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Back in 2008, a black conservative friend, a college professor, said he voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama for president. "Obama," he said, "is post-Jesse Jackson. No more race card. And, with a black president, young blacks will start hitting the books a lot harder. They will see that racism is no barrier to the highest possible achievement."
I saw but one possible silver lining. When Obama's tax/spend/regulate policies fail to achieve the expected results, many blacks will do some soul-searching. "I always thought our 'plight' had to do with the President really not caring about us," some black voters will begin to ask. "But not any more because Obama most assuredly cares. But unemployment has gone up."
Five years into his presidency, Obama has picked up and dropped down the race card more times than a three-card Monte hustler on the street corner. When a black Harvard professor irresponsibly accused a Cambridge, Mass., police officer of racial profiling, Obama sided with the professor, saying, "The Cambridge police acted stupidly." Obama could have started a discussion about the false assumption that widespread racism remains within the criminal justice system. He could have cited a 1999 Justice Department study that found that, no, a black criminal is not punished more harshly than a while defendant with an identical background and record.
George Zimmerman, a "white-Hispanic" Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old. Before one word of testimony, Obama irresponsibly weighed in by suggesting that Martin's death was motivated by race. "If I had a son," said Obama, "he would look like Trayvon." Hint, hint: Travyon Martin was racially profiled.
Obama even thinks the tea party is racist.
According to U.S. News White House reporter and author Kenneth T. Walsh, Obama considers the tea party a racist movement that rose up to stop him. "In May 2010," writes Walsh, "(Obama) told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent 'tea party' movement that was then surging across the country. ... A guest suggested that when tea party activists said they wanted to 'take back' their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a 'subterranean agenda' in the anti-Obama movement — a racially biased one — that was unfortunate."
Obama also stood silently while former President Jimmy Carter blamed racism for the opposition to Obama. "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama," said Carter, "is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American. Racism ... still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country."
So much for no more irresponsible use of the race card.
Four years into Obama's recovery, many blacks are asking, "So, where are the jobs?"
When Obama entered office, the black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent. As of August 2011, it still stood at 16.5 percent. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., then chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said, "If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House." A year later, though the rate had dropped a couple points, Cleaver said: "With 14 percent (black) unemployment, if we had a white president we'd be marching around the White House. ... The President knows we are going to act in deference to him in a way we wouldn't to someone white."
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., called the black unemployment rate "unconscionable." But at a jobs town hall forum in Detroit, Waters told the predominately black audience that she did not intend to criticize Obama. "We're politicians," noted this original member of the CBC. "If we go after the President too hard," she said, "you're going after us. When you tell us it's all right and you unleash us and you're ready to have this conversation, we're ready to have the conversation."
For many blacks, Obama as president represents someone who clearly, genuinely cares about the black community. Is there any doubt that Obama wants what he thinks is best for the black community? Comedian Chris Rock was not doing stand-up when he said President Obama is like "the dad of the country."
Well, the results are in. And they are not good. The median income of black households declined more than twice as much as the income of white households under Obama's tenure. Blacks have lost their homes to foreclosure at a higher rate than whites. By taxing the "rich," placing health care under federal oversight and spending $1 trillion on "stimulus," Obama's policies have produced the worst recovery on record.
But President Obama cares — truly, madly, deeply.


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up2sumptin commented on Friday, Jul 05, 2013 at 12:18 PM

I've always wondered this but hesitant to say out loud. If not voting for BHO means your racist, does that mean anyone who did not vote for H Clinton is a misogynist?

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Jul 05, 2013 at 16:41 PM

Not so Funk. Remember all of that "free Stuff" yall have been saying about Obama and the Dems being put out? Well, if that is the case all Hillary will have to do is double the offer, and keep 'them on the plantation' with the welfare foodstamp voting juggernaut that determines Presidential selections.

JimmyMack commented on Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 at 16:02 PM

I am really more worried right now with the overturning of the 1965 Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Ct.

I hate to say this but...there still is a lot of race prejudices out there. Having a Party like the Republican Party who has a history of voter suppression i.e. various states voter ID laws and viola!!! Jim Crow is back in town! If you think the disenfranchisement of black men via the penal system was already enough, then you (we) ain't seen nuttin yet.

A crack cocaine carrying black man gets penalized at the felonious level disproportionally much more frequently than a white man carrying the same quanity except the cocaine is in powder form. Look at all the blacks in prison for drugs especially crack. They come out, if they do come out, as felons with no right to vote.

