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Horrible! Obama Blames Racism For His Lower Approval Ratings
Gateway Pundit ^ | January 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/19/2014 12:54:01 PM PST by Hojczyk

Obama blamed his sinking popularity on racism in his latest interview with the >New Yorker.

It couldn’t possibly be his failed economic policies, the fact that he lied to Americans for years about Obamacare or his destructive foreign policy. No, it’s racism. Bloomberg reported:

President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s website today.

“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 said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.

“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president,” Obama said in his most direct comments on how race has affected his political standing since he’s been in office.

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101 posted on 01/19/2014 1:46:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama as president is like a years and years long gastrointestinal flu. Short of a miracle cure you know you’ll just have to ride it out until it passes.


102 posted on 01/19/2014 1:46:54 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Hojczyk

This has got to be the biggest joke of all time. How about poor performance Obama?


103 posted on 01/19/2014 1:46:55 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: F15Eagle

....”He’ll have them in soup lines, promoting whatever stimulant or depressant necessary to keep them dumbed-down, giving them high deductibles and calling it “insurance”, etc. etc. etc”.....

Am inclined to believe that’s what they want and he’s going to continue this regardless of anything attempted to stop his antics. Such a complete and awful failure this man is....makes one wonder how far he’ll go to regain all the lost ground he believed he had..... Troubling to imagine!


104 posted on 01/19/2014 1:47:14 PM PST by caww
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To: LibertarianLiz
Yep, I told my hubby that if it had been a white guy, with the track record BO had after his first term, he would have been a one-term president (see, Jimmy Carter).

Yep, I told my hubby that if it had been a white guy, with the track record BO had he would have never been the dim candidate in 2008. Hillary would have crushed his skinny ass.

Fixed it for you.

105 posted on 01/19/2014 1:47:51 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: onyx

Go with it dear Onyx!


106 posted on 01/19/2014 1:48:03 PM PST by caww
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To: x
We don't know what the context was or what Remnick asked him to get that response. There are two layers of interpretation here -- the New Yorker interviewer's and the blogger's -- over a comment that might have been meant in different ways.

Here is a link to the original New Yorker article. Please show us the context that neutralizes his comments.

Going the Distance

107 posted on 01/19/2014 1:48:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Hojczyk

Look at it this way. Back in the days of the Great Socialist Workers Paradise called the Soviet Union, if anyone had a problem with the philosophy of the Party, they were found to be “mentally ill”. The most common diagnosis was “sluggish schizophrenia”. So this problem of “racism” as frequently cited by our Great Party Secretary, Barack Hussein Obama, is merely another manifestation of sluggish schizophrenia.


108 posted on 01/19/2014 1:49:34 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: onedoug

“Who cares what color he is? He’s a damned islamist.”

Yes, he is, with their goal of turning this country into an Islamist country as soon as Hussein totally destroys it.


109 posted on 01/19/2014 1:50:01 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bush


110 posted on 01/19/2014 1:53:28 PM PST by funfan
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To: right way right
"I didn’t know marxisim was a race."

I'm not sure "black" is a race.

Check out all the latest DNA research. The "race" categories are far from well-defined.

Putting people into "groups" (race, age, eye color, red/blue state) always means one group is "underserved" somehow. Confusion created by creating groups is a way to obfuscate the truth and undermine the concepts of individual freedom.

Courtesy of Thomas Sowell...

111 posted on 01/19/2014 1:54:02 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: onyx
Ain't this the truth!


112 posted on 01/19/2014 1:54:06 PM PST by caww
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To: RedMDer

Good one!


113 posted on 01/19/2014 1:54:41 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

Done and you were pinged first.
Thanks so much again!


114 posted on 01/19/2014 1:55:02 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: caww

BUMP.


115 posted on 01/19/2014 1:55:39 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama thinks we’re racist against White Arabs?


116 posted on 01/19/2014 1:55:56 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs; All

Obama thinks we’re racist against White Arabs?


117 posted on 01/19/2014 1:57:25 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Hojczyk

“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 said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.

I like the idea of a black president. Perhaps a black president such as Thomas Sowell. I don’t dislike you because you’re black. I dislike you because you are trying to ruin my country.


118 posted on 01/19/2014 1:57:27 PM PST by debrawiest (Because a sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free.)
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To: Lazamataz

I think his statement will tick people off who voted for him and don’t like his policies. It may actually make his ratings go lower. Next song he will be whistling is “Limbo Rock”
How low can you go.


119 posted on 01/19/2014 1:57:29 PM PST by funfan
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To: Hojczyk

Oh noes, Mister Whiner.


120 posted on 01/19/2014 1:58:43 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Hojczyk; starman
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121 posted on 01/19/2014 1:59:35 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Rainbow Rising

Don’t you love the visual of Obama coming off of Air Force One, styling, with his fists clenched, shaking them up and down, like an idiot teenager showing off. I have prayed, just once, Lord, just once, please let that emaciated prick do a header on those stairs. I’m sorry, Lord, I should not say that. But, if you allowed Jerry Ford do it, can you let the Muslim do a facesmash while the cameras roll?


122 posted on 01/19/2014 2:03:29 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Hojczyk

When you have absolutely nothing left just play the race card.


123 posted on 01/19/2014 2:04:05 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Hojczyk

I had a guy whom I thought to be reasonably intelligent just tell me that the only reason Obama is criticized is because he is black.

