Race-Obsessed Geraldo Rivera: America ‘Was Not Ready for a Black President’
On the Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered, race-obsessed Geraldo Rivera, inexplicably a network regular, put forth his predictable explanation for President Obama’s failure to unite the country on issues like race, guns and terrorism: Americans weren’t ready for a black president.
Geraldo said to his female co-hosts on Outnumbered,
“I think, and his is just strictly my Constitutionally protected opinion—I know you’ll get mad at me but I think this—I think what is clear is that the nation was not ready for a black president. And I think the gross divisions we suffer right now in this country are, when you strip away everything else, the gun rights, terror and all the rest of it—what you have essentially is a nation divided between white people and everybody else in broad strokes.
“When you look at the groups that overwhelmingly favor the Democrats right now, the Asians, the Hispanics, the African-Americans, the Muslims, you see a nation where people have largely chosen up sides and if you strip away everything else, what you are going to find is a racial divide. It is the biggest, unaddressed issue. I think it is why we can’t deal with urban crime. It’s why we are dysfunctional in terms of the ability to be bilateral, bicameral, bipartisan.”
Co-host Harris Faulkner, who is black, expressed the exasperation of everyone else on camera when she retorted, “Geraldo, it can’t just be about color.” But for Geraldo and progressives, everything is about color. He did concede that Obama failed at healing the racial divide, but only through “benign neglect.”
Benign neglect? Obama actively and intentionally exacerbated the racial divide in this country because he is the “most racial” President, not the “post-racial” President.
Please, Geraldo, just go away.