Barack Obama to black people: “Please give me 4 more years”

Even the most staunchest supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama can tell things are not the same as they were back in 2008 when Obama was Winning.

Over the weekend, Obama posted a campaign Launch video on his website announcing his $1 billion 2012 election bid. The video was replete with bucolic scenes of middle America and the rural countryside. Somber white people reminisced over the “underdog senator” and the “changes that we’ve seen in the last two and a half years.”

What changes, you ask?

Well, I did note one major change from the first time Obama ran for president. That change is seen at the 1-minute mark of the video when a black woman appears onscreen and parrots the same tired excuse we’ve heard over and over again since Obama was sworn in as president.

“Alice” from Michigan reminds us that “President Obama is one person.” Her appearance in the video is in stark contrast to Obama’s past campaign videos where there was nary a black face to be found.

Alice might as well have said, ‘Obama desperately needs us blacks this time around.’

Obama’s arrogance allowed him to largely ignore the black community in 2008. But expect to see a lot more black faces in Obama’s $1 billion campaign bid to keep his job. In coining the election phrase, “It Begins With Us” — Obama knows that in 2012, he won’t win reelection without at least acknowledging black people.



 


45 Responses to “Barack Obama to black people: “Please give me 4 more years””

  1. 1
    YSoSerious says:

    He still has my vote until I’m offered a better alternative. :coffee:

  2. 2
    renegadesince1985 says:

    Black people won’t win an election for anyone…

    1 in 8 black men are disenfranchised…. alot of the rest feel like their vote won’t count so they don’t…

    The winners are decided way before the ballots are cast… #thatisall :coffee:

  3. 3
    Mamacita says:

    I’d rather vote for him than the Governor from my state who thinks he has a chance at winning. He said in so many words that slavery wasn’t THAT BAD…really?!

    I’m with Yso. Give me a better option and then we can talk.

    :lol: @”nary” a black face #country

  4. 4
    Mamacita says:

    @Rene Exactly! African Americans make up what 11% or 12% of the population? And out of that % some of them can’t even vote or they won’t vote…

  5. 5

    “Alice” from Michigan reminds us that “President Obama is one person.” Her appearance in the video is in stark contrast to Obama’s past campaign videos where there was nary a black face to be found.<—Just spit out my Schweppes ginger ale soda. Nara a black face to be found hahahhaha… :offtopic: Hmm i see Sandy is not reporting the Mister cee Snafu.. maybe because its not really true; because unlike other blogs San only reports the TRUTH on this peace :)

  6. 6
    Anna says:

    3 Mamacita says:

    I’d rather vote for him than the Governor from my state who thinks he has a chance at winning. He said in so many words that slavery wasn’t THAT BAD…really?!

    ~~~~~~~
    LOL @ slavery not being that bad, lock him in a jail cell for a yr., then let him run for Governor.

  7. 7
    anti-PC says:

    Hayyyyyeeellll NOOO he shouldn’t get four more years. He shouldn’t have been elected in the first place but since people were more concerned about skin color than qualifications and experience– here we are.

    Bush and Obama have given us over eleven years of mediocrity thus far…and if Obama is re-elected, America deserves everything it gets.

  8. 8
    lovezoe says:

    As the man said in the video, I don’t agree with everything Obama does, but I still support him in his bid as president. Obama had a lot of muck to clean up from the past few presidents. He is NOT a miracle worker. Rome was not built in a day. What are WE doing to better ourselves as citizens. Are we mentoring, volunteering, going back to school, writing letters to our elected officials? Half of the issues we have nothing to do with Obama, blame the people in Congress who can’t get their heads out their tail and set aside party lines.

  9. 9
    Mamacita says:

    @anti-PC So you think we would be better off if Mcain and Palin won? Really?

    Explain…

  10. 10
    WUTWUZMISSIN! says:

    1 billion dollars came from his supporters right? :coffee:

    If it did/does I don’t think people are as “PUT OFF” as Sandra believes.

    I guess with Obama’s campaign, Sandra’s Campaign against him will start too…

  11. 11
    Anna says:

    lovezoe says:

    As the man said in the video, I don’t agree with everything Obama does, but I still support him in his bid as president. Obama had a lot of muck to clean up from the past few presidents. He is NOT a miracle worker. Rome was not built in a day. What are WE doing to better ourselves as citizens. Are we mentoring, volunteering, going back to school, writing letters to our elected officials? Half of the issues we have nothing to do with Obama, blame the people in Congress who can’t get their heads out their tail and set aside party lines.

