CBC Member Says Obama Disrespects Blacks

Rep. Alcee Hastingss is Upset with Obama  Photo by Ann Ragland/NNPA

Rep. Alcee Hastingss is Upset with Obama
Photo by Ann Ragland/NNPA

FORT LAUDERDALE – Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November.

Speaking Friday at the mid-winter convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Hastings, a former federal judge, said the Congressional Black Caucus carefully vetted candidates they felt would be ideal for the second Obama administration, which has come under criticism for being dominated by White males.

“The Black Caucus of Congress then sent 61 names to the White House,” Hastings recounted. “Time went by. Not one of that 61 was selected – not one.”

In a speech that had a rich blend of seriousness, humor and expletives, Hastings said during the campaign, the CBC pressed the Obama campaign about the paucity of advertising with Black newspapers in particular. He said a top campaign official said Obama initially planned to spend only $650,000 with Black newspapers, a figure that was raised under pressure to $1 million – which meant that $999 million went to others.

“If I was president of the United States, there is no way in hell that I would raise a billion dollars and don’t spend but a million dollars with people who probably had as much to do with my becoming president as anybody,” the Florida Democrat said.

Hastings, the first African-American elected to Congress from Florida since the Reconstruction Era, expressed admiration for the Black Press, saying it covers the full scope of Black life better than White-owned media.

“I spent more money in this election than I have in any election,” said Hastings, who has served in Congress since 1992. “And I believe Bobby [Henry, publisher of the Westside Gazette in Fort Lauderdale] will tell you that I spent an equivalent or more money than the Obama for America people did with his newspaper.”

Hastings said he also outspent the Obama campaign in other media in Broward County, which makes up part of his congressional district.

“I did that because I wanted Obama to win the presidency, but I particularly went to the ground in this election to prove to him and his minions that this was territory that had been watered, flowered, grown and harvested long before anybody knew his (expletive) name.”

Hastings continued, “…Because of your efforts –national Black publishers – because of many of your efforts, we voted 2 percent in this election more than we did in ’08. And I received 2 percent more in the congressional district that I serve than he did –and that’s the message I wanted to send to him.”

He said a strong message also needs to be sent to advertisers that fail to support the Black Press. According to a 2012 report by Nielsen titled, “African-American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing,” Black consumers will have a projected buying power of $1.1 trillion by 2012. Yet, of the $120 billion spent on advertising in 2011, only 2 percent was spent with African-American media.

Hasting criticized several Florida newspapers and local advertisers by name.

“Many of the same people that advertise in these [White-owned] publications don’t advertise with you and that’s insulting because we ultimately wind up using the products that they advertise and somehow or another, our news is ignored.”

Hastings graduated from Fisk University in Nashville and Florida A&M University Law School, both historically Black colleges. His said Obama has also demonstrated insensitivity to HBCUs. Obama administration officials disagree with that assessment, pointing out that he announced a plan to increase spending on HBCUs by $850 million over the next 10 years.

“It was nine months into the administration before he appointed a single person, not just at the cabinet level … ” Hasting recalled. “But when you look at the Schedule 1, Schedule 2, and Schedule 3, none in his first nine months of his administration was from a historically Black college.”

Hastings predicted that the nation will lose half of its 105 HBCUs over the next 15 years.

“They, like you, will not survive unless you begin to form consortiums and unless you understand that you are Black-owned and not necessarily Black when it comes to this media business,” he said. “You’re going to have to form conglomerates; you’re going to have to form bonds of trust like you elders had to give birth to this organization being here in place in the first place.”

Hastings said that unlike some journalists employed by White-owned media, NNPA publishers are not conflicted by race. He recalled a speech he gave to a National Association of Black Journalists convention in Dallas where journalists were pondering whether they were journalists or Black first.

“I said, ‘If you are not sure about whether or not you are Black, look in the (expletive) mirror,’” Hastings recalled. “’And if the mirror does not give you an answer, ask your mama.’”

The congressman said White-owned media is failing, in part, because of the rush to beat their competitors.

“The important thing for each of you is to be different from some of them,” he said. “You don’t have to worry about being first; most of you don’t publish but once a week. You’re last, so you can get the (expletive) story straight. And you can be accurate and, quite frankly, accuracy is what this online thing doesn’t allow for because everybody is rushing to be first.”

Hastings drew loud laughter when he discussed his deep aversion to social media.

“That rush to judgment that the media does is particularly damaging, especially when you got people in their bedrooms at 3 o’clock in the morning, sitting looking at a screen and Googling, twatting and tweeting all night long. It ain’t that much communications in the world,” he said.

“People ask do I have a Blackberry? No! A Whiteberry, either. The kids asked to give me an iPad. What do I need an iPad for? I have a flip phone and I have no contacts on it. I don’t give a (expletive) if nobody calls me. I want to be able to call when I want to call.”

In a more serious vein, Hastings said, “The substantive news has long since gone by the board you are the one that can still educate not only our community [but others]. Don’t you think they are not looking at your news.”
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By George E. Curry
NNPA Editor-in-Chief

Comments

  1. I agree with Hastings. President Obama needs to and can do more

  2. The CBC can continue to shut the hell up….obama disrespected blacks for the past four years….he shouldn’t stop disrespecting them now….

