It's crunch time for U.S. President Barack Obama and the Democrats, who expect take a beating at the polls in 3 weeks. So they turned to aging rapper Jay Z to film a 30-second video begging his fans to "vote again" on November 2nd.

"Our generation changed the world, it never happened before," said the 40-year-old rapper at the Bonnaroo festival in June. So it just goes to show anything is possible, fight for what's right."

But the "Change" that Americans had "hoped" for never materialized as Obama focused on his own agenda, which included passing the health care bill.

Carrington, one of my loyal readers, left a thought-provoking comment in this post last night.

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?," he wrote.

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

Click link to read Carrington's full comment

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.

  • CFREE

    I see Sandy got Carrington jokes :coffee:

  • Cariblife

    I will be voting in November, and yes I will be voting for the Democrats cause Republicans don't care bout black people.

    That is all.

  • http://jayashleighh.tumblr.com/ kingstonn

    um. so i don't really pay attention to politics, but what exactly are we voting for next month?

  • FloridaChick813

    Carrington better :preach:

  • Cariblife

    @Kingstonn

    I do believe that the elections are for the seats in congress.

  • Cariblife

    Oh yeah they are for governors and other elected officials too but the main focus is on who will have the controlling percentage of congress, because people say it is a reflection of what will happen in the next election or how they feel the president is doing in office.

  • chase

    Voters need to vote!

  • http://jayashleighh.tumblr.com/ kingstonn

    ohhh okay. thanks Cariblife

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    Carrington, you got the juice now.

  • ANNESOME4U2

    Carrington doesn't listen to black talk radio much. Because Al Sharpton,Dice, and the rest talks about that all the time. That now is the time that the equality issue come forth. What people don't understand that what the president has been trying to accomplish, most of it has been blocked or watered down by the republicans. So the power struggle is the issue. When this november comes and if republicans become majority well you can Kiss all hope for change goodbye.

    Sandra you are bias because the healthcare bill is your soft spot because you use to work in the medical field so you start hating Obama from the jump...Question did you vote?

  • Shauny

    :yawn:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    I'm sure this chit was targeted to yt people cause them fools LOVE J.J. Evans dumb azz.

  • CivilEngineer

    When do we start holding the black community accountable for the black community? Do some shyt for yourself before you start running and begging for help from someone who sees you as a number. Obama is a politician like all other politicians...he just happens to be brown. I'm still in support of my president but people need to support themselves as well

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    So I guess Carrington doesn't follow Dr. Cornell West because if he did he would have caught this gem:

    Dr. Cornel West, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, is one African-American leader who has been far from pleased with Obama’s neglect of African-American issues. West told The Daily Caller that he has been extremely frustrated with the president’s relative disinterest in civil rights issues.

    ‘He can take the black base for granted because he assumes we have nowhere else to go,’ West said. ‘But we just won’t put up with it. He has got to respect us.’

    There was also a televised event attended by many of the prominent Black Intellectuals who also showed concern with Obama's lack of pushing the Black agenda.

    Also google this story "Grading Obama on progress on black agenda"

    I'm sick of people wanting to paint Black people with a broad brush and act like they're the only enlightened negro's in the room :rolleyes:

    Now I just want to know how much you think a Republican party is going to push the Black Agenda? Everything takes time, it's not going to happen over not. :coffee:

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    CivilEngineer says:

    When do we start holding the black community accountable for the black community? Do some shyt for yourself before you start running and begging for help from someone who sees you as a number. Obama is a politician like all other politicians…he just happens to be brown. I’m still in support of my president but people need to support themselves as well

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    :cosign:

  • CivilEngineer

    It is nice to finally actually know who the loyal reader is...

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    :cheer1: that's right Jay get the youth on a positive path of voting...

