It appears as though some in the black community are beginning to see past the myth of President Barak Obama–but, will they be able to perceive and embrace the bitter reality that he cannot [won’t] specifically help them.
As captured in an Associated Press article on September 25th, and otherwise widely reported, during the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) annual awards dinner, which had an audience of about 3,000 people, President Obama decided to confront the growing vocal dissent the CBC leadership and members are piling on him, by reverting to a more big brother, “homey” persona.
“It gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y’all.”
He further said blacks need to have faith in the future–and understand that the fight won’t be won if they don’t rally to his side–and [that] they know all too well from the civil rights struggle that the fight for what is right is never easy.
If so, then why, by many accounts, did he go on to insult the audience by saying … “Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” … his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted.
“Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
Was he really talking to the legislators in the audience and their hallowed guests? Why did these same people applaud? What does it mean?
This can only be explained by irony of the CBC political “circle of life”.
CBC members and their leadership are all committed liberals (except for Rep. Allen West R-FL), since President Johnson’s “Fight Against Poverty” programs began in 1964.
They mostly represent the urban black community, whose current unemployment rate is nearing 17%–double the national average, and whose youth suffer from a nearly 50% unemployment rate.
Let’s enter the circle back home in the Districts and observe the Voters.
As we reported before, the voters have been brutally vocal in berrating their CBC representatives, during the townhall meetings they held during their August recess–where they figuratively “pinned” the congressmen and women against the wall, complaining about the lack of progress in providing jobs and other, undefined government aid.
In a typical cowardly [protective] response (that was recorded on video and is now availabe on YouTube), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)–whose district is the poorest and most dangerous area of south central Los Angeles–hysterically implored her voters to “unleash” her [and other members of the CBC] on Obama, to which they all cheered “YES”!
Then, [obviously] realizing her terrible mistake, she quickly pivoted into an unintelligible, disconnected rant, to deflect blame away from a [measurably] incompetent, failed President Barak Obama–childishly redirecting it toward the “Tea Party” with her now famous outburst … ‘it’s all their fault, and’ … “the Tea Party can go straight to hell!”
They all cheered again.
However, it was quite a small room and not that many voters were in the audience, which frames the problem for President Obama–lack of voter turnout.
Black community voter turnout played a pivital role in Barak Obama’s election in 2008, and it is well known that with his collapsing approval ratings, he will need the same turnout in 2012 to have even a slim chance at re-election.
Recently, FOXNews.com reported on … “a new Washington Post-ABC news poll shows that 58 percent of blacks held ‘strongly favorable’ views of the president, down from 83 percent five months ago.”
Oh oh–now CBC members and leadership try to make the entire record disappear.
As further reported by FOXNews.com, regarding an interview by BET anchor Emmett Miller, Obama has been reaching out to the black community as part of his broader effort to drum up support for his $450 billion package of payroll tax cuts, business tax breaks and infrastructure spending.
[However] black leaders have stepped up their criticism of Obama in recent weeks for not doing enough to help the black community.
After the CBC dinner, in a greater display of shear other-worldliness, when Waters was asked how she felt about President Obama’s “scolding”, she replyed that “she found it ‘curious’ that he demanded black leaders to stop complaining.”
Emanuel Cleaver (D-IL), leader of the CBC, was also quoted as saying that members of the CBC were “fed up”, but that he was walking a fine line of “public” criticism of President Obama, so as not to give “those who ‘hate’ him [Obama]” material with which to defeat him.
Finally, as we continue around the circle, on to the President’s position in the circle.
Could it be that President Obama (in a “Mesiah”-like way) was actually haranguing the CBC’s constituencies–right through them— that night, in public, so that the CBC members and leadership wouldn’t have to do it themselves face-to-face, and risk voter retaliation against them at re-election time?
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So, in that way, Obama is trying to [directly] rally support in the black community for his Jobs bill (which is not even a bill yet-because no Democrat will touch it) and its method of payment–a companion deficit reduction plan that raises taxes on job creators that will result in no new jobs being created for the voters in the black community, who will only get angry again, because they don’t have jobs, and will complain to their CBC congressional representatives again, who will in turn get mad at President Obama again, but stiffle their anger, so as not to endanger his re-election.
Could racism be the core problem in this irreconcilable merry-go-round?
The “work” that needs to be done, can never be done, until reality sets in, and that won’t happen until the black community opens their eyes to see that President Barak Obama is not a “Mesiah”–he is just a guy who is, at best, totally in over his head as POTUS or, at worst, actually attempting to destroy the American Dream in favor of a new Socialist order.