I instead think that Barack Obama just doesn’t take them all that seriously. The VFW, on the other hand? That group has votes that Barack Obama needs to have back; that’s why he went to the VFW convention, even though he didn’t go to the NAACP’s.
As for the doing this so openly, without explanation and/or apology? Well, that’s just Barack Obama’s casual contempt towards black people. Which is not really the same as hate, although a lot of people tend to get it wrong.
(Via, obviously, Instapundit.)