CNN's Jim Acosta on Tuesday's Situation Room asked what many will think was a truly offensive question. "If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president, what would you say to the black community to assure them that you would be their president also?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JIM ACOSTA, CNN: African-Americans have a tremendous sense of pride that there is the first African-American president in the White House. If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president, what would you say to the black community to assure them that you would be their president also?
Comments: Do you think the President, who lauds the campaign group "Blacks for Obama", would get asked a such a question about whites?
Unlike our current POTUS, the President of the United States has historically been and should always be the President to all the country's citizens. Our current Resident is not and has proved it time and again when he only pays attention to those who agree with his ideology. Anyone else to him is persona non grata.
Blacks should be proud of the unemployment rate in the black community. Proud to have record numbers of single mothers, highest foodstamp participation ever, most blacks in prison than before the first black president.
Tell me again, what are the best three things Obama has done for the Black Community since he got into office?
The answer to that question should be: Are they American's? Then, I am their President. I am so sick of these gotcha questions, I am so sick of the race baiting. When I answer a question now about my race, I snswer HUMAN!
No fool. I'm only for my people. You look like you could be 'my son'. Or not. I intend to have guys in berets at the polls, wielding nightsticks and screaming racial epithets. So watch out. Be one of 'my people' , my colour. Or just be a dapper dresser.
Here is the trap they think they can catch Romney with.
"If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president, would you then chain him, like JoeBiteMe says? And, what would you say to the black community to assure them that you would not beat and chain them, also?"
The real worry is that Romney is promising to deliver opportunity. Many Americans of ALL ethnicities are desperate for opportunity. CNN is worried that this is taking votes away from 0, so they are setting out IEDs hoping to blow Romney out of the race with a big bang. RACE CARD!
The problem with using the RACE CARD, is that if it does not work, there is noting else let.
Obama is spending billions on black causes we just don't see. I mean HUD has gone from being in the rental business and into the home loan business with tons of bailouts to stop foreclosures. Romney,if elected is going to have to grapple with the government intrusion into the home loan business.Fannie/Freddie are at least trying to clean up their act,to the chagrin of the left.
We're seeing tougher standards for average people who should qualify for a loan but are getting turned down.On the other side,we're seeing reformulations in credit scores for the underachievers in our life (and wallets).
This double standard in home loans has the goal of diversity in every neighborhood.
The black community in Kansas City has the highest crime rates, the worst education/graduation rates, the highest unemployment rates, the highest dependency on the federal welfare plantation, and the highest rates of illegitimate births. Obama has done nothing to change these facts. If Romney is elected, it will be without a single black vote and he will get nothing but contempt and hate from the black community. Romney owes the black community nothing. They have made their bed in the dependency camp. They are quite frankly part of the problem of this country in terms of the social problems and the entitlement spending leading us to the fiscal cliff. If the black community wants to be part of the solution, then they can join reform minded citizens who want to put an end to the Obama nonsense.
After all of the divisive race baiting from the Obamunists, I would expect that 95% of blacks would never accept Romney, and in fairness, I have to say I could never accept Obama after the way he has stoked hatred against european-americans throughout his lifetime. The fact that he stands by Eric Holder; his relationships with Rev. Wright, his father, Frank Davis, and throwing his grandmother under the bus as a "typical white person". Who knows how long the damage will last, thanks to all the people who voted for him because of his skin color.
KC said it best and it is a plain and simple fact that "Romney owes the black community nothing. They have made their bed in the dependency camp." No need to purposely PO them but unless you are a RAT politician, there is nothing here for you.
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