By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama’s legacy is one of mostly unfulfilled promises, including:
( )Cut the federal deficit by one-half(He doubled it!)
( )Reduce unemployment to 6% (Stands at just below 8%)
( )Close GITMO
( )Reset relations with Russia (renewed cold war!)
( )Restore world respect for US (laughable!)
Obama also promised to usher in a “post-racial” era in order to bring Americans together.
The result? Another full- throated disaster for our president and America!
In the four years since Obama hijacked the Oval Office, racial tensions in America have grown more aggravated and the races are less tolerant of one another.
“Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.
Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some people’s more favorable views of blacks.
Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly.
In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey. When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56 percent, up from 49 percent during the last presidential election. In both tests, the share of Americans expressing pro-black attitudes fell.
“As much as we’d hope the impact of race would decline over time … it appears the impact of anti-black sentiment on voting is about the same as it was four years ago,” said Jon Krosnick, a Stanford University professor who worked with AP to develop the survey.”
Notwithstanding the vaunted survey, two pertinent questions remain unanswered:
1. What about black racism? Why is there no critique of the fact that despite 14% unemployment among blacks, that demographic continues to register greater than 90% support for the black president?
2. Are the increases in negative views about blacks attributable, at least in part, to a failed presidency in which, among other things, the black president and Attorney General appear to harbor anti-white prejudice?
Perhaps the best way to improve race relations would be to remove the failed Barack Obama from power?