Forgive one who asks, but did we ever welcome Barack Hussein Obama in any real (or, variously, unreal) way as our first Black President? Mr. McConnell, what were the first (and second, and third) words you said to welcome a person of color and his family to the presidency of the United States of America? And then, I would ask it of you and your kind (whatever in a world that might be), how was it that you felt it justified to complain that this new half-white POTUS was, really, not very companionable? The new President was (is) a man of color and you and your kind never acknowledged that, much less welcomed the man and his family in any way. Are you not ashamed for acting so inhospitable?