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Black Chicagoans rage against the Obama, the leadership, the machine

Black Chicagoans rage against the Obama, the leadership, the machine

A startling video released today by Jeremy Segal (“Rebel Pundit”) of shows inner-city Black Chicagoans expressing outrage against President Obama, union racism, and the Democratic Machine, whom they say no longer represent their agenda.

Further, when money is directed at their community, it is funneled through so-called community-based organizations and nonprofits or unions, and never touches the residents themselves.

Community resident Paul McKinley says, “Everything in Chicago is controlled by the Democratic party. Everything in my community is controlled by Black Democrats. There is no Tea Party in my community. There is no Republicans. So they can’t blame the Tea Party.” Later, he says, “I tell you that the liberal agenda is not the black agenda, it is not the family agenda, and it is not the American agenda.”

Another woman interviewed, Jean Ray, said, “They feel they can just take us for granted, and we’re just going to vote Democratic anyways. But if there was a Republican out here doing what I felt they should be doing, I would vote for them.”

It goes beyond party politics. One woman, who describes how any money put into the community simply goes to (non-Black) union contractors, says, “As far as the community outreach, once again, these community organizations that’s taking money and shuffling paperwork, but not really reaching out to the community…The union won’t let us in, as a whole. They will not let us in. They will figure out any way to close the doors to us…I’m going to say it right out, they’re prejudiced against us”:

In an interview with LI, Segal, who conducted the investigation, said that members of the community came to him to look into the rising violence and murder rate in Chicago’s poor black communities. From his post “Exodus: Inner City Blacks Fleeing Obama, Democrats“:

In the course of an ongoing investigation into the root causes of the rising tide of violence and horrifying murder rate this year in Chicago’s most destitute neighborhoods, several video interviews I conducted with black American voters from the community-organized south and west side, reveal a community that is fed up with the status quo–the status quo that keeps these communities ridden with poverty, homelessness, unemployment, dismantled families, and, of course, skyrocketing murder rates. And residents say, “it is the black Democratic leadership implementing a liberal agenda” that is to blame for the ongoing plight in their community.

Already, Segal has received feedback from the community, including this email:

Thank for you exposure to this issue. I live on the southside in Englewood and do not support democratic agendas at all. I live in the heart of urban blight and would never support Obama or his policies. They are TOXIC to neighborhoods like mine. Contrary to popular belief, there IS an informed, conservative presence of working class people in Englewood, Chicago.

Segal said, “‘compassionate’ liberals who see this video and still vote for Obama are guilty of the ultimate hypocrisy. Clearly, the residents of this community can see how harmful continuing to reelect Democrats is to their community.”

The start of a revolution?


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The people living in the Potemkin Village of the Democratic Party are finally having their say.

“They feel they can just take us for granted, and we’re just going to vote Democratic anyways.” Yes? And your point is?

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to FinbarOS. | October 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    One of the people interviewed, Jean Ray, said something like they keep voting for Dems even though they aren’t doing what they should be (cue the definition of insanity) but she’d vote for a ‘pub if she thought the ‘pub would do what they should.

    So, they’ll vote for ‘rats who have an established record of doing nothing for them, but they won’t give a ‘pub a chance unless they’re doing what they should.

    Now that’s some real critical thinking there, a real rocket surgeon. Howz that going to work if you don’t vote for them, a lot of them, so they aren’t up against the black wall of ‘rat resistance?

    They can bellyache all they like, but the bottom line is they’re going to vote for obastard and all the other blacks running because they’re black, end of story.

      Exactly…gonna vote Kommiecrat until the pubs promise as much

      I understand her comments about republicans from a totally different view. Chicago is in Illinois and I live in Illinois. Candidates both democrat and republican completely ignore this state because of the Chitcago Machine. Romney won’t visit Illinois with any intensity and he surely won’t go into the south side. So these people never hear from a conservative representative in person. But I bet were Romney to have spent some time between 35th and 103rd streets up and down MLK Drive, or the west-side Illinois might be a tighter race than it is today.

These are themes the Republicans have been pointing out for years that have fallen on deaf ears.

So we have less than 10 African Americans on this video out of a city with an African-American population of 2.7 million.


There could be CONSERVATIVE outreach to these people. Even if it didn’t succeed at first, a sustained effort would win out.

So why doesn’t it happen? Two reasons:
1) The GOP Establishment loathes conservatism, and would rather keep losing the black vote than give conservatives any power in the party (why do you think Romney tacitly avoided reaching out to the Tea Parties?);
2) Republicans — including far too many conservatives — in deep-blue states are fatalist losers.

But you’re one of the resident Ee-yores here, CalMark


My fatalism is from almost seven years in CA, when I’ve done everything I can to get involved, with the intention of moving up and influencing things. Alas, the GOP and even Tea Party here аre happy losers: they love to do nothing and moan how bad it is. We conservatives with ideas and energy can’t get past the “stuffing envelopes” stage before the insider-losers drop us from their organizational lists.

    SoLongSong in reply to CalMark. | October 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I think perhaps it’s hard not to be an Eeyore when you’re a conservative living in California, as I have family there and was born there myself.