    ~~~~~~~
    Why is gas almost $4 a gallon? Right before he got elected, somehow, someway gas went from $4.15 down to $2. We were told that we would not have to be taxed on gas due to BP. Because we have a black President does not make this Country any better off. I find White ppl more brave in the racisim department.

  12. 12
    prynsexxx says:

    I’ll give him all the time he needs! When have we ever seen a president that was “GREAT”. I haven’t in MY lifetime. The first time I even REALIZED what and who a “president” was, was when there was an attempt on Reagen’s life.

  13. 13
    YSoSerious says:

    I don’t think he’s doing that bad of a job considering so I’m willing to give Barack another term to see through some of his plans.

    Hell, we gave Dubya eight years so why not?

  14. 14
    Mr.BluPhi says:

    Obama could piss on a 13 yr old girl, and I would still vote for him.

    FYI: I would not vote R Kelly for president.

  15. 15
    bnatural says:

    I do want to see who else is out there, he does not have my vote automatically. I would love to see Donald Trump run with Sarah Palin as his running mate…it’ll never happen but still. :yes:

    I’m so sick of Trump…he’s a birther and can anyone really imagine his current soon to be ex-wife as the first lady? They media will destroy him. I hope Sarah Palin runs. I really do. She will get torched as well.

    Like other administrations, no one is perfect. I will say that I thank God that I have have had a full-time job in a profession that I like during the entire recession (knocks on wood) and I know a lot of folks who lost jobs as a result of the recession but I also know of a lot of folks that have gained jobs since that time. Americans have a short memories.

    No one remembers when hundreds of thousands of people were being laid off every months for almost a year?!?!?! Under his administration, unemployment has went down to 8.8%, its still high but at least it’s lower than the dreaded 10%.

  16. 16
    Daisy says:

    He had me at Hello :coffee:

  17. 17
    bnatural says:

    FYI: I would not vote R Kelly for president.
    ————————

    Speaking of the pedophile, did anyone else hear about him writing a book on his “misunderstood” life?!?!? :wtf:

    I have never been able to look at this man in the same way. He should be UNDER someone’s jail right now. IF the police hadn’t botched up the evidence in Florida, he would be someone’s booty mate right now. He’s a sick sick man.

  18. 18
    YSoSerious says:

    @BNATURAL

    Talk about someone that should be shunned by the buying public.

    People stay on CB’s back but that nigga Aruh been f*cking children for YEARS and he gets plenty of love from the same women that wouldn’t spit on Chris if he was on fire.

    Some folks priorities are all the way left.

  19. 19
    Carrington says:

    Delete!

    I’m proud of Barack Obama as a black man, but I needed him to acknowledge black America AFTER we helped get his a$$ into to office!

    He has YET to acknowledge our agenda, our community, OR our historic voting turnout.

    And I don’t give a damn what anybody else thinks about my stance because if Barack Obama was Hillary Clinton and we came out in record numbers to vote her a$$ in, you, Al Sharpton and the rest of Kool – Aid drinkers would have BEEN demanding that “our” needs be addressed. Now that there’s a black man in office, all is well in america and we have no complaints, and no issues… until a white man gets back into office and suddenly the “what have you done for me lately” campaign will kick up again.

    It’s one thing to be proud… a whole different issue to close your eyes.

    SMH

  20. 20
    Mr.BluPhi says:

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO @ Bnatural

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

  21. 21
    bnatural says:

    YSoSerious says:

    @BNATURAL

    Talk about someone that should be shunned by the buying public.

    People stay on CB’s back but that nigga Aruh been f*cking children for YEARS and he gets plenty of love from the same women that wouldn’t spit on Chris if he was on fire.

    Some folks priorities are all the way left.

    —————————-

    Thank you! :claps: I don’t understand…this guy had kiddie porn and a video of him having sex with an underage girl in his house in Florida!!!! It really bothers me that no one acknowledges this!!!!!!

  22. 22
    Carrington says:

    YSoSerious says:

    Talk about someone that should be shunned by the buying public.

    People stay on CB’s back but that nigga Aruh been f*cking children for YEARS and he gets plenty of love from the same women that wouldn’t spit on Chris if he was on fire.

    Some folks priorities are all the way left.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You said that! I’m still mad at the WOMEN who thought that the CHILD R. Kelly was boinking was at fault… nevermind the fact that she WAS a child at the time – R. Kelly gave us some good music, so he gets a pass… <– GTFOH

    He's a PEDOPHILE and I have no love for him.

