Monday, January 20, 2014

'In honor of MLK': Sarah Palin asks Obama to stop playing race card; Cue massive outrage

What The President Said About Racism Being Responsible For His Failed Policies Is Really, Really Sad - IJ Review

President Obama has taken a big hit to his approval ratings after being awarded Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” for misleading Americans on “keeping your plan” under ObamaCare. But now he’s pulling a familiar card. You got it – the race card.

In an interview with The New Yorker, Obama addressed his falling job-approval ratings:
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.”
Obama has always been more popular than his policies; that is, until recently. He was elected – and reelected – with support from millions of white Americans. The majority of (white) Americans did give him the benefit of the doubt - many of them, precisely because he was America’s first black president, but his policies and results have proved otherwise.

I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and suggest that none of the above has anything to do with the color of Obama’s skin – nor that of any of the other people to whom I referred. It does, however, have everything to do with their respective policies, proposals, ideology and track records. Think about it, America.

‘In honor of MLK’: Sarah Palin asks Obama to stop playing race card; Cue massive outrage - Twitchy

The full message from Sarah Palin’s Facebook post:

Happy MLK, Jr. Day!

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.

You probably guessed what happened next. Here’s just a sampling:


This kind of hate is nothing new: