Political conservatives in the United States are acutely aware of race, says veteran pollster Stan Greenberg. “They are very aware that they are ‘white’ in a country that is becoming increasingly ‘minority.’” They are inclined to believe that government programs exist for the benefit of minorities, not the poor. Obamacare has become a flash point for race-conscious conservatives, who think it will disproportionately help minorities. Obama, the first black president, is an emblem of their uneasiness. The word they’re most likely to use to describe him is liar (Guardian, October 20).