    But if that had been Charlie Sheen, or Brad Pitt f*cking and pissing on a 13-year old BLACK girl on video, Al Sharpton would have lead the march and black folk would have been right behind his a$$… but since Kelly provided us with some good R&B music – SHE's a hoe and he's just a man.

  23. 23
    YSoSerious says:

    @CARRINGTON

    But what are “our” needs? And what can Barack or any other president do about them specifically?

    He’s the President of the United States, not just Negroland. AMERICANS got him elected, not just BLACK AMERICANS.

    We may have turned out in record numbers but we were still just drops in the entire voting pool. So Obama owes a lot of people for getting him elected, not just “his” people.

  24. 24
    renegadesince1985 says:

    Carrington says:

    YSoSerious says:

    Talk about someone that should be shunned by the buying public.

    People stay on CB’s back but that nigga Aruh been f*cking children for YEARS and he gets plenty of love from the same women that wouldn’t spit on Chris if he was on fire.

    Some folks priorities are all the way left.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You said that! I’m still mad at the WOMEN who thought that the CHILD R. Kelly was boinking was at fault… nevermind the fact that she WAS a child at the time – R. Kelly gave us some good music, so he gets a pass… <– GTFOH

    He's a PEDOPHILE and I have no love for him.

    But if that had been Charlie Sheen, or Brad Pitt f*cking and pissing on a 13-year old BLACK girl on video, Al Sharpton would have lead the march and black folk would have been right behind his a$$… but since Kelly provided us with some good R&B music – SHE's a hoe and he's just a man.

    :cosign: Everybody…I will NEVER support R. Kelly.. :nono:

  25. 25
    Mr.BluPhi says:

    “He has YET to acknowledge our agenda, our community, OR our historic voting turnout.”

    Im not sure about him not acknowledging these things, but I know Im biased, blinded by skin and intelligence. And if America can give Bush 8 yrs, surely Obama deserves another term in office.

    I’d rather have another Obama for the next 5 years than another Bush for 4 years. :shrugs:

  26. 26
    YSoSerious says:

    Or a Palin for any amount of time. If we though being under Dubya was bad… :no:

  27. 27
    renegadesince1985 says:

    :offtopic: Reports are saying Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly has won the Haitian election

  28. 28
    Jay Bee says:

    ummmmmmm Ill see how this thing play out in 2012 and watch all the rhettoric thats gonna go on…
    I said im no longer voting. I dont belong to any party im an Independent voter.
    But hey theres always room for change (yea in my pocket) lol

  29. 29
    YSoSerious says:

    @RENE

    I’m uninformed about his qualifications and such so I’ll have to go read up on that.

    But I’m feeling some kind of way about a president nicknamed “Sweet Mickey”. :blink:

  30. 30
    jazi65 says:

    Obama had 4yrs to clean up 8yrs of bush bullchit. That is not enough time. We knew it was gonna get worse before it got better. Progress is slow but it’s coming like he said it would. I don’t understand why people assume he would focus solely on the “black community” because he became president. He’s president of the “United” States. But I do expect him to step it up more when it comes to the healthcare, homeless & veterans.

  31. 31
    Ohana131 says:

    Anna:

    Gas is $4 a gallon due to civil unrest in Libya. Suppliers are not sure of how the supply will fluctuate day-to-day; therefore, they are raising prices to maximize profit. Obama is exploring the idea of off-shore drilling in order to protect the economy’s progress if the situation becomes more dire. I would consider “dire” as a full-on war. As long as jobs are still available and the Libya fighting continues, gas prices are not going down.

    I agree w/ Mr Blu– it’s ok for Bush to ruin the country for 8 years, but not ok for the black man to fix everything in one term? You’re not even comparing apples to apples with that midset!

    I don’t agree with everything Obama does, but I definitely prefer it over Bush’s agenda. Btw, did anybody else catch his message to the LGBA community? Notice the male playing a pink DS. He needs their support just as much as the blacks.

  32. 32
    Ohana131 says:

    *LGBT

  33. 33
    Carrington says:

    YSoSerious says:

    @CARRINGTON

    But what are “our” needs? And what can Barack or any other president do about them specifically?

    He’s the President of the United States, not just Negroland. AMERICANS got him elected, not just BLACK AMERICANS.

    We may have turned out in record numbers but we were still just drops in the entire voting pool. So Obama owes a lot of people for getting him elected, not just “his” people.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hold on… so explain the purpose of Al Sharpton and Tom Joyner and the rest of the “negroland supporters” again?

