Gibbs: People aren’t upset because Obama is black

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 13, 2009 9:35 EDT
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White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told CNN’s John King that President Barack Obama doesn’t believe people are protesting him because he is a black man. “I don’t think the president believes that people are upset because of the color of his skin,” said Gibbs.

In her Sunday column, Maureen Dowd said that race is playing a part in the vocal opposition to Obama.

But Wilson’s shocking disrespect for the office of the president — no Democrat ever shouted “liar” at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq — convinced me: Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it.

This video is from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Sept. 13, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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