WASHINGTON, January 20, 2014 – Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin wished Facebook followers a happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, including in her remarks one of King’s most notable quotes.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Palin added a message for the President.
“Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.”
Her advice follows the release of a 17,000 word profile of the President, written by New Yorker magazine‘s editor-in-chief David Remnick, in which the author discusses why President Obama seems to be losing ground with some of his white voters – particularly older white voters.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”
Perhaps the President should take the former governor’s advice. With record unemployment, the flailing rollout of the Obamacare website, and a laundry list of other policy failures and scandals, anyone paying attention would be hard pressed to find proof that race is to blame. Perhaps the President would do well to listen to another piece of advice from Republican Martin Luther King, Jr., who said
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Playing the race card is most unbecoming of a President who knows full well it’s his own failed policies and scandals that have caused his drop in popularity. Author David Remnick failed to point to the fact that the President didn’t just lose ground with white voters in the 2012 Presidential race, he lost ground with every segment – even African Americans. Governor Palin should have aimed her advice at one more group who seems to rather enjoy propping up the Obama administration – the mainstream media. After all, they too seem to enjoy playing the race card.