I cannot believe Clarence Thomas sided with the majority vote to strike down all that MLK and others marched, fought, beaten and were killed for. If not for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Clarence Thomas would not be sitting on the Supreme Court. He'd be doing quid pro quo or pro bono legal work for folks in Chatham County, his home.

wayne44 commented on Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 13:04 PM

I believe the Democrats were responsible for the Jim Crow laws not Republicans. If you don't break the law then you don't have to worry about doing time no matter who you are. You have to have an ID to open a bank account, get a license to drive, cash a check, but not to vote. Requiring an ID to vote would not stop anyone from voting. These same people can get to the grocery store, the doctor's office, sporting events, etc., but it would supposedly pose a hardship for them to go get a free ID card. I don't think so!

Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 19:04 PM

Very good point up2

JM, when more blacks realize that earning stuff in the pursuit of happiness brings and enables a more prosperous life, I believe they will eventually.

JM, please do not attempt to change history my friend. The Democrats have suppressed blacks even before the founding of this country and influences them today as well by insinuating that we are still victims and it’s not our fault if we fail and that the Republicans are to blame.

Check out the “Black History Test; The Untold Story, here! And please take note of 11 and 17.

http://www.nbra.info/DYK-HistoryTest

wayne44, well said and to the point!

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 19:01 PM

"I've always wondered this but hesitant to say out loud. If not voting for BHO means your racist, does that mean anyone who did not vote for H Clinton is a misogynist?"

This is how each side tries to play it. A vote against Obama = racist. A vote against Hillary = misogynist. A vote for Romney = angry white Republican. A vote for Palin = you're stupid (oops....maybe the last one doesn't fit). But it's all name-calling; race-baiting; and trashing the opposition. WHO CARES ABOUT THE *ISSUES?* it's all about party politics and personalities.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 08:08 AM

Democrats = suppression!!!! Is that why BHO is POTUS?? Is that why the voting rights act of 1965 was passed by a Democratic Administration? Is that why Dems pushed to raise the minimum wage?

Funkentelecky commented on Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 22:38 PM

Democrats = suppression!!!! Is that why BHO is POTUS?? Is that why the voting rights act of 1965 was passed by a Democratic Administration? Is that why Dems pushed to raise the minimum wage?

No JM, and neither does Republican=suppression !!!! for BHO as our POTUS :D.

Yes for Democrats in regards to the voting rights act. Republicans are responsible for the passage of the law. LBJ signed it into law so if not for REPUBLICANS it wouldn’t be law.

Raising minimum wage suppresses job creation, economic growth and the incentive to pursue happiness.

Here is another History Lesson from the NBRA:

DYK-VotingRightsHoax
Fact: Black Americans will not lose the right to vote if the Voting Rights Act of 1965 expires in 2007 (in 2006 extended for 25 more years).

Fact: Black Americans are guaranteed the right to vote by the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution that was pushed through in 1870 by Republicans after the Civil War. That constitutional amendment states: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

Fact: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed over the strong opposition of Democrats, with more Republicans voting for the act than Democrats. The act was passed to stop the Democrats in the South from denying black Americans their constitutional right to vote, using discriminatory tactics such as literacy tests and the poll tax.

Fact: The Voting Rights Act has been extended several times since it was passed in 1965, and extension of the act now is not in dispute. Some sections are being debated, particularly those regarding printing ballots in languages other than English and the "pre clearance" section. The “pre clearance” section requires Justice Department approval before certain state, counties or districts can make certain changes, including district boundaries. This prior approval is designed to prevent the diluting of the black vote. This disputed section of the Voting Rights Act has created "Majority-Minority" districts. These districts which have a majority of minority voters have become untouchable, creating a harmful condition for black communities.

Hoax: Despite the above facts, Democrats, over the past eight years, have perpetuated the hoax that blacks will loose the right to vote if the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is not extended. Democrats have also played the race card, falsely accusing Republicans of being against extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.c...

Please don’t attempt to change or alter or suppress our History in America.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM

thanks Funk. Please educate me why then did John Lewis Dem. House rep from Georgia who marched with mlk and had the hell beat out of him during the 60s CR movement, so thouroughly denounced the decision to change the Act?

