Skip to comments.If Bush Hated Black People, What’s Obama’s Excuse?
Posted on 01/30/2012 5:09:57 PM PST by Jerome Hudson
Obamas plans of hope and change have utterly failed his most ardent constituency. Today, the wreckage is overwhelming.
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Might West have the same perception today, as black America crumbles under the leadership of the first black president?
Speaking to DailyCaller.com, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, (D-Missouri), said:
[ ] If we had anybody else in the White House, with this level of unemployment, that you know, you would see a lot more African-Americans, African-American organizations and retro organizations speaking out against it [ ] But because he is revered, you know, he gets I guess the benefit of, you know, understanding that the situation was terrible when he came in. So, were not doing that.
Conventional wisdom (oxymoron?) on the Left is to blame anything and everything on race. Therefore, if Obama were white (which half of him technically is) and Republican, surely Cleaver would be blaming Obamas abysmal failures on some deep, hidden racism, seething within him. Or, as it would seem, Obamas skin color gives him a pass.
Indeed, under Obamas watch, vast swaths of wealth have eroded among black families. The recession that plagued the general population was a depression in many black households. Tragically, the devastation among blacks who supported Mr. Obamas campaign by a margin of 95 percent has created a poverty of spirit as well as financial calamity.
Obamas plans of hope and change have utterly failed his most ardent constituency. Today, the wreckage is overwhelming:
* When Mr. Obama was inaugurated black unemployment was 12.6%. 36 months later, it is at a depression era level 15.8%.
* Black teenage unemployment is a jaw dropping 42.3 percent.
* In October 2010, blacks accounted for 22.6 percent of the then 40.5 million Americans who received food stamp benefits each month. That figure was projected to rise in 2011. Mark Rank of Washington University suggests a whopping 90 percent of black children may eventually live in households that need food stamps.
* In 2007, before Obama took office, white households had a median net worth of $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households. By the end of 2009, the median net worth for white households plummeted 24% to $97,860. But for black households, it dropped 83% to $2,170. The Chicago Sun-Times called it, The Disappearing Black Middle Class.
Worst still, Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley Labor Center claim, according to their report, Black unemployment rates are higher now than they were at the official end of the recession in June 2009.
Given this lousy track record, where is Kanye now? Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett faults the GOP. (No surprise there).
But its hard for Jarrett to defend her bosss Jekyll and Hyde presidency. As black family budgets dwindled, Obama played over 90 rounds of golf. While he derided millionaires and billionaires, Obama eagerly took millions from Hollywood elites. As Americans struggle with rising gas prices, Obama blocked the Keystone pipeline.
Surely the NAACP or perhaps the Congressional Black Caucus would be foaming over Obamas schizophrenic lack of empathy for struggling blacks were he of the same political mind as its only Republican member Representative Allen West (R-FL).
But sadly, they are all silent.
Yet, while President Bush seems to have done more for black American uplift, President Obamas bungling remains unchallenged simply by virtue of his race.
And so it goes, like the looming insolvency of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, faith in President Obama is not to be questioned or scrutinized. The White House Press Corp., a.k.a., the media, will likely continue to ignore the overwhelming evidence that Obama, his clique of advisors and the mountains of spending and new regulations they endorse have not eased the pain of his most loyal constituency. Although, in this support, it seems a growing number of blacks are beginning to bifurcate.
Sadder still, Obamawhile ceaselessly augmenting the unfailing inefficiencies of government planninghas refused to address the root cause of American declinism: that over one-third of American children and 70 percent of black children are born to unmarried mothers. And thus the fading edifice of the family fosters a poverty that hits children the hardest.
For three years President Obama has endorsed a political agenda that breeds societal brokenness. Obama has Balkanized neighbors. He has pitted the blue collar VS the white collar. Blacks VS whites. The one percent VS the 99 percent.
In his state of the union address, the president failed to try something new and progressive. Instead, President Obama again, embraced the internationally failed model of bigger government, subsidized by a shrinking tax base.
The agenda all Americans need now is one built on families and free markets.
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If 0bummer and the Demonrats actually helped black and other ostensibly low-income groups rise above their present status (adopting the conservative solution to poverty) the ‘rats would lose an important segment of their constituency.
Navigating the FReep posting prosess is, shall we say, a little intimidating.
What say you, with all the grammar nazis, and other critics that are rather vitriolic concerning posting protocol?
That being said, we luv ya, HG, and welcome aboard, Jerome!
I actually overheard a black man at work saying he respects George W. Bush.
These statistics are frightening. It is beyond belief that the MSM continues to cover this up to protect Obama.
Easy ANswer, the most Vile, Racist, Bigoted, Hateful, Intolerant People I have EVER MET have always had BLACK OR BROWN SKIN or Were Hollywood Actors
A couple of black women at my job hope Romney gets the nomination because they’re furious at Obama and want (what they see as) an alternative. Things have not gotten better for “Black American” over the past 3 years.
Wily Pablo made off with it during the night.
Wily bastard, him.
Got it. Read it. Passed it on.
“These statistics are frightening. It is beyond belief that the MSM continues to cover this up to protect Obama.”
Money and greed, nothing more!
Don't forget power. The want control over ever single aspect of our lives.
“I actually overheard a black man at work saying he respects George W. Bush.”
There are probably a lot more who simply lack the courage to say it. Being a black conservative is like being an atheist in a bible belt town in 1950. It would take a brave man not to pretend to believe. To tell the truth would mean being ostracized if not physically attacked. Being a conservative of any kind in the Hollywood community is something very few would admit to, unless you are already at the top of the heap it means unemployment.
The Halfrican hates black people, too.