  3. P.S. Just as he is committed to immigration, he should be equally committed to his black citizens who were born americans.

  4. He’s right and y’all need to get your head on straight. Obama doesn’t give a shit about us. We got him elected and he’s still the same black puppet for white wall street oligarchs, just like last term.

  5. Where are the “Black Leaders”? Not a thing to say about the destruction of Africa?

    Follow thy “leader” to HELL!

    YOU ARE CONTROLLED!

    ENJOY! ENSLAVEMENT!

    You just have to keep doing it to yourselves, no matter the “color”!

    Dick Gregory & Larry Pinkney are the only Black Men on Earth that have any BALLS!

    The rest of you should be ashamed to be alive! Following “someone” just because they have the same skin color as yourself!

    And Odumbo uses Dr. King in his “speach”????? SICKENING! Dr. King would BITCHSLAP HIS AZZ!/Knock the “Black” off him!

    You dumbasses will get what you deserve!

    I DARE ANY OF YOU TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT “400yrs” of bla bla or I’ll SLAP THE BLACK OFF OF YOU! You are STILL SLAVES, ALWAYS WILL BE, but worse now, BECAUSE YOU ENSLAVE YOURSELVES AND NOW YOUR “MASTER” HAS YOUR SAME SKIN COLOR, AND YOU LOVE IT!!!

    DUMBASSES!

  6. i agree mostly black people voted for he shouldnt only want to deal with the blacks that have money and latino immagrationshould not be first priority

  7. Thats why I didn’t vote for him the 2nd time around…

  8. realblue10 says:

    Good point Hastings.

  9. I agree with Rep Hastings 100%. I have never seen as many white politicians come to black churches begging for our participation in the past election. We DELIVERED! But it appears that this administration has no plans on investing his political capital back into our community. The black unemployment rate continues to rise with no end in site and this matter is not on the agenda of this President.

  10. eightysbaby84 says:

    As a black man I think these comments are ignorant and biased. Dont know if yall realized it yet, but Obama doesn’t handle the money speant on advertisements. A group of well educated marketing strategist spend the money in the best places that will persuade peoples votes. To be honest the black commutity makes up a VERY small portion. So for us to have a black man for president, there is no point in advertising to people who are most likely going to vote for him anyway, its to reach the ones who arent.

  11. Tuesday27 says:

    You voted for Romney?

  12. Tuesday27 says:

    OK. You getting beside yourself. Try to keep it intelligent, not grade school.

  13. Tuesday27 says:

    Go to He**, white boy. Let’s see you slap anyone.

  14. Tuesday27 says:

    Obama is trying to improve the entire economy. I’m not sure what support you folks are talking about. What do you want, a check in the mail? A chicken in every pot?
    If the economy gets fixed, the high tide will lift all boats. That’s why people like Sox-sider need to keep their ignorant voices to themselves. He didn’t vote (or voted for Romney), but he sure as hell knows how to complain. The man can’t single black people out for special attention. We just have to stay in the mix until this gets fixed. Some of us will never get out of the hole, and we all know that the truth. Do you folks think you’d be better off with Romney or other Republican?

  15. We were better off under Reagan –employment wise. Why not it appears that other groups seems to be benefiting from his so-called promises. Black America is already in a fiscal cliff –unemployment at historic rates, net worth at historic lows due to the housing bubble, incarceration rates at historic highs, –need I say more. What fucking planet are you from?

  16. Tuesday27 says:

    I’m sure not from the same “Blacks were better off under Reagan” planet that you’re from. Have you noticed (or forgotten) that millions of people lost their jobs and unable to find another after the big market crash of “08.” There is an across the board unemployment problem in this country, in case you didn’t notice. So, you want BO to encourage black only employment programs? You sound like a black republican (Reagan?? Negro please). Well, the negro Obama done went and ran for president, and won twice. Get used to it, field hand man.

  17. Tuesday27 says:

    There are a lot of fools on this board. Gov’t check cashers and republican sellouts. We’ve been waiting for so long for an indication that we can be better, waiting for “our ship to come in.” Well, in the history of american presidents, who had our best interest at heart more than Obama? Fool a** vjhxxx, or whatever, thinks Reagan was better for black unemployment. Rather take crumbs from a white president than take a chicken sandwich from a black man because it wasn’t a whole chicken. Field hand mentality. Fool

  18. GOVCHRIS1988 says:

    Why do black folks feel like they need to get credit for shit they supposed to do. “I voted in the Presidential election so I expect something” YOUR BLACK ASSES ARE SUPPOSED TO VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION!!! To me, its a damn shame that it took Barack Obama to get Negroes to the gotdamn polls in the first place. You should have been voting for every office on the ballot in your district since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and gave Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the pen. Stop trying to get credit and especially brag about not voting because then that makes your opinions more irrelevant than they actually are.

