Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Honeymoon Never Started


President Barack Obama walks in a light drizzle on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2009, as he returns from a trip to Missouri. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Oh, hey, here's Byron York in the Examiner:

On his 100th day in office, Barack Obama enjoys high job approval ratings, no matter what poll you consult. But if a new survey by the New York Times is accurate, the president and some of his policies are significantly less popular with white Americans than with black Americans, and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are.


OK, do me a favor and re-read that last part. It seems to me that Mr. York is saying that sure Obama's popular, but popular with black people so it doesn't count as much. No? Yes? Because that is what he's saying, right?

EDIT: Hah, Matthew Yglesias reads it the same way.

10 comments:

Lazy Media said...

Why are you bringing race into this? Mr. York very clearly said that Obama's policy's aren't as popular as they appear with people who matter. He didn't say anything about race. Winkies. Oh, wait, he did. But in a totally colorblind way; it's the race-baiting liberals who have a problem with it.

zoe said...

Obviously York lacks an internal filter. He ACTUALLY said that. This is 2009?

Anonymous said...

As Jeneane Garofalo told Keith Olbermann, "I had no idea there were so many racists left."

desertwind said...

The shit always floats to the surface, doesn't it?

Even that nice boy Byron York can't hold it in anymore.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Racism will get a lot more obvious before it's all over. Living in Texas, even some people who voted for Obama are racists.
One old guy I talked to said, "After Dubya screwed up things so bad, I figgered this black guy can n----- rig some kinda solution."
I was like this :O

dguzman said...

Matt Yglesias is obviously reading his PSP.

g said...

Yorkie has an amazing lack of selfawareness.

Matty Boy said...

Do the colored get to vote? I forget.

Anonymous said...

Dang! I'm not as popular as I thought I was!

I am not Star Jones said...

I'm just glad that people who think like Byron York feel free to be open about their feelings. So looking forward to the 2010 and 2012 elections.