Just last month, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, told a racially-insensitive joke that insulted Obama while attempting to poke fun at Obama’s struggling website launch for the Affordable Care Act.
“You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz told the audience. “They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website.”
By using “Nigerian” in his warped wisecrack, was Cruz deliberately trying to link Obama to African scammers because Obama’s father is African? Or was Cruz trying to fire up his radical conservative base by introducing Obama’s African roots to the discussion of Obamacare?
“No president should have to put up with what this president has to put up with,” Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters.
And this week, Obama released a statement saying he was “deeply disappointed” that Senate Republicans blocked three judicial nominees in three weeks. The D.C. Circuit, considered the nation’s second-highest court, has three vacancies.
“The American people and our judicial system deserve better,” the president said. “A majority of the United States Senate supports these three extraordinary nominees, and it is time for simple yes-or-no votes without further obstruction or delay.”
One of the nominees is Judge Robert Wilkins, an African American justice with impeccable credentials.
“What is the price we pay for this prejudice?” Rep. Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, asked. “All of the candidates being filibustered are women and minorities.”
And the outright contempt for President Obama continues.