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NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama
Clutch Magazine ^ | JANUARY 30, 2013 | MYEISHA ESSEX

Posted on 01/31/2013 10:14:50 AM PST by nickcarraway

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous is known for making headlines, and he’s at it again. In an interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press, Jealous said that African Americans are doing worse under President Obama than under President Bush.

“When you look at joblessness in this country, the country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started,” he said. “White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.”

Now that election season is over, it’s clear that the honeymoon between the Obama administration and the NAACP is over. Jealous referred that the latest Department of Labor statics, which reveal that the black jobless rate was up from 12.9 percent to 14 percent in December. And back when President Obama first took office, unemployment rate in the U.S. was below 8 percent, but among Blacks it was 12.7 percent.

Jealous also blamed Congress for being uncooperative in President Obama’s efforts to benefit struggling communities.

“With this president having said to us we need to invest in strategies to lift all boats, now that some boats are clearly more stuck, the question is will Congress join him in getting those boats unstuck, too,” he said.

Other vocal critics of President Obama include Rev. Al Sharpton, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, who have all spoke publicly about what they feel is a lack of concern for African-American issues. Sharpton has teamed up with the National Urban League to push the POTUS to create an urban jobs plan.

In response to the criticism that he’s not tackling enough Black issues, President Obama told Black Enterprise magazine in August, “I’m not the president of Black America. I’m the president of the United States of America.”

Do you agree? Should President Obama do more to help the unemployment rate in the Black community?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; bhoeconomy; blackpresident; blacks; economy; naacp; nationalurbanleague; obama

1 posted on 01/31/2013 10:15:03 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

So is everybody and the country.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 10:17:00 AM PST by edcoil (Manage your own lawsuit: www.jurisdictionary.com?refercode=KK0012)
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To: edcoil

Elections have consequences.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 10:19:18 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: nickcarraway

NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama


Though I agree and have seen it, I think there is a word missing. I think he means “worse OFF”.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 10:22:06 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: nickcarraway

“I’m not the president of Black America. I’m the president of the United States of America.”

That’s not what your base thought, Barry.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 10:22:50 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: nickcarraway
So NAACP is this a surprise?

You understand that Black on black crime in large cities is he real danger to most blacks. Why should a Black President be any different than a black Senator, Black House of Representative, black gangster, when it comes to targeting blacks?

6 posted on 01/31/2013 10:23:14 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: nickcarraway

And yet, if they could vote for him a third time they would still do so.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 10:23:23 AM PST by YourAdHere (Gaithersburg, MD is a toilet.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Elections have consequences.


And we’re not even to the top of the first inning in this game. Just wait until the real world consequences of Obamacare REALLY start hitting people in a quantifiable and personal way. Things are going to get ugly.

Maybe Roberts knew what he was doing after all.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 10:23:37 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: nickcarraway

The truth shall set you free...Where was the truth before the election????


9 posted on 01/31/2013 10:24:26 AM PST by pfflier
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To: nickcarraway

The naccp is just hustling Obama for more free stuff for their people. It’s what they do best. They are beating him with his own stick(or schtick).


10 posted on 01/31/2013 10:25:14 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: nickcarraway

HEHEHEHEHEHEHE


11 posted on 01/31/2013 10:26:37 AM PST by angcat
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To: nickcarraway

But Ben, Obama has given “your people” the “Free $hit Society,” what more do you want him to do! Your folks just need to lay around and procreate. No self-respecting young Black Man can be expected to find a job when he’s “getting busy” with all of the women in the neighborhood. Don’t you know, that’s how he “make his living,” creating useless lives so he can take a percentage of what “they bring in” from the government!


12 posted on 01/31/2013 10:29:56 AM PST by vette6387
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To: nickcarraway
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein (attributed) US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)
13 posted on 01/31/2013 10:30:24 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“Elections have consequences.”

Can’t be an urban jobs program if there are no jobs.

Sorry, that makes too much sense.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 10:30:53 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: nickcarraway
NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama

That's Wasist!!

Now if they were worse off, well then...

15 posted on 01/31/2013 10:34:01 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Reveille! Things are about to get a lot worse with 12million plus illegals pushed into the legit job market. That will put even more low skilled American's on welfare and unemployment.
16 posted on 01/31/2013 10:34:02 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: vette6387

Hey, they call it “Mothers Day” in the hood. You will see all the Baby Papas running around on welfare checkk day sayings its “Mothers Day”.

The first time I heard that I thought dude had his dates mixed up until someone told me what it meant.

Seems the Baby Daddies will make visits to all in his harem and skim their welfare money. I suppose its a business transaction.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 10:35:18 AM PST by USAF80
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To: nickcarraway

Dumbasses supported him whole heartedly! NOW they come along and whine about the turd?!