    Two, now Alcee is a congressman. That means he has the power to research what to do about black issues (which encompass a WHOLE lot more than the buzzwords from Tavis and Cornel “Poverty, Oligarchs and Plutocrats”) draft legislation, get legislation in committee,lobby committee members in the House to vote on legislation,fight off lobbyists against the bill (there WILL be some in existence) get the votes to vote it out of committee, lobby members of the U.S. House (BOTH PARTIES) to get it on the floor, fight off lobbyists against the bill AGAIN , get it voted on, get it to the Senate lobby members of the Senate (BOTH PARTIES)fight off lobbyists against the bill AGAIN, get them to vote on it, push it to the White House where President Barack Obama can sign it.

    Oh wait, Rep. Alcee isn’t that kind of Congressman. He’s one of them old assed CBC members who believe they contribute to the black community by getting elected by droves of black folks. He doesn’t do shit for his district really to address those pressing issues. He only says revolutionary shit and talk about black issues in the abstract while other Revolutionary Negroes like some on this forum who ALWAYS love going against the grain talk about how they NEVER voted for Barack Obama and always voted for some no named imbecile who never ever had a chance of winning the election so they can feel like the only pure, clean, non corrupted smart brother who knows fuckin all.

    What this is, is the CBC trying to rule the President and direct his choices from down the street and President Obama ain’t having it.Thats why you have this angry tirade bullshit.

  19. TheOnlyGod says:

    [yawn]…yeah, vote for the “popular token” instead of integrity. That explains the Countries inevitable self-destruction.

  20. GOVCHRIS1988 says:

    And yet Alcee ain’t the token?! This brother has been in office since 1993, name ONE piece of legislation he co-sponsored that got through to the Presidents Clinton, Bush or Obama, that helped the very people he claims to want to help? Or are you gonna be another CBC shill? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

  21. Meadowlark Lemon Jr. says:

    dumb black people… you thought voting for obama was going to change things? wow… figures… the race that lives mostly in poverty and is the biggest consumor of goods in this country. blacks are the LOWEST on the totem ploe…Obama knows it.. he knows all u dummies all voted for him and he wont do anything for you. keep buying air jordans and listening to music that exploits your own people and get in the back of the line like your suppose to… good black people….

  22. TheOnlyGod says:

    No need to wait…TheOnlyGod won’t waste time debating parrots w/talking points, hypocrisy, excuses & of course deflection.

    *Your words: “CBC trying to rule the President…President Obama ain’t having it”…

    TheOnlyGod: Now, let’s see Obama take that attitude with his “white-masters”…

    Once again…

    TheOnlyGod isn’t waiting.

    Dial: 1-800-excuses4Obama

  23. GOVCHRIS1988 says:

    Uh huh. Thanks for proving my point, you fake ass Kwame Ture.

  24. TheOnlyGod says:

    You have no point shithead. ZZzzzzz…

  25. GOVCHRIS1988 says:

    And you have no logic.

  26. Obama is singling out Mexicans and helping them. We help build puppet regimes to help oil companies everyday with tax payers dollars.

  27. So what house negro. I am sure black people have been living in the land of milk and honey since the Obama has been elected. If you check the facts black unemployment under the Reagan administration dropped from 19% to 11% during his administration. The Black middle class increased by 8%. The last unemployment report of 2012 reported that black unemployment rose by 2% and black unemployment amongst African American teens is at 42% more than twice that of white teens at 21%. If you are happy with this shit you fucking numb nuts so be it, but I see it as a problem. SO FUCK YOU and the rest of you house niggers that feel that the POTUS walks on water!

  28. so now you(Rep. Alcee L. Hastings ) are being critical of OBAMA because he didn’t choose any of the 61 candidates from the CBC? Nigga THE PRESIDENT doesn’t owe the CBC a darn thing! I vividly recall MAXINE WATERS while at the CBC convention in Michigan calling out the President for not alledgedly addressing the individual needs of the balck community! SOUNDS LIKE CORNEYWEST AND TABOO SMILEY!!!!!!!!!!! SO sick of black folk’s extra expectations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Clyde Stacks says:

    you’re an idiot then.

  30. Clyde Stacks says:

    I hope you idiot n!ggers don’t get your news from MTO…

  31. Tyree lett says:

    I don’t read a black newspaper
    I don’t watch black advertisement; what ever that is ?
    This sounds very ignorant , because he’ black he’ s suppose to put all the money into 12 percent of the population WE ONLY MAKE UP 12 percent ! He needed to get back in office to help EVERYONE not just blacks -______-
    This is like having a friend work at McDonalds the six other people in the car with you aren’t untitled to shit ! Just because you told him to fill out the application and y’all also happen to be black ? I mean seriously get a grip ….
    Black logic really irks me
    And incase it’s unclear , I black as 2:15 in the morning
    – singed a man irritated with his own race

  32. just an opinion. says:

    to the point of unemployment, a lot of us are missing the big picture. We are treating the symptoms and not the cause. The big issue is we don’t own anything, and we too often rely on getting on our knees begging for a job, then when we get that job we accept a lower wage even if we’re more qualified than the other applicants’. The main point I got from this article was supporting black enterprise, which is something we too often don’t consider. Build up our own communities and take pride in who we are, and we won’t have to wait for anyone’s help!

