Some of Obama's defenders are really off base. We are in the worst economy since the Great Depression. He did inherit the mess, but there is the perception he is doing nothing other self promotion.
The defenders who claim that his critics are being racist when they here the phrase "we want our country back". are off base. This criticism is natural and logical given the dire economy. What that phrase means to me is that the person saying it is unhappy with the direction of the country.
The exact same phrase was typically stated at President critics often by people who
call themselves "citizens of the planet". When you hear this phrase you are almost certainly dealing with a Commie or Fruit Loop certified looney tunes nutbar.
Obama's critic's want a return to American values. They do not care what some gin drinking obnoxious Euro's think in a salon. They are more concerned with their neighbors who are shopping at Walmart and are in tough times. These people want to here one word JOBS. They do not care about some idiotic meeting in Copenhagen or health care.
Americans want to work, but it is tough out there. The perception that Obama is more interested in the opinions of European elitists than his constituency is a real problem. He took a major dive in the polls when he went to Europe and seems oblivious to this perception and his popularity rating dive is reflective of someone who is being viewed as out of touch.
None of these issues is racial in any description.