Obama Says Race a Key Component in Tea Party Protests

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  1. Obama Says Race a Key Component in Tea Party Protests
    In a new book, President Obama talks candidly about race and the presidency

    By Kenneth T. Walsh
    Posted: March 2, 2011

    Excerpt from page 3

    But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race was still a problem. In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn't helping them nearly enough, he said.

    A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to "take back" their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.

    His goal, he said, was to be as effective and empathetic a president as possible for all Americans. If he could accomplish that, it would advance racial progress for blacks more than anything else he could do.

  2. pspr


    Obama is a lying SOB. He is just trying to use the race card to try and define the Tea Party. He has the most racist administration in last 50 years and probably the most racist Justice Department in history.
  3. Of course it couldn't have anything to do with his lies, incompetence and socialist welfare state agenda.
  4. You can feel it, the whole democratic "party" is falling off the rails!