Also, them Dems of the 60s you talk about are Republicans today. The South was solidly Democratic for decades yet very racist. Hence resistance to the 65 voting Act at the time. Times have changed. The once solid Democrat South is now almost solidly Republican.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM

not only solidly republican but predominantly white. What are you saying about Black folks today that over whelmingly vote Democrat? Are you saying that these folks are just stupid or are complete fools in their voting?

up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 15:48 PM

Certain sections placed great hardship on communities regarding voting. It is that section that got struck down. Example: If your polling place were to burn to the ground, the cost to replace it would be very finically detrimental to the community. Why? Because the community would have to seek the court's permission to move it anywhere, even next door. They have to prove that the new place is not placing an undue burden on the voters. Yet federal law states your polling place cannot be more than 15 miles from your home. With the overwhelming regulations placed on certain states (and one county in Alaska) each election costs the tax payers of a small town like Hinesville $200,000 or more. And as a practicing voter, I see more minorities voting that the typical WASP. So I am in agreement that the part that was struck down, needed to be. There are still watch dogs in place to ensure that fair voting practices are maintained.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 16:09 PM

I hope you are right up2. I still would like my friend Funk to splain to me why John Lewis denounced the change in the voting rights act so strongly.

Also, in the Day, as I said before, the solid south was Democrat and for all intents and purposes was racist. When Liberals found a home in the Dems and not the Republicans the average southern white boy and girl evacuated the Southern Democrats and went with a more....how shall I say... a more restrictive exclusionary group, the Republicans. I am not trying to rewrite anything here as Funk claims. I will proffer up tho, that my friend might be cherry picking his sources and in my view some skewed talking pts. And, is it his position that Black folks are for the most part fools for voting en masse for the Democrats?

Funkentelecky commented on Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 21:14 PM

hope you are right up2. I still would like my friend Funk to splain to me why John Lewis denounced the change in the voting rights act so strongly.

JM, I don’t understand how John Lewis who was beaten battered and tarnished by Democrats for standing up for what was right, still is a Democrat. This country has improved dramatically in regards to race relations overall and I have the personal experiences to support that fact. Additionally we have numerous accomplishments by blacks in America that acknowledges that fact too. IMHO John Lewis has been scarred by a real and difficult past growing up in a more racist country led by Democrats that is leaps and bounds more fairly to all than it was during his adolescent and early adult days. If the racist era Democrats turned into Republicans can you explain Robert Byrd and why is Lewis still a Democrat?

Republican Senator Tim Scott, from South Carolina agrees with me in regards to the voting rights act too:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/s...

Finally, blacks are generally not stupid, ignorant or complacent; however we have been bamboozled into accepting policies and legislation by Democrats that has enabled dependence on stuff given to us by BIG GOVERNMENT “Leviathan” that has hindered our appetite for individual upper mobility and success in “The Pursuit of Happiness

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 09:43 AM

That's a lot of bamboozling that ya got
going on there Funk. I guess we can count Colin Powell getinn bamboozled too since he endorsed and voted for BHO. And Colin used to be a Republican in W's Administration.!!

So, in essence I guess you are saying most black folks are easily fooled to buying into what's not really
in their best interests?

That's a broad brush you b painting with, my friend.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Just a wonderin how many people of color are part of the Tea Party???

sebekm commented on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 13:07 PM

Perhaps as many whites as are members of the NAACP I would think. Here are a few Tea Party "people of color," and their rationale for supportting the movement:

http://www.theroot.com/views/black-te...

Let's not forget the "T-E-A" in Tea Party stands for "taxed enough already," and the basis for the movement was that ALL MEMBERS of society ought to "pull their own weight" in furtherance of the common good. This concept is the anti-thesis of today's welfare state, of which a large slice of the recipients and supporters are people of color.

Speaking of welfare - here are welfare recipient statistics from 2011:

White 38.8%
Black 37.2
Hispanic 17.8
Asian 2.8
Other 3.4

It's also important to note unemployment rates - since unemployment in many cases is the "gateway" to welfare recipient status:

Black males unemployment rate 17.5%
Black females unemployment rate 13.0%
White males unemployment rate 7.6%
White females unemployment rate 6.9%

Black unemployment has been roughly double that of whites since the government started tracking the figures in 1972.

So - as of 2011, more than 61% of welfare recipients were non-whites, and black unemployment has dwarfed white unemployment for generations.

A better question might be:

Why do so many people of color support the Democratic party?

Right now, it's because the Democratic party is the party of welfare, food stamps, and the maintenance of programs designed to sustain their grip on national power. Decades ago, a Democratic president instituted a "War on Poverty," and we now have more people on welfare than ever before. Why is this? I contend that it is because it serves the purposes of the people whose constituency keeps them in power.

For without a welfare consituency, the Democrats by and large lose the primary argument which compels voters to vote for them in the first place.

