The arrogance of this President is incredible even in the darkest times…its all about him. In an interview with David Remnick in the New Yorker,  he blames his drop in the polls on the color of his skin.

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really
dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama
said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe
some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the
doubt precisely because I’m a black President.” The latter group has
been less in evidence of late.

He doubles down and goes into the history of political racism:

“There is a historic connection
between some of the arguments that we have politically and the history
of race in our country, and sometimes it’s hard to disentangle those
issues,” he went on. “You can be somebody who, for very legitimate
reasons, worries about the power of the federal government—that it’s
distant, that it’s bureaucratic, that it’s not accountable—and as a
consequence you think that more power should reside in the hands of
state governments. But what’s also true, obviously, is that philosophy
is wrapped up in the history of states’ rights in the context of the
civil-rights movement and the Civil War and Calhoun. There’s a pretty
long history there. And so I think it’s important for progressives not
to dismiss out of hand arguments against my Presidency or the Democratic
Party or Bill Clinton or anybody just because there’s some overlap
between those criticisms and the criticisms that traditionally were
directed against those who were trying to bring about greater equality
for African-Americans. 

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The flip side is I think it’s important for
conservatives to recognize and answer some of the problems that are
posed by that history, so that they understand if I am concerned about
leaving it up to states to expand Medicaid that it may not simply be
because I am this power-hungry guy in Washington who wants to crush
states’ rights but, rather, because we are one country and I think it is
going to be important for the entire country to make sure that poor
folks in Mississippi and not just Massachusetts are healthy.”

Of course the President is forgetting that the reason his approval ratings dropped were the still unanswered scandals in his administration, the IRS, Benghazi, NSA, Fast and Furious and all the lies he made to the American people about his healthcare program like “you can keep your plan” and/or “you can keep your doctor.”

As far as state’s rights, that’s in the constitution, all though there was one political party who used states rights to promote racism…but that was the Democratic Party, not the GOP.  But the President would never admit to that truth.