If President Obama was white and Mrs. Obama was white would they be up under so much scrutiny?
- darrin bLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Of course not.
Folks would be willing to give him more time to solve the ills of this nation.
You have to realize that many folks are angry not because of the contents of his character or because of his policies, but purely because of the color of his skin.
Do you think Joe "you lie" Wilson would have ever disrespected white president? No.
But being from the South, mind you from a state that voted to keep the Confederate flag flying over its capitol, it truly bothers him that a Black man has succeeded to the highest office in the land.
And that goes for the rest of Congress too.
Many of them, both Democrats and Republicans, will never be able to do what President Obama has done: And that is become President.
Only 44 men in this nation has held that honor, and so many in Congressional members as well as Governors will never be able to claim this fame.
- Keith OLv 61 decade ago
Thank you for your question.
Yes. Every President since JFK has been subjected to at least as much scrutiny as President Obama. It comes with the job. After all, there is a well-established White House Press Corps. Most Presidents including Obama have a honeymoon period but that generally ends quite quickly.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'd say so. Any President is under a microscope. This particular President has challenges that are different in a way we have never seen before, but each President faces a unique situation.
Dont you love people who say he wouldn't have been elected if he were white ?
All you have to do is look at all the non white Presidents and current senators to see that it's near impossible for a white man to catch a break in this country.
- 1 decade ago
Every president undergoes a tremendous amount of scrutiny. If you think Obama is under more scrutiny than any other president, perhaps it is because he is pushing harder to move this country in a socialist direction than any previous president...and fast.
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- PowerLv 71 decade ago
Yes, weren't you around during the Clintons years. Rush Limbaugh was relentless. If they had a friend die from suicide instead of being compassionate they would accuse them of causing it. Everything about Hillary was criticized until she ran against Obama. Then Rush told the his cult to vote for her cause she couldn't beat McCain. Then the stopped talking about her as if she was someone for them to abuse. So they are run by the greediest people in this country & they think they are in the same class & they have no clue they are in the 99% even if they make $300,000 a year they don't make millions a year & are controlled by this small group who want to make even them their slaves. They are winning cause the foundation the part that should be the strongest is weaken by republicans & Bush-Cheney-Bin Laden did a job on this country & the people who don't understand are falling apart.
- 1 decade ago
Yeah. Obama is 1/2 white.
- Soul ManLv 61 decade ago
I'd say so. Remember in the Bush years there was questions regarding his eligibility to be president, his Vietnam records, his arrests for drinking and driving, ect.
But remember Obama is 1/2 white just like it was said.
- vangordenLv 43 years ago
properly my greatest concern with Obama is that the two he and his spouse, dont provide a damn approximately this united states. His loyalties incredibly are not with us of a of america or the yankee people. Its effortless to throw the racists tag on all people all of us have some prejudices in the direction of something or some one. each and each physique persons . i like Arabian horses better than i like Quarter horses. could I ever in existence harm or mistreat 1 / 4 horse hell no ,yet I do want my Arabians. i'm a horse racists ...precise ?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If 64% of whites didn't vote for Obama he would not be president.
Go back and look at his inauguration, you will see a hundred thousand whites screaming and crying for him.
Obamas policies go against what the majority of this country is, center right. I think that and his radical appointees like Van Jones who is communist, tend to freak out many americans
- Randy FLv 71 decade ago
Yes 10 times as much. He gets a pass on a lot of stuff because he is black especially from democrats. PC controls this country. Time for that to go away.