- The Washington Times - Monday, November 3, 2014

Ben Stein on Sunday blasted President Obama for being the most racist president in American history, arguing that he and fellow Democrats are purposefully using race to divide the American people.

“What the White House is trying to do is racialize all politics and they’re especially trying to tell the African-American voter that the GOP is against letting them have a chance at a good life in this economy, and that’s just a complete lie,” the conservative author said on Fox News’ “America’s News HQ,” Mediaite reported.

Mr. Stein rejected the notion that Republican budget cuts negatively impact minorities.

“The cuts have been absolutely minuscule, absolutely tiny, unbelievably small,” he said. “And much more important has been the fact the Republicans by virtue of supporting the policies that stopped the crash in 2008-2009 from being a Great Depression stopped a real economic catastrophe. The Republicans are the ones who save this economy, not the ones that ruin this economy.”

Mr. Stein argued that Democrats are using race as a weapon against the Republican Party.

“I watch with fascination — with incredible fascination — all the stories about how the Democratic politicians, especially Hillary [Rodham Clinton], are trying to whip up the African-American vote and say, ‘Oh, the Republicans have policies against black people in terms of the economy.’ But there are no such policies,” he said. “It’s all a way to racialize voting in this country. This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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