This week marks the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama as the nation’s first black commander in chief. From the time he’s stepped foot in office, many people realized that he’d have it rough, not only because of his political stances, but because of the color of his skin. In a recent New Yorker profile, Obama acknowledges just that, but also points out the opposite.
“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 says. “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.”
The quote came in a section of the story about his declining poll numbers among white voters over the last year. He also lost the voting demographic by a wide margin in his 2012 re-election bid, the article notes.
It was these comments that led to Sarah Palin slamming the president during her “celebratory” Martin Luther King Jr. day post on Facebook.
I’m quite sure there are people patiently awaiting Obama’s last days in the office, so they can get “their” country “back”.