18 posted on 01/31/2013 10:38:27 AM PST by albie
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To: YourAdHere

That is a profoundly brilliant point. That it doesn’t make a difference that they’re worse off only that the president is of their same race.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 10:40:34 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: nickcarraway

The leader of the largest Black Klan organization speaks as though omugabe was going to deliver all of whiteys goods to his people, tax free. He forgot the hispanic klan and the islamic klan have a share too. Imagine that.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 10:40:34 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d say to this guy to just stuff it....you got what you wanted, you and your minions....enjoy it now...


21 posted on 01/31/2013 10:40:38 AM PST by cherry
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To: All

how are they worse off. they voted for free stuff and they’re getting free stuff. If they actually voted for the best person for the job, regardless of skin color, Obama would still be agitating in the most dangerous ward in the deadliest city in the USA.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 10:40:47 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: nickcarraway

To the woodshed for you, Mr. Jealous!

The child-man won’t tolerate actin’ white...


23 posted on 01/31/2013 10:41:07 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: nickcarraway

Confucius say dog that bites own tail have hairy mouth


24 posted on 01/31/2013 10:44:21 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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To: nickcarraway

You think things are bad now, bro, wait two years until 0bamaCare has fully kicked in.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 10:53:49 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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26 posted on 01/31/2013 10:54:52 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: edcoil
"White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse."

I think he means white people who work for government in DC.

27 posted on 01/31/2013 11:03:59 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: vette6387
Your folks just need to lay around and procreate and then stand in line for your free abortions courtesy Obamacare.

Just making your great point even more factual.

And your welcome.

28 posted on 01/31/2013 11:04:33 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: nickcarraway

Hope and Changy thing not working to good huh?


29 posted on 01/31/2013 11:07:17 AM PST by bikerman (Gun control does nothing to stop gun violence. But then, Washington specializes in the art of doing)
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To: nickcarraway

They’re more uppity?


30 posted on 01/31/2013 11:18:38 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: nickcarraway

NAACP members need to take the Black History Test:

http://www.nbra.info/DYK-HistoryTest

(every damned one of them will FAIL.)


31 posted on 01/31/2013 11:19:48 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: nickcarraway

Benjamin is just another fool that bought off on the promise of “shovel ready jobs”. LMAO @ these idiots.

For all I care, the folks that supported Obama can eat from dumpsters and live the life of slaves.... a life THEY have chosen.

Whites, blacks, browns, fools of any color, have made their beds, screwed America and will never get ANY sympathy from me.


32 posted on 01/31/2013 11:48:50 AM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Cry me a friggin river NAACP. He made it worse for blacks over the last 4 years yet you covered for him in the last election. Just expect it to be much worse.

You deserve the damage he does to your race. You got what you wanted. Now go live with it.


33 posted on 01/31/2013 11:51:33 AM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: cuban leaf

“Maybe Roberts knew what he was doing after all.”

There’s no doubt that Roberts knew what he was doing. The problem is that we the people did not know what he was doing - and we still don’t.....


34 posted on 01/31/2013 12:01:36 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: cuban leaf

I’m glad someone else saw that...

The title caused a bit of a smirk.


35 posted on 01/31/2013 12:06:09 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

How can that be!? But they’ll still vote for dip$hit again anyway!


36 posted on 01/31/2013 12:06:23 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: nickcarraway

So, it’s the White Man’s fault, keeping the bruthas down.


37 posted on 01/31/2013 12:14:40 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: nickcarraway

You voted for him because he was BLACK-—NOT because he knew what he was doing to help you.


38 posted on 01/31/2013 12:18:55 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: nickcarraway

Of course they are- and it is going to get worse. The government elite is out to make the lemmings into labor slaves.

Stupid- Dummies. I am so sick of their lust for hand outs and “revenge”, that is in turn making them into government robots.. while they point the fingers at conservatives for destroying their families and lifestyles.

It is the conservatives who have been fighting for their freedoms, along with our freedoms.

United we stand, Divided THEY fall- because I am not going down like that.


39 posted on 01/31/2013 12:23:14 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: nickcarraway

That’s because his evil white half has taken control of him.
Wait until his black half takes over...


40 posted on 01/31/2013 12:36:56 PM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." T. Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

When did this”Genius”figure that out???????????????????


41 posted on 01/31/2013 12:41:30 PM PST by bandleader
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To: YourAdHere

imo...this is planned with the President. This is nothing more than faux outrage to be used as a tool for Obama to justify sweeping changes regarding more redistribution.

Fact: minorities stick together. Who is going to get in Obama’s way when it comes to “helping” his base? They’ll be racists. He just needs to highlight a “crisis”, so he has the NAACP scream about it.

...if he does nothing, he really is pathologically narcissistic and just doesn’t care.


42 posted on 01/31/2013 2:57:34 PM PST by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: nickcarraway

So, where was this goofball in November?

Still gathering data, I suppose.


43 posted on 01/31/2013 3:20:17 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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