“Are there people out there who don’t like me because of race? I’m sure there are,” Mr. Obama told CNN. “That’s not the overriding issue here.”Obama understands that race isn't the main issue.
he did not believe his race was the cause of fierce criticism aimed at his administration in the contentious national debate over health care, but rather that the cause was a sense of suspicion and distrust many Americans have in their government.
Unlike most of his clueless left-wing supporters, Obama apparently understands that his policies would be under major attack if he were the whitest white person in America. The president may be naive and weak on foreign policy, and ignorant of economics, but he knows a political loser when he sees one. The left-wing screams of racism have been so constant, and so ridiculous, that most of America can't possibly take them seriously. No doubt Obama also understands that massive overuse of the race card not only diminishes its effectiveness as a weapon, but also raises racial tensions and makes it more likely that real instances of racism will be downplayed.
Ever since Obama was elected, it seems that whenever I criticize him for some action, he turns right around and does something I have to praise him for -- and vice versa. The president deserves serious credit for speaking out on this issue and repudiating the poisonous nonsense of his race-obsessed followers.