Obama Explains His Dropping Poll Numbers By Claiming Racism Rather Than Admitting His Lies Over ObamaCare Have Caught Up With Him
Too funny. A sitting President who has now been elected twice and is currently in power for over 5 years is claiming some racist people out there are JUST NOW DISCOVERING that there's some kind of black fellow in the White House.
And this is what has led to his poll numbers dropping to below 40% approval recently.
In recent comments during an interview with New Yorker magazine, President Obama made the claim 'racial animus' is the cause of his sagging approval rating the past few months:
President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on theNew Yorker magazine’s website today.
“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 said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.
Standard racial demagoguery. Deflect attention from the fact there are people out there with very real issues with your policies & where they are taking the country by constantly floating the idea they're just a bunch of racists all upset there's a black guy running the country from the White House.
In fact, as the polls show, it's quite evident why Obama's poll numbers have dropped the past few months:
“Poll after poll makes it very clear that Obamacare and other job-killing policies are the reason” for the president’s decline in popularity, Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer said in a phone interview today.
Getting ObamaCare passed by the skin of it's teeth by relentlessly lying to the American people about what the new law would actually do to them will go down in history as the biggest political dirty trick ever.
Democrats actually thought they'd be able to handle pretty well any sort of backlash once their litany of lies about ObamaCare were exposed when the law actually began to take effect. After all, they have the mainstream media on their side, helping them sell the reform and doing it's level best to mitigate the building backlash by helping to spin the abject failures.
In fact, the mainstream media covering for Obama relentlessly explains why it's taken THIS LONG for his poll numbers to drop as low as they have. If we had a mainstream press that was holding Obama accountable the same way they went after President Bush, Obama's job approval would have dropped into the toilet years ago. Instead of holding Obama accountable as watchdogs on behalf of the people, the mainstream media has been shown time and again to be completely in the tank on his behalf. They do their level best to spin away any damage from Obama, the exact opposite of what they would do for a Republican President.
Unfortunately, spin is of limited value in a situation where millions of Americans are forced to confront the reality of the ACA every single month as they struggle to find new insurance coverage that they can actually afford. People paying hundreds of dollars more a month for their health insurance - or being forced to go without any insurance at all for now - are going to continue to see that the Democrat's increasingly desperate rhetoric does not match their experience.
If Democrats think things are bad now, just wait a year. If the Employer Mandate takes effect this year - assuming Obama doesn't just delay it again - more than half the 157 million Americans who currently have their health insurance provided by their employers will be losing their coverage and have to go to the exchanges to find new plans. When more than 75 million Americans are suddenly demanding answers about what just happened to them, expect to see Obama refuse to honestly own up to what his reform did.
What's he going to say then? 75 million more people just discovered there's a black man in the White House?
If it's laughably funny right now that Obama's trying to pass off his declining popularity & job approval as being due to racism, you haven't seen anything yet.