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Maxine Waters: Why isn't Obama in black communities?
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Posted on 08/17/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Maxine Waters: Why isn't Obama in black communities?

By Brian Montopoli

Democrats Rep. Maxine Waters of California, a central member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday that "we don't know why" President Obama is not visiting black communities on his Midwestern bus tour, adding, "We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired."

Waters, speaking at a freewheeling forum at Detroit's Wayne County Community College, suggested members of the CBC don't pressure Mr. Obama because their constituents are proud to have an African-American president, adding that "if we go after the president too hard, you're going after us."

"The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president, too," she went on to say. "We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired. We're getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don't know what the strategy is. We don't know why on this trip that he's in the United States now, he's not in any black community. We don't know that."

The unemployment rate for African-Americans as of July was 15.9 percent, and it's significantly higher in Detroit. Waters told her audience Tuesday that when you "unleash us and you tell us you're ready to have this conversation, we're ready to have the conversation."

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Because he already has your vote?
1 posted on 08/17/2011 2:31:33 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He is there, just half the time.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 2:33:44 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nah. They don’t like blue people there.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 2:34:14 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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To: Sub-Driver

After painting yourself in a corner for the last 50 years, you clowns want to bitch and complain because you are feeling the heat from the fact that you have sold big government Socialism to the community and now because it is not working out, you want to complain because you are feeling the heat.


4 posted on 08/17/2011 2:34:55 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Sub-Driver

cause he already has 95% of that vote.


5 posted on 08/17/2011 2:35:44 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Sub-Driver
Because they are the hardest hit by the recession and he knows it.

6 posted on 08/17/2011 2:36:29 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sub-Driver
Peek A Boo LOL

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7 posted on 08/17/2011 2:36:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Trueblackman

Why the bitching ?

They got the Messiah they wanted.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 2:36:50 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't believe the caucus will abandon Obama at all...

...but I can see millions of black voters staying home in 2012

The Hope and Change ran out a year ago for everybody that once believed in 'the One' as it is...

9 posted on 08/17/2011 2:37:45 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (Obama's approval ratings: so low that Kenyans now accuse him of being born in the USA)
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To: Sub-Driver

Because they’re always demanding more free shi* and the kenyan is out of free shi*? Plus, with or without the free shi*, he’s already got your sucker vote?


10 posted on 08/17/2011 2:38:32 PM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver
Does anyone other than race pimps and Democrat Plantation
Masters actually care what these racist whiners have to say?


11 posted on 08/17/2011 2:38:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: Sub-Driver
Could it be . . .


12 posted on 08/17/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Sub-Driver

He has their vote, they have no money to give him and it avoids potentially embarrassing questions or statements. In other words, it’s a losing proposition for him.


13 posted on 08/17/2011 2:39:44 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

1) Secret Service is afraid.
2) They don’t want to get bus-jacked.
3) They don’t have locking lugnuts on the wheels.
4) Barry hates those neighborhoods.
5) No good golf clubs there.
6) Commie leadership doesn’t live there; no one to visit.
7) Doesn’t know where those neigborhoods are.
8) Too many potholes, bus ride is uncomfortable.
9) Took buses there once, got lost, had a devil of a time getting out.
10) They were there but drove through, didn’t realize people lived there.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 2:39:44 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good question. Surely they have bullet proof glass in his new Nazi SS sturm bus.
15 posted on 08/17/2011 2:42:45 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like a 1950’s Mickey Mouse Club.


16 posted on 08/17/2011 2:42:52 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Sub-Driver
Already posted.

One of the best replies....

Obama went to towns...98% white...3-6% unemployment. Basically, not much to rabble rouse about...I'm sure they just wanted him to "go away"...

10 posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:28:56 PM by Sacajaweau


17 posted on 08/17/2011 2:44:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why isn’t owebama in black communities?

They don’t want him either.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 2:47:57 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Sub-Driver

He doesn't want "Honky Lips" painted on the side of the bus.

19 posted on 08/17/2011 2:50:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
Maxine Waters, a future felon, is complaining that Obama has not provided enough Government jobs for people in her community. The test scores have not been lowered enough, the background checks are too revealing and the overpaid, unionized make-work jobs are underwater.

She wants the Mugabe/South African redistribution of wealth from the Oppressors to the Oppressed. Every conceivable trillion dollar plan since Reconstruction has apparently failed, so if we can just hand over the land and assets to the Communal State, she will be happy.

Do not doubt me on this, the Liberal Democrats adore people like Chavez, Castro, Mugabe and the way China deals with dissidents. Waters is exemplary of how a power-mad crook will never be satisfied unless everyone is poor except the Nomenklatura, of which she consider herself a part.

20 posted on 08/17/2011 2:50:34 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Sub-Driver

BINGO

he already has the black vote committed. He needs cash.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 2:51:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maxine, Maxine... O, ye of little faith. Know ye not that God is everywhere? Why, then, should Obama do less? The bird has her nest. The cow has its cud. The junkie has his line. And the faithful people have their lame beyond words dependence on taxpayers. The world is in order.


22 posted on 08/17/2011 2:53:51 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: Sub-Driver

He has those communities’ votes locked up, and he doesn’t know where they are, anyway....


23 posted on 08/17/2011 2:56:30 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Sub-Driver
Maxine, he "ain't" black.


