by Matt Lacy –
Supporters of President Barack Obama are pulling out the race card on multiple fronts including calling tea party members racist and that Obama is not really the country’s first black president.
During the 2008 presidential campaign and following the election, it was widely touted that the election was historic because for the first time in American history, a black man had been elected president. This accomplishment was widely reported in international media outlets.
Over the past 3 ½ years, critics of Obama have been assailed for criticizing the president’s policies saying that to do so is racist.
Recently James Earl Jones said on the syndicated Smiley and West show that “I think I have figured out the Tea Party.”
He went on to say to compare them with his racist grandmother. “I think I I do understand racism because I was taught to be one by my grandmother. My grandmother was part Cherokee-Choctaw Indian part black, she hated everybody and she taught all of her children and grandchildren to be racist to hate white people and to distrust black people.”
However, according to actor Morgan Freeman, who supports the president, Obama is not really a black man at all.
In an interview with NPR he said, “First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America,”
He went on to say, “There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet. He’s not America’s first black president. He’s America’s first mixed-race president.” Obama’s father was from Kenya.”
In another attempt to inject race into the election, a liberal group announced that Mitt Romney was too white for black voters.
The Message, an online media hub headed by a former New York Times reporter and an ex-Media Matter executive produced a video satire saying Romney is so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.”
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