Skip to comments.Obama tells blacks to 'stop complainin' and fight
Posted on 09/26/2011 5:32:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan
WASHINGTON (AP) In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.
And though he didn't say it directly, for a second term, too.
Obama's speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasingly vocal griping from black leaders that he's been giving away too much in talks with Republicans -- and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.
"It gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y'all," Obama told an audience of some 3,000 in a darkened Washington convention center.
But he said blacks need to have faith in the future -- and understand that the fight won't be won if they don't rally to his side.
"I need your help," Obama said.
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Yeah, I mean, it’s not like the black community is experiencing 17% unemployment. It’s only 16.7%. Hep a brutha out, will ya?
Black leaders must be kicking themselves in private. “We worked so hard and so long for THIS?”
Marching and protesting don’t put groceries on the table.
Marching and protesting don’t put gas in the car.
Marching and protesting don’t put a roof over your head.
Marching and protesting don’t put money in your bank account.
Marching and protesting don’t put crack in your pipe...........
It sounded like he was attempting to start a riot.
They’re still lookin’ for that one big “0bama check” that they promised themselves when he was elected.
“Where’s muh check? When y’all gonna come thru?”
Anyone else notice our “president” is sounding more and more like a cross between Jeremiah Wright and Foghorn Leghorn?
I watched some of this speech. It was totally embarrassing.
Obama just pours on trying to sound authentically black. OMG, such a fail. I was laughing, but at the same time, I don’t know how black people can sit and listen to this mutt who just uses them for votes.
Obama is a commie first, he cares little for black folks.
He was just scolding and whipping them in line like the slavemeister we know he is.
I think it was the most insulting speech he has ever made...”Take off you bedroom slippers”???????? WTF???? Talk about stereotyping...If I were in that audience and he referred to me that way I would be MORE than incensed. Is he implying that these people are sitting in front of their TV’s all day in bathrobes, watching daytime soaps and eating bonbons?
Some might call this reporter racist for writing such a thing. After all, if the phrase "black cloud" is off limits...
...and they LAUGHED!
Yeah - stop complainin’ and put on your marchin’ shoes. That’ll get them a job. Clueless!
But....marching DOES get lots of fawning, biased and sniveling notice in the MSM.
ROTFL. You nailed it. That is exactly what he sounded like!
What specifically does he want them to fight for?
Yes, he is. That's what he thinks of them. Whether it's accurate or not, I don't know.