24 posted on 08/17/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Typical Obama. Suck up to your enemies, kick your friends in the butt. Other groups due to be thrown under the bus:
The elderly
Labor Unions
Latinos

Must be something psychological, in addition to calculations they have no place else to go.


25 posted on 08/17/2011 2:59:30 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Sub-Driver

Say there Maxine-—aren’t you being delayed for your ‘hot waters’ Congressional ethics hearing? Brotha Bam can speed up the process if you don’t stay bamboozled on the Chosen Zero’s plantation. He’s half white dontchyaknow..../sc


26 posted on 08/17/2011 3:00:23 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Sub-Driver

Because he already has your vote?

Exactly .


27 posted on 08/17/2011 3:00:56 PM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: Sub-Driver

cuz he’s scared sh@tless?


28 posted on 08/17/2011 3:01:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Sub-Driver

He just got new spinners on the bus and wants to keep them - Al Sharpton


29 posted on 08/17/2011 3:03:07 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: Grampa Dave

30 posted on 08/17/2011 3:03:11 PM PDT by Bean Counter ("For every man there exists a bait he cannot resist swallowing.".....Nietzsche)
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To: sappy
cause he already has 95% of that vote

My vote for post of the day !!!

31 posted on 08/17/2011 3:06:15 PM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Sub-Driver

The media is afraid to go there.


32 posted on 08/17/2011 3:08:12 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree with Kerosene Maxine for once. Obama needs to take those buses through black neighborhoods. The whole excuse for charging these buses to the taxpayer was that they were more secure than a typical rented bus including, I presume, bulletproofing. So, how are you going to test the bulletproofing if you don’t take it through some black neighborhoods where they have drive-bys?

Of course, the buses will have a few layers of graffiti if he makes any stops and a few of the tires could get lifted...


33 posted on 08/17/2011 3:15:04 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why...

BWA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAA


34 posted on 08/17/2011 3:21:16 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Why...

BWA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAA


35 posted on 08/17/2011 3:21:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Damnit, Joe, 1.1 million dollars for a bus and there’s no toilet paper in the bathroom! Give me your shirt. You always said you’d give me the shirt off your back. Now’s the time to pony up. I’ll give it back to you when I’m done.”


36 posted on 08/17/2011 3:23:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

Congressional Black Caucus= Congressional Flash Mob. Stock in trade is shoplifting through legislation


37 posted on 08/17/2011 3:23:55 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Sub-Driver

Same reason you aren’t in prison, Miss Loud Mouth Soup Waters.


38 posted on 08/17/2011 3:24:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver
“We don't know why...” my a$$. It's because he knows the black community will vote 97% for his sorry excuse as President again. He don't have to win their vote, Maxine, you dunderhead. For God's sake woman, use your brain for something more than keeping your ears warm on the inside. He is trying to appeal to all the Independents, formerly known as Moderates, who will wind up voting for him anyway. On Saturday or Sunday before the election at a black church, he will play the race card using his very best black preacher's impersonation. And those dammed fools will continue a lifelong tradition of believing that the DemocRat party will save them once again. They never go back and see that they are in worse shape now as a community and a minority than they were BEFORE Johnson's Great Society. Truly a sad commentary on the average American of African descent.
39 posted on 08/17/2011 3:25:44 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This black nitwit is pissed because her King hasn’t handed millions from his stash to her beloved people.


40 posted on 08/17/2011 3:26:17 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: freekitty

because they will steal the tires off his bus?


41 posted on 08/17/2011 3:26:31 PM PDT by baiamonte
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Maxine Waters: Why isn't Obama in black communities?

Because his campaign can not accept the Bridge card for campaign donations.

42 posted on 08/17/2011 3:27:22 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Note to Maxine:

Even if that multi-million dollar bus were stopped for only 5 minutes & surrounded by Secret Service in Watts-—YOUR DISTRICT— it would be up on cement blocks & the wheels & tires gone in less than 2 minutes.
Then the rest of the pillaging would begin.

There is no reason to be in black communities.

The “black” farmers are all down south. NObama has to find that list of those who sued the Federal Government & the taxpayers to get a ‘bigger piece of the pie”.


43 posted on 08/17/2011 3:27:46 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Sub-Driver

He prefers arugula to collard greens.


44 posted on 08/17/2011 3:29:56 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: thepatriot1

thx. same reason he isn’t campaigning in cemetaries too....


45 posted on 08/17/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT by sappy
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"unleash us"

Why ever would Obama do that Maxine? If he did you might run away from the DemocRAT plantation. Then where would he be?

Maxine, dear you have to realize that you are still slaves for the plantation owner. Keep chopping that political cotton, honey. That's what you are there for.

Simon Legree call home. Little Liza is trying to escape acros the ice.

46 posted on 08/17/2011 3:33:28 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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Flash Mobs of Holder’s people?


47 posted on 08/17/2011 3:33:40 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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Because the rascists will vote for him based solely on his skin color.


48 posted on 08/17/2011 3:33:58 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: eddie willers
Looks like a 1950’s Mickey Mouse Club.

With Goofy in the middle.
49 posted on 08/17/2011 3:35:18 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sub-Driver

cause he’s embarrassed by the way ya’ll act.... maybe?


50 posted on 08/17/2011 3:35:21 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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