Sarah Palin: Obama should stop playing the race card ‘in honor of MLK’
WASHINGTON — Failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin reposted a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech on Monday — and took a swipe against President Barack Obama at the same time.
“Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card,” she said in a Facebook post Monday, a holiday that marks the civil rights icon’s birthday.
While the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee didn’t give a specific example of Obama playing the “race card,” her comment comes after the President referenced his race in a New Yorker article published over the weekend.
“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. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president.”
The quote came in a section of the story about his declining poll numbers among white voters over the last year. He also lost the voting demographic by a wide margin in his 2012 re-election bid, the article notes.
According to national exit polls, Obama won only 39% of the white vote.
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