(NEWSBUSTERS) In their two-hour-long documentary, The Legacy of Barack Obama, Wednesday, CNN allowed former Obama adviser Fareed Zakaria to set his sights on Congressional Republicans as he claimed their opposition was fueled by a deep-seeded racism. “That fierce, unrelenting opposition, would haunt the next eight years and what began as whispers is now discussed openly,” he pontificated as ominous music played, “Did race play a role in the brick wall of Republican resistance to Barack Obama?”
The first segment of the program was titled “America In Black And White,” in which Zakaria detailed the President’s upbringing and his struggles with race. It gave way to a joyous scene at Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech, but things turned dark quick according to Zakaria. “It seemed like a fairy tale beginning but at precisely the moment the first couple began swaying on the dance floor, the central crisis of the Obama presidency was already taking shape,” he said as the festive sound track turned.
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