Sarah Palin had a Martin Luther King Day message for President Obama, which she posted on her Facebook page after quoting King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech:
It’s not the first time the nation’s first African-American president has been accused of bringing unnecessary attention to his race, though Palin offered no specific examples of President Obama using the so-called race card.
In a recent New Yorker article, President Obama said the opposition his Administration faces could have something to do with his race.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “There is a historic connection between some of the arguments that we have politically and the history of race in our country, and sometimes it’s hard to disentangle those issues.”
During President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain’s camp said Obama had played the race card and “played it from the bottom of the deck” during a speech in Missouri during which Obama said the GOP would use the fact that he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills” to keep people from voting for him.