So much for thinking he was reasonably intelligent.


124 posted on 01/19/2014 2:04:39 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Hojczyk
[Obama] said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity

He has done his level best to foment those tensions.

125 posted on 01/19/2014 2:06:47 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Starstruck
"Racism is why he is in the White House."

I think it has more to do with single white females and their sexual fantasies, obedience, and/or retaliation against their fathers.

126 posted on 01/19/2014 2:06:50 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Hojczyk

The immaturity of this man child is simply astounding though expected for a liberal.

To a liberal, their beliefs are never to blame for anything. It’s always the fault of those who differ with them or some “boogeyman”.


127 posted on 01/19/2014 2:08:34 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Hojczyk

Imagine if President Bush had said....”You know, some black folks don’t like white Presidents. On the other hand, some whites and a few black cut me some slack cause I’m white.”


128 posted on 01/19/2014 2:12:16 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Hojczyk

What a moron.

How about not knowing what the heck you are doing? Or possibly not giving a rats A$$ about the American people?


129 posted on 01/19/2014 2:12:44 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Hojczyk

He’s getting obviously desperate. How much opprobrium is Obama getting that actually cites his race (a mongrel mix) as the source of his politics? There is extremely little of this! And it is because stupid is color blind.


130 posted on 01/19/2014 2:12:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Barack if anything is getting a mound of mulligans on account of his race.


131 posted on 01/19/2014 2:14:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Hojczyk

Every time he talks, I find another reason to hate him.


132 posted on 01/19/2014 2:15:36 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hojczyk

because I’m a black president,”

AAAAH NO! you’re half white who tossed his white mama under the bus its not racism its just plan stupidity and LIES thats taking this country down the drain. Resign now save whatever good you may have now.


133 posted on 01/19/2014 2:15:58 PM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: jazusamo
You said...
“He sees his realm coming down around him so he pulls the race card, he has many more”

That was my first reaction when I read the interview. Like a previous poster said, this is the first time I can remember BHO using the race card so directly since being sworn in.

I also expect alot more of this excuse making, victim hood, ect

134 posted on 01/19/2014 2:20:55 PM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Hojczyk

Seriously? He can’t even man up and take responsibility for the utter disaster the country has become under his watch? Oh, wait, he’s a DemocRat. Responsibility is to them is what holy water is to vampires.


135 posted on 01/19/2014 2:21:43 PM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: bigredkitty1

“Obama Blames Racism For His Lower Approval Ratings”

He started it!

I am not racist I just hate liberals, and 0bamas commie agenda and unfortunately blacks just happen to be liberals and 0bama supporters.

The rest is just collateral damage.


136 posted on 01/19/2014 2:26:18 PM PST by Johnny_cash (10 out of 10 idiots voted for 0Bama!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

He was elected by racists. 100 percent of the people who voted for him are racist.

Thanks Hojczyk.


137 posted on 01/19/2014 2:28:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Hojczyk

who knew ‘flaming failure’ was a race


138 posted on 01/19/2014 2:28:54 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: bigredkitty1

i hate him ‘cause he’s a lying, conniving, america hating, dick smoking, power usurping douchebag who’s absolutely doing his best to destroy this country.


139 posted on 01/19/2014 2:30:35 PM PST by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: Hojczyk
obama forgets he's a mulatto and forgets that if it weren't for white people, he wouldn't have been elected either time.
140 posted on 01/19/2014 2:30:42 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama is saying being black and incompetent are equivalent. Pretty racist assumption.


141 posted on 01/19/2014 2:32:59 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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142 posted on 01/19/2014 2:35:12 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LMAO

Int’l Commies, 1950: Your mission, Mrs. Dunham, should you choose to accept it, is to get yourself a grandbaby we can groom to be POTUS. However, this specimen needs to be reasonably black to fung shei with our demographic plans. We have a ton of black studs to ensure ‘consummation’.

Grandma Dunham: Thank heavens. You babysit Stanley for a while. That child is giving me migraines.

Int’l Commies, 1960: Start knitting, you are about to be a grandma.


143 posted on 01/19/2014 2:36:15 PM PST by txhurl
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To: caww

A real ‘leader.’ What a freakin 2 year old.


144 posted on 01/19/2014 2:36:34 PM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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To: Hojczyk

Pitiful statements from a pitiful fag.


145 posted on 01/19/2014 2:38:36 PM PST by rdb3 (Drive for show, putt for dough. No wonder why I stayed broke on the links!)
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To: Hojczyk
"Obama Blames Racism For His Lower Approval Ratings"

Maybe the approvals rating reflect that not 100% of African Americans support him, or his leftist policies.

146 posted on 01/19/2014 2:40:22 PM PST by Dacus943
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To: Milton Miteybad
Hey...Mr. President...I got yer “racism” hangin’ right heah, little pal. Heh, heh...heh, heh...

I wouldn't say that. He might view it as a possibility for a date.

148 posted on 01/19/2014 2:44:11 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Hojczyk

It’s come to this. I wonder if he will continue to ratchet the racism into the midterms.


149 posted on 01/19/2014 2:45:38 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This is a balanced statement.
Don’t think there is any meat on the bones of this claim.

“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,

Now, the flip side of it is
there are some black folks and maybe some white folks
who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt
precisely because I’m a black president,” Obama said


150 posted on 01/19/2014 2:52:59 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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