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Spike Lee: Obama Will Do Whatever He Wants During His Second Term

Spike Lee sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan to discuss, among other things, President Obama. Although Lee made it clear that even though pundits always ask him to discuss race in America, that’s not all that he’s about. Lee even seemed a bit resentful of always being the one called on to speak on behalf of black people in America. Lee did, however, say that he is 100 percent in favor of Obama and will do whatever is necessary to ensure that Obama gets a second term. Lee said Obama will get to do whatever he wants when his second term rolls around.

Spike Lee also went on to say that many people are disappointed because they thought Obama would usher in a post racial era. Lee says he still doesn’t know what the term “post racial” actually means.

Lee’s comments echo the sentiment of many African-Americans who have been disappointed in President Obama’s first term, but hold out hope that he will do a better job if he gets reelected. For disaffected Obama supporters, President Obama’s lackluster support of a black agenda was strategic, meaning Obama wanted to do the right thing all along, but Republicans wouldn’t let him.

There was also initially some thought that black Christians would sit this election out because of their opposition to gay marriage, but with the only other option being a Romney-Ryan ticket, the African-American electorate is quickly realizing that they’re boxed in so far as their options are concerned.

Only one thing is for sure, if Obama is reelected, he will either disappoint a lot of black  people or reaffirm the blind faith they put in him in 2008. It will be a long time before we know who is right and who is wrong on this front.

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  1. I would like to believe Spike’s fantasy. But I really doubt it. Obama does not have that in him. He is not about rocking any boats.

  2. Greg: you are 100% correct. Many Black people, not including myself, are going to be very disappointed.

    • It is truly amazing to me how people can maintain a fantasy about person when that person has told and showed them many times who they are. I think it was Maya Angelou who once stated ‘ that when a person tell you who they are, believe them.’

  3. I will be very disappointed when the republicans steal the election in November too.

  4. Amazinggrace, when you vote and they are counted where is the theft, you need to wake up and smell the roses no one keep going to a dry well and that is what Obama has given us, he could care less about black needs he have the blinders on black america they vote color not substance ,if the well is dry try anew well don’t die in a dry place, it is said he is worth 10 million dollare he is set for life he don’ need our vote he has helped other special interest groups regardless what is said.

    • I know you are white. It is funny how you say black folks vote their color, but imply white folks don’t. There is more historical prroof that you are a ‘white lie.’

  5. The Obamas are not gauranteed to win. He has a better chance at losing. Why so much loyalty to a dead beat president. If he can’t show support for the black community now….if he loses, what do we get. He blew it. Less than 100 days to election…no jobs or programs for urban centers. Blacks are worse off now than they were 4yrs ago…so is America. Obama presidency has been a failure…blame himmself. I am keeping my vote at home.

  6. Well -sounds good-and can be very well true- that Obama will do whatever he wants to his second time around.
    The question is- what do he want too do?
    I pray that he isn’t’ one of those Brown People who get his kicks off by appeassing White Folk.
    As far as Obama doing what he wants to do— yeah right-he’ll do what the hell he’s told to do.
    All that second term none sense is just that – none sense. Puts me in a mind set of one conjuring up enough nerve to do something profound-then run like hell.
    So one can assume if Obama doesn’t have a second term he has a legit excuse for not being the Top Dog who can confront or implement solutions that will directly uplift the decendents of Americas slaves-as to address the undereducated children, the prison institutions,and create a Blue Print for our communities that will enable the monies made in our community to recycle the money which will empower the community-versus sucking the finances out of the community,and leaving the uneducated to rob,kill,and steal from one and other.

    Boycott Christmas 2012

  7. I have always had many doubts about Mr. Lee’s insight. This actually confirms my suspicions. What Mr. Lee fails to realize is (sadly) there will be NO SECOND TERM for Mr. Obama. This election belongs to Mitt Romney. Mark my words. ALSO, even if Mr. Obama did get a second term, the Republicans would still be “running things”. Obama will still be at their mercy.

    • And you say you have doubts about Lee’s insights?? But you turn around and do the same thing you accuse him of…??? Isn’t that the snow callin’ the cloud white? Romney has no assurances he will win the election than Obama. You are dreaming for a White Christmas. You are not in any position to critic Spike Lee. There are white mirrors that look back at you.

  8. Don’t vote. Stay home, and sit on your lazy asses. When the republicans eliminate your food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, education grants, energy rebates, health care, and public assistance, and demand that you accept any type of work, or starve, you’ll wish that you had gotten your sorry asses off that couch, stopped watching Maury, or Jerry Springer, and taken your asses to the polls.

