Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) was interview by an Arab network called Alhurra. He was asked about why the Democrats lost so many seats and he responded:
“It [the Republican successes in the 2010 elections] happened for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States. It happened because the Southern states, the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.
“In this case, I believe, a lot of people in the United States don’t want to be governed by an African-Amerian, particularly one who is liberal, who wants to spend money and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society….”
(Source: Washington Examiner)
Here’s the video. There is an arabic translator but you can make out some of what he says. This particular part comes around 2:50.