Obama: My approval’s down because some folks don’t want a black president; Updated: Ed Morrissey and Neil Cavuto weigh in

Via Bloomberg. What other reason could there possibly be to oppose his Highness? It couldn’t be because he was caught red-handed in a big lie which he repeated unequivocally dozens of times in order to sell his signature "achievement" to an unwilling citizenry.  It couldn’t be because his policies are unpopular. It couldn’t be because his scandal-ridden administration uses the IRS to harass his political enemies and the NSA to spy on, well, all of us. It couldn’t be because he taps people in his administration to investigate people in his administration. It couldn’t be because he considers himself a monarch who’s above the law and is imbued with the power to ignore, write, or rewrite laws on the fly whenever it strikes his fancy. It couldn’t be because five years into his tenure the economy remains moribund and the unemployment rate would be 11.3% if the labor participation rate had simply remained what it was when he assumed office. It couldn’t be because of his asinine "green" energy programs which benefit his cronies while the rest of his subjects — namely us — are forced to pay far higher prices for energy than we would otherwise. It couldn’t be because an increasing number of Americans are coming to realize that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to elect a woefully unaccomplished and inexperienced community organizer who’s only discernible skill was an ability to read a teleprompter to the nation’s highest office. And it couldn’t be because of any of the other myriad schemes he’s aggressively pursuing to generally make Americans less free and more dependent on the government.

No, none of that matters. Those are all just components of the ingenious smokescreen which was deviously concocted (with financial backing from the Koch Brothers, perhaps?) to mask the true reason for the antipathy a growing number of Americans have for the country’s first post-racial, post-partisan president: He’s black, and some of us "folks" simply can’t abide that. If he was white, you see, we’d be perfectly fine with the mayhem he and his lawless administration are wreaking on our country. Get it?

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 today.

“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.

Much of the racial tension that still exists is due to the fact that it’s in the interest of Obama and his fellow race-baiters on the left to continue fomenting it. These people wouldn’t exist absent racial tension, and they’d be forced to find real work in the Obama economy. Not an attractive prospect. When the nightmare that is his presidency mercifully ends in January 2017, Obama will have a bright future at MSNBC where race-baiting is the primary raison d’être.

(h/t Drudge Report)

Update: Be sure to click the following link for Ed Morrissey’s take:

Obama: My low approval ratings might be kind of racist, or something

Update II: Via Real Clear Politics, Neil Cavuto discusses Obama’s use of race to rationalize his sinking approval ratings:

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