Even though U.S. President Barack Obama's name is not on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections, he has hit the campaign trail hard because he desperately needs a win.

So for the first time in 20 months, Obama, who is half black, is reaching out to the black and independent voters whose passion and eagerness to make history, helped propel him into office in 2008.

Never mind that he promised the moon and the stars -- and failed to deliver -- Obama fully expects black voters to turn out in record numbers at the polls on November 2nd.

“We need to finish the plan you elected me to put in place. And I need you. I need you because this isn’t going to be easy," said Obama at a Congressional Black Caucus’ annual dinner last month. [link]

A typical narcissist, Obama has made the midterm elections all about him rather than about the politicians whose names are on the ballot. He has made it clear that a loss for the Democrats in November would be a devastating failure for him personally.

“Don’t make me look bad, now,” Obama pleaded at a rally on the campus of historically black Bowie State University last week.

“Two years ago you defied the conventional wisdom in Washington,” Obama told thousands of black supporters Sunday at a rally in Philadelphia. “They said, ‘No you can’t. No you can’t elect a skinny guy with a funny name to the presidency of the United States,’” he added.

But not everyone in the black community hears Obama's rallying cry. There are some who are suspicious of Obama's sudden interest in the black community -- even if they don't voice their suspicions out loud.

“We haven’t heard from you in a while,” radio host Tom Joyner said sarcastically to the president at the start of his interview last month. [link]

“You know, I don’t get a chance to do much radio these days,” replied Obama, who records a weekly radio address every Saturday morning.

It's clear that Obama's faithful flock doesn't hold him to the same standards that they held George Bush to. Despite record unemployment in the black community, there are those who still make excuses for O.

“We know that people have short memories, but they have to remember that Barack Obama didn’t create this problem,” Carolyn Pinkney, an African American voter, said at Obama’s rally.

“Of course there’s some disenchantment because the president came in with such high expectations levels,” said Rendell. “But on the other hand there’s still a lot of African Americans who say, ‘Hey, he’s not superman and he can’t change everything in 20 months.’” [link]

  • lakercrazy

    GOOD MORNING SR FAM :D

  • Cariblife

    Good Morning all or should I say *Ding ding ding* Round 2

  • lakercrazy

    YOU REALLY CANT EXPECT OBAMA TO CLEAR UP ALL THE CHIT MR.BUSH PUT US IN IN ONLY 20 MONTHS :no:

  • Mamacita

    It only takes a few seconds to get into a car crash and break your leg, but takes six months to heal that leg! America was in a constant car crash for 8 years and people expect it to be fixed in 2 years?

    That's stupidity in it's greatest form. Some people always want a quick fix, want things handed to them, and refuse to do the work needed to change. smh...

  • flawless001

    Hey everybody :danban1:

  • Mamacita

    Morning Laker and flawless :bye:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    There will never be any progress unless the REPUBLICANS stop acting like sore losers and the democrats grow some nuts. We need BIPARTISAN support. President Obama can't do everything by himself. :no:

  • lakercrazy

    @mamacita hey girl how are you doing this morning :waves: it kills me how people think obama will fix all this chit in 2 yrs like fo real it will take at least double that we in some deep sh!t ***Thanks Bush***

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    There will never be any progress unless the REPUBLICANS stop acting like sore losers and the democrats grow some nuts. We need BIPARTISAN support. President Obama can’t do everything by himself.
    ___________________________________

    :cosign:

  • Mamacita

    @Laker Girl I was ok until i saw this mess about Obama :rolleyes: ...what about you? Did you enjoy work yesterday? I stayed in the bed allllllllllllllllll day :lol: **yeah I'm rubbin it in**

  • lakercrazy

    @mamacita i did enjoy my work day yesterday chit they was goin at it on sr :rofl: lurkn like a motha floka but still piss that i had to come to work ***dnt blame u i rub it in too*** my mama called me all day talkn bout "how is work im in bed watching tv and u?"

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    Nice post Ms. Sandra! I can't really argue with the post or the tone. Though I support him and his presidency I often ask myself what tangible things has he done for the Black community. Seems like the party is placating to the gays, the Latinos, moderate or conservate democrats, independent's - and yet in still ignoring the real issues affecting OUR communities. Issues like healthcare, employment, housing, incarceration and the franchise. Oh well, because I know that in the end of the day things would of been worse if Mcain was in office and that things WILL get worse if the Republicans make any significant gains in the next election. VOTE PEOPLE!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvB1yY8ViI houstatlantavegas

    i walked into Barnes & Noble Saturday and on the 'Best Sellers' table, there had to be at lease 7 books talking about Obama and how he's corrupting America. where were these books when Bush was in office? Just wondering..

  • Mamacita

    @laker :lol: @ yo mama! I saw the foolishness going on at SR High! I was off but still lurkin

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/honeyy1 OHoney

    Good morning SR E-fam
    Haaaaay @Laker and Mamacita what's good?
    Also a big :cosign: to #4 that's all for this post.

