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    U.S. born Blacks who Live in Reality and Who Have Faced the Music Know for a Fact President Barack Obama Has Failed the Black Community. Reverend Al "Charlatan" Sharpton and Other Poverty Pimps do Not Speak for all Blacks!

     

    Obama's second inauguration a mark of progress in its own right, He's not just the first black president, but also a man Americans trusted enough to give another shot at shepherding our country.

    Sandy Banks, 10:14 PM PST, January 19, 2013

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-892238        

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-911891

    Selected excerpts from the article:

    " The president owes Black folk, BIG time. Other constituencies have gained ground under Obama. But unless something significantly different is about to happen in this second term, the numbers may well indicate that black people did worse under Obama. Black people have had his back," Smiley said. But other groups seem to have his ear: Latinos on immigration reform. Women on healthcare rights. Gays and lesbians on marriage. Those groups are following a path we trod generations ago, galvanized by Martin Luther King Jr., pounding on the door to end Jim Crow. But the broad problems impeding black progress today — unemployment, poor education, incarceration — aren't so focused, so fundamental, as getting permission to sit at the front of a bus or drink from a whites-only fountain.  The last 50 years of "two steps forward, one step back" have shown that we can't undo the damage of generations of injustice simply by passing a law." by Tavis Smiley

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-854389

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-898506

    Indeed Tavis Smiley and with good reason all U.S. born blacks do not respect Barack Obama. Barack Obama and other misfits like him will do more to serve 11 million illegal aliens, the Gay and Lesbian Movement, Public Service Union advocates, self serving un American liberals and other misfits before stepping up to the plate in behalf of the "disenfranchised, the unrepresented, the underserved, and especially law abiding U.S. born black men, women, or children who are disenfranchised, unrepresented, underserved, and/or those who have been egregiously violated by the atrocities of government.

    "Obama did some concrete things to make life better," the Rev. Al Sharpton insisted. "People want him to put his fist up and say, 'This is the black agenda.'  "He is not that kind of president and we should not expect him to be.  Some of the criticism is just "player hating" by blacks trying to build support for their own agendas.  The black community is not monolithic now and never has been. But people stood in line for five and seven hours to vote for this president.... We understand what we're up against" by Reverend Al Sharpton

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-910780

    Reverend Al Sharpton and other poverty pimps like him are not the spokespersons for all of Black America.

    "The black community is not monolithic now and never has been. But people stood in line for five and seven hours to vote for this president.... We understand what we're up against. Obama was hobbled in his first term by a sinking economy, Republican opposition and his own timidity. Now he owes it to the nation to do more to shrink a privilege gap. Too many blacks are stranded in an underclass that Obama can't continue to ignore."

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    "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?"

    Hell No to the Power of Infinity!

    President Barack Obama is not the only elected black leader who is not serving or has no intention of respecting and honoring his sworn oath of office to competently serve law abiding U.S. born descendants of slavery. Multiple members of the Congressional Black Clueless....AKA.....the Congressional Black Caucus, and other elected black leaders at the State, County and City branches of government, are just as dysfunctional, treasonous, you name it.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-884945

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-852367

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-271162

    The 2nd Los Angeles County Supervisorial District has Mark Ridley Thomas as its' Chief Executive, Legislative, and Judicial officer, a Los Angeles County Supervisor having more authority of government function than just the "Executive" authority that a U.S. President has. Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas like President Barack Obama uses his influence to serve "illegal aliens" before serving law abiding U.S. born black men and women.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-802037

    Should a law abiding U.S. born descendant of slavery petition his or her elected representative for redress for a serious violation on the part of government in the 10th Los Angeles City Council District, 10th District Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson will have the petitioner jailed and arrested by the LAPD.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-899610

    I'm U.S. born, black, and an inner-city resident and I will be the first to say, and also prove that President Barack Obama is the worst President ever.....and since BO has held office, there are more U.S. born blacks unemployed, and without competent representation than ever.