  9. I believe that, during his second term, President Obama will do things that benefit all Americans, some of them down the road, because the president will be thinking of his legacy. More power to him, and may the Lord bless and keep him and his family from harm.

    • I wished life was that easy. I think the President may have a harder time out of office than he did in office. Why? Because I remember something the late Johnny Cochran told Christopher Darden when he counseled him on why he should not cross examine Mark Fuhrman during the OJ Simpson Trial. He said: “That you will have to be Black after you leave her.” My point is that an ex-Black President may be more dangerous to the Establishment than when he was in office. That is why I think he better think wisely on his dimissal attitude toward black people. He may forget his enemies, but his Real Enemies will not forget him….

  10. With friends like Mr. Cook, Phillip Battle, Corbin 56 who needs enimies!!!! President Obama was elected by the people for the people. He is to serve and lead everyone. I hear too much about what he didnt do for certain groups. Our first black President and according to Mitch McConnell he will be our last. Our democracy is set up for everyone working across the fence. This Congtess is the worst in history. They are older majority of white men who cant see themselves working with this President no matter what
    No he hasn’t done enough but neither have the House. I am so tited of this election but i am energized to Vote. It is my right snd no Koch brothers, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump or any other Republicans are going to take that away from me. Everyone needs to step up their game. I am calling out all the rappers , celebrities, NBA players, NFL players, actresses and actors step up your game to help the President. Stop being selfish and help to keep our President! Stop sitting in the shadows looking. Our rights are at stake. Stop being selfish !!!

  11. With friends like Mr. Cook, Phillip Battle, Corbin 56 who needs enemies!!!! President Obama was elected by the people for the people. He is to serve and lead everyone. I hear too much about what he didn’t do for certain groups. Our first black President and according to Mitch McConnell he will be our last. Our democracy is set up for everyone working across the fence. This Congress is the worst in history. They are older majority of white men who cant see themselves working with this President no matter what
    No he hasn’t done enough but neither have the House. I am so tired of this election but i am energized to Vote. It is my right and no Koch brothers, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump or any other Republicans are going to take that away from me. Everyone needs to step up their game. I am calling out all the rappers , celebrities, NBA players, NFL players, actresses and actors step up your game to help the President. Stop being selfish and help to keep our President! Stop sitting in the shadows looking. Our rights are at stake. Stop being selfish !!!

  12. Refusing to vote by staying at home is only hurting people of color by helping your enemy the Republicans win, who have sworn to cut or eliminate social benefits, that are crucial to the survival of all low income poor Americans. Is this what you want, well by being a no show in the up coming presidential elections is what the Republicans are counting on along with any other dirty tactics they can use as usual, don’t help them!

    • No it won’t. Only a zionist would say this. It’s hurting Blacks to continue to do the same things and expect different results. In a whole the zionists have a strategy and breaking away from their expectations would be astounding and leave a huge crack. I’m no longer voting. It’s a dog and pony show.

  13. I sincerely apologies to Ms. Vanessa for not being as full of mystical adrenaline for the first Black President smoke screen that has been placed in front of the American citizens.
    Frankly speaking Ms. Vanessa- I personally subscribe to the belief that our First Black President has been placed there to divert the attention from the Gang of the Bush/Chaney administration-and the BILLIONS of dollars that were stolen,or misplaced.
    So for you to consider me as an enemy I fill as though I’m not an enemy- but one who just don’t subscribe to what’s put in front of me as the truth and nothing but the truth.
    That said– lets show some true Solidarity as average people- having titles or just plan decendents of the American Slaves and come together for a greater cause,and mend the wounds of economic dependency-in the spirit of the Unified African American-as we fill the pulse of the Field Negro who has been the life line of a people who have been cheated out of their natural ability to think and do for themselves-let’s lead a boycott like our foreparents who spilled their blood for all those who think they have accomplished something that’s so high and mighty ( may it be politically or a great entertainer) that one such as myself have to be so sheepish and follow and go along with the program.
    So again Ms. Vanessa I apologies for not being a good enough friend for you.

    Boycott Christmas 2012

    • Hmm…you have issues. Anyway He’s not the first Black president and a BLACK person would know that. This is what I’m talking about. You have zionists trolling African blogs etc to instigate and guide to a certain conclusion.

  14. there is no messiah living and walking this earth. we must depend on ourselves. a president can not right the wrongs that have been affected upon people of color for so long. just look at the roadblocks the congress has placed in his way. the president has tried his best. he is americas president, to be truthful. it is not an easy job. usd400,000.00 a year. it should be usd1,000,000.00. he is the top ceo. why not. right.

  15. Rome was not built in a day .So please get out there and vote .

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