  • lakercrazy

    @ohoney :hug: :waves:
    @mamacita yeah and if i dint answer the dam phone she txt me twice "what u cant answer the phone...oh yeah ur workn nevermind going back to sleep" she piss me off she wrong and she know it :yes:

  • ysoserious

    Morning y'all. :yahoo:

    RE: Sandra's take on Obama

    SSDD :coffee:

  • iyonah

    America was in a constant car crash for 8 years and people expect it to be fixed in 2 years? - :cosign:

    I don't expect it to happen overnight either. I just want to see some things change for the better and not the worse. Change has happened just not in any area that I can completely say aligns with his original plan. Time will tell if he ever gets there. The upcoming elections are crucial to the remainder of his term being successful.

  • Mamacita

    Sup @Honey!

    :newpost: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvB1yY8ViI houstatlantavegas

    @ yso, SSDD?

  • rjk8

    Blacks are only half black when they do something good. Let a quote on quote "half black" rob or murder someone or just be a plain common average dude in the hood. Their all black then. lol

  • Mamacita

    @Iyonah that's true BUT just because he wants to do something that doesn't mean that it's going to get done. He constantly has people rejecting everything her tries to do. Some people are just opposed to ANYTHING this man brings to the table.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    "Blacks are only half black when they do something good. Let a quote on quote “half black” rob or murder someone or just be a plain common average dude in the hood. Their all black then. lol"-RJK8
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    :rofl:

    So true. Dem yt folk was even tryin to claim Michael Jackson when he died. Talkin bout "he had no color" and chit like that.
    ¿¿¿ :blink: ???

    SMH.

  • Redeemed777

    Our ancestors may have fought and died for the right to vote, but the evil elite powers that be still control who becomes president whether you like it or not. The rules of the voting game were changed once we were given the right to vote. In a sense, our ancestors died for nothing as far as voting is concerned.

    DO NOT BE DECEIVED- YOUR VOTE DOES NOTHING.

    Till folks pick up their weapons and overthrow the entire system, nothing will change and it will only get worse whether you like it or not.

    The only way blacks ( and I aint talking about uncle tom blacks, fearful blacks, and house nigga blacks) will have any place in power is through BLOOD SHED, and a whole lot of it.

    The fact that an electoral college exist is more than enough evidence to show that 'they' pick who they want.

    I can bet you right now, that 'they' already know who the next president is. You don't have to believe me...

    Time will be my proof.

  • M_promp2

    Sandra, do you have any good things to say about POTUS' job in office? Serious question. No matter what, you have to see something. I'm curious to know what that is.

  • Shauny

    Clinton left the White House and Bush with a surplus

    Bush took office with a surplus and fvcked up for 8 years and left an over trillion dollar deficit to give to Obama.

    What are you nay sayers expecting him to do put a bandage on the problem?

  • iyonah

    @mamacita - That's exactly why he needs the in house support. Dems need 70/30 odds and I don’t think they’ll get it, but close to that will help. It’s sad to say, because there is no bipartisanship as @rene mentioned what they need is a complete overhaul/sweep – no option for anyone to shut it down. I think the original goals were important and doable. Potential will only take you only so far though, plan and execution is where the failure is coming in at, imo. I still believe though. I’m waiting and :pray:

  • iyonah

    Till folks pick up their weapons and overthrow the entire system, nothing will change and it will only get worse whether you like it or not. - @Redeemeed - are suggesting some citizen revolt????????

  • mirsmommy

    Good Morning Peoples :waves:

    :cosign: @ Rene I'm waiting to see the Dems start giving them some real foot in azz action.

  • ChaCha

    :blink:

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    Neither party does it for me, they both pander to their base and drag their feet on passing good laws. The Democrats have demonstrated how much in the pocket they are with the financial institutions as well. They also don't have a spine. However, I still believe that they are the lesser of two evils. There is only so much Obama can do, he can't mess this country up anymore than Bush did. I wish all of these socially conscious people were around protesting the wars before they happened and protesting the bad mortgages which started under Clinton....maybe we wouldn't be in this mess :coffee:

  • iyonah

    I wish all of these socially conscious people were around protesting the wars before they happened and protesting the bad mortgages which started under Clinton ---> Good Point! People don't like to talk about the past as its that, but it played a significant role!

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    :newpost:

  • http://myspace.com/foxybrown411 LADYWOODS

    Sandra,

    Its funny we Never discussed George Bush this much :shrug: and Lord knows he did waaay more to screw this country up than President Obama can do in 2 lifetimes. Why is that? You stay on Obama's back. :rolleyes:

  • Shauny

    :newpost: please and Thank You.

