obama is indicating that if he loses the election, opportunity for those who are a certain color or ethnicity will be denied. He completes the thought by pointing to the debates in New Hampshire, associating the Republican candidates with the possibility of racial or ethnic discrimination.

This is not the first time Obama has used such a formulation. In remarks Oct. 12 to a group of Latinos, Obama said:

I believe America should be a place where you can always make it if you try; a place where every child, no matter what they look like, where they come from, should have a chance to succeed . . . I still believe in that America.  I believe we can be that America again.

The implication here is that under George W. Bush, America became less of a place where one could make it “no matter what they look like.”

Michelle Obama, during an October fundraiser, also suggested Republican victory would lead to discrimination.

Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just the few at the top?  Or will we give every child — every child  — a chance to succeed, no matter where she’s from, or what she looks like, or how much money her parents are?  Who are we?  That’s what’s at stake here.

Obama’s comments Monday night are the latest sign that race, which Obama – much to his credit – and others were successful in minimizing as an issue in 2008, will become an unfortunate part of the 2012 campaign.

Some, including the Wall Street Journal, have accused Attorney General Eric Holder of practicing racial politics by attacking state voter ID laws as harmful to minorities. New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal last week ascribed racial motivations to political attacks by Republicans against Obama. Rosenthal and others have suggested that Republican candidates are sinisterly using code words for race in their remarks.

222 Responses to Obama Plays the Race Card

  1. It’s mighty pitiful that this sad excuse for a president has to resort to race mongering,class warfare,and fear tactics instead of running on the positive aspects of his record–OOPS,There Are None! Oh well,unfortunately we have all seen this race card played many times before and nobody except his hard core base will give it any more than a passing laugh anyway.

  2. Unless the GOP candidate’s motive for being elected president is to execute everyone in America under 130 years of age, then he, or she, or anyone, even someone they just dragged out from under a bridge, would be better than Mein Führer Obama.

    The problem for Obama is that Bush’s presidency has begun to recede too far into the past for him to continue blaming his predecessor for the current economic mess. He needs a new culprit — and he wants voters to finger congressional Republicans.

    The scandals don’t help any… Either does the failed stimulus… The historic unemployment rate… And he needs to stop bowing.

    Fortunately according to Mein Lord Obama’s own MSM propaganda ministry he’s above it all:

    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas: “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”

    Mein Führer Obama is half white American hillbilly gutter trash and half black African Muslim Jihadist.

  3. Liberals seem focused on physical characteristics like race, where conservatives are more interested in ideas and issues. When Bush (the hated) was elected, liberals attack him for his “smirk”, his “swagger”, his “diminutive stature”, rather than his conservative ideas or ideals. When Florida Attorney General, Katherine Harris, denied the third recount in the 2000 elections because of state law, liberals attacked her for her “three-piece suits”, her “makeup”, and her “hairdo”, while having no criticism of her interpretation of the law. When Sarah Palin was picked to run with John McCain, liberals attacked her for her “obsolete hairstyle”, but had nothing to say about her record, policies, ideas, or ideals.

    Obama seems to be the type of person who looks in the mirror and sees a BLACK man. Most American men look in the mirror and see a man. It’s a shame that President Obama, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder, seem obsessed with race when most Americans no longer consider it an issue at all.

  4. You’re reaching, whitey, but that’s what the white man always does. Makes a non issue into some type of issue just to get other narrow minded white people worked up.

  5. Doesn’t suprise anyone! Obama has brought racism into everyday conversation and is making people numb to the word. The Rev., Obama and his cronies have used that word so much and it only applies in their heads. Sure racism still exists but it was and has been on the decline for decades and the last 3 years it have backslided two decades.

  6. Obama no longer has any hope of uniting us as one people and one nation. All he wants now is to win at any cost and if dividing us by race and class is required to cling to power then that’s what he’ll do. This has become his legacy -along with crushing debt, year after year of high unemployment ,corruption , cynical lies and a weakened national defense. Pathetic. He makes Carter look good by comparison. He will suffer they same national rejection and landslide fate.

  7. To paraphrase Ronaldus Magnus: “There you go AGAIN, Yanking out the race card”.

    Sorry Obama, you and the Black leadership have falsely used it so many times to shut people up that it no longer carries any weight.

  8. I think Obama is the one who is denying opportunity on the color of their skin and the money in their pockets. He doesn’t like rich or white. More and more, he sounds like a black man who thinks he has been a “victim.”

  9. The Whistle-toothed, Stammering Narcissist-in-Chief can’t separate opposition to his policies from himself. God Complex at it’s worst. As Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This clown knows he’s inadequate and resents everyone else for it.

  10. HRRE WE GO WITH TH RACE CARD B.S. Poor people get free education, welfare, ect. well over 10 trillion have been given to blacks alone since the late 60s. Look what free money has done to the race. NOTHING ! 80 % Have NO fathers in them. Leaving the kids to the streets ! This is America ! Anyone can get ahead ! But you have to want too ! Obama is half white ! But threw his white mother under the bus. Talk about racism ! The Obama’s have over 20 years of God Damming the U.S.A. Hating evil whites, jews,ect. If anyone is a racist. It is the Obama’s.

  11. But what about all those that have been told they “deserve” government assistance – per Heritage.org: “Fifty million are on Medicaid, a record high and a whopping 17 percent increase since December 2007. Food stamp enrollment has climbed nearly 50 percent since 2008 and now stands at 40 million, or one in seven people. Ten million Americans receive unemployment benefits, and 4.4 million get direct cash assistance, an 18 percent increase from two years ago. – THESE are the people who WANT to keep him in office – HOW do we show them that JOBS not HAND-OUTS are ” good” and if you DO TRY – you CAN – but FIRST you have to WANT to….

