Skip to comments.Obama Defends Self Against Black Critics [Says ObamaCare "Will Be Hugely Important" For Blacks]
Posted on 12/21/2009 9:41:35 PM PST by Steelfish
Obama Defends Self Against Black Critics
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Monday rebutted critics who say he isn't showing enough compassion toward black America, citing his health care effort as one example he says "will be hugely important" for blacks. Obama said another example is the billions of dollars in aid to states included in the economic stimulus bill, money that was used to save thousands of teachers, firefighters and police officers from losing their jobs. He said many of those workers are black.
"So this notion, somehow, that because there wasn't a transformation overnight that we've been neglectful is just simply, factually not accurate," Obama said in an Oval Office interview with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks. But the president acknowledged there are limits to what a president can do for any class of people.
"The only thing I cannot do is, by law, I cannot pass laws that say 'I'm just helping black folks.' I'm the president of the entire United States," Obama said, giving his standard answer to questions about the economic and other disparities facing blacks. "What I can do is make sure that I am passing laws that help all people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most in need," he said. "That in turn is going to help lift up the African-American community."
Black members of Congress have begun pressing their demands that the nation's first African-American president do more for minorities hard hit by the recession, noting the billions of dollars spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to prop up big banks and large corporations. Nationally, unemployment stands at 10 percent while 15.6 percent of blacks are jobless.
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RACISM is ugly....no matter WHOMEVER does it....and the DEMS are experts.
Blacks will fall deeper into servitude under this. It is a shame.
As he expands the government plantation.
Because they do NOT live as long as the rest of us, and therefore do not benefit from a lifetime of tax payments.
Ok, WORKING Blacks get screwed.
No racism here, just being honest.
Especially that abortion provision, right Barry?
Many astute blacks have easily seen through this democratic moneymaker between dems, big pharma and others who will make a killing (so to speak) off of this gigantic moneymaker at the expense of middle class Americans. It will definitely affect blacks (and whites and hispanics) who will lose jobs because of it. ACORN is embedded within it, for example. The more we learn about it, the more ugly and hated this bill is certain to become.
When Medicare is rationed, who in the heck do they think will suffer most? The rich white folk or the poor brown folk? Blacks, as usual, will be the big losers.....
Obama is not a black American. He’s a black muslim who hates America. And he, like Jesse Jackson, Oprah and Danny Gover, etc., do not want to live anywhere near a black American.
No, they will not go deeper into servitude.
More of them will go on the run. They will have to to try to survive.
The addition of the medical costs will overload any poor parent paying child support.
LOL...black critics of Obama...that is a good one.
Obama to blacks: I won here’s your finger.