    Put up something on the RHOA since you had SO much to say about Kandi on Twitter last night. You turn on folks quicker that the weather in Chicago.

  • lakercrazy

    :newpost: please auntie

  • Shauny

    looking at Regis and Kelly and Condie is on now....rocking that same hairstyle. I guess she still doesn't believe in change :lolol:

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    iyonah says:

    I wish all of these socially conscious people were around protesting the wars before they happened and protesting the bad mortgages which started under Clinton —> Good Point! People don’t like to talk about the past as its that, but it played a significant role!
    ____________________________

    If Clinton had messed up as bad as Bush they would still be talking about him...why does Bush get a pass? This man was average in every way, surrounded himself by war mongers and couldn't even string together an intelligent sentence let alone read a teleprompter, ran up the deficit killed and maimed 50,000 U.S. soldiers, killed over 2 million Iraqi's and Afghani's and yet Obama is the F*** up? I'm willing to give him a chance we've seen what the Republicans are selling and I for one don't want to buy :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvB1yY8ViI houstatlantavegas

    wish my comment would be moderated...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTMGtm2hig dckimmie74

    I :heart: my president :koolaid:

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    Redeemed is back ! :yahoo:

  • ysoserious

    Woo. Hoo.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    Yso, I see you. ;)

  • CFREE

    GOOD MORN~TING FOLKS :waves:

  • Mamacita

    Redeemed777 says:

    Our ancestors may have fought and died for the right to vote, but the evil elite powers that be still control who becomes president whether you like it or not. The rules of the voting game were changed once we were given the right to vote. In a sense, our ancestors died for nothing as far as voting is concerned.

    DO NOT BE DECEIVED- YOUR VOTE DOES NOTHING.

    Till folks pick up their weapons and overthrow the entire system, nothing will change and it will only get worse whether you like it or not.

    The only way blacks ( and I aint talking about uncle tom blacks, fearful blacks, and house nigga blacks) will have any place in power is through BLOOD SHED, and a whole lot of it.

    The fact that an electoral college exist is more than enough evidence to show that ‘they’ pick who they want.

    I can bet you right now, that ‘they’ already know who the next president is. You don’t have to believe me…

    Time will be my proof.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    :blink:

    ........................

    :rofl:

    Chiiiiiiile...this right here...you're back with a vengeance huh? Where you been? Vacation?

  • ysoserious

    :whistle:

    :grin:

  • ELove

    @The TITLE of this Post:

    Although Black Males are still getting arrested-n-convicted and going to jail, Black Males are STILL getting killed at an alarming rate by COPS as well as the Gang-Violence FOOLISHNESS that will never go away...

    The BLACK VOTE is still important for ANYBODY that is seriously trying to win the election of the U.S. Presidency (Real...) JUST My Opinion !!! :yes:

  • iyonah

    :waiting: :newpost: :rolleyes:

  • Al-Ameera

    I can't today SR. Can we get a :newpost: please

  • Nika405

    Since the President is getting personal with Black folks, I think I need to update my request list. He never sent anyone to fix the problems with my house. I had to use my own money and get it done!

    Dear Mr. President,

    Could you please buy me a new car? Call the VA and get my contact info if need be. As a matter of fact, just add $30k or so to my next disability check and that should cover most of the cost. Also I would like for you to send someone to landscape my yard so that I can win Yard of the Month.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Nika405

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    :shocked: Nika's gravi...

  • Nika405

    @Coco

    That's my azz shot that Man requested each of us put up. LOL

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    “Don’t make me look bad, now,” Obama pleaded at a rally on the campus of historically black Bowie State University last week.

    ****************************************************

    I wonder how many HBCU graduates are working in his administration. Blank stare.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    One of my biggest issues with Obama (outside of the fact that he kept touting "change" but never ONCE answered the question, "what KIND of change?) is that black people came out in FORCE, in record numbers, the biggest black turnout in the history of elections and not ONCE did he say, "thank you" or even acknowledge the fact that black people campaigned and sweat and brought people to the polls to get him elected.

    I still have a problem with that - and while it's true that I appreciate the HBCU monies... why wait until mid-term elections to start acknowledging the people who will defend your a$$ no matter WHAT?

    Funny, Al Sharpton and his crew have been in every president's face since I've been old enough to take tally - now that there's a black man in the white house, suddenly there is no demand for things that affect the black community, nobody calls THIS president to task anymore, everything is all gravy.

    Well, guess what? Since it's all beautiful and everybody's holding hands and hymn sangin for Obama - how do you go to the NEXT president and re-start your, "What about us?" campaign? If I were the next president, I would wave my hand and keep on keepin on the minute Al Sharpton did another grandstanding press conference looking for the "good" of the people.

    If you don't DEMAND equality and special provisions from the man who SHOULD be willing to give it up, how the F*CK you gonna go to a white man and demand it?

