Skip to comments.NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama
Posted on 01/31/2013 10:14:50 AM PST by nickcarraway
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous is known for making headlines, and hes 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 countrys 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, its 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 Obamas 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 hes not tackling enough Black issues, President Obama told Black Enterprise magazine in August, Im not the president of Black America. Im 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?
So is everybody and the country.
Elections have consequences.
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”.
Im not the president of Black America. Im the president of the United States of America.
That’s not what your base thought, Barry.
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?
And yet, if they could vote for him a third time they would still do so.
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.
The truth shall set you free...Where was the truth before the election????
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).
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!
“Elections have consequences.”
Can’t be an urban jobs program if there are no jobs.
Sorry, that makes too much sense.
Now if they were worse off, well then...
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.
Dumbasses supported him whole heartedly! NOW they come along and whine about the turd?!
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.
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.