I've heard many people say the United States is "not ready for a black president."

Poppycock.

The 11th president — James K. Polk — was black, as was Thomas Jefferson, who created the blueprint for what later became "The Jeffersons." The difference was back then we didn't see color. Today everything is about race.

When Hillary mentioned that LBJ had a role in ushering in civil rights laws, Obama's folks accused her of diminishing MLK. What does this mean? It means that while the U.S. is ready for another black president, it's not ready to talk openly to one.

A great leader needs to take his lumps. But as long as you have grievance groupies like Al Sharpton accusing squirrels and end tables of racism, then it's impossible.

There's nothing worse than being called a racist — it's worse than being called French. So rather than saying "Rock of Love" has more substance than Obama, reporters just smile. Terrified of interest groups, the press cowers behind softball questions and nervous brown-nosing.

And how will the editorial cartoonists satirize a sacred cow when it's elected? Obama winning will probably mean every newspaper cartoonist and editorialist will be out of work, because essentially they'll have gotten what they've been whining so loudly about: They'll have to work at Arby's.

And if you disagree with me, then you're a probably a racist and worse than Hitler.

Greg Gutfeld hosts "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" weekdays at 2 a.m. ET. Send your comments to: redeye@foxnews.com

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