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Obama: 'I'm not the president of black America'

How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasn’t done enough to support black businesses?
My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity. I’m not the president of black America. I’m the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody. So, I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses

http://www.blackenterpris...exclusive/

Fuck his black ass then. We never liked him anyways.

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Reply #1 posted 08/07/12 9:58pm

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Barry Soetoro a.k.a. Barack Obama isn't even Black anyway. He's Indonesian. Fuck him.

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Reply #2 posted 08/07/12 10:36pm

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I don't have a problem with what he said.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
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Reply #3 posted 08/07/12 11:52pm

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Neither do I.

"Aren't you even curious? Don't you want to see the dragon behind the door?"
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Reply #4 posted 08/08/12 2:44am

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"Man says entirely sensible thing" How is this news?

"He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave." - William Drummond
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Reply #5 posted 08/08/12 2:59am

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smoothcriminal12 said:

Obama: 'I'm not the president of black America''

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Reply #6 posted 08/08/12 3:07am

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Bush: 'I'm not the president of white America''

How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasn’t done enough to support white businesses?
My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity. I’m not the president of white America. I’m the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody. So, I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for Caucasion American businesses

hypothetical speaking... should above quote (if real) be a case where whites should reply with

"Fuck his white ass then. We never liked him anyways"

???

or wouldn't it rather be quite a sensible thing to say? (even if it would be the only sensible thing Bush ever said, but that's another point)

non-issue

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #7 posted 08/08/12 4:46am

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BombSquad said:

Bush: 'I'm not the president of white America''

How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasn’t done enough to support white businesses?
My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity. I’m not the president of white America. I’m the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody. So, I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for Caucasion American businesses

hypothetical speaking... should above quote (if real) be a case where whites should reply with

"Fuck his white ass then. We never liked him anyways"

???

or wouldn't it rather be quite a sensible thing to say? (even if it would be the only sensible thing Bush ever said, but that's another point)

non-issue

Sigh. I was just kidding. lol

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Reply #8 posted 08/08/12 5:27am

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goody goody

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #9 posted 08/08/12 5:29am

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BombSquad said:

goody goody

Yeah, some jokes don't translate well over the Internet. lol

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Reply #10 posted 08/08/12 8:10am

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smoothcriminal12 said:

How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasn’t done enough to support black businesses?
My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity. I’m not the president of black America. I’m the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody. So, I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses

http://www.blackenterpris...exclusive/

Fuck his black ass then. We never liked him anyways.

What exactly did he say wrong? He's not the President of Black America and why on earth would anyone think that? lol What are they smoking? Can you imagine Obama saying he's the President of Black people and sending folks, like at the FOX station into a state of panic and sh*tfits? lol He said nothing wrong. It's so funny how people think because a man of color happens to be President, that they would assume that Black people in general, would think he is the President of Black America. There is no Black America, just America.

Let's not forget, Obama has also benefitted from programs like Affirmative Action as well, just like other groups have. Yes, about 95% of Blacks probably voted for him in this country, but I don't think it was because they thought he was going to treat them any different from any other American, and he hasn't. That kind of thinking is what folks like Rush, Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly panic and promote about Obama on a daily basis. trying to convince their ignorant audiences, that Obama is going to somehow do something 'special' for Black Americans, and that other Americans wouldn't benefit from it.

As far as his racial background, geneologists just found out about a week ago, that Obama's mother descended from one of the first documented, African slaves in this country. At least according to what has been reported here:

http://www.nytimes.com/20...wanted=all

It seems it was Obama's 11th great-grandfather, on his mother's side, named "John Punch" ( family name later changed to 'Bunch'), who was one of the first documented, African slaves in this country, who had children by a White woman, and Obama's mother is part of that lineage. So people could keep tearing their hair out over his racial background. As long as he's comfortable with how he identifies racially, at the end of the day, no one else's opinion on that matters but Obama's.

[Edited 8/8/12 8:38am]

Happy New Year!
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Reply #11 posted 08/08/12 9:04am

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i don't get it? what is wrong with what he said?

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Reply #12 posted 08/08/12 9:15am

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XxAxX said:

i don't get it? what is wrong with what he said?

Every thing..................and nothing.

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Reply #13 posted 08/08/12 10:17am

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Oh and we wonder why this nation is so divided.

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Reply #14 posted 08/08/12 10:20am

razor

Graycap23 said:



XxAxX said:


i don't get it? what is wrong with what he said?



Every thing.....and nothing.




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Greycap, my sage.

