black community, some commentators say
Politico -- Reaction to the Jan Brewer encounter is still bubbling, with some black commentators now suggesting the image of the Arizona governor wagging her finger at the President of the United States has touched a nerve in the African American community.
On MSNBC Thursday, Al Sharpton posited that Brewer's treatment of President Obama was another example of disrespect in a list of many for the nation's first black president. His guest, Sirius XM host Joe Madison, said such incidents show that there are people "who cannot stand the fact that this is an African-American who is now one of the most powerful individuals on the planet," Mediaite reported.
An NAACP official went a few steps further in an interview with POLITICO Friday, saying the tiff played on age-old and discriminatory stereotypes of whites being superior to blacks. Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the NAACP, said he was particularly disturbed by Brewer telling reporters afterward that she "felt a bit threatened if you will, in the attitude that he had."
"What were you afraid he would do, steal your purse?" Shelton said.
Brewer has said she was taken aback when the president brought up the way she wrote about him in a recent book. She said when she met Obama on the tarmac, she asked for a meeting and he responded that she hadn't treated him very cordially in the book, in which she wrote that the president was "patronizing" during a White House meeting.
Blog author's comments - The race baiters are coming out of the woodwork on almost anything they can conjure up as racist.
The Tea Party is racist, a voter photo ID is racist. Now Brewer's 'tiff' with Obama is racist, or pointing her finger at him is racist. It simply goes on and on. Those who disagree with Obama, his policies and agenda do so because we consider them wrong for the country not because he is black.
There is a constant racial animosity that is literally fabricated by the left. Any criticism of Obama by any white or black conservative is considered racist by the liberal media and many in the black community. The race card has been maxed out.
Hopefully all this race baiting will backfire on Obama in the 2012 election.