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Dick Morris: The End of the Post-racial Presidency
Newsmax ^ | 16 Jul 2010 | Dick Morris

Posted on 07/18/2010 6:26:55 AM PDT by Publius804

The very basis of Barack Obama's entire political career has been the assertion that he is one of the first examples of a post-racial politician.

Obama consciously eschewed the notion that his presidency was notable for the triumph of a black politician and focused, instead, on what it said about the irrelevance of race to the political process.

When the Clintons sought to inject race into the election by harping on the polarization of black support for Obama and likening his triumph in the South Carolina primary to that of Jesse Jackson, the Obama supporters cried foul and accused the former first couple of injecting race into the contest.

Now, Obama is letting his supporters strip away his image of a post-racial president by their increasingly racial rhetoric and his support for radical black activists.

Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to prosecute the new Black Panther members so obviously guilty of racial intimidation at the Philadelphia polling places in 2008 is of a piece with the NAACP's loud denunciation of the tea party movement as racists, likening it to the White Citizens Councils of the segregationist past.

And the Obama administration's decision to sue to overturn the Arizona immigration law — despite the fact that Americans approve of the statute, and disapprove of the lawsuit to void it, by 59-28 — is an attempt to foundation his appeal to Latino voters in racial terms.

In a bid to increase enthusiasm and, therefore, turnout among minority voters, Barack Obama is sacrificing his white support and his non-racial image.

Already, the results of this disastrous strategy are apparent. The latest FoxNews/Opinion Dynamics survey shows that his job approval among Democrats has fallen from 84 percent two weeks ago to a mere 76 percent today.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; race; racism

1 posted on 07/18/2010 6:26:57 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

” The latest FoxNews/Opinion Dynamics survey shows that his job approval among Democrats has fallen from 84 percent two weeks ago to a mere 76 percent today. “

This is good news? ;-)


2 posted on 07/18/2010 6:29:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Publius804

Morris has it wrong. He thought Hussein said post-racial butit was really post-Anglo.


3 posted on 07/18/2010 6:29:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Publius804

remember obozo’s indictment of the white cop?

he’s a communist/marxist/islamicist using race to indict and destroy america.


4 posted on 07/18/2010 6:30:34 AM PDT by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: Publius804

Any administration that operates by the rules of Saul Alinsky (don’t let a crisis go to waste), will never surrender the race card. It’s considered the highest trump.


5 posted on 07/18/2010 6:31:01 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Publius804

The GOP always knew he was a World Class Race Baiter, but the media’s constant presentation created the myth of him being this “post racial” type.

Now, unfortunately for America, there is clear, indisputable, and compelling data and evidence to the fact that he’s his the biggest racial pimp to ever hold office.

Because of the Media now America will have to endure things like Holder’s “Reverse Sheet” Policy where the Government uses its apparatus to systematically apply racism towards white people.


6 posted on 07/18/2010 6:33:08 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Publius804

The GOP always knew he was a World Class Race Baiter, but the media’s constant presentation created the myth of him being this “post racial” type.

Now, unfortunately for America, there is clear, indisputable, and compelling data and evidence to the fact that he’s his the biggest racial pimp to ever hold office.

Because of the Media now America will have to endure things like Holder’s “Reverse Sheet” Policy where the Government uses its apparatus to systematically apply racism towards white people.


7 posted on 07/18/2010 6:33:15 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: R0CK3T

How many in the upper levels of the GOP knew who was pulling the Fuhrer’s strings and how far back the plot to destroy our country was conceived? Silence at all levels seems very suspicious as well as sinister, don’t ya think?


8 posted on 07/18/2010 6:42:39 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Publius804

I say he should “stay the course” and double down if
possible.
There are not enough mind-numb black muslim gay child killing communists in this country to propagate his policies or the democrats in general.


9 posted on 07/18/2010 7:03:42 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Publius804
All Obama knows about "white folk" is what he learned
from the few he has ever associated with.

Like his "typical white person" grandmother,


and his terrorist buddy, Bill Ayers.

10 posted on 07/18/2010 7:04:18 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (If November does not turn out well, then beware of December.)
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To: Publius804

“In a bid to increase enthusiasm and, therefore, turnout among minority voters, Barack Obama is sacrificing his white support and his non-racial image.”

I don’t know that this is true. Seems from early days on Obama has been sacrificing his white support and increasingly since then.


