What Did African Americans Think Obama was Going to do?

What Did African Americans Think Obama was Going to do?

Want to know me brought me sheer joy? A couple of articles highlighting that some African Americans just learned that the President of the United States is the President of the entire United States not just of one minority group (The Politico Piece, POTUS’s Outlook on Black America is the one that got me started on my search for the actual quotes).

Warning Warning Warning Short Political Rant (with a lot of bolding and Caps)

I am not a fan of Obama, and it only has to do with his Politics.  As I have stated many times, I am a moderate libertarian, read again Libertarian NOT liberal.  According to the Libertarian Party,

Libertarians believe in, and pursue, personal freedom while maintaining personal responsibility.  The Libertarian Party itself serves a much larger pro-liberty community with the specific mission of electing Libertarians to public office. Libertarians strongly oppose any government interfering in their personal, family and business decisions.  Essentially, we believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another. In a nutshell, we are advocates for a smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

Doesn’t that sound like the opposite of Obama, and to a certain extent the 2nd Bush?  Regardless of where I stand politically back to my Joy. Apparently prominent African Americans are pissed off that Obama isn’t pandering to their interests.

New York Times Columnist, Charles M. Blow, said,

The Age of Obama, so far at least, seems less about Obama as a black community game-changer than as a White House gamesman. It’s unclear if there will be a positive Obama Effect, but an Obama Backlash is increasingly apparent. Meanwhile, black people are also living a tale of two actions: grin and bear it

Danny Glover (Yes, the Lt. Riggs is a political activist – want to see a picture of him hugging the shit out of America-Hating, Chavez ?) recently stated that,

“…the Obama administration has followed the same playbook, to a large extent, almost verbatim, as the Bush administration. I don’t see anything different. . . . What’s so clear is that this country from the outset is projecting the interests of wealth and property.”

What the hell did you think was going to happen? That the big O was going to get into Office:

  • Pull all troops out?
  • Shut down Gitmo?
  • hand every minority a bucket full of cash?

Oh, wait he didn’t do any of that and people are shocked!

Maybe those who voted for Obama thought he was allowed to write a law (which is the first mistake since the President doesn’t write laws) that said just African Americans & Latinos didn’t have to pay taxes this year?  Obama, had an AMAZING REPLY to these, and other, pissed off African Americans,

The only thing I cannot do is, by law I can’t pass laws that say I’m just helping black folks,” Obama said. “I’m the president of the entire United States. What I can do is make sure that I am passing laws that help all people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most in need. That, in turn, is going to help lift up the African-American community.

I want to officially welcome everyone to reality,

  • You can’t just pull hundreds of thousands of troops out of an area
  • You can’t just shut down a prison, and
  • YOU CAN’T JUST WRITE LAWS THAT HELP ONE GROUP (minus Reverse Discrimination…I mean Affirmative Action – although its dying slowly).

Did you believe Obama was going to be the savior for Minorities? Were you disillusioned by Promises?

13 Responses to What Did African Americans Think Obama was Going to do?

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  2. Clay,

    I am not anti-religious and am actually about to start getting ready for Church. Other than that I am not really sure what you are saying of my post about Obama?

  3. Funny you write about this topic, as I have something similar, but with a much different, derivative spin. I was inspired to write it since it’s a question that has plagued me for a long time, and he’s here breathing the Hawaiian air with me starting today.

  4. I never thought Obama was elected to help black people and it is almost insulting for you to imply such a thing. Anyone who voted had there reasons whether it was for change from the previous administration or for the promise of universal healthe care or just because he was black. Remember many voted against him for that very same fact. As for someone who followed the primaries I never heard Obama say he would do anything for balck people espeicially. You may need to relook at your post from what I can tell you have a hidden agenda you that you are trying to bury in your ridiculous headline. If you disagree with this man’s policies or decisions up to now than state it proud and clear don’t put words in an entire group of peoples mouths and perpetuate the myth that Obama is the president of the United States becaue only black people put him there. Shal we revist the CNN’S magical map?