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Reply #15 posted 08/08/12 11:03am

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PANDURITO said:

smoothcriminal12 said:

Obama: 'I'm not the president of black America''

clapping

What he's saying is he's not the president of black America ONLY. But he is the president of ALL America, black America included. biggrin

"If we had had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."
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Reply #16 posted 08/08/12 11:24am

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13cjk13 said:

PANDURITO said:

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What he's saying is he's not the president of black America ONLY. But he is the president of ALL America, black America included. biggrin

Actually I think he means there's no such thing as black America. Just one America.

It's a nice dream smile

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Reply #17 posted 08/08/12 11:34am

2elijah

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13cjk13 said:

PANDURITO said:

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What he's saying is he's not the president of black America ONLY. But he is the president of ALL America, black America included. biggrin

Exactly. Some people make it sound like 'Black America' is a separate country somewhere, when it is phrased like that, but yes I agree, he is saying he is not just the President for Black Americans but for all Americans, just like all the Presidents before him wasn't just the President of just White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, etc. Americans, but for all Americans.

With that being said, unfortunately there are still hate groups out there and some Americans who still can't seem to accept President Obama as President of this country, because of his racial background, and continue to display racial disrespect towards him, as well as not accepting that he is an American citizen and some idiots still believing he's a muslim.

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Reply #18 posted 08/08/12 11:35am

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Barry hasn't done shit and you all know it.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 08/08/12 11:50am

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Barry hasn't done shit and you all know it.

What do you expect him to do specifically for Blacks? If he did anything for Blacks, no matter what it is, all the racists and right wingers would be accusing him of favoritism, and you know that's exactly what they're waiting to accuse him of. I could see the crazy-ass nutbags at Fux station, ready to pounce on him with froth coming out of their mouths. That would be the best orgasm they ever had.

Yes, he's made some changes for some other groups, but it would not be smart for him to do anything for Blacks in particular in his first term, and when I say that, I don't mean any 'special' benefits. It's bad enough you have idiots believing it's Blacks at the top of the welfare rolls, when it's the White working poor. It's bad enough you have jerks at Fux news station believing he would give Blacks welfare checks.

If Obama does anything to make progress where it concerns a situation that affects Blacks at high levels, I'd like to see him work with elected officials to make some changes in our unfair justice system, prison system, racial profiling, among other things. When Cornel and Tavis complain that he hasn't done anything about the high unemployment rate among Black Americans, there's much more to that than just creating jobs and incentive programs. Employers have to work to make those changes and hire qualified Blacks as well. People can't expect the President to do the work for all Americans, if Americans in general cry for change. They have to participate in creating that change. Not saying employers have to hire Blacks, specifically because they are Black, but make an effort to hire those who are qualified. It would be ignorant to believe there is no racial prejudice when it comes to some employers and some of their hiring practices, and it is not easy revealing 'ugly truths' to Americans, yet many claim they want to see changes, but put up a wall, when uncomfortable truths come out.

When some people hear of unemployment among Blacks, some generally think they only mean those on lower, economic levels, when that is not the case, there are many educated and skilled Black Americans who are unemployed, so it is much more than Cornel and Tavis focusing on those Blacks who are at the bottom of the economic scale. There are many Americans from various walks of life who are unemployed right now, so Blacks are not the only ones of course. I'm actually glad there are Black Americans who freely criticize or question President Obama on some issues, because it only shows 'as a whole, all Blacks don't think alike, have the same views or that they all voted for Obama'.

I am hoping he wins a second term, because Romney is completely out-of-touch with the current economic situation, and all I see with him is another Bush-sh*t era if he wins.

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Reply #20 posted 08/08/12 11:53am

SavonOsco

Sometimes when you see the bait,it's hard not to bite it....

He's been saying this for four years, usually the word "just" is before Black America...and he's right...you should hope any president will say he's for all of the people....
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Reply #21 posted 08/08/12 11:59am

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SavonOsco said:

Sometimes when you see the bait,it's hard not to bite it.... He's been saying this for four years, usually the word "just" is before Black America...and he's right...you should hope any president will say he's for all of the people....

I just don't get where anyone would think he is only the President for Black Americans. People should know better than that. It doesn't surprise me when I hear that crap from Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or O'Reilly<--the dividers, who are the ones trying to convince their flock that Obama's interests is for Blacks only lol, but how is it could Obama only be the President for just one group in this 'day and age?' lol

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Reply #22 posted 08/08/12 12:05pm

Graycap23

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Barry hasn't done shit and you all know it.

..but he talks a good game and looks kool doing it.

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Reply #23 posted 08/08/12 12:25pm

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PANDURITO said:

13cjk13 said:

What he's saying is he's not the president of black America ONLY. But he is the president of ALL America, black America included. biggrin

Actually I think he means there's no such thing as black America. Just one America.