    Illegal aliens from around the world receive more benefit from President Barack "the Magic Negro-"illegal alien boot licking- The Food Stamp President Obama.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-899597

    CNN I-Report: "If given the opportunity or money, I wouldn't be willing to attend no good President Barack "the Magic Negro-Boot licking Illegal Alien-the Food Stamp President" Obama's inauguration because with good reason I don't respect BO" by TheTruth53

    .....Instead of Congresswoman Karen Bass and her associates sending or emailing Barack Obama's "Win tickets to the presidential inauguration" nonsense my direction, President Barack Obama, Congresswoman Karen Bass or her Congressional staff, and the Congressional Black Caucus should forget the inauguration ticket contest, and flood the "White House" with individuals that President Barack Obama truly serves......namely illegal aliens, illegal alien anchor babies, droves of individuals who don't pay property taxes, treasonous individuals such as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, freeloaders, public service union leaders, SEIU members, droves of "low information morons, Reverend John Hunter, Reverend Creflo Dollar, Reverend Al Sharpton, other sleazy individuals etc., etc., to the Barack "the Magic Negro-Illegal Alien-The Food Stamp President" Obama's Presidential inauguration.

    Sincerely

    Michael L. Lofton

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

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-inaug-black-legacy-20130120,0,810558.column

    Obama's second inauguration a mark of progress in its own right, He's not just the first black president, but also a man Americans trusted enough to give another shot at shepherding our country.

    Sandy Banks, 10:14 PM PST, January 19, 2013

    WASHINGTON — The first time Barack Obama ran, the euphoria that attended his election captivated Kamilah Aquil. Then came his presidency, a bracing reality check.

    Hope faded. Not enough changed. But for Aquil, that doesn't make Obama a disappointment.

    It does make this second inauguration Monday a landmark she never expected and one she considers even more profound than the first. He's not just the first black president, but a man Americans trusted enough, missteps and all, to give another shot at shepherding our country.

    That's one reason Aquil, a Los Angeles County probation officer, was headed for Washington last week with her 13-year-old son, Makhi Garvey.

    I met them on the flight from Los Angeles, and questioned her — as I have dozens of black strangers in the last few weeks — about her verdict on Obama, who drew a record turnout of black voters in November, but less enthusiasm than in 2008.

    Aquil has heard the grumbling that Obama hasn't done enough to relieve black suffering. She doesn't see it that way. "He puts it out on the table and tries to advocate for the country as a whole," she said. "He can only do so much."

    Aquil was born and raised in Compton. She veered off track as a teenager, but an adult she admired steered her "off the path of destruction" and pointed her toward college.

    She thinks about that when she sees her son watching President Obama. "It's his influence, who he is as an individual," she says, looking beyond the president's politics to praise his patience, tenacity and balance.

    For her, and for millions of African Americans whose votes kept Obama in office, this president's reelection didn't turn on the standard question: Are you better off today than you were four years ago?

    It was tied as well to a bigger vision, a sense that their footing is more solid and their children's future brighter because a black man — this particular black man — resides in the White House.

    There have been reams written in the last four years about the ways race complicated the leadership challenges faced by the nation's first black president.

    Now, as Obama enters his second term, those themes are already being replayed.

    Ben Jealous, head of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, is as tired of answering the question as I've become of asking. Has Obama delivered for the masses of black people who helped put him in office?

    Jealous sighs — its meaning clear in the silence:

    Isn't it enough that the man expanded access to healthcare, dispatched Osama bin Laden and steered the nation through the worst recession in 70 years?

    "I'm waiting for the article about the white president who disappointed the white people the most," Jealous said.

    "How come nobody ever asked that question: How did white people feel about Bill Clinton, about George Bush?"

    Because a white president has always been perceived to be the leader of all the people.

    Obama's appraisal is muddied by uncertain expectations.

    That middle-of-the-road guy we saw on the campaign trail was also fist-bumping, singing Al Green and listening to Common. Surely he would honor his roots, and black folks would have something coming.

    Aquil put it more bluntly. "Some of us have issues — this sense of entitlement," she said. "We're always looking for the hookup. People thought, 'We have one in office now. We're going to get this or that.'"

    Obama has collected high-profile black detractors — academics, politicians, commentators — disappointed that he hasn't done more to tackle poverty and racial injustice.

    "The president owes Black folk. BIG time," wrote commentator Tavis Smiley in the Huffington Post.

    "Other constituencies have gained ground under Obama," Smiley told me. "But unless something significantly different is about to happen in this second term, the numbers may well indicate that black people did worse under Obama."

    "Black people have had his back," Smiley said. But other groups seem to have his ear: Latinos on immigration reform. Women on healthcare rights. Gays and lesbians on marriage.

    Those groups are following a path we trod generations ago, galvanized by Martin Luther King Jr., pounding on the door to end Jim Crow.

