President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wrapped up the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference on Saturday night at the Phoenix Awards in the Washington, D.C. Michelle Obama was her usual regal self in all black. But this time, Michelle’s fashion choices took the back seat to her husband’s speech. President Obama is working really hard to maintain his track record for saying things that contradicts his base. He knows he needs black voters, as he stated in his speech, “And I know we won’t get where we need to go if we don’t travel down this road together. I need you with me.” Yet, for such an eloquent speak President Obama manages to put his foot in his mouth – again!
Here’s another snippet below:
“So I don’t know about you, CBC, but the future rewards those who press on. With patient and firm determination, I am going to press on for jobs. I’m going to press on for equality. I’m going to press on for the sake of our children. I’m going to press on for the sake of all those families who are struggling right now. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I am going to press on.”
“I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do, CBC.”
Well, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Nick Chiles had a thing or two to say about President Obama:
Last week President Obama stepped onto the stage of the Congressional Black Caucus desperately trying to light a fire under black folks before the election season heats up–just as we got word that he is having trouble eliciting campaign contributions from the army of small donors who threw money at him in 2008. It occurs to me that the President is in such a vulnerable state because he forgot a fundamental lesson he probably learned in elementary school: People will have more love and respect for the guy who stands up to the bully–even if he gets his face bashed in–than the guy who tries to pull the bully aside and talk the bully out of beating him up.
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