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Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:19:38 AM »
Barry (aka Obama) Has Failed Black Americans

By Lurita Doan

1/16/2012

Today Americans are remembering a great leader of our past, while at the same time thinking about how poorly our current President’s leadership compares. President Obama has done a great many things to undermine our nation and his failed policies have only deepened our economic troubles, expanded our debt, coarsened our dialogue and divided our citizens. Obama's policies have been especially damaging and painful to the Black American community, for no modern President has served the Black community as poorly as Barack Obama.

Obama's historic presidential victory provided him with a splendid opportunity. He had the bully pulpit and the opportunity to use it to talk about important matters. Obama could have advanced an important message to the Black American community about education, independence and initiative. Instead, Obama chose to reinforce the ties of dependency and, to quote Margaret Thatcher, "to entrap, to demoralise and then ignore" the plight of Black Americans in the United States.

During his term as President, Obama has produced a woeful record of poorly conceived policies combined with equal parts of failing to lead. Obama has made a mockery of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of race relations.

Reverend King urged advancement based on "content of character" rather than "color of our skin". Americans, and especially blacks, once had hoped that Obama's historic rise to the Presidency would signal a new rebirth of effort and interest in the “content of our character’’ but that hope is now lost.

Obama is uninterested in the "content of character" issue. What a pity, for there is nothing more urgent. Consider that today, despite the fact that Obama has run up impossible debts with borrowed money to spend on pet projects, the unemployment rate for Black Americans is stuck at nearly twice the national average at approximately 16 percent, rates not seen since the Great Depression.

For younger Black Americans, in cities such as New York, the unemployment rate is a shocking 34 percent. But the misery continues. Far too many Black Americans are idle in prisons and jails. Obama once lamented that there are more Black men in prison and jail than in college. And perhaps saddest of all, nearly 70% of all Black American babies are born to single mothers.

Ironically, years ago, as a candidate, Obama seemed more determined to address the "character content" issue and received widespread praise for a speech when he said "if we are honest with ourselves, we'll admit that too many fathers are missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it."

But sadly, once elected, Obama never again has taken up the issue.

Obama has pushed a mishmash of policies and ill-considered schemes that are making the problems with the Black American community much worse. Take for example the urgent need to reform schools and the specific need to give minority kids an honest chance at a decent education, instead of being forced into a failed public school system that is widely recognized as a dead end.

Obama, could have taken the side of thoughtful reformers (such as Michele Rhee), many of whom are members of his own Democratic party but Obama choose not to do so. Instead, with eyes focused only on the next election, Obama has been unwilling to confront the politically powerful teachers' unions.

Unlike Martin Luther King, Jr. who, in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, argued against Black Americans being, " completely drained of self-respect and a sense of "somebodyness", Obama encourages the "hatred and despair of the black nationalist", advocating dependency and class warfare, creating expectations that only government entitlements can create wealth, and that government has the right to redistribute wealth.

Martin Luther King, Jr. called for " normal and healthy discontent" to be "channeled through the creative outlet", but Obama does not believe in free enterprise, or the American Dream or the ability of entrepreneurship to improve one's lot in life. Nor does Obama believe, as did Dr. King, that in the Black Community, " our destiny is tied up with the destiny of America"--and when Obama espouses policies of dependency, he dooms another generation of Black Americans to the "soft bigotry of low expectations."

Obama has never been a man of ideas. Even the title of his autobiography (The Audacity of Hope) was first coined by Rev, Jeremiah Wright in a sermon. Americans can see that Obama doesn't believe in free enterprise, and he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism. Obama is the "wooden ventriloquist" of the Democrat Party apparatchik, interested only in herding Black Americans, like sheep, to the polls, certain that despite his destructive policies, Black Americans, somehow, will vote for him again.

And so, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s bold vision for Black Americans, a vision of hope, a vision of equality and occupying an equal place in the execution of the American Dream must await a new generation of Black leaders because one thing is clear, Obama ain't it.

Lurita Doan
Lurita Alexis Doan is an African American conservative commentator who writes about issues affecting the federal government.

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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 09:55:16 AM »
BHO has failed Uncle Toms.

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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 09:58:53 AM »
Thanks for posting oldsport.  Very good information.

Ken, hopefully President Barack Hussein Obama will stop failing you before he leaves office.
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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 10:00:10 AM »
How has he failed me sherlock???

