But I found another reason to be vexed. Here he goes again, speaking at a fundraiser. Briefly, the White House hosted a science fair. Obama chose to focus on the race of a young Chinese woman and lauded her success. Over at the Department of Energy, Steven Chu's team highlighted a young white woman from Montana.
People who focus on race will understand Obama's choice. But dare we look deeper? The Asian has two parents who are computer engineers, so I believe we can describe her as solidly middle class. The white girl lives in a mobile home with her mom, who is on disability, and is working at a hobby shop to earn tuition for the local private Catholic school.
This gets tricky for the class warriors! Obama backed the middle class ethnic over the working class white, a choice that will not surprise the working class Hillary backers who are abandoning him. Then again, for Obama to laud a girl who left the public school system (for a Christian school, even a good one) may give him other problems with his dwindling base.
The Extended Play version follows, starting with Obama:
I’ll close just by telling a quick story about the highlight not just of my day but probably of my week, maybe of my month.
Let me add that at the Department of Energy, the Chinese guy running the place was smart enough to feature the boring white Christian.