Is Obama truly representing the Blacks?

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  1. prosmentor profile image60
    prosmentorposted 8 years ago

    This morning, I woke up with this question in my spirit: Is Obama truly representing the Blacks?

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Obama represents nothing except his own agenda.
      The black population in general would like to THINK he represents them (and he shouldn't represent anyone except ALL American people as a whole!), but honestly, he's one-track-minded and that's toward his goal of fundamentally re-shaping America for HIS "progressive" agenda.

      Big case in point is his speech of just a few minutes ago from that Church in DC.
      A load of hogwash akin to blasphemy, spoken from a pulpit, no less.
      Sweet Jesus be merciful to this nation, because You Lord are our only hope for justice and freedom.

    2. double_frick profile image59
      double_frickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i'm sorry to inform you that that is not even close to his responsibility as a president of america.

      if that is what he were doing, specifically, he would be doing an even POORER job than he is doing now.

      but i guess in that respect at least he would be serving SOME subculture of american society.

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He represents everybody

    4. mintinfo profile image76
      mintinfoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Blacks represent less than 15% of the population so if Obama was to focus on Blacks alone he wouldn't be doing the job of president very well. Is 15% of his attention on Blacks issues? I believe so.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    As a leader, I don't think he can afford to shower favors upon any single group and shows great class that he chooses not to. smile

  3. Unchained Grace profile image62
    Unchained Graceposted 8 years ago

    As a Baltimore resident, I so that many of the African American population were very hot and heavy that Obama got elected. These days, I'm not hearing the same enthusiasm.

  4. Unchained Grace profile image62
    Unchained Graceposted 8 years ago

    What I saw then was a great deal of enthusiasm. Great hopes. Great motivation. It's dimmed significantly.

    1. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
      greeneyesH1982posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      u still around unchained melody?

      1. Unchained Grace profile image62
        Unchained Graceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Unchained Grace. Close enough. I'm bouncing around trying out some ideas in the process.

        1. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
          greeneyesH1982posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          yea forgive me im tired lol i havent slept yet BIG problem I have...

          1. Unchained Grace profile image62
            Unchained Graceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            What's wrong? Not trying to get personal or anything.

            1. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
              greeneyesH1982posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              oh I just meant not sleeping is a problem that I have lol but I sorta do have sort of a problem... but this isnt the forum to be talking in out of respect of course

              1. Unchained Grace profile image62
                Unchained Graceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Actually, my schedule itself is screwed up beyond belief in that
                there is a large homeless veterans ministry that Unchained Grace Ministries is involved with in conjunction with Holy Truth Temple of Deliverance as well as all of the promo, websites and marketing that goes with it. I'm fried and most times the sun goes up and down with me not even realizing it.

                1. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
                  greeneyesH1982posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  yep that sounds right about my life to.. my whole schedule is waaaayyy out of whack im starting to wonder if keeping my shades drawn at night play a part in this cycle of night and day.. I mean its easier to wake up if the sun rises and u get daylight pouring into your room right? instead of having them drawn i think it messes the sleep cycle up.. i dunno just a thought

                  1. Unchained Grace profile image62
                    Unchained Graceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    It may help, but there comes a point at which something inside is pushing you and when it does, you don't even see it. There roughly 60 homeless veterans who depend on us for housing, food and a few other things. It is sometimes why I'll type something, hit submit and then see a whole bunch of misspelled words.

  5. Unchained Grace profile image62
    Unchained Graceposted 8 years ago

    In answer to the initial topic, Obama right now has to worry more about his -50% approval rating. It may or may not have been
    a racial thing that got him in, but at this moment with the HealthCare Issues, Afghanistan and the fallout from the bailouts still looming, he's got some serious damage control to deal with.

  6. lawretta profile image74
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    HE IS 100% REPRESENTING BOTH BLACKS AND WHITES AND I APPLAUD HIM FOR THAT!

    1. Unchained Grace profile image62
      Unchained Graceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He's balancing it well, but I can tell you this. I live in Baltimore where it is predominantly African American population and when he got elected, those whom are African American were extremely happy. So was I, because I also voted for him. What I can tell you is right now? That has changed for many.

    2. profile image45
      We Conservativesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm white and he isn't representing me or my concerns. You may need to scale that 100% down to about 45%, Then you would have an accurate view of who thinks he is representing them.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    I hope to hell he's representing all of us! Can the race crap man!

  8. Ralph Deeds profile image65
    Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago

    For an intelligent comment on these political issues, read Frank Rich's NYT op-ed 1-17-10--

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/opini … ef=opinion

  9. Marquis profile image75
    Marquisposted 8 years ago

    President Obama should represent everyone, not just Blacks. But then again, to Black America, he is a proxy. Black Americans made such a deal over a 'Black President" since the Civil Rights era of the 1950s.

    Of course, us smarter people know that President Obama protects his cronies and those who helped him. And all Black America does is look at his skin color.

    Pathetic

  10. Milla Mahno profile image70
    Milla Mahnoposted 8 years ago

    Obama? Represents anything but big money? Gimme a break! lol

  11. melpor profile image93
    melporposted 8 years ago

    I agree. It would be obvious if he was representing the Blacks. This is why we have a check and balance system in our government, the executive branch, the judiciary branch and the legislative branch so that this can not and will not happen.

 
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