    I know who won't be voting.... People with felonies who will probably be more focused on not dropping the soap ..... :coffee:

  • SummerSweetie

    Kingstonn, every time I see your gravi, it reminds me of my stepdaughter (um, I'm a young stepmama :yes: ). Y'all look so much alike. And funny thing is, she's in Houston, too. Or, excuse me...Katy...as they like to specify ;).

    Anyhoo, re: this post....I'll be voting next month.

  • CivilEngineer

    :preach: @Kc (Kezi)...I hope people aren't dumb enough to think republicans will do anything to help the economy. If it's not affecting big business or taxes then it's not on their agenda...things never change

  • CivilEngineer

    iscream says:

    that’s right Jay get the youth on a positive path of voting…

    I know who won’t be voting…. People with felonies who will probably be more focused on not dropping the soap …..
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    You mean folks who get out of jail just to fvck up and go back in? People who apparently function better in prison than in society? Let me go find the medical term for those kinds of people

  • Mother Jefferson

    I already requested my ballot. I hope people turn out in Florida to vote, for God's sake. All these old voters make it so hard for Democrats here and it's running Florida in the ground. Republicans put out polls that only Republicans take to discourage people from voting and its not right.

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    CivilEngineer says:

    When do we start holding the black community accountable for the black community? Do some shyt for yourself before you start running and begging for help from someone who sees you as a number.

    :preach: boo oh and :kiss:

  • ANNESOME4U2

    @Kezi and Civil

    :yes:

  • Redeemed777

    The slave is back on his job.

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    I'm not trying to be funny but why should ANY president focus on one race? Isn't that a prejudice? Shouldn't we ALL benefit regardless? I graduated from a HBCU, however I am on the fence about monies being given to them. I am all for education, but where are those graduates going to work when their aren't any jobs? I have a degree now I am not "utilizing" it because of the woes of the school system. I agree that the moneyu could've been spent more wisely. But because HBlackCU has the word black in it we have to run and cry with our hands out. Blacks do attend colleges that aren't HBCU's how will they reap the benefits?

  • SummerSweetie

    CivilEngineer says: You mean folks who get out of jail just to fvck up and go back in? People who apparently function better in prison than in society? Let me go find the medical term for those kinds of people
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    Isn't it recidivist or something?

  • ANNESOME4U2

    CivilEngineer says:

    iscream says:

    that’s right Jay get the youth on a positive path of voting…

    I know who won’t be voting…. People with felonies who will probably be more focused on not dropping the soap …..
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    You mean folks who get out of jail just to fvck up and go back in? People who apparently function better in prison than in society? Let me go find the medical term for those kinds of people
    __________________________

    It's called being Institutionalized.... Haven't you seen Shawshank Redemption? :lol:

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    Redeemed777 says:

    The slave is back on his job.

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    Kanye said he sold his soul to the devil last night in his freestyle. He said it was a crappy deal but at least it gets nice little toys (something to that effect)

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    CivilEngineer says:

    @Kc (Kezi) :preach: I hope people aren’t dumb enough to think republicans will do anything to help the economy. If it’s not affecting big business or taxes then it’s not on their agenda…things never change
    _____________________________

    Exactly! I'm an independent myself but I will vote for the Democrats every-time because I know the Republicans ain't worth *hit I really wish a good Independent challenger would step up, instead all we're getting is racist teabagger's that dream about hanging Obama from the tree like "Strange Fruit" and Batty Dems who don't have a spine and sometimes are as corrupt as some of the Republicans....however I'm going with the lesser of two evils and will :pray:

  • ANNESOME4U2

    Kezi say:

    instead all we’re getting is racist teabagger’s that dream about hanging Obama from the tree like “Strange Fruit”
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    So True :yes:

  • Mamacita

    "I’m not trying to be funny but why should ANY president focus on one race? Isn’t that a prejudice? Shouldn’t we ALL benefit regardless? "

    #this

  • Starr

    CivilEngineer says:

