Iowa Congressman: "Obama favors blacks over whites"

Race is always an explosive area for people to get into, especially for a Republican or conservative. Rep. Steve King stepped in with both feet on Tuesday when he said this:

"The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race on the side that favors the black person in the case of professor Gates and officer Crowley."

It is certainly hard to read race as the reason when one is looking into one decision. In the Gates case, Obama knew Gates and that by itself could explain the reaction. On the other hand, Obama has said other pretty outrageous things that would open him up to these charges when he made this appeal for votes from only a segment of the population earlier this year:

In a video to supporters, Obama urged those who helped get him elected in 2008 not to abandon Democrats in an election year that is shaping up to take a chunk out of the Democratic majority in Congress.

In the appeal, Obama says new voters who "powered our victory in 2008" need to "stay involved" in 2010.

"It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African Americans, Latinos and women, who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again," he said.

"If you help us do that -- if you help us make sure that first-time voters in 2008 make their voices heard again in November -- then together we will deliver on the promise of change and hope and prosperity for generations to come," he said. . . .

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