In 2008, Obama received approximately 95% of the black vote. In addition, he pulled in 67% of the Hispanic vote and somewhere around 68% of the youth vote.
During his campaign, Obama promised to look out for the younger generation, and he promised to give a leg up to the poor and disadvantaged, and help them find better jobs. So how’s he doing? Let’s look at some headlines….
African-American Unemployment at 16 Percent
Oh, that’s not good. Ok, what about this one?
Average Teen Unemployment Rate in D.C. is 50.1%
Oops. Well, maybe it’s just in D.C. Nope, think again….
Employment Rate for Black Men at Record Low
Here’s a few more…
Black Teen Unemployment Rate Soars
Hispanic Youth Unemployment Rate Jumps to 35%
Grim Unemployment Rate Worse for South Florida Blacks
Are you getting the picture?
So, who exactly is Obama helping? Well, wouldn’t we all like to know.
But the real kick in the pants to this whole story? It doesn’t even matter….they’ll still support this man.
I came across a black conservative blogger, who wrote an extensive piece, offering some insight into this issue, and into Obama’s beliefs and theories of “social justice”. It’s a bit lengthy, but a great read. Check it out here.
In short, the article notes that, as a whole, the black community is misinformed, in part, by the liberal media, but even more importantly, within their own churches. The author also points out that while Obama has not followed through on his promises, because he is the nation’s first black president, these preachers will continue to defend him to their congregation. They worry more about the symbolism of a black president than about what Obama really stands for, or against. In my mind, that means these preachers must take as much responsibility for the negative impact of the Obama administration on their congregations as Obama should. Essentially, they’re leading their congregations right down the path of Marxism and government dependence, which will mean deeper poverty and despair.