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Chicago anti-political machine activists disgusted with SOTU

Chicago anti-political machine activists disgusted with SOTU

They know Obama

I didn’t watch the State of the Union Address.

Some grassroots activists in Chicago did. Paul McKinley is in the video.

They were not happy, because they know Obama from Chicago. And they are not part of the machine.

Via Rebel Pundi Chicago Black Grassroots React to State of the Union–Obama, The Big Let Down:


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legacyrepublican | January 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

You know, if I had enough money, I would run an ad in Chicago with Alan West.

Play Sen. Obama’s comment about the national debt being unpatriotic, then fade to Alan West saying, “You know, if President Obama kept to that believe, he might be the Tea Party darling instead of me. Don’t let the American dream die because of the national debt.”

    I could be wrong, but I don’t believe many of Obamas Chicago voters know or care much about the national debt.

      Valerie in reply to murkyv. | January 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      That’s why I am glad this video got posted here.

      It’s very easy for Conservatives to think that they are some isolated, starveling group: that is exactly what our dishonest media tell us.

      The simple truth is that present-day conservativism in the United States is very supportive of individual achievement, liberty, and economic independence. It has some very good answers for some crucial problems that we face at this time. One does not have to be politically conservative to recognize a workable economic philosophy.

9thDistrictNeighbor | January 29, 2014 at 11:08 pm

This is the best thing I have seen in a long, long time. So many solid takeaways: raising the Federal minimum wage won’t help you if you don’t have a job; graduate degree and unemployed for four years…not doing anything to help that situation; he didn’t know the people in the community, he didn’t do anything as state senator; he perpetuates a narrative that is so far removed from reality. Talk about truth to power….

Unfortunately these people view “doing something for America” as giving them free stuff. And basing the amount of free stuff on your status in the racial/victim complex hierarchy.

    And the irony of it. They are sitting in some sort of fairly well-furnished eating establishment, with a huge flat screen TV. They probably have flat screen TVs larger than mine in their homes.

    That’s a product of nurture, not nature, which can be overcome with the proper actions. They were “saved” by the War on Poverty, but then were left to languish in a semi-stable state. They need to take the next step and rehabilitate their families, communities, economies, etc. They need to reclaim their morality, dignity, and spirit in that order.

    With a dearth of pioneers, it’s not easy today; with oppressive regulation, it’s not easy today; with progressive morality, it’s not easy today; but, with right-minded people, it is possible. They need to remove their traditional shackles and seek brotherhood with all men. This change begins at home.

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to Anchovy. | January 30, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I don’t know any of “these people” personally, but I taught at 79th and Jeffery in Chicago and know of the hardship faced with dignity, the perseverance against seemingly overwhelming odds. One day, one of my students, who was fully “entitled” to the free lunch but did not receive one, brought a meager lunch from home: a single dill pickle. I asked her why that was all she brought; she said that was all there was to eat in the house. I offered to buy her a school lunch for a dollar, which she did not have—she declined; I offered to give her my lunch—she declined. This girl was ten years old. She obviously came from a home where accepting a handout was frowned upon. This was a community where the women and girls saved their money and went to the beauty parlor on Saturday to have their hair done—to be presentable in church the next day. These were families who could afford to buy only one uniform for their kids, but no washing machine, so they would wash it in the sink with a bar of soap to be clean the next day. Last time I looked the price of a tv was pretty cheap, old cathode ray tubes don’t receive digital broadcasts, and since when do the poor have to ascribe to some pathetic antiquated notion of acceptably humble demeanor to justify their opinion. “These people” are a breath of fresh air—with attitudes and ethics many wealthy people on the north shore (read Winnetka, Kenilworth, et. al.) would do well to contemplate.

Great….. Some real Americans.

NC Mountain Girl | January 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

I see some posters here are extending the same warm welcome to Mr McKinley and his followers that the local GOP extended to him when he ran for Congress. Then they wonder how come they don’t make any converts.

    Agreed. We need to stop generalizing so much and embrace the fact that not everybody is on board with Obama, his dreadful policies and appalling lack of leadership.

assemblerhead | January 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

Socialism always denies economic reality.

Good to see that some people are starting to figure this out.
Especially in Chicago!

    Juba Doobai! in reply to assemblerhead. | January 30, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Some of them figured it out from jump. One guy said he didn’t vote for Obama cuz he knew Obama’s record of rising based on stolen achievement. A lot of black Chicagoans, especially those he represented, may not have voted for him—-unless they got swept up in the rosy haze of “it’s historical!”.

      Spiny Norman in reply to Juba Doobai!. | January 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      …unless they got swept up in the rosy haze of “it’s historical!”.

      In 2008, I might let ’em have a mulligan. In 2012, well… no, there’s not excuse.

        I know a professional black woman who voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004 AND who cogently explained her reasons for doing so at very progressive gatherings. People couldn’t believe 1. that anybody with a brain would vote for Bush and 2. that a Black woman would.

        And yet she voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. The reasons are complex but it boils down to “I want my daughters to know that a black woman can be anything in America.” She is for lower taxation, smaller government, less regulation, less handouts and is pro-2nd A. She thinks (rightly or wrongly) that the harms done by an O presidency can be undone.

        She will argue that the rhetoric and quiet discussions (among professional Blacks) has changed dramatically since Obama was elected. (Less excuses for not making it.)

        I’m not saying that she is correct in her evaluation of the situation. I’m saying that it is more complex than many make it out to be.

        The color of Obama’s skin may very well be the only good thing about his Presidency.


        I accidentally pressed the thumb down when going to hit reply and am unable to “erase” my vote.

        This is a bad flaw in this rating system.