11 posted on 07/18/2010 7:05:31 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: chickadee
...Any administration that operates by the rules of Saul Alinsky (don’t let a crisis go to waste), will never surrender the race card. It’s considered the highest trump.

WAKE UP AMERICA


President Panther speaks...
12 posted on 07/18/2010 7:11:12 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Publius804

Obama has done more to hurt the black population than anyone we know. I believe that it will be a long time before people of this country will trust a black person in the Oval office again. Look at the people surrounding the President that are black that are crooks of the first order. Look at how he, or his people, have allowed black organizations break our laws and not be held accountable.


13 posted on 07/18/2010 7:18:31 AM PDT by RC2
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To: R0CK3T

The TV and news media will support him 1005 no matter what. Until Americans cancel sat and cable TV then it is over. He is in control. Forget Fox News because of the 7% or more Saudi ownership. Murdoch was behind the Ilamification of the UK by back Bliar to the hilt.


14 posted on 07/18/2010 7:36:04 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: BobP

Seniors and baby boomers who voted for this sure screwed themselves and did younger folks.

He really hates old white people because most are smarter than younger white people.


15 posted on 07/18/2010 7:38:58 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: Boxsford

Zero knows he is a one-hit wonder. He is trying to accomplish the maximum amount of damage in the time he has.


16 posted on 07/18/2010 7:43:18 AM PDT by TStro
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To: BobP
WAKE UP AMERICA

How can we wake up 1/3 of America that have no brains and live on government handouts.

17 posted on 07/18/2010 8:11:26 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: BenLurkin

Obama is post-AMERICAN.


18 posted on 07/18/2010 8:41:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RC2

Everything you point out is true, of course, but probably fewer than 10% of voters know these facts. Americans are, by and large, willfully ignorant of the abuses by politicians and are snookered time and again by demagogues promising the moon. Obama’s nature was out there during the election for all to see if you were inclined to look and read.


19 posted on 07/18/2010 8:52:31 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: stephenjohnbanker

76% doesn’t sound so ‘mere’ to me.


20 posted on 07/18/2010 9:07:44 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: R0CK3T

With just a few exceptions the media still refuses to hold him to task over his decisiveness.


21 posted on 07/18/2010 9:09:13 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: TStro

I continue to maintain Obozo’s marxist, narcissist personalty will either (1) never allow 2012 elections or (2) know his ACORN/SEIU voter fraud will insure his “election”.


22 posted on 07/18/2010 9:13:37 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Publius804

Obama is sacrificing his white support and his non-racial image.
Expected wonder just how good Obama voters feel now? he’s all yours and all the problems are on your hands.


23 posted on 07/18/2010 9:20:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ExTexasRedhead
How many in the upper levels of the GOP knew who was pulling the Fuhrer’s strings and how far back the plot to destroy our country was conceived? Silence at all levels seems very suspicious as well as sinister, don’t ya think?

There's little differences in the "two" parties anymore. Most of them feel inshrined in Washington, and would sell their mothers to keep their status, no matter how much it stinks.

24 posted on 07/18/2010 9:35:39 AM PDT by janetgreen ( SICK OF TRAITOROUS POLITICIANS)
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To: newfreep

then we’ll have a revolt on our hands ... that’s pretty obvious ...


25 posted on 07/18/2010 9:58:28 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Truth be told, you are completely right! The elephants are too quiet while the Jack Asses take our country apart and then and then to “rescue” America, the Pubbies will come in and slow the lurch towards socialism. Notice I used the word ‘slow’. They never go in and say that we will repeal the whole slate of socialist policies and get back to Freedom and Liberty.


26 posted on 07/18/2010 2:09:08 PM PDT by rambo316
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To: stephenjohnbanker

It means that 25% of self-identified Democrats are disappointed in him.

While it doesn’t mean they would vote Republican, it
doesn’t bode well for his re-election if they don’t show up at the polls.


27 posted on 07/18/2010 3:30:36 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: janetgreen; ExTexasRedhead

McCain, Soros, Pelosi, Graham......what’s the difference?


28 posted on 07/18/2010 4:03:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: happygrl

It can also mean Hillary has a shot.


29 posted on 07/18/2010 8:07:38 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Obama: A government to shove the people, deny the people, and ignore the people)
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To: Rennes Templar

Yes, but remember that she would battle the same high negatives that Sarah Palin would.

Plus, I’m not sure that this country wants to establish Bush-Clinton dynasties.


30 posted on 07/18/2010 11:21:48 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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