The President says his approval numbers are down because: (fill in the blank)

President Obama is always eager and ready to provide his perspective on what is happening within his administration. Most times it seems like an outsiders perspective and not one held by a man who is in charge.

Not surprisingly, he has a theory as to why he’s not as popular as he once was and I bet you’ll never guess what he has attributed it to! Get ready for it…….racism!

 President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s website today.

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.

“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president,” Obama said in his most direct comments on how race has affected his political standing since he’s been in office.

Obama’s second term has been marked by controversies including a partial government shutdown in October, revelations that the National Security Agency has gathered personal mobile phone data and the troubled rollout of health-insurance expansion.

obama-racistNever mind that his signature healthcare law is imploding before our very eyes. Or that the economy is still in the crapper with jobs numbers not where they should be at this stage of a ‘recovery’… or that his foreign policies missteps are ever increasing with an even more unstable middle east…or that his administration is riddled with scandals like Benghazi, the IRS targeting, NSA leaks, etc. I could go on.

But, according to him, evidently his race and not his  performance as Commander-in-Chief, is contributing to his unpopularity. 


Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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