    But the broad problems impeding black progress today — unemployment, poor education, incarceration — aren't so focused, so fundamental, as getting permission to sit at the front of a bus or drink from a whites-only fountain.

    The last 50 years of "two steps forward, one step back" have shown that we can't undo the damage of generations of injustice simply by passing a law.

    "Obama did some concrete things to make life better," the Rev. Al Sharpton insisted. "People want him to put his fist up and say, 'This is the black agenda.'

    "He is not that kind of president … and we should not expect him to be."

    Some of the criticism is just "player hating" by blacks trying to build support for their own agendas, Sharpton said.

    "The black community is not monolithic now and never has been. But people stood in line for five and seven hours to vote for this president.... We understand what we're up against."

    Obama was hobbled in his first term by a sinking economy, Republican opposition and his own timidity. Now he owes it to the nation to do more to shrink a privilege gap. Too many blacks are stranded in an underclass that Obama can't continue to ignore.

    I had expected to hear that sentiment as I combed the streets talking with black people about Obama. I found plenty of disappointment — jobs lost, homes foreclosed, children stuck in failing schools — but few people willing to blame the man in the Oval Office.

    Their disappointment, it seems, has been tempered by an unexpected effect: the impact on the American psyche of the image that Obama projects.

    The Rev. Thomas Bowen sees it in the youth group he leads at venerable Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

    "Before, the best these kids would hope for was to get a good government job," he said. "Now they see their possibilities and potential as being unlimited and endless … that all they need to do is apply themselves. They can't fall back on excuses."

    Aquil feels it. "You hear people say Obama's not black enough. I don't know what that means. Is that because he's not the stereotype of the black male.... He's not vulgar and boisterous and loud?

    "He's the epitome of the majority of the black men I'm familiar with in my life," she said.

    And that makes her proud.

    And the Harris family hears it in suburban Atlanta. Dad is an IT consultant; Mom is a physician. Their son and daughter, William and Naomi, go to school with children of every race. "The are living," their mother said, "the new normal."

    I encountered them at Ben's Chili Bowl, the landmark joint in D.C. where Obama ate on the first weekend of his presidency. They hadn't noticed they were seated in the booth he used, marked by the presidential seal.

    Sandea Harris said she had seen a shift in attitude among her white patients. Some were once insulted by the mere idea of a black man from the South Side of Chicago aiming to be president.

    Now, she said, "patients come to me and say, 'I don't agree with him on everything, but he's really changed my mind.... I've listened to him speak.'"

    "They had to get around the packaging," said her husband, Willie. "Obama has taken them outside of what they were raised to believe."

    That's harder to quantify than legislative gains: the shifting attitudes among whites, the sense of belonging among blacks. But it's just as real, and maybe just as important.

    "He's moved the needle," Willie Harris says. And it's hard to put into words the thrill they feel, seeing a "real family" like theirs in the White House, "instead of what is marketed as a traditional American family."

    That's what is drawing their family and Aquil and me to the National Mall for the replay Monday of a moment we never expected to see.

    The crowd will be smaller this time, the parties not so grand.

    One hundred and fifty years after slavery ended, Obama again will take the oath of office, with his hand on two Bibles — one used by Abraham Lincoln, the other belonging to King.

    It's a ritual rendered ordinary; we've been through this before. It's no longer historic, they tell us. And maybe that's the point.

    sandy.banks@latimes.com

    Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKdUu6zwDiI

    YouTube: "Obama's Aunt Zeituni Illegal Alien Welfare Case" uploaded by MidNightRiderMMI

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/21/16627631-for-1st-time-gay-rights-get-shoutout-in-inaugural-speech?lite

    For 1st time, gay rights get shoutout in inaugural speech” by Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/50535269#50535269

    ......and the news media(NBC News)made sure to make it crystal clear to the world that President Barack Obama's illegal alien Aunt was at Barack Obama's inauguration.

    ....The only blacks/Africans that Barack Obama is stepping up to the plate for are blacks/Africans who are gay/lesbian/illegal aliens.

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    Obama's second inauguration a mark of progress in its own right" by Sandy Banks, LA Times, January 19, 2013

    http://discussions.latimes.com/20/lanews/la-na-inaug-black-legacy-20130120/10

    Selected comments:

    "black president?"....NOW THAT IS FUNNY....

    I don't know what rock you've been living under for the past five years, but Obozo is HALF-WHITE.

