Racist anti-Obama sentiment in Supreme Court fight could backfire

Written by on February 17, 2016

The sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has again revealed America’s racial divide on the powers of the Presidency.

We initially saw that racial schism during the battle over Obamacare. Though Obama’s landmark legislation was gleaned from a Republican idea that had worked successfully in Massachusetts, the white-male-dominated GOP declared Obama’s signature health-care law a failure before it went into effect. We saw the racial animus again with the fierce resistance to president Obama’s executive orders on immigration – orders that looked very much like those previously implemented by Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Now, with Scalia’s death, the double standard is once again in effect.

I believe Obama is being treated this way not just because he is a Democrat, but also because he is black, and the GOP, according to a 2012 Gallup poll, is nearly 90 percent white.

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Photo: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking at CPAC in 2011. Gage Skidmore Flickr Creative Commons

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  1. Julie Audrey Ward   On   February 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Yes, the fact of double standard has been the 99.99% of selected senate and congressional members opposing the intelligence and exceptional analytical solutions to the progress of America. Brought forth during President Obama’s tenure. Decisions have been on hold since his Appointment via Democratic Processes to the office of President in his first and second terms. Not only did President Obama write comprehensible legislation via executive powers, his mathematical skills were inclusive. The Senate and Congressional Members, are too poised. Their obstinate approach is onerous. They are overdue for a reprimand. We the People expect for change to reflect nothing less of an argument that We the People can objectively agree to disagree. Such has not been the case. We can conclude that the priority of any matters will remain on hold until “their” chosen nominee is in office. We remain “held” until the double standard ceases.

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