"First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president,” he said “is that all of the people who are setting up this [racial] barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white -- very white American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president, he's America's first mixed-race president."
And Freeman is right. Obama's mama was lily white, which makes him bi-racial not black. And as much as he'd like to disown that part of his heritage, for whatever reason, he can't.
Of course, Morgan's statement was not made in some liberal about-turn. No, he's not suddenly anti-Obama. He said that to appeal to all those bigots out there who oppose Obama because of his race. Morgan, you see, happens to believe that anyone who wants Obama out is racist, and that the biggest racists are Tea Party members. Interesting to note, presidential hopeful Herman Cain was the Tea Partiers' favorite candidate before his campaign imploded.
Most liberals would like to think that those of us who oppose Obama do so because of the color of his skin, not because of the content of his character (a little reference to Republican Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.). They're wrong. Yes, there are racists in the GOP, just as there are racists in the Democratic Party. And there were more Republicans out there marching during the Civil Rights Movement than Democrats.
During the interview Freeman also took time to lambaste the Republican Party for "..purposely, purposely thwarting.." the president, and for declaring when Obama first took office that, "We are going to do whatever is necessary to make sure that he's only going to serve one term."
Well, Morgan, we said that not because he's black, but because we were astute enough to see through the man's 'hope and change' hype, and his monumental lack of experience and substance. He didn't deserve to become president, and definitely deserves only one term.