    When do we start holding the black community accountable for the black community? Do some shyt for yourself before you start running and begging for help from someone who sees you as a number. Obama is a politician like all other politicians…he just happens to be brown. I’m still in support of my president but people need to support themselves as well

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

    Took a break to just say :preach:

    and I got my beef with jay but i say kudos to him. People don't even realize how much power those in congress hold. Some people just show up for presidential elections.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    FreeToSpeakUp says:

    I’m not trying to be funny but why should ANY president focus on one race? Isn’t that a prejudice? Shouldn’t we ALL benefit regardless?
    ________________

    I guarantee you if a Cuban was elected president, he would not hesitate to thank his own people over and over for helping him get into the White House. That's the difference between Cubans and blacks: they stick together and help each other. :/

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    Starr says:

    Some people just show up for presidential elections.

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

    :yes: because they're politically ignorant. Rather memorize words to a hook, know the latest and greatest. Sandra's politcal posts never go on to 400+ posts because a lot of people JUST DON'T KNOW :coffee:

    #getittogetherpeople

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i dont think its the job of any president to push any color issue since they are basically suppose to support everyone. since obama is black if he go head first into supporting black causes then all the other supporters are then turned off by him focusing on a specific group. and being president is only one part of the job if there is no support under you no matter how much you want to change things there is a political process through which things are passed. if everything you suggest is shot down then no matter who you are you cant change anything.

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    @ Sandra

    We're blacks the only people who got Obama into office? If I'm not mistaken, he had supporters who were of other races. Would that be fair? He thanked us all. Why do "we" need to be thanked individually? I need him to save our country, get us in order and put in that work. A special "thanks" is not even important in this economy. We're worried about the wrong thing.

    #petty

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    *were blacks

  • ANNESOME4U2

    eastpointvet says:
    if everything you suggest is shot down then no matter who you are you cant change anything.
    ____________________________
    Exactly, I don't understand why people can't see that!

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    eastpointvet says:

    i dont think its the job of any president to push any color issue since they are basically suppose to support everyone. since obama is black if he go head first into supporting black causes then all the other supporters are then turned off by him focusing on a specific group. and being president is only one part of the job if there is no support under you no matter how much you want to change things there is a political process through which things are passed. if everything you suggest is shot down then no matter who you are you cant change anything.
    ________________________

    Okay! :cosign:

    FreeToSpeakUp says:

    @ Sandra
    Why do “we” need to be thanked individually? I need him to save our country, get us in order and put in that work. A special “thanks” is not even important in this economy. We’re worried about the wrong thing.
    #petty

    ______________________

    And to add to this Obama has thanked his supporters many times over but let's be real, Blacks made up a small majority. Most of his voters were young white and Liberals....

    Also I never heard George Bush thank the Uncle Tom's that voted him in office....hell I never heard him thank all the inbred racist white hicks and the tax invading white millionaires for voting for him either...#doublestandardsareabish

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    ANNESOME4U2 says:

    eastpointvet says:
    if everything you suggest is shot down then no matter who you are you cant change anything.
    ____________________________
    Exactly, I don’t understand why people can’t see that!

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    Too busy looking for the man to say thank you :coffee:

  • chase

    :cosign:
    Civil and Kezi
    :yes:

  • gypsyeyes

    But should he be thanking blacks for his being in office when were not the only ones that voted him in? Would it have been fair for George W to thank whites for his presidency?

  • ANNESOME4U2

    Hey Sandra,

    Did I miss the "Thanks my fellow YT" speech Bush gave when he got elected?
    :think:

  • Mamacita

    I could give a damn if the president thanked me or not! Do your job that's all I ask. I don't need you to give me a cookie and pat on the back for voting. I'm supposed to do that anyway.

  • gypsyeyes

    If someone lets me borrow money to pay my rent I would hope that I wouldn't have to thank them the whole time I'm living in that apartment. I would show my appreciation by keeping up with the payments and keeping my house clean. Not thanking them everytime I saw them.

