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Jesse Jackson: "Obama needs to tend more to the Black Vote"
Politico ^ | october 27, 2010 | James Hohmann

Posted on 10/27/2010 3:49:04 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote

Jackson: Obama must tend to black vote By: James Hohmann October 27, 2010 05:38 PM EDT www.politico.com ________________________ __________________

The Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks President Barack Obama could increase black turnout next week, and thus limit Democratic losses, by promising a second economic stimulus that includes funding for urban renewal.

The civil rights leader faults the Democratic Party for waiting too late to advertise in key races and laments the president’s failure to better sell his accomplishments. But he said there might still be time to stop Republicans from winning control of the House.

“The black vote, which is bigger than the tea party vote, has been lying dormant,” he said in an interview Wednesday with POLITICO. “I argue that there may be more coffee in the pot than tea in the cup. If that vote comes alive in critical states, you can make a difference. … If people vote their interests and not their fears, then we will keep it.”

Record black turnout provided a key advantage for congressional Democrats in 2008, but a POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll released Monday strongly suggested that many African Americans who turned out for the first time to elect Obama two years ago will stay home. “In some places, the DNC has started advertising too late. Sometimes, not at all,” Jackson said. “Another thing is that the administration has not done a good job at telling its story.”

“We’ve watered the leaves,” he added. “The banks got bailed out. The insurance companies got protected with (no) public option … The generals got bailed out with the Afghan plan. The urban roots have not yet been watered. Water on roots make flowers blossom. But there’s still so much confidence in the president. His direct appeal can have an impact. If that vote does accept the appeal and is promised in the second stimulus it too will be bailed out, you could get a higher-than-predicted turnout.”

Jackson still speaks proudly of how Democrats averted a global economic meltdown and passed health care reform, but he says the party must more boldly fire up the African-American base. “At least there is a story to be told,” he said. “I think that, maybe, more people must be convened to help tell that story because the focus is on the president and Palin and the tea party, but the real action is on the ground. I think much of what has come down has been very good, but it has not yet gained traction.”

He called on the White House to deploy “more surrogates who are able to capture people’s attention and get the message out.”

Obama has ramped up outreach to African-Americans this fall. He’s given interviews to journalists and made campaign stops aimed at the constituency. But he’s also had high-profile disagreements with the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP over education, employment and housing over the last year.

Stimulus has become a bad word, and administration officials have avoided using it. They’ve sought to stoke economic recovery with smaller packages, mindful of the political fallout after Democrats passed a $787 billion stimulus in February 2009. It seems highly unlikely Obama would make such a call in the next few days.

Jackson's group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, has been trying to galvanize the African-American community. They’ve taken voters to the polls for early voting, and Jackson recorded a robocall message, warning voters in the Chicago area that they should vote Democrat to block Republican efforts to repeal the 14th Amendment. “So we work and we hope,” he said. “We are not suffering from a lack of effort.”

Virtually all blacks supported the Democrat over the Republican on the generic ballot in POLITICO’s new poll, but only 47 percent said they’re “extremely likely” to vote. That compares to 73 percent of white voters, a majority of whom are backing the Republican this year.

Jackson invokes the example of 1986 to argue that African-Americans could be decisive if they get more engaged. He says that about two million new African-American voters registered Democrat during the 1984 election, and he attributes the Democratic takeover of the Senate in 1986 to their robust presence.

“We won North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and California — where Dems didn’t expect to win that year — because of the black vote,” he said.

© 2010 Capitol News Company, LLC


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 14thamendment; california; florida; georgia; louisiana; northcarolina
What a dope.
1 posted on 10/27/2010 3:49:06 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

That’s the job of the First Wookie.


2 posted on 10/27/2010 3:50:08 PM PDT by library user
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To: GlockThe Vote

“I argue that there may be more coffee in the pot than tea in the cup. If that vote comes alive in critical states, you can make a difference. … If people vote their interests and not their fears, then we will keep it.”

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Keep it up Jesse.


3 posted on 10/27/2010 3:50:11 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: library user

What a fool this guy is. Why should Obama tend to their vote when they will go 95% for him regardless?


4 posted on 10/27/2010 3:51:25 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

Yeah, he might only get 90% of their vote. Go sit in the corner Jessie.


5 posted on 10/27/2010 3:51:36 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: GlockThe Vote
...a second economic stimulus that includes funding for urban renewal.

