Clyburn: Racism to blame for Obama’s problems

I suspect some of Obama’s reticence, that drives us insane, is also due to his response to racism. From The State:

“You know, I’m 70 years old,” he said. “And I can tell you — people don’t like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is – the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.”

Clyburn cited the hate mail, racist phone calls and offensive faxes he said he gets on a regular basis. Asked how that relates to Obama, Clyburn retorted: “We have the same skin color — that’s how it relates to him.”

Great rejoinder.

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