As Obama's performance defines him, his diehard acolytes stoop more and more to the false claim of racism by those who analyze his performance and judge it for what it is vs. what they expected. Local people here have written such ridiculous claims. Then there are syndicated columnists, such as Leonard Pitts, whose column anchors one of our local papers, who would have nothing to write about if he didn't have the race issue.
These people, rather typically, ignore facts and details and report only from their prejudices or talking points provided for them.
They ignore the fact that, in 2008, 53% of voters voted for Obama, in good faith and hope, when there was nothing positive to define him. He was black! Months after his election, even more, 69% of voters, supported him .... still in good faith. He was still black. Now, nearly three years of essentially fiddling while America burns, his support has diminished to near half of that.......and he is still black.
Where's the logic, where's the justification for claims of racism? This speaks volumes for the lack of judgement of a large bloc of people who refuse to analyze results and make decisions based on logic and facts. Want more proof of this non-analytical thinking? Look at what has happened to our education system as we've spent billions of dollars and results have gotten progressively (oops, interesting word) worse. Oh yes, analyze (objectively!) what unions did for jobs in the manufacturing sector and decide if promotion of unions,a la Obama, is good for job creation ............. or simply good for building voter blocs. And, look at what public service unions have done for socialist nations (the PIIGS e. g. ) and decide if Obama's push for more of them is for the good of America or good for voter bloc building. There is much more. Some will roil at these comments, but try to subdue prejudices and look at facts. It's not my intent to upset anyone, but these are critical issues that should be dealt with....and aren't.