Black actor Morgan Freeman had this exchange on the Piers Morgan show: (click here for the video)
FREEMAN: Mitch McConnell. Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? “Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”
PIERS MORGAN: But is that necessarily a racist thing?
FREEMAN: It is a racist thing.
PIERS MORGAN: Is it not Republicans, wouldn’t that say that about any Democrat president?
Early in his presidency, Barack Obama promised his stimulus bill would bring down unemployment. He warned unemployment could rise as high as 8% if his bill did not pass Congress. It passed quickly and easily. Unemployment soared to over 9% and is still there. Particularly hard hit are black Americans with rates over 20% in some districts.
Obama promised the first thing he would do is close Gitmo. Gitmo is still open. He promised to bring all of our troops home quickly from Iraq. Troops are still there.
Obama promised unprecedented openness in government. He said he would open the doors wide for CSPAN to cover debates on every important issue and then he shut them out of coverage on the health care bill. We got less openness, not more. Obama promised he would require every bill presented to him to be published on the internet for 5 days of public comment before signing it. And then even Senators and Congressmen weren’t given copies of the bill, if they were Republicans, until 3 days before they had to vote on it.
When Barack Obama assumed office the country was dangerously in debt. Instead of proposing steps to bring the debt down to safe levels, he campaigned incessantly for dramatic increases in spending to the point where our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in history.
Obama submitted a budget that was so out of line with realities that not even one single Democrat would vote for it.
He has alienated our friends, coddled our enemies and pointed out our shortcomings in speech after speech made abroad. Black Caucus members have recently expressed their dissatisfaction with the President.
Mr. Freeman, don’t you suppose, just suppose, that some people might object to Obama’s presidency, not because of his color, but because of what he has done?