  12. the only ones playing a race card or the democraps & the white house they let the black panthers go with no backlash for theating violence on voters there are so many things I can;t write them all down too many too count!!!!!!

  13. So the same country that elected a black man as President is so racist that without HIM as President, opportunity will only be available to white gringos??? How is that even logical. If there is no equal opportunity in this country under a GOP President, he would never have been elected in the first place. The sad thing is that I suspect that both Obamas believe this narrative.

  14. Are you kidding me? Hasn’t every politician since the inception of this country made broad statements referring to the concept of equality no matter what “race, creed, or color” they might be?

    You are really grasping at straws here. Maybe it’s time to go back school and take a refresher course in journalistic ethics…

  15. Would Rosenthal care to inform Republicans like myself what these racist code words are? Methinks only racists like Rosenthal actually know what these code words are. Someone a while back said ‘socialist’ is a code word for ‘black’ Really? Since when and according to who?
    I would despise obama if he was all white rather than just 1/2. If he was asian or american indian or even italian, like myself, I would despise the SOB for WHAT and WHO he is politiclly. I don’t give a rip that he’s 1/2 black.

  16. Your “explode” comment is on target, and will be the reality of 2012. All you had to do is listen to the insane, cynical speech that Obozo gave in Kansas which set the stage for the powder keg that we are sitting on here in the USA. As a person, I am not a pessimist, but on this I am just a realist. Obamas wrecking crew have infiltrated our economic foundation with their radical fascist green agenda, and with our power grid shrinking with the shutter of coal fired utilities combined with a hot summer and brownouts, there will be a crime wave and riots in the streets. There is a reason for record firearms sales in Nov/Dec. Obozo needs unrest to scare non blacks into not voting our of fear. This is the fascist agenda.

  17. The proof, for the Pantywaist-In-Chief and the First Lardy is as close as the nearest White House mirror – you two twits made it to the White House, but yet, here you are still playing the race card. It makes you repulsive, reprehensible and repugnant. We, the People, are sick of it and sick of you!

    I forget myself for a moment – these two political vampires are incapable of seeing themselves as others see them for the cast no reflection in the glass.

  18. Obummer sure hasn’t done aspiring, black, Democrat politicians many favors. Because of his miserable performance “leading” the country, I seriously doubt there will be another black, Democrat president of the United States in my lifetime…a black, Republican president, perhaps. Had he stuck around, I would have confidently voted for Herman Cain, but I have had enough of racist, black politicians to ever vote for another black Democrat.

  19. The race card again? My Father hails from Cape Town and my Mother from Madrid. You got me the first time around but this time around Fellas. I don’t support failure and this Obama administrations is the textbook example of this with Obama blasting past Bushy baby if that were possible.

  20. First off Michelle Oboomer is a raciest, read her Princeton term Paper on Google… As far as her husband who has no background record that he will release. Playing the race card is all that there small minds can come up with.. If black parents want there children educated, they should do the same thing as White people do, save your money and send the kid to a university… It’s pathetic to listen to these racist’s play the race card

  21. this is exactly why we need to elect ron paul, so that people DON’T get special treatment because of what they look like. reverse racism is racism none-the-less, mr. obama. minorities exist no longer in this country. no more minorities getting jobs and degrees and special loans just because they’re not white. white isn’t a majority. I feel like blacks and hispanics think they deserve special treatment just because they’re black or hispanic. That’s what Ron Paul wants to get rid of, our government identifying us by ethnicities. I don’t think Obama understands this. nor the other GOP contenders. Ron Paul, you’ve got my vote.

  22. “Rosenthal and others have suggested that Republican candidates are sinisterly using code words for race in their remarks.” Ohhhh, kind of like those mysterious messages when you play an album backwards…………

  23. No matter what, with due respect, Mr. and Mrs. Obama, you look like a couple of arrogant fools.
    “Arrogance is an acquired trait, you have to really practice turning your nose up to all the little people.” Ken Seymour circa. 2012

  24. others have taken this apart handily, so I will use my comment to talk about sentence construction:

    “every child [has] a chance to succeed, no matter where she’s from, or what she looks like…”

    oh YUCK! PLEASE! explain to me why saying “she” rather than “he” is any less “sexist.” it isn’t. it’s only confusing and mucks up the language. it is PC run amok.

    OK…grammar sermon over.

  25. here’s what I think, bucko. I think that you are so personally invested in Barack Obama’s success that you can’t see straight. I don’t know why, because I don’t know you. of course, you don’t know me either but that didn’t stop you from calling me and all of us here “racists”–or maybe you refer to all white Christian bitter-clinging submissive-wife…er, what was the rest of that tirade?

    anyway, I won’t bother telling you that you’re wrong. you’ve already made up your mind. but really, you should explore why it matters to you sooooo much that nobody should say anything bad about Obama. people (maybe you?) said terrible things about Bush, and the Republic survived.

  26. Get ready for riots in the streets.

    If Obama win, riots in the streets.
    If Obama loses, riots in the streets.

    Time to get God, gold, guns, and grub.

  27. Playing the race card is what cowards do when they have nothing left to confuse people with… Michelle needs to sit down and shut up!!

  28. What is kind of scary is color will vote for color, like in 2008. And if he can
    get the people from over the border who are here, this fall could be vary
    scary and sad.

  29. This is hilarious.

    This type of stuff happens whenever there is no substance. The Dems can not debate the issues so they try to inflame their segmented constituents. make no mistake about it, Obama needs his constituents to be segmented so that they will all get in line and follow momma duck to the pond.

    Won’t work this time around.

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