    How is it that when a BLACK man is in office, suddenly the President is just a man, but when George Bush was in office, he didn’t address our needs and he “hated black people”???

    Either you’re going to walk the horse or ride it – it can’t be both.

    Didn’t Tavis, Al, Tom, Cornell and all the other current black leaders call WHITE politicians to the carpet on the BLACK agenda and require the needs of BLACK america to be met?????

    If I recall, at one point, Al Sharpton said, “Hillary Clinton can’t just EXPECT our vote simply because she’s Hillary Clinton… in order to get the BLACK delegates, she’s going to have to make some promises to the black community…”

    NOW that’s not necessary??? What happened to change the fact that WE still have needs? If a white man was running and he had NO plan for black folk, we would want to know WHY and we wouldn’t vote for his a$$ because at the end of the day, we want someone in the white house looking out for us – but now we don’t require that?

    What’s going to happen with that thought process when the president is no longer a black man? Will we feel stupid as f*ck when we start asking for our needs to be met again and that white man or woman says, “F*ck ya’ll… y’all didn’t need $hit when the black man was here… you shouldn’t need $hit now!” <– this thought process as it relates to Barack Obama is going to come back to kick us in the a$$… you mark my words.

    PS: BLACK people came out in record numbers… more than any election in HISTORY… we ABSOLUTELY did more than we've ever done before to get him into office and the LEAST he could have done was winked at our a$$es and not start kissing black babies at election time.

  34. 34
    Carrington says:

    jazi65 says:

    Obama had 4yrs to clean up 8yrs of bush bullchit. That is not enough time. We knew it was gonna get worse before it got better. Progress is slow but it’s coming like he said it would. I don’t understand why people assume he would focus solely on the “black community” because he became president. He’s president of the “United” States. But I do expect him to step it up more when it comes to the healthcare, homeless & veterans.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’m so sick of hearing about George Bush and how long it took him to jack up America. He did it – we get it, but how long would we have given John McCain to fix things had HE won? Would we still be saying, “well, he’s trying to fix what George Bush did, so he needs 4 more years..”? or would we be trying to get his a$$ out of office?

    And who said anything about he should focus SOLELY on the black community? The point is not about a focus on the black community, but ADDRESSING the black community in the same ways we’ve required the NON black presidents.

    I’m amazed at a number of things as it relates to Barack Obama’s presidency – the fact that he doesn’t have to address the black communities needs as a black man, and for everything he DOESN”T do, he’ll forever get the GW pass.

    And last, but certainly not least, you can easily tell the people who don’t have a clue about politics and how they work because they repeat the same $hit they heard someone else say over, and over, and over, and over… “it’s going to take him a while to fix what George Bush fukked up… he’s not superman… people expect him to fix the US in 4 years..”

    Well, what else you got? I ain’t buyin’ it.

    PS: I voted for his a$$, and will vote for him again if Sarah Palin runs… but I’m a realist.

  35. 35
    Lala11_7 says:

    Black folks needs are no different from any other race of people’s needs out here that’s trying to make ends meet…it’s no longer a “color” issue…its the 99% (us) vs. the 1% (corporations)…

    This country has been going down hill since Reagan came in and started busting the unions and praticing “trickle down economics” and Clinton became President and shot the middle-class in the tookas by deregulating the financial institutions up the yin/yang and passing NAFTA…and NOT addressing the hundreds and thousands of tech jobs that were marching out like Black folks in Selma back in the day…and we also won’t forget how the healthcare situation wasn’t addressed AT ALL under the administration…(when we could have nipped SOMETHING in the bud)…

    So…are we going to EVER give Obama what Bush/Reagan had? A Congress that will vote in step with him? No, that is NEVER going to happen…so please, enter THAT bit of information into the equation when judging the President…

  36. 36
    Mamacita says:

    @Carrington You still didn’t explain what those actual needs are. You say Obama hasn’t met certain needs of the African American community. Well what are they???

  37. 37
    lovezoe says:

    Everyone wants ONE person to fix the black people’s problems. What are we doing to better ourselves as a race. Look at the recidivism rate for black men. It isn’t all on the “man”. Look at the welfare rate, we don’t know about Planned Parenthood and condoms? Where are educated brother and sisters becoming teachers, mentors, doctors, activists, etc? When can all rely on Rev. Al (whom many don’t take seriously anyways). When can’t continue to blame our struggle on “the man” and Obama. WE need to better ourselves. There are too many African Americans that have came from nothing, that have made something out of their lives to say Obama needs to step up more.

