ATLANTA, Jan. 17,
2012, 9 p.m.
- Rev. Joseph Lowery today said
"racism" is to blame for President Obama's problems.
"People who are so bitterly opposed to the Obama
administration are not only concerned about issues that they claim
to be concerned about, but they are against Obama," Lowery said on
the Redding News Review radio program. "There is some racism
involved in this. I have never seen the kind of vicious assault on a
"They'd sacrifice anything to defeat Obama and a
part of that's racial, and I don't care whether they like it or not,
I think it is true."
He also hit Republican presidential candidate
former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for saying that Obama has “failed
to pay attention” to black unemployment.
"The last one that needs to talk about failing the
black community would be Newt Gingrich and his ilk," said Lowery.