The President would have done much more for this country - and especially for people of color - if he had concentrated on the ECONOMY, JOBS, and lowering unemployment in his first term, instead of squandering the opportunity on ObamaCare.

up2sumptin commented on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 13:40 PM

I think when talking about race you need to understand the racial make up of the US. 72% White. Latino/Hispanic 16.9%, Black 13.%, Native American 1.2%

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/stat...

This helps make more sense of the data presented. While true that there is an almost equal amount of whites and blacks on welfare, the statistical data shows far greater amount of blacks on welfare than whites. There are many factors that go into the reasons for the disparity that have nothing to do with motivation to work. I might also point out that 55% of blacks live in the south.

sebekm commented on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 14:44 PM

"...the statistical data shows far greater amount of blacks on welfare than whites."

That's my point. PLUS - you have blacks experiencing roughly DOUBLE the unemployment rates of whites, which compounds the problem. If the Democrats were to REALLY focus on helping a big portion of their constituency - people of color - they would be removing one of the primary reasons those people vote for them in the first place: the "promise" of employment and future prosperity.

This problem has existed - in its current state - for many years. Every President has paid a lot of lip service to a "war on poverty," but foreign wars, pork, everything else seems to take priority. With Obama - especially as a Dem who owned both houses of Congress for half of his first term - you would have thought that here was THE opportunity to get on the path to fixing this problem (or at least balancing out the welfare and unemployment numbers with the whites) AT LAST. What happens? ObamaCare - which does nothing for unemployment (except perhaps drive the numbers HIGHER) or the economy.

This was a missed opportunity on the part of the President and the Dems. People can blame the Tea Party and everybody else NOW, but Mr. Obama had the path to a solution his hands in 2009. He had it all: a new election victory, charismatic inspiration, a "mandate" for hope and change, and at least skeptical approval by the vast majority of Americans. You could say that he had pretty close to a blank check to do whatever he wanted from roughly two-thirds of the country. And what did he do? ObamaCare.

up2sumptin commented on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 15:35 PM

That wasn't for you Seb but for the readers of the blog who may not fully understand the meaning of the numbers presented without the additional information.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Oh,...thanks....as you saw, it just gave me another opportunity to pontificate.....I appreciate the additional information, too....

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 13:59 PM

That's a lot of bamboozling that ya got
going on there Funk. I guess we can count Colin Powell getinn bamboozled too since he endorsed and voted for BHO. And Colin used to be a Republican in W's Administration.!!
So, in essence I guess you are saying most black folks are easily fooled to buying into what's not really in their best interests?
That's a broad brush you b painting with, my friend.

JM, thanks for your intuitive thoughts and comments. Colin Powell doesn’t fall in the bamboozled category just as I don’t. Powell is still a Republican and conservative who thinks out the box and probably voted for BHO for some of the same reasons Larry Elders conservative friend that he talks about in the opening paragraph of this blog” Back in 2008, a black conservative friend, a college professor, said he voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama for president. "Obama," he said, "is post-Jesse Jackson. No more race card. And, with a black president, young blacks will start hitting the books a lot harder. They will see that racism is no barrier to the highest possible achievement." I would have voted for him in 2012, if he had actually reached across party lines, reduced the deficit, improved the economy and wouldn’t have forced Obamacare down our throats with a 50+1 vote like he said you can’t do. The Obamaphone lady is a classic example of a bamboozled Black American have you seen the video. No other demographical race of people vote for democrats at a 90% rate. Is everyone else wrong?

Thanks up2 and Chief MVB for their informative perspectives and facts in regards to uninformed Black Americans.

up2sumptin commented on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 16:19 PM

I was just giving some info Funk. I never in my wildest dreams thought they would offend. Please except my apology.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 20:56 PM

up2, I'm fine with your research and info. There is no need to apologize for representing the truth as long as you're respectful of others as you are 99.9% of the time.

lholmes commented on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

As a black man, I was preconditioned to vote Democrat when I became of age, and wasn't urged to research candidates at all. I took it upon myself to review history and policies and found that my views lined up more with Conservatives than Liberals. Today, I don't look at color. I pick the candidate that will most benefit my finances and gets close to my point of view. BHO didn't. He was a great speaker, but too many people didn't listen to the content. I read the speeches after listening to them and it took on an entirely different meaning. Looking forward to the next election.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM

As am I. Hillary may be the slam-dunk nominee for the Dems, but don't bet on her as the slam-dunk winner in the election. You never know what is going to happen. She was the "heir apparent" in 2008 and look what happened.


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