Being a black president affects approval rating, says Obama

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“Zuzu's Petals”

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By Brian Wingfield

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First Published Jan 19 2014 06:43 pm • Updated 7 hours ago

Washington • 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 The New Yorker magazine’s website Sunday.

"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.

"Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president," Obama said in his most direct comments on how race has affected his political standing since he’s been in office.

Obama’s second term has been marked by controversies including a partial government shutdown in October, revelations that the National Security Agency has gathered personal mobile phone data and the troubled rollout of health insurance expansion.

Obama’s approval rating among all voters is 39 percent and his disapproval rating is 53 percent, according to a Gallup Poll conducted Jan. 14-16. In the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney won 59 percent of the white vote, compared with Obama’s 39 percent, according to exit polling by a consortium of major news outlets. Obama won 43 percent of the white vote in 2008 against 55 percent for opponent John McCain.

"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.

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No it is the content of his character!

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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He's not black. Somebody tell him that.
I know some white people who voted for him simply because they wanted to be part of "history" and vote for the first "black" president.
Happy MLK day everybody.

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d pantz wrote:
He's not black. Somebody tell him that.
I know some white people who voted for him simply because they wanted to be part of "history" and vote for the first "black" president.
Happy MLK day everybody.
The people who voted for him because he is so-called black have rocks in their heads! There are many normal reasons to vote for someone, color of the skin, is not one. Content of character would be!

Unfortunately, Obama's character is seriously lacking!
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In honor of MLK, Jr Day we can now step back and congratulate Obama for setting Blacks back and erasing all gains since the passage of the Civil Rights laws. There is no redeeming quality contained in his character and he casts doubt on the character of all Blacks. If I were to be wrong, he would have appreciated his role in history and not behaved like ghetto trash.

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How cute. The dumb racist looking to discredit yet another American because they are warriors on the keyboards.
They cannot kill a Spook

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Black Rhino wrote:
How cute. The dumb racist looking to discredit yet another American because they are warriors on the keyboards.
Are you celebrating March 10th

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Black Rhino wrote:
How cute. The dumb racist looking to discredit yet another American because they are warriors on the keyboards.
Who cares? The content of your character is on the same line as Obama, the bottom! Sorry, you are black and it bothers you but there is nothing I can do about it. Try bleach!

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Black Rhino wrote:
How cute. The dumb racist looking to discredit yet another American because they are warriors on the keyboards.
Your boy played the race card. It's all he's got.
Deal with it.

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Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Your boy played the race card. It's all he's got.
Deal with it.
You are a Full of shit hater. How does that feel?

You've pulled the "woe is me, I'm a white male in America" card so many times, it's sickening.

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Zoe Regen wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares? The content of your character is on the same line as Obama, the bottom! Sorry, you are black and it bothers you but there is nothing I can do about it. Try bleach!
Tell yourself whatever helps you sleep at night, bobble head.
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Catman Carrothers had more class and character than baraq o bamah ever can have. Between Catman Carrothers and Nate Turner, o bamah is more like Turner.
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Obama is simply not capable of the administration of a city or state let alone a nation.

Seeing Uganda, Haiti, Somalia or even cities like Harlem or Detroit should have been enough to let people know that certain people like Obama, Marion Berry, Idi Admin in Uganda, Papa Doc in Haiti, lack managerial skills and the ability to plan strategically.

The only folks in Africa cable of in-depth managerial skills perished at the destruction of Carthage.

However the lesson of history is the people refuse to learn from history.

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Tell yourself whatever helps you sleep at night, bobble head.
Me have trouble sleeping because you are black and unhappy? I don't think so. If I were you, I would address the content of character and again, try bleach!

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You are a Full of shit hater. How does that feel?
You've pulled the "woe is me, I'm a white male in America" card so many times, it's sickening.
I absolutely love being a Caucasian female. I am so happy to be married to a Caucasian male who is a conservative union member.

You are just a very sad person and probably need a psychiatrist, a Caucasian medical doctor, would be your best bet. Stay away from African-American docs, like Edward Jackson, M.D. Oh I forgot, he is probably still in the Chillicothe prison!

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Black Rhino wrote:
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You are a Full of shit hater. How does that feel?
You've pulled the "woe is me, I'm a white male in America" card so many times, it's sickening.
Dr. King has a message for you:

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MARTIN LUTHER KING
Is this it? This is what I got all those ass-whoopings for? I had a dream once. It was a dream that little black boys and little black girls would drink from the river of prosperity, freed from the thirst of oppression. But lo and behold, some four decades later, what have I found but a bunch of trifling, shiftless, good-for-nothing n#####s? And I know some of you don't want to hear me say that word. It's the ugliest word in the English language, but that's what I see now: n#####s. And you don't want to be a n####r,'cause n#####s are living contradictions! N#####s are full of unfulfilled ambitions! N#####s wax and wane, n#####s love to complain! N#####s love to hear themselves talk but hate to explain! N#####s love being another man's judge and jury! N#####s procrastinate until it's time to worry! N#####s love to be late, n#####s hate to hurry! Black Entertainment Television is the worst thing I've ever seen in my life! Usher, "Michael Jackson" is *not* a genre of music! And now I'd like to talk about "Soul Plane". I've seen what's around the corner, I've seen what's over the horizon, and I promise you, you n#####s won't have nothing to celebrate. And no, I won't get there with you. I'm going to Canada.
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Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Dr. King has a message for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =M5FR1LGsT7EXX
And Craig Cobb has a message for you:

http://youtu.be/rnQI0DWbCUo

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Zoe Regen wrote:
<quoted text>I absolutely love being a Caucasian female. I am so happy to be married to a Caucasian male who is a conservative union member.

You are just a very sad person and probably need a psychiatrist, a Caucasian medical doctor, would be your best bet. Stay away from African-American docs, like Edward Jackson, M.D. Oh I forgot, he is probably still in the Chillicothe prison!
No thanks. White doctors tend to kill people by "accident".

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Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Dr. King has a message for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =M5FR1LGsT7EXX
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