Time for Obama to Become the 'Angry Black Man'

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If fear of racial perceptions was what kept the president from really going in on Romney, it's time to get over it, Kelly Virella writes at the Huffington Post.

Most likely, Romney's logic is that if white independent voters are given a choice between a black man and a white man with the same ideas, the white voters will choose the white man, because he makes them feel more "comfortable." It's a very cynical way of thinking that could actually help Mitt Romney win this election.

Surely, Obama's campaign strategists know this. So why did the President avoid a heavy counter-attack of Mitt Romney? A lot of black people in social media are saying it's because the President has to avoid looking like an angry black man. No one (and by no one, they mean white people) wants the specter of a black man threatening or sassing the good, smart white businessman who only wants what's best for us. Sigh …

Putting up with BS is part of what keeps President Obama alive. So I've stood behind most of his compromises and concessions. But I'm at the point now where I really need to see someone in power — namely my President — challenge it.


Read Kelly Virella's entire piece at the Huffington Post.

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