    And Obozo "may be" shepherding the sheeple who voted for him and those who are too lazy to work but the incompetent, ignorant, arrogant, lying, Intel leaking, racist Marxist Grifter living in the White House hasn't & doesn't fool the rest of us...not one bit.

    The next four years will be a repeat performance of the last four years...

    More taxes, more debt, more regulations, more unemployment, more Food Stamps, more Welfare, more bankruptcies, more foreclosures & more dead GI's.

    We'll be lucky if we still have a Constitutional Republic left to vote in, in four years.

    The jacka$$ has definitely proven to be the ideal mascot for the Dimwit party." by MICHAELNLA at 7:04 AM January 20, 2013

    "Barry's legacy so far:

    $16 trillion in debt, soon to be $20 Trillion by the time he leaves.  Slick Willy left with a surplus (just prior to a recession).

    $1 trillion of debt per year of his presidency, without including the costs of Obamacare.

    38.5% unemployment amongst black youth.  Probably not going to "change" that before 2016.

    Obamacare:  wait until we see how much it costs.  A tax that is most likely to be repealed as a result of crushing debt a la Greece.

    Record expansion of governmental powers, Patriot Act not withstanding.

    Record expansion of welfare and food stamp rolls.

    Keynesian Obamanomics.  You didn't build that.

    Abandoning Iraq and Afghanistan.  We still have bases in Japan and Germany-for good reason.

    Gifts to those who voted for him:  Chameleon-like support of homosexual "rights", illegal immigrant citizenship gifts, affirmative action gifts, etc., etc...

    Inability to compromise with the other party in power, 6 years running, by the time he leaves.

    Double digit REAL unemployment 8 years running, by the time he leaves.

    An a assault on the 1st Amendment separation of church and state via Obamacare.

    Soon to be an assault on the 2nd Amendment.

    What a shining "Progressive" legacy!  Our grandchildren will surely be proud of the "Progressive" incompetence.

    Notice there's no mention of racial politics-just the facts and opinions, Ms. Banks." by Move January 20, 2013

    "On inauguration day, all city, state, and federal flags should be raised to half staff. 4 more years of OBAMA-TRAUMA and MICHELLE HELL....GOD HELP US ALL!!! HOW MANY VACTION DAYS LAST TERM ???...83 ???" by elpopeofpipe,January 20, 2013

    "BHusseinObama is not going to do anything for the hard working middle class..trust me , he don't have the will not the wisdom and capacity to see it around his straight line. He will favor the rich, he has to, they are the ones who pay his way to the White House . There will be OF COURSE more food stampers, more welfarers, more unemployment filings, more foreclosures,and more illegals being deported. Its a shame that people could be so ignorant, don't have and don't know what pride means and is......taking hand outs!!!! and thats  what their children see and will continue the same cycle, the way they are being brought up. eewwwwww." sales2012 at 7:35 AM January 20, 2013

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    Selected Comment-

    "What did MLK do for you?" by aztackman

    -aztackman

    MLK is not my hero.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-178499

    http://www.wvculture.org/history/histamne/lofton.html

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-155551

    My number one heroes in life are my Dad, Mom, my uncle Dr. Robert Lofton, and my Grandfather.   My Dad and Uncle now deceased are both "Buffalo Soldiers" and honorably discharged War Veterans of WWII.

     

    Outside of that my heroes are any teacher or doctor who have enabled me to be here and be successful, and individuals who have truly stepped to the plate..

    Unlike President Barack Obama, etc., etc., MLK, Reverend Al "Charlatan" Sharpton are not elected officials sworn under oath and mandated by law to uphold the Constitution.

    MLK, Al Sharpton, and other prominent Reverends, have yet to demand that all elected officials uphold the "oath of office", The Constitution, etc., etc., to serve any U.S. born descendant of slavery.

    Marching to pay to eat at restaurants owned by Caucasians, or other individuals has never been important to me, and/or other individuals who find ownership and property rights far more valuable.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-182700

    Economic equality, "Equal Justice and Protection Under the Law", Equity in the Courts, Respect for the Constitution and the "Oath of Office" is by far more important and beneficial than any "Martin Luther King" Holiday or Movement.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-316033
    Economic equality, "Equal Justice and Protection Under the Law", Equity in the Courts, Respect for the Constitution and the "Oath of Office", etc., etc., can enable any law abiding U.S. citizen to be an owner as opposed to "begging to eat at a restaurant, etc., etc." owned by other individuals, that is of more benefit to the business owner than the "beggar".

