I think America loves the idea that we've come far enough in the last 144 years to actually have a person of color for president.
We like to congratulate ourselves on how far we've come.
Ever since Obama announced his candidacy for president, however, the media has taken a really nasty attitude toward him.
But open racism is not acceptable (we have come that far, at least), so it's interesting to watch righties like Tucker Carlson twist the issue back on Obama by attacking him for attending a "black church."
See! It's Obama who's racist!
I expect that from Tucker, but last night the local San Diego news covered Obama's visit here and it was surprising. They accused him of avoiding the press while he schmoozed with his donors (and that sets him apart from every other politician in America how ?), and they even went into how much people were paying to see him. The whole story seemed really negative and accusatory.
They recorded bits of his speech through a side window of the building they were not allowed to enter, and the whole thing seemed like more of an undercover investigation than news coverage.