  33. Why do people expect Obama to fix in 8yrs what it took other presidents decades to destroy? Why does this man have to do so much more than any other president and is constantly being made to prove himself ?. He is the president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA any decisions that he makes should affect the entire country, good or bad. He was not elected to “save black people” or anyone else for that matter.He was elected in hopes that he could make a difference to all americans. It took a long time to bring America to where it is at and will take longer than one presidents term to fix it…remember, quick fixes is what put is where we are today. Not everyone is going to be happy with everything he says and does but you can`t please everyone. Idon`t know what the outcome of Obama`s presidency will be but i know that he can`t be bias to one group of people it`s selfish to even expect him to.

  34. Tuesday27 says:

    F U and the boat you sailed in on. Like you’re any better, because a republican told you so. You sound dumb. Site some other statistics that show how well whites are doing under this administration, and you’ll find that they aren’t doing well unless they are college educated. And they’re not doing so well either (see OWS movement). So, keep voting Romney and the rest of the hateful party, and see where that gets your dumb butt. Typical self hating negro. Bet you love the black hating republicans.

  35. Tuesday27 says:

    Great post. Too bad you’re preaching to ignorant, self-important field negros who can’t see that the republican base of support wants to shoot them. What do they think all the guns, and resistance to civil discorse and laws, are for? They are the real sheep who help keep the heel on black throats.

  36. Tuesday27 says:

    I can tell you are fully in line with the whole white supremacy agenda. How do you know your God is the only God? Oh yeah, a white man told you so. Can’t you see that their God likes guns, war, money and exploitation? I know you can’t. Self hating Field hand negro.

  37. TheOnlyGod says:

    I AM TheOnlyGod you fucking “day late” retard.

  38. Tuesday27 says:

    Well, generations of welfare tends to increase expectation of something for nothing from far too many of us. They will eventually figure out that the present and recent past is all blacks will get from the country that is designed specifically for us. So these Obama haters want a check, or education or job mailed to them.

  39. Tuesday27 says:

    I have a job. How about you. And whose the retard? You follow the moral code of evil, without questioning, and say it’s from the ONLY GOD? May goodness, morality, civility and humanity have mercy on your corrupt soul. Keep following this path that the citizens of this country push, and have a happy afterlife. I bet anything your a gun nut. I bet your God likes guns. Right?

  40. unalike@ymail.com says:

    Obama should be insisting immigration reform cover what at the time Andrew Johnson over turned after Abraham Licoln term.

    “40 acres and a mule” promise to former slaves

    It is difficult to stress adequately how revolutionary this idea was: As the historian Eric Foner puts it in his book, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877,
    “Here in coastal South Carolina and Georgia, the prospect beckoned of a
    transformation of Southern society more radical even than the end of
    slavery.” Try to imagine how profoundly different the history of race
    relations in the United States would have been had this policy been implemented
    and enforced; had the former slaves actually had access to the ownership of
    land, of property; if they had had a chance to be self-sufficient economically,
    to build, accrue and pass on wealth. After all, one of the principal
    promises of America was the possibility of average people being able to own land,
    and all that such ownership entailed. As we know all too well, this
    promise was not to be realized for the overwhelming majority of the nation’s
    former slaves, who numbered about 3.9 million.

    We have been taught in school
    that the source of the policy of “40 acres and a mule” was Union
    General William T. Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15, issued on
    Jan. 16, 1865. (That account is half-right: Sherman prescribed the 40 acres in
    that Order, but not the mule. The mule would come later.) But what many
    accounts leave out is that this idea for massive land redistribution actually
    was the result of a discussion that Sherman and Secretary of War Edwin M.
    Stanton held four days before Sherman issued the Order, with 20
    leaders of the black community in Savannah, Ga., where Sherman was
    headquartered following his famous March to the Sea. The meeting was
    unprecedented in American history.

    Today, we commonly use the phrase
    “40 acres and a mule,” but few of us have read the Order itself.
    Three of its parts are relevant here. Section one bears repeating in full:
    “The islands from Charleston, south, the abandoned rice fields along the
    rivers for thirty miles back from the sea, and the country bordering the St.
    Johns river, Florida, are reserved and set apart for the settlement of the
    negroes [sic] now made free by the acts of war and the proclamation of the
    President of the United States.”

    Section two specifies that these
    new communities, moreover, would be governed entirely by black people themselves:
    ” … on the islands, and in the settlements hereafter to be established, no
    white person whatever, unless military officers and soldiers detailed for duty,
    will be permitted to reside; and the sole and exclusive management of affairs
    will be left to the freed people themselves … By the laws of war, and orders of
    the President of the United States, the negro [sic] is free and must be dealt
    with as such.”

    Finally, section three specifies
    the allocation of land: ” … each family shall have a plot of not more than
    (40) acres of tillable ground, and when it borders on some water channel, with
    not more than 800 feet water front, in the possession of which land the
    military authorities will afford them protection, until such time as they can
    protect themselves, or until Congress shall regulate their title.”

