RealClearPolitics: Obama: Blacks Probably Not Watching ‘Meet The Press’
For the video, you’ll have to head on over to the site linked above. Here, however, is the operative quote:
Obama to black journalists and bloggers this week: “The media is changing so rapidly that websites, like you guys do every day, do two things. Number one, it allows us to reach audiences that may not be watching Meet The Press. I’m just saying, it might be a different demographic.”
Well, good grief. Let’s say, for just a moment, that instead of Barack Obama explaining that black people don’t really watch “Meet the Press” it had instead been Glenn Beck or Newt Gingrich or John Boehner — how long do you think it would take before Al Sharpton went on MSNBC to demand that Beck’s show be boycotted or Newt Gingrich issue an apology or John Boehner be censured?
Heck, Trent Lott was forced to abandon his spot as Senate Majority Leader after cracking a joke at Strom Thurmond’s 127th birthday party, and George Allen secured the demise of his political career with one “Macaca” uttered, and yet Barack Obama can write off an entire race as being either too uninterested, too uninformed, or just not savvy enough to enjoy “Meet the Press” and everyone is fine with it?
No wonder former Justice Department officials are blowing the whistle on rampant “reverse” racism in Eric Holder’s DoJ. These people are obsessed with race, top to bottom. And worse yet, they strive to divide rather to unite.
I’ll actually be interested to see how much support for Democrats come from black voters still entranced by a black president in the White House. A recent Gallup poll shows that President Obama still enjoys 91 percent support among blacks; still, I cannot help but wonder when the luster is going to wear off, or if it already has — there’s a difference, after all, between supporting the president and being enthusiastic about that support enough to cast a vote for him.
If you listen to D.K. Jamaal at Examiner.com, it’s enough to make you worry whether support from black Americans will wither at all:
According to the last Gallup polling numbers, popular support for the President among us – and by ‘us’ I mean ‘black folks’ – remains a robust 91%.
That’s 91% of us who for whatever reason are not disgusted by the President’s hell scare deform bailout of predatory corporate health insurers and big pharmaceuticals. 91% of us who are not disturbed by this President’s overspending and deficit exploding fiscal policies which threaten national security and equate to future middle class tax hikes. 91% of us who do not care that un- and underemployment is above a chilling 20% because the President and his party chose to focus on left-wing legislative vanity projects instead of job creation.
But the rest of the electorate cares.
Most Americans long since woke up and smelled the coffee when it comes to the President’s weakness, inexperience, and corporatism.
Unfortunately, we – and by ‘we’ I mean ‘black folks’ – are still fast asleep, dreaming wet dreams about hope, and change, and free goodies. Guess black coffee – even half sugar and crème – just is not strong enough to rouse us from our race blinded slumber.
Just not strong enough to rouse us from our race-blinded slumber? Perhaps a black president overtly denigrating black Americans could be enough.