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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 10:21:55 AM »
Thanks for posting oldsport.  Very good information.

Ken, hopefully President Barack Hussein Obama will stop failing you before he leaves office.

y, folk like Ken are hopeless and pitiful.

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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 11:32:25 AM »
The dog hollered , but still ain't answered the question.

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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 11:55:50 AM »
How has he failed me sherlock???

Read the artilce Ray Charles!

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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2012, 02:37:25 PM »
Obviously the miserable life OS leaves has failed him.
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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 02:50:31 PM »
How has he failed me sherlock???

Read the artilce Ray Charles!

You want folks to get excited by a column written by Lurita Doan, pleeeeease!!

Lurita Doan

- African American, conservative commentator
- nominated by President George W. Bush to head the General Services Administration.
- when forced to resign she said this about Pres. GWB  "It has been a great privilege to serve our nation and a great President."

What the heck else would she say about the POTUS????
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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 10:31:02 AM »
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For younger Black Americans, in cities such as New York, the unemployment rate is a shocking 34 percent. But the misery continues. Far too many Black Americans are idle in prisons and jails. Obama once lamented that there are more Black men in prison and jail than in college. And perhaps saddest of all, nearly 70% of all Black American babies are born to single mothers.

Most of this sounds like personal responsibility which the President can do very little to help.  Since others own most of the businesses in this country, they tend to hire everyone but us.  It is so ironic that some of the best rappers, entertainers, and athletes are in the NY area, but what have they done to create jobs for other blacks who support them.  Blacks need to start their own Supermarkets because you have a higher number of blacks in those areas.

The thing is blacks needs to stop joining gangs and committing crimes. If you don't commit a crime, you will have to do time.  It is just that simple, but what do you want the POTUS of the USA to do?

Finally, you guys want the POTUS to dictate to people about their personal lives. I guess he should choose who sleep with whom. Let face many of these people make bad choices by having kids outside of wedlock and whose fault is that? Again if a man is not willing to marry the woman, then she should not be willing to have his kids.  It is just that simple.
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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 12:07:49 PM »
My life has been going just fine since Obama got in office ... got a pay raise and all

What can Obama do about n---aZ (sorry but thats what they are) being ignorant

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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 12:52:44 PM »
How has he failed me sherlock???

Read the artilce Ray Charles!

If Oldsport had actually read the article (or cared about the truth) he would have seen that Doan LIES (or is terminally ill-informed):
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Ironically, years ago, as a candidate, Obama seemed more determined to address the "character content" issue and received widespread praise for a speech when he said "if we are honest with ourselves, we'll admit that too many fathers are missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it."

But sadly, once elected, Obama never again has taken up the issue.

C'mon, OS.  You should know this is a LIE.

And someone thinks this was "very good information."  

Just in case someone doubts my "opinion" and wants to ask for evidence that the President HAS "taken up the issue", I'll save them the embarrassment of revealing their own voluminous ignorance:

President Obama has held event(s) at the White House to give visibility to the issue of responsible fatherhood:


How about his initiative to encourage responsible fatherhood?
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/19/happy-father-s-day

Most of us have seen the PSAs on TV promoting being a great Dad:
http://www.fatherhood.gov./media/303/3  
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
(Unfortunately, it looks like the various videos have been taken down.)

I particularly remember the one with the Dad practicing cheers with his daughter.


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President Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has. That's why the President is joining dads from across the nation in a fatherhood pledge – a pledge that we'll do everything we can to be there for our children and for young people whose fathers are not around. When you take the President's Fatherhood Pledge, you'll receive updates, tips and resources from fatherhood organizations, prominent dads and other supporters of responsible fatherhood around the nation.

EDIT;  SORRY, I forgot to include the link to the Op-Ed piece in People magazine:
President Barack Obama Pens Essay on 'Being the Father I Never Had'
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20500603,00.html

President Obama has used many forms of media: print, email, TV, the web and personal interaction to promote positive and responsible Fatherhood.  So Doan is LYING and OS is spreading LIES

I can see why Doan was forced out, Que82;  incompetence OR dishonesty OR BOTH.

Before the non-factual responses and name-calling begin, OR in case there is, as usual, DEAFENING SILENCE, let's leave on a positive "note.'  
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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
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Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 06:58:56 AM »
What has Obama done for Black people?
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Re: Re: Barry Has Failed Black Americans
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 08:57:28 AM »
What is a president supposed to do for Black People?

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