Skip to comments.CNNís Roland Martin Blasts Blacks For Not Holding Obama Accountable, Better Late Than Never I Guess
Posted on 06/16/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
First the LGBT lobby extracted an about face from Obama on marriage equality, moving him to declare his support for same sex marriage. Then today, Obama responded to the needs of the Latino community by allowing students in the U.S. who are already in deportation proceedings, or those who qualify for the DREAM Act, to remain in America without threat of deportation.
This means that President Obama just instated the Dream Act, at the behest of the Latino community, all by himself.
If youre black and you dont feel stupid, then you havent been paying attention. And many pundits, commentators, and activists obviously hadnt been paying attention, at least not until recently.
In a series of tweets, CNNs Roland S. Martin finally came around to the view Ive held for months, and noted the following:
No sh*t Sherlock. Problem is, its too little too late. Its hard, damn near impossible, to renegotiate a win in the ninth inning. The time to make the accountability argument wouldve been around early 2010, which just happens to have been around the time I began lighting a fire under of black people to wholeheartedly engage Obama on a black agenda. But when I made the case, all I heard was a bunch of nonsense about how I was a hater and how Obama was gonna hook black people up eventually. Suckers.
Roland Martin had, in his role as CNN commentator (not to be confused with unbiased journalist), a lot of flexibility to ebb that flow of messianic nonsense. He didnt. He was an apologist for the administration. And so wasVan Jones, who also, as of late, has been ratcheting up his criticisms of Obama.
As Obama continues to hang black people out to dry, a lot of people are going to jump on the *accountability* bandwagon. All I want is for you to remember who was sounding the alarm when it mattered and who wasnt.
One of my favorite things to say!!!
I used to really like his fishing show.
“.....Van Jones, who also, as of late, has been ratcheting up his criticisms of Obama. “
Zero just gave a cool 2 million of our money to a Van Jones-connected solar company. No critism any more.
He’ll get 95% of the Black vote but not the same number of Black votes. The reason: The new has worn off and he has NOT produced for the brothas like they thought he would. So, they’ll stay home. 16.5 million Blacks voted in ‘08. I predict that in 2012 it will be 15 million.
Did Roland just figure out that his affirmative action job might be given to a newly-legalized illegal alien? Roland is dumber than Juan Williams, and that’s saying something. He’s bordering on Al Sharpton dumb.
Just an observation: in spite of all the problems we read about with various minority groups, blacks still don’t get the message that they have to be responsible for their own lives and can’t sit around waiting on reparations. Hispanics have been here as long as blacks, yet they own businesses and Hollywood bends over backwards to reach them through media and sports channels. All blacks have is BET. The Vietnamese boat people came here with nothing and in a generation they became doctors, scientists and engineers. Blacks still miss the boat and now Obama is moving on without them. How will the blacks react this time around?
He got a good tan with all that fishing.....
Roland Martin: From fawning buttwipe to critic in only four insufferable years!
I'm waiting to see what Bill Dance has to say.
I used to like his "Laugh-In" show.
Roland and Martin were great on Laugh-In too!
SOCK IT TO ME BAMMY!!
He’s not really one of them. If you believe his story, he’s a child of Marxist/Islamist Africa, not the United States and the people who were once slaves here.
(great minds think 21 seconds apart!)
Mostly I agree with you but, there is some reason for hope.
This morning I attended my oldest daughter’s Commencement exercises from a community college.
The number of black men and women in the class was impressive, as were the significant number who had earned honors and high honors. Their families were also there to give them plenty of vocal encouragement.
It was a joy to see.
Those guys always had wisdom to impart.
"The decision by black leadership to choose to be publicly silent out of black allegiance the last 3 years means you negate your influence"