Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is blaming his party's losses last November in large part on voters who "don't want to be governed by an African-American."But Americans gave the Democrats large majorities in both House and Senate in 2008, at the same time they elected a black man to be President of the United States? Pretty clearly, Americans don't have a problem with being "governed by an African-American." They do have a problem with one particular African-American, and that is Obama. This was not a racist repudiation of being "governed by an African-American." It was a repudiation of Obama's leadership and that of the Democratic Party.
The one thing that is nice about Obama getting elected in 2008 is that the race card has now expired. Americans clearly were quite willing to elect a black man to the highest office in the land. They now regret doing so, not because Obama is black, but because Obama is incompetent and turned out to be a radical leftist. (That it took Americans this long to figure out that Obama was a radical leftist does not say much for the smarts of the voters.)