BOHEMIA, NY, Feb 23 – Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, has called on President Obama to “stop using divisive strategies in his campaign for reelection.”
Weber says that until now Mr. Obama has “unabashedly resorted to ideological rhetoric to pit his supporters against all challengers to his reelection, exploiting the economic concerns of the American people by encouraging such groups as the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors. He now appears to be playing the race card by actively seeking to rally Black voters across the country.”
The AMAC chief cited the president’s recent announcement that he and his reelection team have created their own grass roots movement among African-Americans.
“But, a grass roots movement is supposed to be a spontaneous show of support led by the people. So, why has President Obama found it necessary to create his own fan club, African-Americans for Obama? And, why is it called African-Americans for Obama and not just plain, Americans for Obama? At least, that would be more inclusive and less divisive.”
Weber points out that the mainstream media “has not been at all critical of the president for seeking to create and nurture a blatant racially based call for support. One can only wonder how the liberal media would react if Mitt Romney and his election campaign team were to announce the creation of a group they called, Mormons for Romney.
AMAC believes that seeking support among voters for any other reason than a candidate’s competence, experience and track record is just plain wrong, Weber explained. “Neither race nor religion has anything to do with leadership ability, nor does a person’s ethnic background or age.”
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