He tells them they should support his jobs plan, because his previous one, the Stimulus, did wonders for Black unemployment
In a fiery summons to an important voting block, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.
And though he didn’t say it directly, for a second term, too.
Obama’s speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasingly vocal griping from black leaders that he’s been giving away too much in talks with Republicans — and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.
How’s that hopey changey stuff working out for ya? Well, stop crying and complaining, Black people, because Obama….well, says so. His plans will only kill more jobs. But, he says he’s here to help. Be afraid. Be very afraid when someone in government says they are here to help.
“It gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y’all,” Obama told an audience of some 3,000 in a darkened Washington convention center.
Chicago bred politicians should not use the Southern word “y’all.” Also, he finally admitted that he only listens to “some” people. Typically, the ones who have no clue.
He acknowledged blacks have suffered mightily because of the recession, and are frustrated that the downturn is taking so long to reverse. “So many people are still hurting. So many people are barely hanging on,” he said, then added: “And so many people in this city are fighting us every step of the way.”
Don’t worry, Obama is going to be post-partisan and change the dynamics of Washington….oh, wait, he’s blamestorming again.
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your maching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. “Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
And Obama is going to work hard to get his jobs bill and deficit plan ideas planned by…..
Obama was leaving Sunday morning for Seattle, where two money receptions were planned, with two more to follow in the San Francisco area.
On Monday, Obama is holding a town meeting at the California headquarters of LinkedIn, the business networking website, before going on to fundraisers in San Diego and Los Angeles and a visit Tuesday to a Denver-area high school to highlight the school renovation component of the jobs package.
And I bet he’ll have a fundraiser in Denver, too. I wonder if he will push his “raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires” at said fundraisers?