Obama has proven time and time again that he is out of touch with the American people. Whether it was his forcing through a health care law that the majority of the nation was against or by pushing through amnesty. Obama has no clue how his public feels. He recently showed in an interview with Steve Inskeep that he has been ignorant of how his playing sides with racial issues has also affected the country.

During the interview Obama said of the nation, "I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided." Apparently the President has refused to acknowledge the fact that Ferguson, Missouri was practically burned to the ground during race riots. It would also seem from his statement that he didn't notice that two police officers in New York City were gunned down as revenge for Eric Garner's death, which has been called a race crime by some.

Obama has done anything but help to try to ease tensions with the race divide. Whenever a perceived race issue comes up he has to speak out in support of the minority involved. When the two officers weren't indicted in New York for the death of Eric Garner he spoke out in support of the protestors. The problem here is that Obama does what the White House isn't meant to do: play sides with civil issues that are to be dealt with in court, not pontificated about from the Oval Office. And of course, when the issues are dealt with in court and he doesn't like the outcome (though justice is supposed to be blind), he has to incite the uproar from the opportuntists looking for a reason to loot.

Perhaps Obama only feels that America is less racially divided since there aren't lynchings or cross burnings happening in the front lawn of the White House.

 

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