Why cite racism whenever Obama is criticized?

2013-08-22T00:00:00Z Why cite racism whenever Obama is criticized? nwitimes.com
August 22, 2013 12:00 am

Why is it that whenever President Barack Obama is made fun of, the first thing out of people's mouths is racism?

Sure, the rodeo clown stunt in Missouri might have been in bad taste, but come on, people, leave the race card in the deck.

Every president I can remember -- Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Bush, just to name a few -- have had masks of them, and not once did the media make such a big deal out of it.

It seems to me Obama gets away with things that would have brought about talk of impeachment if he had been white. However, that is my opinion.

Obama is partially African (according to his father, that would be 12.5 percent). Big deal.

Does this mean we all have to walk on eggshells about his multi-racial heritage?

He is 50 percent white, just as George Zimmerman is, but the media seem to forget that, just as they seem to forget Zimmerman's Latino heritage.

If the press and a good portion of the populace are so thin-skinned about his ethnicity, perhaps they are embarrassed about him and overcompensating with their idiotic political correctness.

- Ed Soltys, Whiting

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