  • chase

    I may be a lil off but didn't he thank everyone on inauguration day as well as on election night. I guess we need a special colored folk shout-out, I don't get it :shrugs:

    Not to mention he is doing something w/ the youth on ebt/bet in a week or so.

  • ANNESOME4U2

    @FreeToSpeakUp

    :yes:

    Eventhough I hate Michael Baisden *howeveryouspellhisname* He runs the clip on his show all the time were Obama said he wants to thank him and ALL his listeners for their support and hard work during this election...Maybe try listening to that. It will help the ones who are poking their lips out and giving out that lame azz excuse that he didn't thank US!!!

    *FreeToSpeakUp maybe that will help them refocus on something more relevant* :shrugs:

  • Mamacita

    And what does thanking us have to do with RUNNING THE FU*KING COUNTRY?????????

    I really don't get it...

  • CivilEngineer

    :preach: @ basically all the comments...I think everybody's tired of being painted with the "woe is me" brush #weoffthat

    Hey Free :love:

  • ANNESOME4U2

    Mamacita says:

    And what does thanking us have to do with RUNNING THE FU*KING COUNTRY?????????

    I really don’t get it…
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    :shocked: You don't know!!! Any thing a black person gets we "POSE TA" get on our knees and grovel and say 50 thankyalordies! *doingbestmammyimpression*

  • Mamacita

    @Carrington So I guess you want Obama to sit down and write out a personal memo to all African Americans that voted for him. What about everyone else that voted for him????? What do they get????

    Or maybe you want him to send out a special shout out and address for the African American community thanking them for their contributions???

    I can think of millions of other thing I'd want him to be doing with his time seeing how he's ALREADY THANKED HIS VOTERS FOR PUTTING HIM IN OFFICE!

  • ysoserious

    Free says:

    Sandra’s politcal posts never go on to 400+ posts because a lot of people JUST DON’T KNOW.
    *****************************************************************
    I agree that there are a lot of politically ingnorant people out there, but sometimes it seems that Sandra has elected herself their Queen.

    Hence only Sandra's loyalest subjects, I mean readers, want to fully engage in her biased a**ed posts about Obama.

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    Yea whatever! Health Care reform is only something that Obama wanted and the thousands of Americans who were deprived of this protective service are angry? Please! You obviously have been drinking the kool-aid and have NO IDEA what you are talking about.

  • jay Bee

    VOTE! ahahahahah, for what, NAWH ill PASS! these jokers are joking right! these demonic souls think ppl are naive/gulliable, but some of you are WAKE UP AMERICA. WAKE UP

  • SuthernBelle4

    The only problem that I have with Black folks strictly voting democrat is because they don't give a care about us other. They do what they can to get our votes, but after that its whatever. We need to be smarter and more strategic about our voting cause just like Bush doesn't care about Black people its quite a few Democrats who feel the same way. I don't necessarily agree with Carrington, but I see where he is coming from. I also think it is important that HBCUs receiving more funding from the government so they can be on the same competitive field as the white schools. I don't think people realize how much money many of these public white institutions receive and the HBCUs receive pennies. A lot of Black colleges don't have the strong alumni base that many private and public white institutions have so where is the money going to come from?

  • SuthernBelle4

    oops meant to say receive, I hope everyone has a goodnight!

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    Congress holds the power!!!! People forget about reverse racism and discrimination

  • J2201987

    Well, I'll be exercising my right by voting, but neither Democrats or Repubes because neither party cares about the well being of the American people; it's all about lining their pockets can hypnotizing the suckers into thinking they are all apart of the "change."

    @SuthernBelle4
    "The only problem that I have with Black folks strictly voting democrat is because they don’t give a care about us other. They do what they can to get our votes, but after that its whatever."

    I completely agree. Sometimes I wonder how many black people knew that most of our great-great-great grandparents/family members were pro-republican between post-civil war years and the stock market crash.