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Obama Hates Me, But Then I Don’t Think He’s Too Fond of The CBC Either

Written By : Kathleen McKinley
September 27, 2011

Pres. Obama gave a rousing speech to the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) this week. It was given with his usual practice of dropping his “g’s” when he speaks to a black audience (which I consider insulting). He made sure to diss Perry, which is understandable, he’s a candidate that might be running against him, but Obama also took the opportunity to diss American citizens. Using the one or two uncivil people in the audience at the GOP debates to paint all of us on the conservative side with the same brush. I never supported Bill Clinton, of course, but I never felt like he hated Americans that didn’t share his ideology. I really get the feeling that Obama hates me. I really do. Especially after hearing this speech. Has a President ever done that? Dissed the AMERICAN CITIZENS on the opposing team, instead of the candidate? Please give me an example if you know of any.

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Black Americans who don’t share the CBC’s main ideology, and those even in the CBC might feel a bit strange about it too.

Isaac Hayes at the The John Langston’s Forum had this to say:

Channeling a true Civil Rights Hero, Obama used words reminiscent of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “March with me,” said Obama. “Even when folks are hitting you over the head, you can’t stop marching.”

The problem with this speech is three-fold. First, it is too little too late. Obama has ignored the black community his entire presidency, and now that his back his against the wall he wants to play the “black card”.

Second, Obama is no Dr. King. Obama has always used the black community for his political expediency. When he needs them, he takes on their colloquialisms and puts a Reverend like moan in his rhetoric. But after he gets what he wants, Blacks are told to get to the back of the bus and wait their turn in line. Dr. King, on the other hand, was a man of cultural integrity.

Last, Obama is four decades behind the curve and someone should tell him we have a black president. Hoses, dogs and bottles make for a good “We shall Overcome” speech, but they have no place in today’s America from today’s president.

Well said.

Raynard Jackson, also from The John Langston Forum has been glad a few African Americans have spoken out about Obama ignoring their concerns, but he’s confused why so many are letting Obama get a pass:

No one in America fears ignoring the Black community. What are members of the CBC going to do if Obama doesn’t change his approach towards them?

When the CBC kicked off their jobs tour during the August recess, Obama did the same thing– in Iowa. That shows you how much Obama thinks of Blacks and jobs!

In the immortal words of the Doobie Brothers, from their hit song from the 70s—What a Fool Believes, “But what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power, to reason away.
What seems to be is always better than nothing at all.”

The CBC and the Black community want to believe in Obama’s presidency; but there is nothing tangible he has given them to believe in. “But what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away. What seems to be is always better than nothing at all.”

So, members of the CBC have begun to blame the Tea Party for the high unemployment rate in the Black community. People of good will within the Black community must call out these members of the CBC for what they are—race baiters. You can’t blame the Tea Party for Obama ignoring his own people.

In 2009 and 2010, Obama controlled the House and the Senate. He had the votes to ram through any legislation he wanted—and he did nothing. Can you blame that on the Tea Party also?

Look at what CBC Chairman, Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said, “If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House…There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”

I found Cleaver’s statement to be extremely offensive to my sensibilities and he should have been called out on these statements. Where was Al Sharpton, Marc Morial, or Ben Jealous? Total silence.

So, let me make sure I understand Cleaver and the rest of the CBC. The Black community’s agenda is predicated upon the skin color of the person in power? Because Obama is Black, he should not be criticized by other Blacks for ignoring us because we are Black?

So, in a kind of perverted way, you have the first Black president using race to hurt his own (by trying to prove to whites that he is not going to be a “Black” president); and you have the CBC using race to allow the president to get away with it (not criticizing him strictly because he is Black).

I really wanted you to hear two voices you would never hear if not for The New Media.

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