Oi, whats this then? Ain't it funny that blacks can get away with these kinds of pronouncements? I mean, imagine the previous president saying something similar "I want us to return to our core Anglo/ European values" or maybe something like "Jews need to get fired up"
Asymmetrical race prejudice is what it is. Whites will always be deemed evil and have to pay recompense for what they did to the blacks, but when the playing field is so-called "equal" blacks can still single out themselves as unique and bang their own drum, play the race card and the blame game.
In this interview Obama is really confused. He starts off seeming to accuse all republicans of being white, and then calls for blacks to join the democrats to prevent a resurgence of the republicans, because why? Because they caused the credit crisis!
I don't know about you, but my thoughts on the cause of the credit crisis was due to sub standard housing loans to the very voter base that Obama is addressing his words to...Obama is drawing a line in the sand here: Republican = Whites (bad) and Blacks = Democrats (Good, but whites who voted for them are probably OK as long as they toe the line)
President Obama is calling on black voters to get “fired up” for Democrats in the midterm elections. In an interview with the "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" broadcast Friday, Obama cautioned that a Republican-controlled Congress would be detrimental to the country. “Part of the thing I’ve got to remind people is that the policies that got us into this mess are the same policies that these Republicans are offering right now,” he said.
“And so if African-Americans aren’t fired up right now, you better be fired up, because you could end up in a situation where we could have more of the same from a Republican Congress that’s not willing to move our infrastructure, that’s not committed to investing in people and job training and not committed to investing in our education system. And we could end up slipping back into the same situation that we were in before this recession hit, only worse.” The full transcript is here.
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