|Black Chamber of Commerce Loses Hope in Obama|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 01:28 AM|
President Barack Obama may have high popularity ratings with African-American voters, but the National Black Chamber of Commerce is warning its constituents that Obama is becoming a dangerous 'communist' nuisance.
According to the Daily Caller, "CEO Harry C. Alford told the Daily Caller that he 'ignored' President Obama's 'spread the wealth' comment in 2008 and 'had hopes' for him 'because he was black.'"
CEO Alford is quoted in a speech in DC at the National Press Club, after an anti-gun control news conference as saying that, "I don’t really support him too well and he knows it and that's a badge of honor. He's bad. He's bad and I supported him. I voted for him the first time around. I had hopes because he was black. Shame on me."
He added, "then when he started doing all these executive orders, banning right-to-work and other things, hurting my members, my constituents. I had to back off. I had to represent my people."
As reported by the Daily Caller, "the National Black Chamber of Commerce is 'dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States.'"
To read the entire article from the Daily Caller, link here:
written by Jonathan Green , February 28, 2013
In commemorating the Month of Black History I would like to take a moment and thank the living legends who walked, marched, and were beaten on the Edumund Pettus Bridge in 1965 for the fundamental right of Blacks to vote. The Hon. Congressman John Lewis; Julian Bond, Jesse Jackson, and countless others who were there paving the way, some I may have omitted; Dick Gregory, and Mr. Harry Belafonte. Civil Rights leaders Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Hon. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, C.T. Vivian, Medgar Evers, Rosa Parks, countless others of Blacks who endured the physical abuse, threats, and death at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan all for the fundamental right for Blacks to vote. These sacrifices are not a "perpetuation of racial entitlement.” These were citizens, Americans, who layed down their lives for all Black America. Thank you for the sacrifice of fighting Jim Crow laws, for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Selma marches, the Montgomery boycotts, the Memphis trash strikes, Rev. Hosea Williams, Amelia Boynton, Corretta Scott King, Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, it was your blood that put a Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, Barack Obama in the White House, Hiram Rhodes Revels as the first Black Senator, Edward Brooke, Carol Moseley Braun, Roland Burris, Tim Scott, and Mo Cowan, Thank you. As I conclude I reflect back on the excitement of my grandmother making her first trip to the polls, she was 45. It was not a 'perpetuation of racial entitlement.” It was bigotry in the United States that put laws in place to give my grandmother this fundamental right to vote.
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