Oprah Winfrey was quoted this week saying that the reason President Obama's popularity has plummeted is because of, "RACISM!" She continued, "There is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs because he's African-American. It's the kind of thing that nobody ever says but everyone is thinking it." She added that older people "marinated" in bigotry "may have to die" before America's racism ends.
I couldn't help but wonder why she pulled out the race card on this one. She uses it on a regular basis, but I'm surprised at this one. If racism was the reason his approval rating is so low, how did he get elected and reelected in the first place? If we are stooping to this kind of logic, shouldn't Romney, who lost the election to Obama be declaring racism? All of the last 8 presidents before Obama sank to a lower approval rating than Obama's rating right now. Doesn't that mean that Obama is accorded more respect than presidents who were white?
I'm so old-fashioned and out-of-touch, I don't understand much of things going on in this world. I am pleading with all of you out there who visit my website, and there are thousands of you, to place your comments at the bottom of this blog. I have seen many African-Americans speak out against Obama, does that make them racists?
I have two questions: Is Oprah a racist against whites? And is Obama doing a great job as our president?