The day after tens of thousands of conservatives gathered in Washington to protest the policies of the Obama administration, a top White House aide said that President Obama doesn’t think the protests and the growing conservative movement against Obama are motivated by racism.Duh CNN. Robert Gibbs represents the president, who represents the American people. Obama can't accuse anyone of racism no matter if it's true or not. Can you imagine if he did? The fringe would go wild. I'm sure the wingnuts are trying to provoke such a reaction. But if Obama did call them what they are--racists--wingnuts would pick up arms and use them. Besides, Obama would never say something like that. It's just not Obama style.
“I don’t think the president believes that people are upset because of the color of his skin,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. CNN
But WE can say it and maybe by acknowledging it, we can progress, because I think wingnuts are just scared because they see all different kinds of people coming into their white worlds and they're not used to it. They view it as people of color changing THEIR world and they're kicking and screaming because it means that white people aren't the most powerful anymore. They hate the fact that their ATMs ask them what language they want to use. They feel they are righteous and that they made America what it is. They feel they are being marginalized and pushed aside. We saw it throughout the campaign. Wingnuts felt that Obama would push whites into a corner. They're still saying that. Just watch any Beck or Hannity show.