Black activists from Chicago — perhaps the president’s most obvious supporters — savaged President Obama after his State of the Union Tuesday, expressing abject frustration at an administration that “doesn’t care” and “ain’t never done anything for the community.”
Rebel Pundit interviewed the small group of black community organizers moments after the conclusion of the president’s address on Tuesday. The activists universally panned the speech, which one referred to as “the same old, same old. A bunch of talk. A bunch of talk and rhetoric to give faith to a dying economy in America.”
A young woman claimed the State of the Union confirmed “the lack of involvement, the lack of concern for our community. He doesn’t care.” Another declared that President Obama “has been more hurtful to the black race than he has been helpful. For a lot of symbolic reasons a lot of people accept that — or should I say, most well-to-do blacks or those that think they’re better off — they accept that for symbolic reasons. But those of us at the bottom of the ladder, they don’t accept that.”
“Mr. President,” one young man said, “you know, we’d probably be better off with you cutting your presidency off right now. Just quit! Because if this what you call helping us, then stop helping us.”
And on and on it goes. A Pew Poll taken just before the State of the Union speech found 90 percent of blacks have a favorable view of the president, though this does not necessarily include his policies. The black people in the video — some of whom sound suspiciously Republican — clearly disagree. But are they merely outliers, or the first in a growing wave of disillusionment?
“In Chicago, there’s no Republicans, no Tea Partiers,” one young man noted. “This is one of the most Democratic cities. But it’s one of the largest cities where they’re starving our people out. I say to the president that you have done a grave disservice to us, and you’d be better — just go ahead and step down.”
[h/t The Right Scoop]
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