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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?

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.


wayne44, well said and to the point!

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:

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.


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

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.

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:


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

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%


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.

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.

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.

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