Obama Loses Beer Buddy

The webzine edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. has published an article suggesting that blacks not be so emotionally invested in President Obama.

It's written by   and entitled  "Breaking Up With Boyfriend Barack". It appears in today's (Aug. 16) edition of  The Root.

Arceneaux notes that (official) unemployment for African-Americans is double that of whites at 15.9 percent.

He points out that Obama's approval rate among blacks is down to 85 percent.

Gates was the famous participant at the "beer summit" held in July 24, 2009 which came after Obama made uninformed comments in defense of Gates  who had been charged with disorderly conduct  after police found him trying to break into his Cambridge, Mass. home from which he locked himself out, and he threw a fit upon being asked to identify himself.

Obama tried to make things right by inviting Gates and the arresting officer, Sgt. James Crowley, to share a beer with him and Vice President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden.

If Gates is now publishing articles about"breaking up with boyfriend Barack", the President has a problem.


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