The race card again

The Covington News - - OPINION -

The hope for change that swept Barack Obama into the Oval Of­fice has re­sulted in ac­tions of shame.

The pres­i­dent’s ap­proval num­bers have tum­bled at an alarm­ing rate through­out the past six months, and Obama is re­act­ing in an un­hope­ful man­ner.

Last weekend, in an in­ter­view with David Rem­nick in The New Yorker, Pres­i­dent Obama at­trib­uted his rat­ings drop to race.

“There’s no doubt that there are some folks who just re­ally dis­like me be­cause they don’t like the idea of a black pres­i­dent,” said Obama to Rem­nick.

Mr. Pres­i­dent, don’t in­sult us with this type of de­fense of the gen­uine dis­gust that a ma­jor­ity of the Amer­i­can peo­ple are be­gin­ning to feel about your lead­er­ship abil­i­ties.

There may be ig­no­rant peo­ple who dis­like you be­cause you are black; many of those same peo­ple dis­like oth­ers be­cause they are white, or Catholic or Bap­tist. Those peo­ple are to be pitied.

The frus­tra­tion peo­ple feel with your ad­min­is­tra­tion is not about race. It’s about the fact that you have been less than hon­est in your deal­ings with the Af­ford­able Care Act, the Beng­hazi mur­ders, the IRS scan­dal, the bor­der gun scan­dal, and on and on.

Mr. Pres­i­dent, we need a leader we can look up to in con­fi­dence. You have three more years in of­fice, so please do our coun­try a fa­vor and jet­ti­son some of the folks you have sur­rounded your­self with. Ap­point peo­ple who have no po­lit­i­cal agenda ex­cept to right our mighty ship of state.

Please put away the race card and ac­cept the re­spon­si­bil­ity to which you were elected. Pro­vide us with sound lead­er­ship; if you don’t our coun­try will con­tinue to teeter on the brink.

To live in fear of what if, is just not ac­cept­able.

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