They’re seeking some sort of comprehensive agreement of set asides for local activist groups. This common practice is something the Obama Administration effected from above when in office. Barry’s enthusiasm for the practice has waned.
Obama opened the door to the backlash when he appeared on a video at the foundation’s first public meeting last week and said flat-out that there would be no community benefits agreement.
Such a legal document, he said, would force the foundation to side with certain activist groups and leave others out. And, he added, it would open the door for other groups to step up and start making demands.
Some things are too important to be bogged down by every one with a gripe. Sure, let them line up to carve up Silicon Valley, the Ivy League, corporate America, but this is the One’s legacy here!
Furthermore, they only have a half a billion dollars to build something for which no one has any real expectations.
I suspect citizen Obama won’t be doing a lot of interaction with the Community, and that it will be of the alienating type as his video remote. Obama will likely lose his sainted status with black America with surprising speed because of the very same furious, militant state his eight years left it in. Black America’s anger isn’t waning any time soon.
Indeed, Obama’s long demagogy ensured two things: Donald Trump’s rise and the violent reaction to it. Barack Obama will likely live to see his own image thrown into the fire from which he’s drawn so much warmth.
At a community forum Wednesday night, a discussion about the proposed agreement morphed into a shouting match over whether Obama actually loves black people. One man in the audience yelled, “No,” while others said he wasn’t necessarily “their brother.”
Hip-hop artist and community activist Che “Rhymefest” Smith tried to defend the president — but only to a point.
“I’m not saying he understands everything … I believe the brother is reasonable,” Smith said. “When you marry a black woman and have black children … she is going to talk to her man and say we have got to do something.”
While Smith said he doesn’t believe Obama has ill intentions, he said South Siders have to hold him accountable.
“Not as a God, but as a politician,” he said. “Not as a king, but as a politician.”
That’s a hard concept for a lot of African-Americans to grasp. But it’s time for blacks to accept the truth.
The truth comes a lot easier when it doesn’t cost anything. Barry is going to learn that the “inheritance” in his “race and inheritance” comes with a tax, and it grows, over time. First off, don’t even think about divorcing Michelle…