Obama, who shares nothing with American blacks in terms of heritage or upbringing, is posturing like the son of an oppressed people. But his father was from east Africa and here in the US on a student visa and his mother was white. African American slaves came from West Africa and endured centuries of slavery, nearly 100 years of segregation before the civil rights movement. But Obama, without a drop of that blood, lived in Hawaii with his white mother and white grandparents, a state extremely diverse and only newly added to the Union. Then at age 6 he was raised by a Muslim step father in Indonesia. He then returned to Hawaii to attend an exclusive prep school in Hawaii and continue to live with his grandparents while his mother pursued her career and a government paid for Ph.D elsewhere. Fitting the liberal entitlement class to a T he got a free ride to Columbia and Yale. Presumably while a college student at Columbia he got his first ever gimps of a black neighborhood, as Columbia's campus is next to Harlem.
His ancestors weren't here and his parents didn't march in Selma or in DC. He emerged from Yale to become a community organizer. What, you may ask is that? Wikipedia describes it thus:
Unlike those who promote more-consensual "community building," community organizers generally assume that social change necessarily involves conflict and social struggle in order to generate collective power for the powerless.
Obama, who was scholarshipped the whole way, and as far as we know never had a summer job or afternoon job in high school, wanted to make sure that others realized the Government exists to give out free stuff. That's his own upbringing. So it makes sense. Government is a giant vending machine where others put in the money and you get the goods. That's "social justice."
He speaks of distributing the wealth like it's a medium sized pizza that dad brought home for a family of five, as if it's a limited resource that just appears somehow. It never occurs to him to spend his energies explaining to these communities, then or now, that when you do something that somebody else would be willing to pay you for, well, they pay you for it. That's how it works! The better you are at what you do or make, the more people are willing to pay.
No, much easier in his re-election bid to play the race card. March!