    With this Order, 400,000
    acres of land — “a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston,
    South Carolina, to the St. John’s River in Florida, including Georgia’s Sea
    Islands and the mainland thirty miles in from the coast,” as Barton Myers reports — would be redistributed to the newly
    freed slaves. The extent of this Order and its larger implications are
    mind-boggling, actually.

  41. unalike@ymail.com says:

    Here’s how this radical proposal — which must have completely blown the minds of the rebel Confederates — actually came about. The abolitionists Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens and other Radical Republicans had been actively advocating land redistribution “to break the back of Southern slaveholders’ power,” as Myers observed. But Sherman’s plan only took shape after the meeting that he and Stanton held with those black ministers, at 8:00 p.m., Jan. 12, on the second floor of Charles Green’s mansion on Savannah’s Macon Street. In its broadest strokes, “40 acres and a mule” was their idea.

    Stanton, aware of the great historical significance of the meeting, presented Henry Ward Beecher (Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous brother) a verbatim transcript of the discussion, which Beecher read to his congregation at New York’s Plymouth Church and which the New York Daily Tribune printed in full in its Feb. 13, 1865, edition. Stanton told Beecher that “for the first time in the history of this nation, the representatives of the government had gone to these poor debased people to ask them what they wanted for themselves.” Stanton had suggested to Sherman that they gather “the leaders of the local Negro community” and ask them something no one else had apparently thought to ask: “What do you want for your own people” following the war? And what they wanted astonishes us even today.

    Who were these 20 thoughtful leaders who exhibited such foresight? They were all ministers, mostly Baptist and Methodist. Most curious of all to me is that 11 of the 20 had been born free in slave states, of which 10 had lived as free men in the Confederacy during the course of the Civil War. (The other one, a man named James Lynch, was born free in Maryland, a slave state, and had only moved to the South two years before.) The other nine ministers had been slaves in the South who became “contraband,” and hence free, only because of the Emancipation Proclamation, when Union forces liberated them.

  42. unalike@ymail.com says:

    Their chosen leader and spokesman was a Baptist minister named Garrison Frazier, aged 67, who had been born in Granville, N.C., and was a slave until 1857, “when he purchased freedom for himself and wife for $1000 in gold and silver,” as the New York Daily Tribune reported. Rev. Frazier had been “in the ministry for thirty-five years,” and it was he who bore the responsibility of answering the 12 questions that Sherman and Stanton put to the group. The stakes for the future of the Negro people were high.

    And Frazier and his brothers did not disappoint. What did they tell Sherman and Stanton that the Negro most wanted? Land! “The way we can best take care of ourselves,” Rev. Frazier began his answer to the crucial third question, “is to have land, and turn it and till it by our own labor … and we can soon maintain ourselves and have something to spare … We want to be placed on land until we are able to buy it and make it our own.” And when asked next where the freed slaves “would rather live — whether scattered among the whites or in colonies by themselves,” without missing a beat, Brother Frazier (as the transcript calls him) replied that “I would prefer to live by ourselves, for there is a prejudice against us in the South that will take years to get over … ” When polled individually around the table, all but one — James Lynch, 26, the man who had moved south from Baltimore — said that they agreed with Frazier. Four days later, Sherman issued Special Field Order No. 15, after President Lincoln approved it.

    What Became of the Land That Was Promised?

    The response to the Order was immediate. When the transcript of the meeting was reprinted in the black publication Christian Recorder, an editorial note intoned that “From this it will be seen that the colored people down South are not so dumb as many suppose them to be,” reflecting North-South, slave-free black class tensions that continued well into the modern civil rights movement. The effect throughout the South was electric: As Eric Foner explains, “the freedmen hastened to take advantage of the Order.” Baptist minister Ulysses L. Houston, one of the group that had met with Sherman, led 1,000 blacks to Skidaway Island, Ga., where they established a self-governing community with Houston as the “black governor.” And by June, “40,000 freedmen had been settled on 400,000 acres of ‘Sherman Land.’ ” By the way, Sherman later ordered that the army could lend the new settlers mules; hence the phrase, “40 acres and a mule.”

  43. unalike@ymail.com says:

    And what happened to this astonishingly visionary program, which would have fundamentally altered the course of American race relations? Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s successor and a sympathizer with the South, overturned the Order in the fall of 1865, and, as Barton Myers sadly concludes, “returned the land along the South Carolina, Georgia and Florida coasts to the planters who had originally owned it” — to the very people who had declared war on the United States of America.

  44. unalike@ymail.com says:

    “40 acres and a mule”
    promise to former slaves after winning the war and building this new world for
    free.

    Immigration Reform should include
    revisiting 400,000 acres of land and a mule.

    And what happened to this astonishingly visionary
    program, which would have fundamentally altered the course of American race
    relations? Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s successor and a sympathizer with the
    South, overturned the Order in the fall of 1865, and, as Barton Myers sadly
    concludes, “returned the land along the South Carolina, Georgia and
    Florida coasts to the planters who had originally owned it” — to the very
    people who had declared war on the United States of America.

