Obama and his cronies give his base in Chicago a big favor-free internet and PCs
If this isn't blatant favoritism I don't know what is.
As part of the White House's deal to permit Comcast to buy NBC Universal, the government forced Comcast to promise to provide, according to Abby W. Schacter of the New York Post:
2.5 million low income households: (i) high-speed Internet access service for less than $10 per month; (ii) personal computers, netbooks, or other computer equipment at a purchase price below $150; and (iii) an array of digital-literacy education opportunities."
Who are the lucky beneficiaries among all the Americans who fit this category? Are you sitting down? Poor blacks in Obama's hometown in Chicago are the ones getting the sweet deal. Is it also a coincidence that Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former Chief of Staff, was recently elected mayor and may need to boost his reputation among this same group of people, since he defeated a couple of the black candidates widely supported by them?
Of course, many of the key people in Obama's White House also hail from the Windy City including the man who replaced Emanuel as the Chief of Staff, Bill Daley (brother of Chicago's former mayor) and Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's oldest friends and advisers.
This sort of bullying is not uncommon in Cook County, one of the last Democrat-run city machines in the nation (wags call it Crook County for a reason). One hand washes the other there and rules are bent to favor political allies -- the seeming modus operandi of Barack Obama on a national scale over the last few years.
Nor is race-based policy-making something that is unknown in the Obama administration. At the Federal Communications Commission Obama created something called the Chief Diversity Officer. The first person to hold this position is Mark Lloyd, who has a long record of advocating that blacks replace whites as executives in the broadcasting industry and as owners of media outlets to achieve racial fairness
Were poor rural white kids in southern towns outside of Illinois even considered for such a sweet deal?