Wasn’t it refreshing to hear President Barack Obama speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus last weekend? It seems he has a legacy and one he wishes to protect. But in regards to blacks and the black population, Obama has certainly NOT lived up to his commitment to them. Because, like most Americans that voted for Obama, they were sold a false “bag of goods” when they voted for Obama’s “hope and change”.
Yet, Obama still thinks Blacks owe him. In fact, at the Congressional Black Caucus he urged blacks to give him a good sendoff and go vote!” What an insult! Blacks came out in full force in both 2008 and 2012 to give Obama the vote, but Obama has done very little to help blacks or black communities across America.
Black American have not fared well in the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency.
‘I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election,” a particularly hopped-up-looking President Obama shouted to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday night. “You wanna gimme a good sendoff? Go vote!”
First, just imagine the national burning and looting that would erupt, starting inside America’s newsrooms, if Donald J. Trump said he would consider it a “personal insult” if white people did not vote for him.
Second, how insulting!
Obama speaks about black people as if we were his servants, and he our master.
Black people owe Obama nothing. Au contraire, he owes black people plenty. Black voters turned out and backed him by 95 percent in 2008, according to the Roper Center. And then, in 2012, black support plunged — all the way down to 93 percent.
And in exchange for this blind loyalty, black folks got what from Obama? Very little. The promised land that many expected never arrived. In most cities, black neighborhoods still tend to be the go-to places for economic hardship, educational disadvantage, and crime.
Obama’s economic performance among black Americans has been highly mixed, at best, with recent bright spots overshadowed by years of abundant bad news.
That’s right! Since Obama became president, blacks have actually experienced greater economic hardship. Among blacks unemployment is down over 36.2%, food stamps are up 58.2%, and home ownership is down over 9.5%.
What exactly do blacks owe Obama? Nothing!…and certainly not any more support of their votes, especially knowing that Hillary Clinton will just take blacks down the same path of destruction. It’s “a sellout” at best.
It’s time for ALL Americans to wake up! It’s time for ALL Americans to say – “No more lies and no more insults!” It’s time for ALL Americans to help “Make America Great Again”.