  45. unalike@ymail.com says:

    Sounds good but a false staement. The Prez has the final say on all matters concerning his camp.

  46. unalike@ymail.com says:

    True but not true.

  47. unalike@ymail.com says:

    No but the opprtunity to be equal and a head start on things concerning life like others. Then things will be equal!

  48. You sound like a stupid asswipe. WE WON (2) TERMS! What the fuck did we win? I voted for the President in 08 and 12 you silly ass fruitcake. I have not seen him walk on water yet for any issues that affect African Americans or our issues. It is quite obvious that some fucked in the head niggers like you believe that we won something because the president is black and therefore all is GREAT! Fuck you and people that believe this stupid ass fantasy. It is quite obvious that the facts that I listed below shocked your stupid ass and therefore you had to fall back on the consolation prize that we won something. NIGGER PLEASE!
    Subject: [sacobserver] Re: CBC Member Says Obama Disrespects Blacks

  49. Tuesday27 says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Don’t worry, your check and phone are in the mail.
    You got nothing but Reagan for your arguments, that’s why you sound like you’re drinking a 40 and smoking a blunt above. But let’s get intelligent here for a second. What exactly can Obama do for you and your ilk? What do you want from him, exactly?

  50. Tuesday27 says:

    All of this is in the distant past. Keep dreaming about that land. If you scream loud and long enough, you may get the mule. The US and world population has exploded in the last 100 yrs, so the 40 acres are really a pipe dream at this point.

  51. Tuesday27 says:

    Nice history lesson. But unfortunately, it has no applicabilty to these times.

  52. Tuesday27 says:

    Good points. Maybe Obama can do something about that, but the economy is in shambles due to systemic issues. He can push for money for small business, but the republicans in congress will try their hardest to stymie that.

  53. It is quite obvious that I am conversing with an asshole that obtained his GED from jail. It is quite obvious that you cannot intelligently hold a conversation beyond a second. Let me know when the POTUS walks on water and is beyond criticism as outlined in the article.

  54. Tuesday27 says:

    OK. I’m an adult. My father told me to never argue with fools, because they bring you down to their level then beat you with experience. With the name calling and such (you brought me to your level), I’m done wasting my time. Good luck with the republican platform of hate.

  55. He knew they were going to vote for him anyway. Why bother to spend money on them or give a damn what they recommend?

  56. Cest La Vie -You weak minded SOB!

  57. Alcee Hastings? The Alcee Hastings that in 1988, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives
    took up his case, and Hastings was impeached for bribery and perjury
    by a vote of 413-3. He was then convicted in 1989 by the United
    States Senate, becoming the sixth federal judge in the history of the
    United States to be removed from office by the Senate.
    That Alcee Hastings?
    And he thinks he deserves any respect?
    Yet, he gets elected. What the heck is wrong with Dim voters anyway?
    And just so’s you know, Alcee, nobody respects the CBC so, in a way, Zero IS just like us!

  58. Andrew Johnson, the first president ever to be impeached and a Democrat.
    And black folk still vote for them.
    One would think they actually like being on a plantation! The Dim plantation that is!
    Meet the massa! He’s just like the old massa’ but his chains aren’t made of iron!

  59. Are you saying Pigford isn’t enough?
    Please!

  60. Do you wear beer goggles all the time?
    Zero doesn’t care about anyone but himself!

  61. Can I assume you are black?
    If so, perhaps you could tell this to your brethren and suggest that, once they have built up their communities, they don’t burn them down?

  62. I think there should be a lot more of you, Tyree.
    It might make a difference!

  63. So do the Zero lovers, Tuesday.

  64. You are so wrong, Tuesday but, that’s what you have been told all your life, no doubt so, why should you listen to me?
    The fact is, whites, across the board are doing better under Zero than blacks (though I honestly don’t think it has anything to do with Zero’s racial preferences, it’s his and Dim policies!)
    Frankly, you’re nothing but votes for the Dims. They have used you since Andrew Johnson took over when Lincoln was assassinated.
    Lyndon B. actually said as much!

    I’m a pasty, white conservative but, my fine black wife knows the score and lectures me sometimes on the BS Dims have been shoveling for over a century!
    Learn something! The Repubs are not your enemy, no matter what you’ve been fed.

  65. Bull sh!t!

  66. Do you have a clue who Alcee Hastings really is?
    He’s much worse than you think! He, the CBC and the Dims are NOT your friends!

    But, I don’t expect you to listen.

  67. Yes.

  68. Things will never “be equal” if you keep voting for Dims.
    They want you separate and pissed off. Much easier to use you.

  69. And you know Jo is white, how again?

  70. But that doesn’t leave any left to represent the black folk who keep themselves enslaved by voting for Dims.

  71. It’s unfortunate Hasting doen’t understand politics. The moment Obama begins to cater to any ethnic race, the short term negative effect will be devastating. Racial progress into equality is a slow and complicated process. It’s not as simple as Hasting believes. Obama knows the path to eradicate injustices. The balance is taking place. The pace is not going to change just because we have a Black president. Progress is; we have our first Black President.

