I specifically recall sitting with my white, rural-living cousin who was raised in an all white very Christian community. Uses the word nigger habitually as an insult. Called Obama the anti-Christ shortly after he was elected, with very serious intent, not just as some trivial insult.
I'm not sure where I want to go with this. I just want to point out that there is equal absurdity in all camps of politics, to single out Obama's elections for him being black is as trivial as me going around stating people voted against him specifically because he was black, it truly is irreverent.