    And THAT, ladies and gentleman is the problem with giving people a pass, for no other reason other than their skin tone.

    We are doing no more or less than the Bush supporters did in arguing and "supporting" the man simply because of who he is and not what he's done.

    PS: I voted for Obama by default (Sarah Palin sewed it up for me)

  • Mamacita

    @Carrington I've heard him give grattitude many times. To everyone! Not just the black community because the black vote is not the only vote that go him into office! Blacks only make up 12% of the population. They didn't put him there by themselves. Also, why should he thank you for doing what you're supposed to do. You're supposed to go out and vote for the person that you feel will best support what you feel is right and just. No one should have to thank you for that.

    Vote because people died so that you could have that privilege!

    Vote because it effects you!

    Vote because you want America to be better!

    Don't vote looking for acknowledgment

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Mamacita says:

    @Carrington I’ve heard him give grattitude many times. To everyone! Not just the black community because the black vote is not the only vote that go him into office! Blacks only make up 12% of the population. They didn’t put him there by themselves.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Keep telling yourself that bull$hit when he's NOT in office! If you Kook Aide drinkers didn't believe that the president didn't owe you something, then there would BE no Al Sharptons and Jesse Jackson's.

    REALITY: Obama was ABSOLUTELY voted in because of the black people who voted to get him in there. I PERSONALLY saw people who hadn't voted in YEARS at the poles. I saw people in WHEEL CHAIRS, sick people who were near death making sure that they got a chance to vote. I PERSONALLY know someone who checked herself out of the hospital so that she could vote, she voted, went home, caught pneumonia and DIED three weeks later.

    When people come out and go above and beyond to support YOU (regardless of the fact that they're SUPPOSED to vote or not, you STILL owe it to them to acknowledge the fact that they got you there) How INSANE is it to NOT expect the man who got the biggest black turn out in the history of voting to NOT say, "I want to give a special thanks to the African American community for coming out in RECORD numbers and I want to encourage you to continue this trend of bringing out your friends, family neighbors and children to the next election and everyone after that!"

    That could have served as a teaching moment as WELL as a "thank you".

    My 14 year old has a RESPONSIBILITY to take his a$$ to school and get good grades - and I thank him for doing HIS part every chance I get so that he NEVER forgets or gets lazy about it!

    Say all that after his one term a$$ is good and gone - cause it's amazing to me how you "politicals" have no complaints and immediately want to call to task anyone who DOES have a QUESTION of the BLACK president with be amongst the FIRST to complain the minute he's REPLACED.

    *And mark my words, get yourself a huge cup of that Kool Aide to quench your thirst for a LONG, LONG time because after you get finished touching the hem of Obama's garment THIS term, he'll NEED my portion of that "12%" to get back in there because they're coming out in FULL force this time, Love.

  • Mamacita

    @Carrington Like I said earlier, he show much grattitude and has stated on several occasions that he that grateful for all support from young voters, minorities, and first time voters that turned out in record numbers. For him to single out the black community as being the sole reason he got into office is a slap in the face to ALL voters who aren't black.

    Say what you want but I don't drink kool aide boo.

    That's like going to work doing what you're supposed to do and then telling your boss "You better thank me for eveything I do around here". Yeah go up to them and tell me how that turns out...

    I don't understand why people want a certificate, a cookie, and a star by their name for DOING WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE.

  • Mamacita

    *showed much

  • omina-homina

    I suppose, this is why he held the 1st Annual 'African-American Online Summit' recently.

    Sandra, were you invited?

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Carrington says:

    One of my biggest issues with Obama (outside of the fact that he kept touting “change” but never ONCE answered the question, “what KIND of change?) is that black people came out in FORCE, in record numbers, the biggest black turnout in the history of elections and not ONCE did he say, “thank you” or even acknowledge the fact that black people campaigned and sweat and brought people to the polls to get him elected.
    ____________________

    Finally he sees the light. :clap:

  • SanfiPolemikos

    @ Carrington

    Well said.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    M_promp2 says:

    Sandra, do you have any good things to say about POTUS’ job in office? Serious question. No matter what, you have to see something. I’m curious to know what that is.
    ____________________

    Thank you or proving my point; that you kool aid drinkers never see my positive posts on Obama ~~> http://sandrarose.com/2010/10/obama-does-something-right-vetoes-foreclosure-bill/

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    LADYWOODS says:

    Sandra,
    Its funny we Never discussed George Bush this much :shrug:
    _____________________

    George Bush is not black, nor is he the president. :coffee:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Cocoabana says:

    Yso, I see you. :wink:
    __________________

    What does "SSDD" mean, please?

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    omina-homina says:

    I suppose, this is why he held the 1st Annual ‘African-American Online Summit’ recently.
    __________________

    Please read this post again to see why he is suddenly so interested in black people. Carrington is right: don't expect the White man to do anything for us if we're not going to demand change from Obama!