The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Barack Obama

Posted By on September 28, 2011 at 8:00 am

[Go ahead, denounce me now.]

So, Obama is having trouble with the Congressional Black Caucus… and, remarkably, with his poll numbers in the African American community.

I thought about it for a while, and it occurs to me that the root cause of these problems may be deceptively simple: despite the color of his skin, Obama has nothing at all in common with 99% of the members of the broader Black American population.

His family and life experiences are totally different from those of any random Black American. He is not the descendant of slaves; his great-grandparents were never threatened by the KKK; his grandmother never had to sit in the back of the bus. He grew up neither in a ghetto nor in the rural South.

Others have written more and better than I could about Obama’s actual history, both in academia and afterwards, but let’s just say that “greasing the skids” seems to have been the hobby of virtually every adult in young Barack’s life, from Frank Marshall Davis to Bill Ayers and beyond.

Having never had to do real work for a living, having gone from one sinecure to the next in the entirety of his adult life, it’s no surprise that he (and the academics with whom he has surrounded himself) has no clue what to do (or the inclination towards doing it) to restore the US economy… and Blacks are suffering disproportionately. It’s no wonder that Obama, having had most everything in life handed to him on a silver platter, is unaccustomed to and unable to deal with his failures as President.

Is it such a stretch, then, to think that Obama — unlike, say, Herman Cain — is utterly out of touch with the sentiment of the Black populace? The truly amazing thing is that despite the decline in his support, he retains as much as he does due solely to the color of his skin.

Update: Well, at least he still has the Communists. So there’s that.


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