The tattered race-card is once again deployed because Americans are criticizing their President and he happens to be black. This time it was waved around by Oprah Winfrey while in the UK shilling for her new film:
Oprah Winfrey has been a prominent supporter of Barack Obama. She thinks that both he and the Office of President have been treated with contempt because of the colour of his skin.
“There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”
“Everybody” … got that? “Everybody” is thinking it.
No one could be basing their conclusion about him on the apparent fact that he’s an incompetent who happens to be black. No one could be thinking that his political agenda defines him and they oppose it. No one could possibly be opposed to him because his actions have directly effected their lives in a negative way (see ObamaCare), could they?
No all “everybody” ever thinks about is how black he is and how badly they hate him for that (never mind the cognitive dissonance that must exist in order to ignore his election and re-election and reach this conclusion).
This is what normally happens when one personally invests in a politician and has to find a way to excuse their miserable failure. Winfrey put a lot of personal capital on the line for Obama and essentially understands he’s failing but refuses to see the real reasons for why that’s happening. Instead she turns to the old and dependable habit of crying “race”.
The problem is the race card has been so overplayed in the past that it simply has little if any sting left. It has been used so often and so ineptly for so long that people (other than liberals perhaps) simply don’t take it seriously anymore. It is now considered the last bastion of a person who has no other argument. It is deployed only to try to shut people up.
And that’s especially true in instances like this where the reasons for the Obama failure are so obvious to so many and just as obviously have nothing to do with his race. In fact, they’re glaringly obvious. If there is contempt being shown against Barack Obama it may be because he’s arrogant, self-centered, blame-shifting, condescending, aloof, inept, incompetent and tells fibs.
Why it would matter what color he is after all that remains a mystery.