  72. LOL!!! This is hilarious!!!

    Barry knows he’s got you locked up, why would he spend ANYTHING on you! You’d vote for him even if he was found with a live boy or a dead girl in his bed!!

    Suckers!!!

  73. dba_vagabond_trader says:

    ……….and there are more Mexicans, Hispanic’s then there are blacks. You are killing your own, with guns, drugs, and abortions. Of course he is going to pander to them. THERE ARE MORE OF THEM TO VOTE.

  74. Fozziebear says:

    Why would he waste money in black newspapers when he knew he already had their vote locked up?

  75. JesseMace says:

    yall boyz don’t be needs to beez thinkn fo yoselfs, jest let us do all dat fo you. stfu and vote fo massa cuz he bees a democrat. heads up black people, when the commies no longer need your vote to stay in power, they will tell you all to piss off. it won’t be black and white divisions, it will be the government and the peasants.

  76. JesseMace says:

    communists don’t care what color it’s peasants are.

  77. “Bet you love the black hating republicans.” ???

    October 13, 1858
    During
    Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I
    do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my
    brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s
    1860 presidential nominee

    April 16, 1862
    President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in
    District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of
    Democrats vote no.

    July 17, 1862
    Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican
    Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy
    “shall be forever free”

    January 31, 1865
    13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

    April 8, 1865
    13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

    November 22, 1865
    Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of
    Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial
    discrimination

    February 5, 1866
    U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces
    legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson,
    to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former
    slaves

    April 9, 1866
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President
    Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of
    citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

    May 10, 1866
    U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment
    guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all
    citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

    June 8, 1866
    U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment
    guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all
    citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no

    January 8, 1867
    Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

    July 19, 1867
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President
    Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of
    African-Americans

    March 30, 1868
    Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat
    President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white
    men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of
    white men”

    September 12, 1868
    Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and 24
    other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican,
    expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican
    Congress

    October 7, 1868
    Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

    October 22, 1868
    While campaigning for re-election, Republican
    U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who
    organized as the Ku Klux Klan

    December 10, 1869
    Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming
    Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to
    hold public office

    February 3, 1870
    After passing House with 98% Republican support
    and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified,
    granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

    May 31, 1870
    President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

    June 22, 1870
    Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of
    Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against
    Democrats in the South

    September 6, 1870
    Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

    February 28, 1871
    Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

    April 20, 1871
    Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act,
    outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed
    African-Americans

    October 10, 1871
    Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats
    against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist
    Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military
    funeral was attended by thousands

    October 18, 1871
    After violence against Republicans in South
    Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat
    terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

    November 18, 1872
    Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after
    boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican
    ticket, straight”

    January 17, 1874
    Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

    September 14, 1874
    Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana
    statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of
    Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

    March 1, 1875
    Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to
    public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican
    President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100%
    Democrat opposition

    January 10, 1878
    U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces
    Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled
    Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and
    Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic
    efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong

    February 8, 1894

    Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to
    repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans
    to vote

    January 15, 1901
    Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

    May 29, 1902
    Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution,
    condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter
    registration by 86%

    February 12, 1909
    On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth,
    African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary
    Terrell co-found the NAACP

    May 21, 1919
    Republican House passes constitutional amendment
    granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54%
    of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost
    half of Democrats no

    August 18, 1920
    Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women
    the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify
    had Republican-controlled legislatures

    January 26, 1922
    House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas
    Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it
    with filibuster

    June 2, 1924
    Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

    October 3, 1924
    Republicans denounce three-time Democrat
    presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux
    Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

    June 12, 1929
    First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep.
    Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House,
    sparking protests by Democrats across the country

    August 17, 1937
    Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux
    Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme
    Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

    June 24, 1940
    Republican Party platform calls for integration of
    the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to
    order it

    September 30, 1953
    Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican
    Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be
    Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

    November 25, 1955
    Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

    March 12, 1956
    Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme
    Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue
    segregation

    June 5, 1956
    Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor
    of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus”
    law

    November 6, 1956
    African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

    September 9, 1957
    President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

    September 24, 1957
    Sparking criticism from Democrats such as
    Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower
    deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat
    Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

    May 6, 1960
    President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil
    Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by
    18 Senate Democrats

    May 2, 1963
    Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL
    for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for
    their civil rights

    September 29, 1963
    Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S.
    District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower,
    to integrate Tuskegee High School

    June 9, 1964
    Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964
    Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd
    (D-WV), who served in the Senate until 2010

    June 10, 1964
    Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL)
    criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on
    Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in
    the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators,
    several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr.
    Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett
    Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

    August 4, 1965
    Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL)
    overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of
    Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation

    February 19, 1976
    President Gerald Ford formally rescinds
    President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing
    internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

    September 15, 1981
    President Ronald Reagan establishes the White
    House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to
    increase African-American participation in federal education programs

    June 29, 1982
    President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

    August 10, 1988
    President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act
    of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights
    and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

    November 21, 1991
    President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

    August 20, 1996
    Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY)
    to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’
    Contract With America, becomes law

    Yeah, Republicans just hate blacks. You can tell! Idiot!
    H/T to NoSleepAllowed at Weasel Zippers

  78. SaveThe Republic says:

    Don’t cry now black folks. You got exactly what you voted for!

