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President Obama Tries to Get Black People Fired Up – Again – With New Orleans Speech


President Obama Tries to Get Black People Fired Up – Again – With New Orleans Speech

For at least the last year, the black community has teetered and tottered on the topic of whether President Obama has done enough for the black community during his first term. The majority of blacks approve of Obama’s performance, while some, such as Dr. Cornel West, believe that Obama has largely ignored poor people, a disproportionate number of which are black.

Then there is still a segment of  the black electorate which has qualms with President Obama, but will vote for him because the alternative – Mitt Romney – is even more out of touch with the needs of the black voters than Obama.

Feeling the pressure, President Obama has begun his push for the black vote, and is campaigning at The Urban League, according to CNN:

President Barack Obama ends four days of travel Wednesday with a speech to the National Urban League that will seek to energize the African-American base for his re-election bid in November.

A new report by the group’s policy institute warns that low turnout by African-American voters, who overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008, could hurt his chances this time in the battleground states of Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio.

“African-American voters tipped the outcome of the 2008 presidential election in several key states, and are poised to do so again in 2012,” said the report titled “The Hidden Swing Voters: Impact of African-Americans in 2012” by Madura Wijewardena and Valerie Wilson.

“How this will manifest will depend on many things, but one important factor will be whether the extraordinary growth in turnout by African-American voters in 2008 will be replicated in 2012,” the report continued. “The 2008 voter turnout rate was driven by historic factors that may not necessarily apply in 2012.”

According to Gallup, President Obama’s approval  rating stands at 89 percent among black voters. That’s down from 95 percent in 2008.

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  1. Art

    July 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Why should the Black community need firing up for the Presiident of the United States. What is the alternitive…Romney?

    JIM CROW…thanks to Republican Governors throughout the nation is alive and well…thank you very much. They are doing their part to stop Blacks again from voting to ensure that the President is a “One Term” President and he we are helping their cause by questioning whether he has done enoug to earn our support.

    Our elders fought for too many years to allow Blacks to vote and here we are today fighting amongst ourselves as to whether we should vote again for “The FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA .

    It’s time the Dr. Boyce to rally our people behind the President so that his second term will the most memorable in our history.

  2. Tee

    July 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Art I could not agree with you more. Looking at the agenda being pushed by Willard Mitt Romney and the Republicans black people will be greatly affected. The fact that we view voting as an afterthought is a problem we have to address. Why do we need to be fired up? People freaking died so that we could have the right to vote, and here we are in 2012 talking about we need to be fired up to go out and vote. Black people can again sit on our A–es and not vote. We will have no one but ourselves to blame for our lot in life!

  3. Milk Chocolate

    July 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    He did not TRY. He DID get his audience fired up, but that is not the point. The point is why does Boyce Watkins and other wannabees continue to cast snide sarcastic remarks about him toward people who should know better?

  4. Jalen

    July 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Under this president, black unemployment and wealth is at unprecedented lows. Blacks automatically reject Romney or any republican without even looking at what he/she proposes to do for this country.

    If you are entrenched in the unemployment ranks, would it make a difference if a republican or democrat could deliver you a job? Black interests and representation should be across all party lines. We are too attached at the hip to democrats and the liberal agenda in this country will one day send it to hell.

    To vote for Obama, many blacks will compromise their values and religious convictions just to “feel more comfortable” when in actuality they are not “living so comfortably” now under Obama’s neglect of our community’s needs in favor of the LGBT agenda, illegal immigrants, socialism, etc. Additionally, he is just as much a liar (if not more so) than any of the other politicians that we like to denigrate and label as out of touch with the needs of black folks.

    If President Obama was white, people like Sharpton and Jackson and your regular black person would be shouting racism, neglect, shameful and every other description of a president whose policies have not made a substantial difference in the black community.

    But, because Obama is not, he gets a pass for adding “color” if not substance to the White House.

    Obama has done a lot for this country. But not in the way that will uplift it morally. He has given a huge voice to LGBTs that will send us over a cliff into the bastions of hell on earth. Right now, they have so much power, they can tell us how to think and if we protest, they get their way through legislative proxy.

    They can plan to stage “kiss ins” at Chick Fil A because the CEO refuses to support same-sex marriage. If they can do that to a large, venerable corporation, what can they do to silence individuals like you and I who dissent and dare express our right to free speech? Will our jobs/careers be sacrificed if we speak out publicly the way they seem to have been given carte blanch by the liberal, mainstream media? Skeptical: initiate a public protest and see who is left standing.

    Give Obama another four years and you will find out. We don’t have jobs (particulary our youth) and he has given de facto asylum to almost a million young illegal immigrants to stay and work in this country. Who will they be competing with for jobs? And, since some are skilled far above the level of farm worker or other so-called jobs that us Americans will not do, they will be working just about any place that will hire them with there new work permits.

    Obama has done great moral and cultural damage to this country that we will be grappling with for decades to come. Our children will bear the brunt of trillions of debt, the undermining of traditional family values and an increasingly amorphous sexual landscape where any configuration will be tried, tested and possibly rubber-stampted by this administration and its cohorts.

    I’ll end with God Bless America while I can still utter it without condemnation and persecution. I guess it is okay for military personnel to march IN UNIFORM under the Gay Pride Banner or flag but the ACLU will sue anyone who dare displays a religious symbol and we wonder why we are in a moral quagmire in this country!!!!!