    • My goal is rarely to insult.

      I have made it clear that I voted against Obama because of his socialistic ways, and to be honest I don’t think much was going to change from the last administration.

      I have absolutely no hidden agenda, and maybe most Blacks didn’t think he was going to help a particular group but I quoted a couple of sources who had quotes from popular black indivduals, who were dissapointed.

  5. You know – he did in fact promise al of the above while he was campaigning. Are there really that many idiots out there that don’t understand how our government works? The President can’t pass any laws. He can only ask Congress to write them and only then can he sign off and pass them.

    The comments from that leftist Glover doesn’t surprise me at all. He and Penn have been having a three-way love fest with Chavez for quite some time. I guess he though P-BO was gonna model America after Venezuela or something?

    Any idiot who voted for Obama based on these promises are getting exactly what they voted for – ignorance.

  6. obama is by far the worst president no matter his color he is by far the biggest liar of them all he is by far the most egotisical and radical evil president of them all he hates all except the elitist like him he is for himself & his legacy not for the American people we blacks better realize that he has thrown us all under the bus he doesn’t need our vote to do anything with a few tweeks he has millions of illgals & hispanics ready to vote for him and his ranglers the black & white populations is smaller now than the hispanic & illigal population see how it works it is not about how black he is he is an elitist with his agenda he is just like palosi & redi and all the other colorful liars in goverment.wake up America and look out for your selves.

  7. worst president ever barr non bad for all american people good for illigal alians good for crooks theives liars lazy folks he is a narccistic animal.He is a false person in every way who should not be believe by anyone he is all about himself.if people of color or any one else who voted for him thinks that you won’t pay for anything think again even if you are homeless and on public assistance that is all sooner rather than later coming to a fast end watch and see this guy only uses people for his own benifit.he used the blacks for the vote now his done move onto the hispanic illigal alian vote look how he is so carefull to protect them even as they kill blacks and others.black people don’t matter anymore there are many more hispanics to vote for him plus now criminals in jails can vote too he’s got it made.black people do not have to grin and bear it just because he’s black and we voted for him.he will punish the youth of america too with the economy so america do not help this bastard push his evil anti american agenda to posion the rest of us.

  8. I hope Obama helps the black community because they need it the most and those saying he doesn’t have the right to have obviously been miss informed or just choose to be oblivious to the subject. It is them who are mostly discriminated upon when trying to get employed because of the color of their skin. The Spanish can easily get a job because they are mostly bilingual, there are so many of them in the country now and for some odd reason they are favored upon over blacks. White people will obviously get hired before a black person too because it is them doing all of the hiring. Only job a black person can get is at Mcdonalds. Face it, even if they were too become more educated the White race will always have the upper hand because they have all the resources. The unemployment rates only show the obvious and I don’t think its some crazy coincidence the black people are the ones at the bottom of the barrel. Black people aren’t even allowed the opportunity to make a better life for themselves because of all of the hatred placed upon them over money, power, and greed. Obama could help the black community if he wants to and I still believe he will. If the Native Americans are a single group of a nationality and the were rewarded compensation for there injustices then so can the blacks. Things will change for the black community one way or another and anyone who is against the cause is either a racist or just simply an ignorant idiot.

    • Amazing that you can call anyone “an ignorant idiot” when you typed “Only job a black person can get is at Mcdonalds.”

  9. My favorite video of all time is the black woman at the obama inaguration with two black kids in tote,saying that obama was going to pay for her gas and mortgage.

    What I dont get,is even as a white man,I turned down any and every penny I could have gotten from the government when I really needed it.If white men are so evil,how come black people willingly take their money???

    If I was black and thought the white man was so evil and repressive,I would work so hard and accumilate such riches it would make the white mans head spin,I think that is what is missing from the black community-honor.

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