Is Barack Obama ‘Too Dark’ to Fail?

By John W. Lillpop

Notwithstanding Barack Obama’s naive promise to usher in an age of ‘post-racial’ politics, the fact is that his presidency has led to sharper and deeper divisions among Americans, many of those divisions rooted in racial discord spawned by Barack Obama.

This is so because Obama routinely plays the “we versus them race card' when he speaks to Hispanic groups where he claims that Republicans are the “enemy” which must be punished as in this rant before the 2010 mid-term elections:

If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”

Referring specifically to Republicans such as Senator John McCain, who are stressing border security and supporting strict immigration laws like Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration measure, Mr. Obama said, “Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values”

More recently in October of 2011, again speaking to Hispanics, Obama again played the R card as reported at the reference in part:

In his remarks made yesterday before the administration’s Forum on American Latino Heritage, The Unifier-In-Chief launched into his 2012 campaign strategy themes of class warfare, racism, blaming others all while attempting to pacify the Latino voters.

I ran for President for the same reason many people came to this country in the first place: Because I believe America should be a place where you can always make it if you try; a place where every child, no matter what they look like, where they come from, should have a chance to succeed.

Obama has mastered the art of interweaving the race card into his speeches. This is in stark contrast to vintage 2008 Obama in his beloved “Race Speech/A More Perfect Union” wherein he states:

For we have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division, and conflict, and cynicism. We can tackle race only as spectacle – as we did in the OJ trial – or in the wake of tragedy, as we did in the aftermath of Katrina – or as fodder for the nightly news. We can play Reverend Wright’s sermons on every channel, every day and talk about them from now until the election, and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she’s playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies.

We can do that.

The oddity is that President Barack Obama was elected because of his race by those anxious to eradicate liberal white guilt in combination with people of color acting on their own racist impulses.

The big question facing American in 2012: Is Barack Obama too dark to fail?