His remarks were delivered at a critical time, just three weeks before a closely contested election for president of the United States.
“It’s important to the extreme right, that President Obama is not reelected for four more years. They may say that its economics, it’s about jobs, but we sense that there is a deep racial undercurrent that is found in the Republican Party respecting Brother Obama and this election. Ever since he has been elected, the Republican right—with Rush Limbaugh, (Andrew) Breitbart, FOX News—members of the Senate and the Congress, many in state legislatures, their whole idea has been to get this man out of the White House and nullify any policy or position that he might come up with that might bring success to his Presidency, and might possibly give him a second term,” said Minister Farrakhan.
“It started like an undercurrent, but now it is so overtly hateful and racist in nature that it is polarizing America on the basis of race.”
The Minister also warned the president to fight for his vision for the country and reject advisors who fear any perception that Mr. Obama is an angry Black man will doom efforts to attract White voters. The president’s performance at his first debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney was lackluster and low energy. It was as if the champion didn’t come out to fight, said the Minister. Mr. Romney lied throughout his presentation, reneging on positions held for a year and a half, Min. Farrakhan noted. Some have said the “Myth” Romney who showed up threw the president off.
But, the Minister said, “If you lose the first round or two, you go to your corner. It’s called adjustment time. Every good fighter knows how to make an adjustment, you don’t get lost.”
It appears as if the president was trying not to offend White sensibilities by challenging Mr. Romney and was trying to be non-threatening based on strategy given by advisors like David Axelrod, said Min. Farrakhan. The strategy didn’t work, won’t work and the president needs to come out strong in the Oct. 16 debate against Mr. Romney, he said.
“Mr. President you’ve got to realize you’re fighting for your presidential life,” the Minister said. [READ MORE]