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC3glyPv-XM

    A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins.

    ....and it makes no sense pertaining to why any U.S. born black elected official would promote this, when communities of U.S. born descendants of slavery are being displaced by illegal aliens from around the world.

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/why-the-black-caucus-looks-the-other-way-on-immigration

    Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration-By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-898506

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUEl8WYDDus

    YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1g...There is no Interactive Transcript.Uploaded by crowdiforniaon Jun 10, 2009

    Loading...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SS-5u8CMB4

    YouTube: Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 2 Uploaded by crowdifornia on Jun 10, 2009

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    Source: "Obama Blames Rush Limbaugh and Fox News For the Partisanship in Washington" uploadedYourBlackWorld.

    I respect Rush Limbaugh because Rush Limbaugh is an American who respects the law and the Constitution. President Barack Obama has contempt for the law, the Constitution, U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.

    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-887762

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-886997

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-760112

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-806435
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-879577
    Maybe this is the problem, meaning far too many U.S. born blacks attended school, but the schooling did not go through them, pertaining to learning and respecting the Principles of Government, U.S. History, the U.S. Constitution, a Respective State Constitution, etc.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-912017

    I'm one of numerous U.S. born black descendants of slavery who with good reason has contempt for Barack Obama and other psuedo leaders like him.

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


    Source: "Tom Joyner Goes After Tavis Smiley, Says He Wants to be Martin Luther King" by YourBlackWorldToday.


    Selected Comment:


    "I am a realist. Obama has done nothing for Black people, and he makes no excuses about it. I never hold "blind trust" in these Black politicians, which includes Obama, the congressional Black Caucus, and all the other Black politicians in local and state government. These negro politicians seem to be so scared to stand up for their Black people. Once they get elected, all we ever see are their backs, and butts flying by us in their cars or walking. Hispanics voted for Obama is mass numbers, and Obama publicly said that he would address the immigration issue as soon as pos...sible, and he thanked the Hispanics. The Blacks who did vote for Obama voted at a rate of 90%. Obama has not acknowledged the Black voters, nor has he promised to do a darn thing for Black folks. Lastly, I don't think that Obama is serving as a good example for your children. Obama's act of ignoring Black people tells our children that when and if they reach such a high caliber in life, that they too should ignore Black people, and be an uncle tom just like Obama." by Patricia Gillespie McAllister.

    -Ms. McAllister,

    Amen to the power of infinity.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-278743

    It is beyond me that so many blacks supported Obama in 2008 and 2012 when it is a fact of life that Barack Obama doesn't give a "rat's ass" about stepping up to plate to competently serve any U.S. born descendant of slavery. Barack Obama will go out on the limb to serve millions of illegal immigrants/anchor babies before stepping up to the plate to use his influence as the Chief Executive to competently serve any U.S. born black man, woman, or child.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC3glyPv-XM

    “A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins.

    It makes no sense pertaining to why any U.S. born black elected official would promote this, when communities of U.S. born descendants of slavery are being displaced by illegal aliens from around the world.

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/why-the-black-caucus-looks-the-other-way-on-immigration

    Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration-By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-898506

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-912017

    I'm one of numerous U.S. born black descendants of slavery who with good reason has contempt for Barack Obama and other pseudo leaders like him.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-155736

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-858150

    It can't be good when any elected official, especially the President of the United States, is in a photo, and being blessed by one of many disgraceful and unethical, jackleg preachers in the black community, namely no good Reverend John Hunter."

    Making use of the valuable right to vote should not be a "popularity contest", which is typical of what takes place when droves of blacks vote, in that popularity takes precedence over competency.

    Voting intelligently is based on how well an elected official upholds the "Oath of Office", the Constitution and not party affiliation.


    This is where a dysfunctional black electorate are misguided, in that voting allegiance should not be entirely associated with political Party affiliation or influenced by any Reverend to deliver votes to any political party.

    Of all the ethnic groups the black electorate is the only solid segment of voters that consistently votes better than 90% in favor of the Democratic Party, or Democratic candidates, while the Democratic Party's mission is to gain votes to sustain the Democratic Party, and not work in the best interest of U.S. citizens, legal immigrants, or any U.S. born descendant of slavery.

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