President Obama was elected in a large part because the American public had progressed to a point where they wanted to show that they had left a nasty part of their past behind - racism.
The idea that a man whose father was a black Kenyan and self-identified as black meant something. After all, how could someone call your nation racist if it just elected to the highest office a man most people identify as "black." They were willing to roll the dice.
Part of that bargain was that President Obama was supposed to help up move further along. Solidify our growing race-neutral nation. Convince a few more percentages of people that we are what the rest of the word sees us as - Americans.
Well - in a preview of what will be an exceptionally nasty 2012 campaign - President Obama proves that he was listening all those years to Jeremiah Alvesta Wright. The few racialist tells in his books and his statements were grounded in that mindset.
He is not a uniter - he is a pimp for political sectarianism.
In a radio interview that aired on Univision on Monday, Mr. Obama sought to assure Hispanics that he would push an immigration overhaul after the midterm elections, despite fierce Republican opposition.... and then something his friends at the Justice Department must enjoy.
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
"We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."Would that be the back of the bus Mr. President?
You may have thought you were sending an inside joke - but really, that is just about a blunt and mindless as you can get. You are the President of the United States - not some shmo running for State Representative from some gerrymandered district.
Shame on you; I hoped you would be better than that. America deserves better in its Chief Executive.