Obama 'Not the President of Black America'
Are the 95% of blacks who voted for Obama in 2008 suddenly persona non grata?
In a recent interview with Black Enterprise magazine the President was asked about his poor record of helping black business over the past four years. The same guy who sang an Al Green song in Harlem, who demeaned the Cambridge Police Department in defense of his black professor friend and who wanted to be Trayvon Martin's father told the interviewer he is not the president of black America.
Q: How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasn't done enough to support black businesses?
A: My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity.
A: I'm not the president of black America. I'm the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody.
Is this Marxist doublespeak for "I am not the president of white America?" Whom exactly does Obama represent with his track record of failure?
Tyrone, a discerning blogger at wakeupblackamerica, wrote about the disconnect between Obama's words and the black community.
Over the past four years, I've thought about what exactly did blacks get for their votes in voting for Barack Obama. There hasn't been any economic trickle down to the black communities in the way of job creation nor business creation or expansion. I can't even recall the last time Obama visited an inner city just to at best lie to them in saying he hasn't forgotten them, and that he had a plan to address issues like rampant poverty and blight. The black unemployment rate is over 14.4%, yet blacks by a large majority still hold a favorable opinion of Obama.
Obama's books Dreams from my Father and The Audacity of Hope are all about race. He won the 2008 election using the race card and now he's not the president of black America? What is going on?
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