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Obama is Not the President of Black Folks by Dr. Jesse J. Lewis

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Dr. Jesse Lewis, Sr. is the founder of The Birmingham Times.

Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America that includes all folks.

There is no way in the world that a Black President, whoever he may be, can create a special program for any particular race.

Here are a few of the dumbest statements made by politicians running for President of the United States.

How could anyone like Rupert Murdock, who is Chairman of the largest media company in the world, that includes Fox News Channel, make the statement that “America needs a real Black President”?

Murdock, the founder of the global News Corporation media empire, issued an apology after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real Black President.”

Murdock apologized and tweeted that he “personally finds both men (Barack and Carson) charming.

He sparked outrage on Twitter and CNN when he tweeted praise for GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, saying he would be a “real Black” president, as opposed, supposedly, to President Barack Obama.

The Republicans who are running for the President of the United States are making some of the dumbest statements that I have ever heard in life.  And, the more outrageous and ridiculous the statement is increases their numbers in the polls.

Dr. Ben Carson, who happens to be Black, has made more dumb statements than Donald Trump.

Carson, who was once one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons before retiring several years ago, has rocketed up in the polls with appeal as a plain-spoken outsider and a man of faith.

He began his rise to prominence after the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast when he attacked President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform while standing just a few feet away from the president.

A former Sunday School teacher, Carson has rallied much of the GOP’s conservative Christian base with a call for greater religious freedoms and his fierce opposition to abortion rights.

A campaign event, this summer scheduled for a suburban Phoenix church accommodating 2,300, had to be moved to the city’s convention center, where more than 6,000 people attended.  Some said the crowd topped Trump’s event the month before.

But Carson, who has never served in government or run for office before, has been dogged by a seemingly never ending string of statements – critics see them as gaffes, tone deaf, and revealing an ignorance of public policy, while backers, say they show he’s unafraid to speak common sense truth that others shy away from.

In March, Carson said he is sure that homosexuality is a choice, explaining on CNN’s “New Day” that evidence for that was people “go into prison straight – and when they come out, they’re gay.”

Carson also recently touched off a bigger uproar when he said he would not support a Muslim running for president.  “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said last month on NBC’s “Meet the Press” – drawing sharp criticism from Democrats.

The last two dumbest statements Carson made recently are:  Carson says President Barack Obama would have suffered a “seizure” if the gunman who targeted Christians as he shot up an Oregon college last week had singled out Muslims instead.

He stated that a man drew a gun on him who incidentally was a Black man and he quickly and softly told the Black man, “You don’t want to shoot me, you want to shoot the cashier.”  (Incidentally, the cashier was white.)

Of all the people in the Republican Party running for President, Dr. Carson is the least qualified.