Oprah Winfrey needs to zip it, worry more about her television station and keep her politics to herself. In a recent interview that the media maven had at the BBC, she said “President Barack Obama is disrespected because he’s black.”
Is she kidding? Well, Ms. Winfrey, racism has nothing to do with it. He is disrespected because he is a liar. When democrats ramble on and on about Bush and how he lied about weapons of mass destruction is he disrespected because of his race? No. When the Democratic party blames all ills on the Republicans and the Tea Party, is it blamed on the color of his skin? No again. But yet the disrespect flows and grows.
President Obama has lied on many occasions. He has flip-flopped on issues, claimed ignorance on many others, and has otherwise woefully mismanaged the office he serves. It has nothing to do with his color. It has all to do with him doing a bad job.
She added, “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American,” she said. “There’s no question about that. And it’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking it.”
Sorry, O, just like when you falsely thought that the salesperson was profiling you — and she wasn’t — you are sadly mistaken again.
Unless this president gets his act together and starts to take responsibility for his actions, he will continually be disrespected, and rightly so.
Look, Bush is still being blamed and disrespected; and he was last voted into office two elections ago — and he is white. So save it, Oprah.
The latest debacle that President Obama has created is his affordable health care mandate, that is neither affordable or attainable. It will not provide insurance for every one. According to a column by Deroy Murdock in the Daily News “the Congressional budget office forecast last May that, even if Obamacare suddenly became as efficient as Swiss Federal Railways, 31 million Americans still will lack coverage in 2033.” So the president has lied yet again, “You can keep your current plan,” no surprise there. Wait, is that bigotry, or reality?
Not for Nuthin’™, but you can add, “I’m offended by these self-important celebrities who fancy themselves the true arbiters of our society,” to my list. Oprah needs to take off her bigot glasses and take a look around. President Obama was elected because of the speeches and promises he made, and now he is being disrespected because he has reneged on almost all of them. The country’s dissatisfaction against him is not because of the color of his skin, but the true color of his character. Racism has nothing to do with it.
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