reply to post by JaxonRoberts
He won the election. He had huge approval ratings going into his presidency. He won the Nobel Prize in his first few months! Obviously racism
wasn't all that apparent or effective at that time. I am a Republican, and a Tea Partier, and I voted FOR Obama. I know many others like me that
did the same.
Then, something happened. "Hope" and "Change" actually meant more of the same. The bailout money went to big banks and big corporations and it
didn't help the common American in the least. The Healthcare "reform" became Social Medicine, with stipulations that penalized
middle-working-class Americans yet again. Gitmo didn't close, the troops didn't come home, the transparency never happened, and instead we are into
a new war in Libya, blowing up homes that looks a lot like assassination attempts, and then we murder OBL, when he is the single biggest wealth of
information on our current enemies that ever lived!! We torture prisoners in Abu Ghraib to find out worthless tidbits, but we kill OBL and toss his
body out to sea?
Sorry, but racism didn't have a dam thing to do with the change in my opinion, or the opinions of the other Conservatives in my area.
Obama is the same race and religion now that he was when he got elected, yet his approval rating is only half as good. How can any intelligent person
think race is the issue? The race hasn't changed, the religion hasn't changed, many of us voted for this guy, and now we realize he is just another
polished politician, and his campaign was all bunk.
If he did happen to change his race, right now, and he stepped out white as new snow, and got Baptized on national television, it wouldn't change a
thing. His policies still suck, his decision making is still suspect, his campaign was still lies, and he still doesn't stand a chance at being
Furthermore, there was a contingency of racists before the election, and there were plenty of whispers that he would never survive as a sitting
president. Here we are 2 years later, he is still alive, he is beginning his campaign for re-election, and there hasn't been any serious attempt to
do away with him. Even among the hardcore racists, the whispers have subsided. He is a terrible president, he is black, and he has a Muslim name
similar to America's #1 enemy, and yet, he is ruling comfortably, and getting his agenda pushed through, with no violent backlash.
Racism is dead and gone. Obama is the proof of that. His critics have plenty of fodder without bringing race into it. In my opinion, racism should
never be spoken of again in any circles. We elected a half-black, half-white, Christian, with a Muslim name, born in Hawaii, schooled in foreign
lands, and he has survived his term so far, and he has made progress on a very liberal agenda, and yet his supporters are still crying racism?
I'll never understand that argument.