In a recent interview with Media Research Center, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) said that President Barack Obama’s race protects him from criticism from the media.
Reagan was beautiful because Reagan simplified everything, so let’s simplify it. This guy pushed every one of the media’s buttons. He was liberal, he was different, he was new, he was black. Oh my God, it was the potpourri of everything. They are so vested in our first black president not being a failure that it’s going to be amazing to watch the lengths they go to protect him. They [the media], I believe, will spout this racist line if some of their colleagues up here aren’t doing it aggressively enough. There is going to be a real desperation.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) shared similar sentiments at a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) town-hall, asserting that the CBC doesn’t put pressure on the President because blacks love him, but we want to hear from you on the topic.