US President Barack Obama, with the flag of imperialism in the background, attempted to justify the bombing of Africa under the guise of protecting civilians in Libya. It has been substantiated by the New York Times that the C.I.A. is operating in Libya., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Obama's popularity drops among minorities: Analyst
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:0PM GMT
US President Barack Obama loses popularity among some minority groups as polls show him struggling behind Republican opponent Mitt Romney, Press TV reports.
Obama’s pro-Wall Street and military policies have hurt his standing with minorities, having “demoralized and demobilized his own base of 2008, which include a lot of Latino and immigrant voters,” says Paul Street, Chicago based author, in an interview with Press TV.
Obama’s campaign has upped its targeting of the Latino and Hispanic communities, Street said, adding that they “are now the number one minority in the United States of America, [having] surpassed African-Americans in the last census.”
“At the last minute of the election year we get this sort of partial move which could only happen through an executive branch decision, it could never go through Congress, to try and ameliorate and buy off innocent votes from the Latino community,” Street said.
This comes as Obama had announced on Friday a halt to the deportation of many undocumented immigrants who came to the country at a young age.
“It is an election year and everything that the president says or does is of course politically motivated -- you don’t have to have a PhD in political science to know that,” Street added.
Obama faces Romney, the Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor, in November’s vote as he seeks to be re-elected.
Romney insisted that Obama’s administration was responsible for the “most anti-investment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern American history.”