    I want to see Obama focus more on teen pregnancy in ALL races, making welfare requirements stricter, loan forgiveness for those who are in the underrated helping fields (teachers, social workers, criminal justice). We need to get off this what can he do for us, and figure out what can we do for each other.

    I saw the MOST ignorant video this weekend. BLACK people talking about skin tones. Do you see whites and Asians talking about that? Nope, most of them are too busy trying to get that paper. Asians start a business, bring family back over to run the business, then move on to create another business. We need to get our act together so WE can own our BSS stores and the like. Help our own community.

  38. 38
    YSoSerious says:

    @CARRINGTON

    The purpose of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and etc. is to get on TV by any means necessary. Period.

    I stopped seeing them as champions for the black cause a looong time ago. They are nothing more than race baiting media whores as far as I’m concerned.

    And I personally don’t expect ANY president to cater solely to one groups needs or agendas.

    When he’s not catering to big businesses and the real power people that got him into office; he has millions of Americans to think about and as long as he addresses the needs of Americans in general, I’m cool.

    And I have yet to have anyone explain just what “our” problems are and how ANY president is supposed to fix them.

  39. 39
    lovezoe says:

    @YSO

    “The purpose of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and etc. is to get on TV by any means necessary. Period. ”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This about sums it up. They only go to the events that get national attention. What about the everyday events that happen where you never see them. No, they can’t make it to every cause, but it is mighty funny they make it to the ones that have already been on the national news.

  40. 40
    Brooklynmike says:

    @Carrington. I agree with everything you said.

  41. 41
    Daisy says:

    I am glad I listen to Rev Als show and hear the good he does he is on record as saying we have ALWAYS had a “black agenda” and we should have one under President Obama. Rev Als purpose is not to just get on TV BUT I don’t hear gays/Jews fussing when their issues make front page news. They demand and are giving respect when it comes to their issues. Rev Al drops a lot of knowledge on his daily radio show I am listening now. Some folks may want to start tuning in and hear from the horses mouth cause some of what you are saying he also says. He has evolved over the years and has admitted he didn’t get it all right but who does? He takes President Obama to task just cause one supports Obama doesn’t mean they agree w/everything he says or does.

    As far as R Kelly I love his music his last cd was FIYAH R Kelly let us know he liked young girls when he married Aaliyah. I don’t have a heaven or hell to put anybody in so I will stick w/the music and keep it moving. I prayed for the girls in the video that I never watched.

  42. 42
    datsmdubya2u says:

    @LALA11

    Black folks needs are no different from any other race of people’s needs out here that’s trying to make ends meet…it’s no longer a “color” issue…its the 99% (us) vs. the 1% (corporations)…

    ————————
    Yep. Politicians on both sides including the POTUS are bought and paid for by the Corporations and Wall Street.

  43. 43
    datsmdubya2u says:

    @ Daisy

    I dunno why black folks are against Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson.
    When they show up the cameras show up so that brings attention to issues.

    When the police kick sumbodies azz they want Al and Jessie all up in there.

  44. 44
    pointhimout says:

    @#2, exactly.

  45. 45
    lexdiamonz says:

    Carrington says:

    Delete!

    I’m proud of Barack Obama as a black man, but I needed him to acknowledge black America AFTER we helped get his a$$ into to office!

    He has YET to acknowledge our agenda, our community, OR our historic voting turnout.

    And I don’t give a damn what anybody else thinks about my stance because if Barack Obama was Hillary Clinton and we came out in record numbers to vote her a$$ in, you, Al Sharpton and the rest of Kool – Aid drinkers would have BEEN demanding that “our” needs be addressed. Now that there’s a black man in office, all is well in america and we have no complaints, and no issues… until a white man gets back into office and suddenly the “what have you done for me lately” campaign will kick up again.

    It’s one thing to be proud… a whole different issue to close your eyes.

    SMH

    CARRINGTON !!! THANK U !!!THANK U SON !!!!U HIT the nail on the HEAD with a COTDAYUM hammer yall hollering about he one man HE THE DAMN PRESIDENT the most important man in the damn country and at one point had SOLE majorority of the house and the damn senate and DID NOTHING (in my opinion) to help this country he bailed out the GODDAMN BANKS and i dont care what anybody says HE DID NOT HAVE TOO WHERE THE HELL IS THE EDUCATION REFORM 2 KIDS in college is killing my azz!!!! LOL when Bush was the president he made SHYT happen whether NICCAS(white and black) liked it or not… I AM NOT WILLING TO GIVE HIM ANOTHER 4YEARS when he aint do SHYT in the first 4 (sorry sue me)

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