    That said, I disagree with it being the failure of conservatives and Republicans reaching out. I think they HAVE reached out.

    Realizing you’ve been had, as the people in this video have done, is the first step. Now they need to do a little research on their own. It’ll mean more to them that way.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to CalMark. | October 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    They can’t reach out to them because black interests and culture are diametrically opposed to ‘pub principles. The ‘pub party is not about more welfare and freebie programs to meet every minor and major human need or walking away from your children for somebody else to support.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to CalMark. | October 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Sarah Palin had been making that outreach, but she didn’t run and Romney lacked the wit to use her,

great unknown | October 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm

The veracity of this information will be subject to verification very soon. Let’s see if there is a significant percentage of votes for Romney in these neighborhoods.

Of course, that experiment would have to control for vote fraud, but as we all know, that’s not statistically significant.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to great unknown. | October 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    There are at least four former ‘pub candidates for the U.S. Senate who would disagree that voter fraud is not statistically significant.

      great unknown in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | October 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      I was being sarcastic there. Jack Kennedy would never have been president were it not for the voting rights vested in zombie voters in Chicago.

      As the [original] Mayor Daley was fond of saying, “It isn’t how the votes go in that counts. It’s how they come out.”

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to great unknown. | October 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        And was it Goebbels (?) who said something or other about those who vote count for nothing, but those who count the votes count for everything……something like that?

Welcome to the silent majority. Leave your prejudices and dreams of instant gratification behind.

From my experiance working with the poor area in Pueblo ,our side is largly all hat & no cattle. l’ve pushed them for years & our side is afraid of these folk & dont understand them. It is a huge issue the pretty people of either side have had a big hand in creating. The people impacted dont have the power to overcome the reality the leadership elete are foisting on them.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to secondwind. | October 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Then perhaps they either shouldn’t be here or they should learn to make their own way just like so many other immigrants and natives born to ne’er-do-wells have done for a couple centuries.

    Let people help themselves for a change, with an occasional hand up…..from the private sector, which does it so much better than government does and for a lot less money.

      Your response is typical of what l have been hearing for 4 years. lt & the lack of any other response to my post make the point of that post.

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to secondwind. | October 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

        Then your recourse is to wave your magic wand and have the truth be something different.

        They don’t want what we’re selling. Period. Are we conservatives and ‘pubs supposed to change our principles so we can get their votes? That’s the essence of what you’re saying, because these people are not going to change the decades of massive entitlement indoctrination they’ve undergone to roll the dice on someone whose platform includes self-reliance and individual responsibility.

    Second Wind: Please tell us what you would have the Republican Party do for those souls in Chicago. I have always found it interesting that Bill Cosby talks like a conservative when he delineates the problems in the black community. Yet he will vote for Obama and will castigate any white politician who says the same thing he did. How do you combat that kind of disconnect? I worked with intercity blacks and hispanics in several cities for many years, and the problem is enormous for many, many reasons. One of those is there are many, many people like Cosby.

      gasper: My original response to you didnt take. l’ll try this. You see the respose to the byplay between Jack R. & l. Thats part of the problem. . . l suspect the best answer lies in a return to faith based values free from political interfearance. The State needs to be cut back to its proper role. That probably wont happen.

Chicagoans of color: Whilst I know you can’t bring yourselves–most of you anyway–to cast votes for Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan, perhaps many of you will simply Not Vote. I will happily accept that,’Yo.

Far more Chicagoans have died violently this year than have died in Afghanistan…and last year…and the year before…and…See what I’m saying, Kids?

We are the tea party and we welcome you. We want you to have jobs too!

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to GadsdenGurl. | October 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Some of the people in the video live on the west side…not sure if all of the people interviewed do. The west side is rough; I used to work on the south side near the Chatham neighborhood and people I worked with were afraid to go to the west side. There are very good people in all of these neighborhoods who are trying and working (if they can find a job), despite the feeling that the deck is stacked against them. I think this is a great video that should be seen far and wide.

“Another woman interviewed, Jean Ray, said, ‘They feel they can just take us for granted, and we’re just going to vote Democratic anyways. But if there was a Republican out here doing what I felt they should be doing, I would vote for them.’ ”

What needs to happen is a change in what people like Jean Ray think politicians should be doing; she needs to start listening to Rush.

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This is why I left Community Organizing. These people suffer. Now think a minute who runs these very poor communities? Where do they get their money? Who is it that funds these Democrat politicians? Why do they fund these poor politicians from these poor communities? Could it be the Democrat machine lets these politicians run these poor communities and keep them poor is because it is a pool of votes for the next election? In my area of the country that is exactly what happens. County and state can benefit greatly from large numbers of reliable votes. All they have to do is distribute a few $ here and there. This is the real scandal is why do these poor communities stay poor? Because Democrats and Social Justice types would be out of work if the people in these communities economic conditions improve.

They’ll scream like mashed cats but anyone who thinks they won’t vote for Obastard is living in a dream world. After all, they’re “his people”.

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