Before he leaves office, President Barack Obama decided to take one last shot at those “who cling to their guns and religion,” and he did it this time without using euphemistic speech.
In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for a fawning special titled “The Legacy of Barack Obama,” the president all but accused white people who live in the South of being racist against him and his presidency, implying that southern voters are “on the fringes.”
“Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign — the other? Are those who champion the birther movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely,” Obama said.
“There are people who dislike me because they think I’m a liberal,” he added. “I think there’s a reason attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states.”
In other words, states that voted for you aren’t racist, but states that didn’t vote for you are. Wow. I haven’t heard such a self-serving, solipsistic definition of “racism” in quite a while. And keep in mind, I keep tabs on Huffington Post as part of my job, so I more or less run into them on the daily.