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Racism Continues To Haunt American Presidency As Job Approval Ratings Plummet Further

Analysis: Race issues beset Obama’s “post-racial” presidency.  Reuters.

When the media from across the pond can see it for what it is, yet the news outlets here refuse to touch the subject, you know it must be true.

The issue surfaced this week when the Agriculture Department pushed a black official to resign after allegations she discriminated against a white farmer, only to apologize a day later for acting too quickly and without the facts.

Some said the White House was too eager to prove to its critics on the right that it does not favor blacks.

Last July — in the heat of the White House fight for its healthcare overhaul — when Obama was subjected to scathing criticism for saying police had “acted stupidly” when they arrested Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates, who is black, on charges he was breaking into his own home.

More recently, the Justice Department dismissed voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party, prompting criticism from conservative groups who said the black president was unwilling to prosecute fellow blacks for civil rights violations.

So much for the election promises of a new era, where race appeared to transcend politics to the highest office in the land.  America’s first Black president has proven, not all that glitters is gold.  The luster behind Barack Obama continues to dull, as his capabilities as a community organizer clash with that of an effective leader.

July 21, 2010 – Obama Approval Drops To Lowest Point Ever, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Independent Voters Turn On President Since Honeymoon .  Quinnipiac University.

A year after President Barack Obama’s political honeymoon ended, his job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44 – 48 percent, his worst net score ever, and American voters say by a narrow 39 – 36 percent margin that they would vote for an unnamed Republican rather than President Obama in 2012, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

A Year After Honeymoon Ends, Whites, Men and Independents Desert Obama.  WSJ.  Summary.

…the last year has convinced an awful lot of the folks who hadn’t voted Democratic for president in some time before supporting President Obama to rethink their politics with an eye toward returning to their political roots.

Must be bad when the fuel that drove Obama into the White House was the tenure of his predecessor, George Bush.  And now the polar opposite appears to be setting the stage for any opponent to take the next election.  Time will tell.