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Black Chamber of Commerce CEO on Obama: I had hopes because he was black, shame on me [VIDEO]
http://dailycaller.com ^ | february 25, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 02/26/2013 3:44:26 PM PST by lowbridge

National Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry C. Alford told The Daily Caller that he ”ignored” President Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment in 2008 and “had hopes” for him “because he was black.”

“I don’t really support him too well and he knows it and that’s a badge of honor. He’s bad. He’s bad and I supported him. I voted for him the first time around. I had hopes because he was black. Shame on me,” Alford told TheDC at the National Press Club after an anti-gun control news conference.

“Then when he started doing all these executive orders, banning right-to-work and other things, hurting my members, my constituents. I had to back off. I had to represent my people.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackpresident; blacks; blackvote; miserablefailure; obama

1 posted on 02/26/2013 3:44:36 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

It’s really sad that people voted for him because he was dark skinned. Never thinking to analyze his position on things. *shaking head*

Now you have to live with it. So do we, the ones who knew who this POS is.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 3:54:39 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: lowbridge

“...that he ”ignored” President Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment in 2008 and “had hopes” for him “because he was black.””

So remind me again why are you the head of anything.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 3:54:56 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: lowbridge
Sounds like "dem chick-owns....comin' hoooommmme....to ROOST!!"
4 posted on 02/26/2013 3:55:05 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: lowbridge

If our education system would help reinforce the fact that a persons skin color has nothing to do with their ability to govern, then may have been better informed to make such decisions.

Ignorance, apathy and evil will destroy our civilization long before the sun expires.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 4:00:16 PM PST by soycd
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To: lowbridge
“Then when he started doing all these executive orders, banning right-to-work and other things, hurting my members, my constituents...

Whatever. You asked for it, and you got it... now live with it sucker.

6 posted on 02/26/2013 4:00:16 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: lowbridge

Maybe next time you’ll give a moments reflection to that “content of one’s character” thing.

Of course, McLame was no prize.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 4:03:09 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lowbridge

Buyer’s remorse.

Trouble is, Mr. Alford, we are stuck with YOUR buyer’s remorse for the next 4 years.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 4:04:12 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: lowbridge
Shame on you, Mr Alford, for your racist supposition.

Glad you've seen the light.

9 posted on 02/26/2013 4:05:47 PM PST by skeeter
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To: lowbridge
I had hopes because he was black.

Yes, of course. Like all of the other great black leaders that have led cities, states, and countries to financial prosperity.

10 posted on 02/26/2013 4:07:03 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: lowbridge

So an admitted racist saddled us with his poor decision. But then again we already knew that and there is nothing but the passing of time that can change it. Thanks you racist jackass.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 4:07:41 PM PST by 762X51
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To: lowbridge

How do these people even get to the positions they are in and run the business they run? Voting based on the color of skin versus the content of character? How utterly ignorant!


12 posted on 02/26/2013 4:10:00 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: lowbridge

I appreciate this guy clearly admitting his error and choosing to go back to supporting his people. He is a big cut above Colin Powell, who I recall, was highly placed in the Republican party for a long long time. How did that work out for America?


14 posted on 02/26/2013 4:17:20 PM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: lowbridge

I don’t have a problem with votes based on skin color. But I do have a problem with people voting for assholes.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 4:18:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: skeeter

Maybe Mr. Alford saw the light, but, unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to see a trend among his black brothers


16 posted on 02/26/2013 4:29:50 PM PST by stickywillie (say all the bad stuff you want about phedophiles, but they slow down in school zones.)
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To: lowbridge

And he’d vote for him again if the election was done over.

These racists never learn.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 4:33:40 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: lowbridge

If this was a country that still had colored drinking fountains, whites-only lunch counters, or blacks-only colleges (scratch that one—the blacks insist on that bit of discrimination), then I could understand voting for the black man because he’s black.

But, I’m 50 and I’ve lived in the “evil racist south” my whole life and I’ve never seen any of those old Jim Crow things, except in a museum or in the media.

Shame on this guy for voting for race, instead of character!


18 posted on 02/26/2013 4:37:35 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: lowbridge
sucker...
19 posted on 02/26/2013 4:42:57 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lowbridge

Serves him right for thinking a biracial white raised WASP-Kenyan is N authentic African american


20 posted on 02/26/2013 4:43:37 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: lowbridge

Serves him right for thinking a biracial white raised WASP-Kenyan is N authentic African american


21 posted on 02/26/2013 4:43:37 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: lowbridge

If Obama had confiscated all white wealth in the nation and distributed it to blacks, you wouldn’t have heard a peep from this guy. He’s just dissapointed his racist vote didn’t work out the way he planned. Spit.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 4:45:12 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: lowbridge

I think this is the same guy that called out Barbara Boxer on her ractist comments. I posted the video everywhere during her election to no avail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FoekBjhtWE&NR=1


23 posted on 02/26/2013 4:52:46 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: SampleMan
Like all of the other great black leaders that have led cities, states, and countries to financial prosperity.

Well, the people in Zimbabwe are so rich, they eat $3 Trillion loaves of bread.

Coming to a Chicongo and Detroit near you.

24 posted on 02/26/2013 4:53:09 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: lowbridge

Mr. Alford gets it.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 4:56:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lowbridge

“had hopes” for him “because he was black.”

Oh! OK. For a minute there I thought this guy might be a bit of a racist...

Do I really need a /sarc tag?


26 posted on 02/26/2013 5:03:18 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Gator113

Your restraint is admirable.


27 posted on 02/26/2013 5:13:49 PM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: metesky

;>)


28 posted on 02/26/2013 5:20:37 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: lowbridge
I don’t really support him too well and he knows it and that’s a badge of honor.

Thanks for nothing, you illiterate pr**k.

29 posted on 02/26/2013 5:23:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: metesky; Gator113

Indeed.


30 posted on 02/26/2013 5:26:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: lowbridge

Surely a lot of White people voted for Obama for that very reason. They thought “the first Black president” would bring about some kind of golden age of racial reconciliation. It all sounds silly now. Alford gets it. A lot of people don’t.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 5:37:17 PM PST by x
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To: Cyber Liberty; metesky

Funny, apparently a moderator disagreed. My post has been nuked.

Strangely, I have described Obama using those words
, and much worse, at least 100 times on FR.

Perhaps a closet Obama lover has finally found me.


32 posted on 02/26/2013 6:00:50 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: lowbridge

Money knows no color.


33 posted on 02/27/2013 3:08:30 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lowbridge

Uhm.....he’s have white.


34 posted on 02/27/2013 3:39:14 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: lowbridge
National Black Chamber of Commerce

What is that? Another colorblind organization?

35 posted on 02/27/2013 3:43:14 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: VanDeKoik

exactly...spare me the whining now. ANYONE who voted for obama the first time owns everything he does. And admitting you voted for a candidate because they were black is the height of racism, white-hatred and ignorance.

Too little, too late bubba. You helped give the reigns of this country to an incompetent who hates white people and success.


36 posted on 02/27/2013 5:25:54 AM PST by Josa
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To: Indy Pendance

They did not vote for him because he was dark skinned. They voted for him because he was Black.

Black is a cultural descriptive with all sorts of connotations that have nothing to do with the shade of one’s skin.


37 posted on 02/27/2013 5:29:11 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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