Isn't welfare, food stamps, 48-inch plasma TVs and crack enough? Jeez Louise!

6 posted on 10/27/2010 3:53:14 PM PDT by library user
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To: GlockThe Vote

he needs to shore up that last 4% that are not with him.

`Jessie JackSCUM


7 posted on 10/27/2010 3:55:04 PM PDT by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: GlockThe Vote
by promising a second economic stimulus that includes funding for urban renewal

Please, please, please, please Mr. President- Promise that!

8 posted on 10/27/2010 3:56:34 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: GlockThe Vote
The Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks President Barack Obama could increase black turnout next week, and thus limit Democratic losses, by promising a second economic stimulus that includes funding for urban renewal.

Offering raw cash payments might motivate the black community to vote, says The Rev. Jesse Jackson....

9 posted on 10/27/2010 3:56:48 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Jackson: Obama must tend to black vote ... “

Well of course he should. After all, Obama is the Black’s president, not Americas President.

Woot, Woot, Reparations, bring me mo reparations. We need mo free money because we were slaves and, well, we need the money and other stuff.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 3:57:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Jesse Jackson: "Obama needs to tend more to the Black Vote"

Then what you doin robo-callin me last night, Jesse?
11 posted on 10/27/2010 3:59:53 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: GlockThe Vote

Hey Jesse, How’s your “Love Child”?


12 posted on 10/27/2010 4:15:39 PM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: GlockThe Vote

I guess Jessie didn’t get the memo about gentrification of the inner cities of America.

The downtowns of America are becoming increasingly white and rich. The suburbs will be the slums of the future.


13 posted on 10/27/2010 4:20:14 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: GlockThe Vote

He’s asking for another stimulus package for urban renewal. Jesse’s corporate shake-down money must be running low.


14 posted on 10/27/2010 4:22:28 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: bushbuddy

The meltddown next week is going to be sweet.


15 posted on 10/27/2010 4:26:47 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote
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16 posted on 10/27/2010 4:31:57 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Why should Obama tend to their vote when they will go 95% for him regardless?

Don't you see, there is trouble in the Wonderful World of (People of) Color. There have been hints and clues that the Democrat party may be losing the black vote. And if they lose the black vote, they lose.

17 posted on 10/27/2010 4:34:50 PM PDT by sportutegrl (Why are they called Musketeers if they fight with swords?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

The Rev. knows his power is going to diminish after next week. (Lawdy — looky how many bruthas on Repub side!) Gotta shore up that racism and class warfare!


18 posted on 10/27/2010 4:37:09 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
“The black vote, which is bigger than the tea party vote, has been lying dormant,” he said in an interview Wednesday with POLITICO. “I argue that there may be more coffee in the pot than tea in the cup.

Agree. What a dope ... and a very jealous dope at that.

19 posted on 10/27/2010 4:38:48 PM PDT by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Obama already has the black vote- that's why they get nothing.

All his attention is now on the Mexicans and gays. And the global warming idiots.

When will they realize that they've been used by the Democratic Party for about the last forty years.

20 posted on 10/27/2010 4:39:27 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: GlockThe Vote
I though Barry and Eric "The Coward" Holder WERE paying attention, then looked the other way.

21 posted on 10/27/2010 4:47:29 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Hell, Jessie, what do you think Obama has been doing for the last four weeks? He’s been doing nothing but pandering to “The Base”, which is code for “African-Americans”, because they’re the only ones left that are paying any attention to him any nore. Haven’t you noticed that all of Obama’s rhetoric is designed to appeal to African-Americans and that all of his venues have been selected because of the number of African-Americans that need to be appealed to there?

What more do you want the poor dude to do? Limit all of his appearances to BET? Give all of his speeches in Ebonics? Always carry you and Al Sharpton along with him?


22 posted on 10/27/2010 4:59:07 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Like Waters and Rangel.

Thanks GlockThe Vote.


23 posted on 10/28/2010 8:10:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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a POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll released Monday strongly suggested that many African Americans who turned out for the first time to elect Obama two years ago will stay home

24 posted on 10/28/2010 8:11:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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He's a racist liar:
Jackson's group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, has been trying to galvanize the African-American community. They've taken voters to the polls for early voting, and Jackson recorded a robocall message, warning voters in the Chicago area that they should vote Democrat to block Republican efforts to repeal the 14th Amendment.

25 posted on 10/28/2010 8:12:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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