Blacks Turning Against Obama?
To be honest, probably not, but still, it’s interesting to watch them stamp their feet in frustration:
During a sometimes-raucous session of what’s being called the “For the People” Jobs Initiative tour, a key member of the Congressional Black Caucus told an audience in Detroit Tuesday that the CBC doesn’t put pressure on President Obama because he is loved by black voters. But at the same time, Rep. Maxine Waters said, members of the CBC are becoming increasingly tired and frustrated by Obama’s performance on the issue of jobs. Even as she expressed support for the president, Waters virtually invited the crowd to “unleash us” to pressure Obama for action.
“We don’t put pressure on the president,” Waters told the audience at Wayne County Community College. “Let me tell you why. We don’t put pressure on the president because ya’ll love the president. You love the president. You’re very proud to have a black man — first time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.”
Let’s be realistic here, blacks are still going to vote for Obama by an immense margin–some of them maybe even voting for him twice–but that’s only the ones that vote. Perhaps disillusionment at The Won will cause some of them to stay home.