Sunday, September 20, 2009

Obama On CNN: Race "Not Overriding Issue" In Criticism (Video)

On "State of the Union," John King asked President Obama about the criticism he's received, mostly from the right, abotu his policies, and asked if his race had anything to do with it, as suggetsed by former President Jimmy Carter.

"As I've said in the past, are they people out there who don't like me because of race, I'm sure there are," Obama said. "That's not the overiding issue here... I think we can have... passionate disagreements about issues without resorting to namecalling."

Obama also added that "the easiest way" to get on TV in this era of 24-hour cable news "is to say something rude and outrageous."

The President could put a stop to all the false claims of racism coming from politicians and media outlets -- he simply chooses not to.

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