Obama Tells Letterman: I Was Black Before the Election

President Obama and Dave Letterman

President Obama and Dave Letterman

CBS—Addressing suggestions that recent criticism of his health care reform efforts has been grounded in racism, President Obama this afternoon quipped, “I think it’s important to realize that I was actually black before the election.”

The comment, which the president made in an afternoon taping of CBS’ “The Late Show,” promoted laughter from the audenice and this response from host David Letterman: “How long have you been a black man?”

Mr. Obama said the notion that racism is playing a role in the criticism, which has been voiced by former President Jimmy Carter and others, is countered in part by the fact that he was elected in the first place – which, he said, “tells you a lot about where the country’s at.”

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4 responses to “Obama Tells Letterman: I Was Black Before the Election

  1. for some strange reason I felt like crying when he was introduced… so nice to see him treated with total respect and good will.

    • audiegrl

      I think that most of the country feels as you do. Its just that the media loves to highlight the haters, so that’s all we see. But they are not showing all the positive energy that President Obama receives, so its easy to think that the whole country feels like the folks at ClusterFox.

  2. Paul

    I think our President is very eloquent. I have not been able to say this for the previous eight years. I support what he is trying to do and hope he succeeds in getting our economy back on track. God bless him.

    • audiegrl

      Welcome Paul 🙂 I’m with you. Its such a refreshing change. In the last 8 years I used to turn off the TV whenever Bush was on. Just couldn’t stand him lying to us again, and again.

      I could get used to this, for say, 7 more years 🙂

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