By August 2009, 6 months after passage of the stimulus bill, the bailouts of banks and General Motors, and well into President Obama’s marketing campaign for his health care initiative, that gap shrunk to seven points – 50% approve, 43% disapprove.
In January 2010, voters of Massachusetts elected a Republican, Scott Brown, in a special election to replace long term Democrat legend Ted Kennedy. Brown campaigned against the health care bill, which Ted Kennedy had called “the cause of my life.”
President Obama went to Massachusetts to campaign for Brown’s opponent Martha Coakley.
By the end of January, Obama’s approval margin was gone. 47% approve, 47% disapprove.
Obama refused to get the message and joined with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to use procedural gymnastics to pass a far reaching health care bill that the American people didn’t want.
End of story.
Tim Scott and Allen West won their races. But there were 14 blacks total running as Republicans in congressional races around the country, including me.
We hate racism because it denies that what is in a person’s mind and heart has nothing to do with the color of their skin.
Almost everyone in America today, Thank God, appreciates this truth.
When will the left wing black establishment wake up to it?