It's a nice dream smile

Oh, is that what he meant. I only live here, I wouldn't understand. biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 08/08/12 12:31pm

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SavonOsco said:

Sometimes when you see the bait,it's hard not to bite it.... He's been saying this for four years, usually the word "just" is before Black America...and he's right...you should hope any president will say he's for all of the people....

And people have been saying it here on the org, too. But some folks on the org have grabby hands and want Prez Barry all to themselves cuz he's "black".

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this is correct, this is why Jesse Jackson would never have become President because he would focus on 'Black-America'

(nothing is perfect) but a president has to focus on American citizens, which include American-blacks

Problem is when Black-Americans don't see themselves as American 1st, when you go to other countries the first thing that people set you apart as in your nationality.

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2elijah said:

SavonOsco said:

Sometimes when you see the bait,it's hard not to bite it.... He's been saying this for four years, usually the word "just" is before Black America...and he's right...you should hope any president will say he's for all of the people....

I just don't get where anyone would think he is only the President for Black Americans. People should know better than that. It doesn't surprise me when I hear that crap from Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or O'Reilly<--the dividers, who are the ones trying to convince their flock that Obama's interests is for Blacks only lol, but how is it could Obama only be the President for just one group in this 'day and age?' lol

[Edited 8/8/12 12:46pm]

whether in thought word or action, some 'Black-Americans' expected Obama to do more for them because of racial identification.

In my city we had a "black" mayor voted in 3 times, many black citizens gave him the hardest time because he didn't go out of his way to do special things for them. He did wonders for the city, everyone benefited. But there were some who felt because of racial identification he should have done more for them. And this is stuff I also saw on local channels. Angry with him.

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2elijah said:

I just don't get where anyone would think he is only the President for Black Americans. People should know better than that. It doesn't surprise me when I hear that crap from Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or O'Reilly<--the dividers, who are the ones trying to convince their flock that Obama's interests is for Blacks only lol, but how is it could Obama only be the President for just one group in this 'day and age?' lol

[Edited 8/8/12 12:46pm]

whether in thought word or action, some 'Black-Americans' expected Obama to do more for them because of racial identification.

In my city we had a "black" mayor voted in 3 times, many black citizens gave him the hardest time because he didn't go out of his way to do special things for them. He did wonders for the city, everyone benefited. But there were some who felt because of racial identification he should have done more for them. And this is stuff I also saw on local channels. Angry with him.

.....just like Caucasian Presidents have down for centuries.

[Edited 8/8/12 13:39pm]

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OldFriends4Sale said:

2elijah said:

I just don't get where anyone would think he is only the President for Black Americans. People should know better than that. It doesn't surprise me when I hear that crap from Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or O'Reilly<--the dividers, who are the ones trying to convince their flock that Obama's interests is for Blacks only lol, but how is it could Obama only be the President for just one group in this 'day and age?' lol

[Edited 8/8/12 12:46pm]

whether in thought word or action, some 'Black-Americans' expected Obama to do more for them because of racial identification.

In my city we had a "black" mayor voted in 3 times, many black citizens gave him the hardest time because he didn't go out of his way to do special things for them. He did wonders for the city, everyone benefited. But there were some who felt because of racial identification he should have done more for them. And this is stuff I also saw on local channels. Angry with him.

I'm glad you said 'some' and not generalize that all Black Americans felt/feel that way because they definitely all don't. I also agree with Graycap because there are some White Americans who felt the same way about White Presidents in the past, based on those Presidents' racial identification. Clinton caught hell for having Black Americans as part of his staff, and Jimmy Carter was accused of playing 'favoritism' towards Black Americans, and still receives disrespect from Americans from his own racial group for showing any kind of compassion for Black Americans, and he gets that disrespect from many White Americans and elected officials today, and let's not forget that the Presidents during slavery did not have the best interests of enslaved Blacks at the time of their presidency or they would have abolished slavery during their time of Presidency, well with the exception of Lincoln and it's not like he did it because he loved Black people. lol

There are still many White Americans and non-Black Americans who fear Obama will play favoritism to Blacks. We may as well be honest and upfront if we're going to spread all the cards on the table because I have no problem doing that.

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Graycap23 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

whether in thought word or action, some 'Black-Americans' expected Obama to do more for them because of racial identification.

In my city we had a "black" mayor voted in 3 times, many black citizens gave him the hardest time because he didn't go out of his way to do special things for them. He did wonders for the city, everyone benefited. But there were some who felt because of racial identification he should have done more for them. And this is stuff I also saw on local channels. Angry with him.

.....just like Caucasian Presidents have down for centuries.

[Edited 8/8/12 13:39pm]

This is true, that's another subject though.

And I was thinking the same as I typed my response, but the response you responded to, you did read it right? lol was about an African-American mayor of the city I live in.

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