    • onmyway2012

      July 26, 2012 at 1:31 am

      Jalen, PREACH!!!!!!!!!!! I will not caddymy vie again for the president and I agree wholeheartedly with the reasons listed in your post. and new the president wants to energize his base of Black support during election season? I just received my absentee ballot and I’ll be writing in my vote for a different candidate other than this president. His response towards the Black community is appalling.

    • Pudding

      July 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      jalen: Try to get a gripe on reality, dear. White folk don’t care about you at all. A vote for Mitt Romney or any other white candidate is not in your best interest. I know your ancestors must have ‘house slaves’ but try to think of all those out there in the sweaty hot fields. Just because you get to stay inside with ‘Massa’ doesn’t mean he gives a damn about you.

      • onmyway2012

        July 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        Pudding, since THE BIRACIAL president loves his white side and was RAISED BY MASSA, your stupid post is absurd. He uses his black family to manipulate and appeal his black base, and he’s no different than a republican with his lackluster support of his large black base. A vote to re elect the president is a vote to further undermine the black community.

    • Malik Uhmari

      July 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Interesting point(s). Unfortunately the masses have proven their ability to resist and not be influenced by “reason or intellegence” once again. The mere fact that this conversation about a “politician” and where there interest lie/lay has to take place every four years is amazing??? If history has taught us anything its that people are willing to follow lock and step and risk life and limb for people who can tickle there ear with eloquent words! Continue to educate. But this isnt your forum, trust me. Those that truly hear you are not here! Be safe….

  5. Pastori Balele

    July 26, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I am sorry for Republicans. I don’t think there is alternative to President Obama on November 6. Obama will be re-elected. Look at electoral map. None of these so called GOP potential nominees are qualified for WH. They are all fake. Look at Romney – for ten years he shipped his money to create jobs in Switzerland and China. Romney left his fellow Americans dry – without jobs. Now he is telling us if elected he will bring back his money to be borrowed by American small business. Romney is a liar. Romney has refused to release his 10 years tax returns. He says if Republicans and Americans don’t like it they can kiss his ass. Ann Romney called Americans as “you people”. Ann does not care if she calls Americans “you people.” She does not respect Americans. Romney is a Mormon who hates Blacks and other racial minorities. That’s why you don’t see Blacks or racial minorities at his rallies. Santorum wanted to be an “American catholic little pope”. He was telling us how we should behave when sleeping at night. No sex till you’re married. Santorum called us Blacks food loafers and expects Blacks to vote for him. We’re not that dumb. Gingrich is a sinner, adulterer and corrupt. Even his kids say won’t vote for their own father. How can Gingrich expect us to vote for him when his own family hates him? Ron Paul is cozy with KKK groups who are financing his campaign. We run out of GOP candidates eligible for the WH. Our only alternative is President Obama for the next 4 years.

  6. WizardG

    July 26, 2012 at 3:02 am

    It appears that the ‘Anglo-elite’ chose to place Obama into their coveted ‘president’ position for reasons they would never share with the general public! They share very little with the people they’re screwing over. That being us, and anyone else without the power to protect themselves!
    It doesn’t matter who is sitting in the fake and superficial ‘top position’. It’s only real in our minds, and it’s only real because the elite say it is. What is truly real is the way the elite ransack our nation and the nations around the world! The majority of those nations are filled with people of color! Notice how the European nations get to skate past all of the slaughtering and pillaging to live their lives filled with all sorts of special privileges. Again it doesn’t matter who is sitting in the white house. The space between our ears are filled with lies. Our views and opinions are based on deceptive information and conspiracies we are told do not exist. What is wrong with this overall picture? The fact that so many have bought into nothing more than a web of elaborate nationwide cons! All the while we are being cheated and robbed of everything we as a nation should be sharing, not to mention the gross incarcerations, physical abuses, and murders!

  7. jag68

    July 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Art, Boyce has bought by Romney. Also, he is a self-hating Black man who spreads hate at any Black man who has any status. Don’t forget that he said that President Obama will join other Black giants, i.e. Fredrick Douglass, MLK, Malcom X and others for their contributions. Since Boyce does not write history, that statement spoke more about him that the President. I am happy to see that Black people are aware of what he is trying to do. To Boyce, aka Judas Goat, it won’t work this time!!!

  8. Milk Chocolate

    July 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Blacks need to copy from Jews and Black Muslims. Put your work ethic ahead of your dancing shoes. Any man who waits for a president or the government to deliver him from poverty is not worth the glue on his food stamps.

  9. sherry

    July 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Dr. Boyce, the more I read your newsletters and blogs, the more I’m beginning not to like you. You come across as a person that throws rocks and hide your hands. ~Dr. Chambers

    • sherry

      July 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      I’ve seen on more than one occasion, on this site, Mitt Romney GOP advertisement. I now question your ethics.

      • Pudding

        July 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        Yeah, does anyone thinks that it is just a coincidence that so many Romney and other ads for right-wing conservatives show up on this site?

        Again, Boyce, we have taken a vote and we want your Negro card back !!

  10. Rasheed7

    July 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    There was nothing in the article that undermines Obama…

    Stop all the whining…

  11. Rasheed7

    July 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm


    its simple…

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