Michael Moore Schooled On 'Real Time': Anti-Obama Sentiment Isn't Racist
Posted by Noel Sheppard on 02/21/2013 at 7:26 PM
Schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday's "Real Time" got a much-needed education about how absurd it is to claim "white America does not like having a black president."
CNN's Jessica Yellin also taught Moore a thing or two about voter turnout during midterm elections (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MICHAEL MOORE: The other part of this though is that white America does not like having a black president. That's just the sad truth.
BILL MAHER, HOST: That is the truth.
JESSICA YELLIN, CNN: His approval rating was 76 percent after his inauguration?
YELLIN: The day after the inauguration.
I'm not sure about the day after, but CNN's own polling gave Obama a 78 percent favorability rating right before the inauguration. Beyond this, 43 percent of white people voted for the junior senator from Illinois in 2008.
As such, claiming "white America does not like having a black president" is just preposterous.