  79. SaveThe Republic says:

    I can tell you exactly why Obama spent very little money with the black community. He didn’t have to. He knew he would get the black vote anyway. Why…not because of what he has done for the black community (which is nothing) but because of his skin color. Blacks are the most uninformed voters in this country. Many don’t even follow politics. They would not even know who to vote for if they didn’t have a D beside their name.

  80. SaveThe Republic says:

    vjhxxx just handed you your ass.

  81. SaveThe Republic says:

    Your correct. Once Johnson signed the civil rights act into law he exclaimed “I’ll have these niggers voting Democrat for the next 100 years.” I guess he knew what he was talking bout!

  82. SaveThe Republic says:

    Blacks don’t even know who this man is. He gets their votes because he has a D beside his name on the ballot and blacks have been brainwashed to vote for Democrats.

  83. UnsungPatriot says:

    Does the CBC have a single member with an I.Q. over 70? Every time one of these cretins opens their mouth it should be grounds for recall.

  84. This bit from Alcee’s run for Sec. of State for Florida is mighty interesting:

    “In a three-way Democratic primary, he placed second with 313,758
    votes, or 33%, behind newspaper columnist Jim Minter’s 357,340 votes
    (38%) and ahead of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon John Paul Rogers’
    275,370 votes (29%)”

    A Dim primary with a Klan Grand Dragon in the running?
    And I’M the racist?
    God, these people are stupid!

  85. And it doesn’t matter to you that his policies are destroying this country?

    That the only thing that matters to you is that he’s black (or partly so. Small steps, I guess, eh?)
    Why not have Jackass -Lee as president, the one who wonders if we can see the flag our astronauts left on Mars?
    Or Hank Johnson, who thinks Guam might tip over if we station too many troops there?
    Or Alvin Greene, who…well, do I have to mention anything about this clown?
    They are all black. Blacker than Zero, anyway.
    Will they do for you?
    You need to think and make informed choices, getting your information from many sources and forget about color!

    The “balance” is not taking place under Zero. It is getting more out of whack and if you can’t see it, you are in more trouble than you can imagine!
    Let me ask you, would you vote Republican, libertarian or any other party than Dim that had a black man at the helm?
    Yeah, I thought not.

    Get some education. The Dims are not your friends.

  86. Other African sold your ancestors into slavery, and they still do.

  87. Why can’t the cbc see what everyone else knows? obumer didn’t need to spend money for black votes. He got 98% without spending, appointing, or backing anyone that did not contribute to his campaign. That he got 98% is not a surprise, blacks are by and large the most racist group in America. Of course we can’t say that, it isn’t politically correct or sensitive. Every ethnic group that comes to this country flourishes, it is the home grown black community that seems unable breakaway from government handouts disguised as ‘help’.

  88. Seewcrazy says:

    au contraire mon ami. He is a puppet for the Muslim Brotherhood. If you don’t get it yet, you will never get it.

  89. Seewcrazy says:

    MamaDear, Presidents are supposed to be committed to ALL CITIZENS, not just one group. Obama is the President of the United States, not the United Negro Fund.

  90. Seewcrazy says:

    The above facts are a real tribute to republican efforts on behalf of the citizens who have been taught to hate them by their democrat lying handlers. Why are they too blind to see who their friends really have been. It sure as heck isn’t democrats.

  91. Seewcrazy says:

    Meadowlark Lemon, you are the one who appears self hating. Such attacks on Republicans as black hating is unreasonable, untrue,and emotionally immature.

  92. Oh here we go again. Poor poor black people who have suffer so much more then any others. Poor poor black people they are just so weak and inferior. Always the under dog. Poor poor black people think the black man is going to help you all who will not even help yourselves. Poor poor black people sitting there feeling sorry for themselves while everyone else is moving on. Poor poor black left behind waiting doing nothing for someone else to save them because they are all to inferior to save themselves. Poor poor blacks. It does my heart good to see you wine.

    You do it to yourselves. You got no one to blame but your selves. Stop feeling sorry for your selves and start working on doing something to better your situation because aint nobody going to do it for you.

  93. Poor poor black people you have been enslaved and oppressed. Always thinking believing and teaching you are the most inferior of them all. What ever will you do. Sit there and cry the entire world thinks you are a bunch of big babies who will not ever achieve anything because you waste all of your time felling sorry for yourselves. Poor poor black people.

  94. Now wait a minuter moma chicken. You were just saying the other day how happy you were that Obama was in office and “running the show” you mean to tell me even with that you still are crying about being treated unfairly. Poor poor chicken bird. Funny how the Holocaust victim prosper and you all don’t. Keep feeling sorry for yourself and thinking you are the under dogs inferior to everyone else. Unable to do anything. That time of thinking is doing such wonders for the advancement of your color.

  95. You need to and can do more. Get up off that chair. Stop feeling sorry for yourselves and start getting to doing. You dam grown ass crybaby black man. Man up and take care of your own self. Stop looking for Obama to do it for you.

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