Obama's problems not about race

info@islandpacket.comDecember 2, 2013 

It annoys me to no end when those looking to create an agenda stoop and play the race card. That just fuels the fires of hate and divisiveness.

Oprah Winfrey's comments that Republicans are against the president because he is black is one of the most recent cards played in what has become an ongoing race game.

From my perch on the political fence, yes, I see the Republicans going after the president on many issues, not based on his race, but rather his poor decision brought on by incompetence and ideology.

If it were simply an issue of skin color, then Republicans would also detest Herman Cain, Tim Scott and Allen West. Some even claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican. The fact is that the dislike is not of the man, but of his agenda, the lies and cover-ups, the dodging of constitutional procedures, the arrogance shown in the process coupled with an unwillingness to negotiate.

President Barack Obama had the chance of a lifetime to really bring the races of America together through leadership. He had a chance to burn the race card, but he blew it because of power, ego and an unyielding personal agenda.

For all those reasons, the National Black Republican Association, based in Sarasota, Fla., recently produced articles of impeachment against the president.

Oprah, it's the conduct of the office, not the color.

Michael McNally

Callawassie Island

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