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No, President Obama, Black America Doesn't Owe You a Vote for Hillary!

September 19, 2016 - 11:30am

Hold on President Obama! We love you and all, but you stepped a little out of turn this weekend while giving your speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference annual Phoenix Dinner.

I recently wrote that Black America really didn't want to see you go, but if you keep talking like this, we'll hold the door open for you.

As I get older, I like to use phrases my grandmother used, and Mr. President, you were smelling yourself that night when you said you would take it as a personal insult if we didn't vote for Hillary Clinton.

Whether you know it or not, the smell was pure garbage.

Mr. President, our reasons for voting for Hillary Clinton should be because she represents the best person for our community compared to Donald Trump, not because it would be a personal affront to YOU. 

Just like the Democratic Party doesn't own our votes, neither do you.

Should we take it personally that she called us "super predators"? Clearly, even though she has since apologized, that hasn't been forgotten. Should we take it personally that the 1994 Crime Bill signed into law by her husband, and championed by Hillary Clinton, wreaked havoc on our community?

Hillary Clinton hasn't always been a friend to our community, so should we take it as a personal insult that you are now trying to tie our respect for you with a vote for her?

That's almost like a domestic violence abuser. "If you love me, then you'll do this! If you don't do it, then that means you don't love me."

President Obama stop it!

Exactly what has Hillary Clinton done to appeal to young black voters, except call them names years ago, disrespect them as Black Lives Matter movement protesters, and then rely on certain black surrogates such as yourself to do her leg work for her?

No, President Obama, I don't think we owe you anything. Our debt to you, if we ever had one, is more than paid in full. We stood in line for hours during two elections to ensure that you became, and stayed, a resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

We continued to have your back when other people, to include Hillary Clinton, threw you under the bus.

Truth be told, there are a few executive orders you should be throwing OUR way! Let me know when you're ready to have that discussion! Your debt to the black community is still outstanding. Pardoning some inmates is great and all, but it seems to me there should be at least one or two executive orders directed toward the black community you could have done. 

I think you getting out on the campaign trail for Hillary is great. I think using the line that black people not voting for her is an insult to you is the wrong approach.

It actually stinks of the house Negro telling the field Negroes to go support the mistress or we all are goin' get in trouble, and I'm sure you don't want us to feel like that, Mr. President.

Trust and believe that I'm not the only one who was offended by what you said.

You can't make us love and support Hillary Clinton by turning it into some insult to you. All you can do is make us look at you with a side eye.

Right now I'm side-eyeing the hell out of that personal-insult comment.

The enthusiasm level for Hillary Clinton in the black Community in Florida is swimming with the Tidy Bowl man.

Trust me, as it currently stands, folks will not be standing in line for hours to vote for her.

If You want to get enthusiasm up for Clinton, there are some things that can be done, but coming at us this way isn't one of them. 

Mr. President, you would be far better off sticking to the line that Donald Trump is bad for our community and bad for America. 

Leslie Wimes is founder and president of Women On The Move, and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, www.daawc.com.

Comments

What a dim wit. Her comments on MSNBC yesterday show a complete lack of strategic political thinking. She has managed to corner the opinions of her constituency into a position of 'personas non-gratis' with the DNC. This will do much damage long-term to state and local black politicians when they need to raise funds and develop mailing lists for future races. Where does she think young, 'change' politicians will get start-up resources, the Republicans? You bet, and many will sell out as a result, so we lose. She could have made her points without the self serving 'I told you so' statements and the self promotion.

She needs to speak for herself and not the African American race as a whole. We are voting for Hillary, I don't know where she has been, but PLEASE GO BACK!!!!!!!!

Yes, he could say Trump would be the worst mistake,however, he's facing low turn out for Hillary, and realizes the importance of Her election. the Best Presidents we ever had in my lifetime.You are For The people,not to destroy the Country by Trump.

The media is the real enemy tho. I don't trust their narratives. They are divisive and manipulative. If you don't fact check even the news that you watching, then you're nothing more than a low information voter. And you can tell who they are because their opinions always reflect the divisive rhetoric. These are the useful idiots. Too many low information voters in this country.

She isn't exactly the "positive woman's voice" that she brands herself as. I cannot believe how much she has whined over the fact that Hillary isn't courting her specifically. She should be ashamed of herself for the way she has behaved in this election.

Trump would be a disaster. Period. If he wins, we deserve what we get...and it won't be pretty. You'd better think long and hard about whether you want the next generation to have a country at all.

I totally agree with the thought that we should vote for Hillary, because she will continue Obama's policies, which, as every one except apparently main stream media knows... Obama turned his back on Black America and did for us. Expect more of the same from Hillary and even worse from Trump. Black men cant get a meaningful job and the black family is being destroyed and Obama meanwhile says hes not the President of Black America... Its time for a voting boycott!! visits me at knuday.com or http://knuday.com/?p=95

* we should not vote for * did nothing for us

What did you expect him to do for your specifically? And what have you done for the country that makes you think that you are owed something. YEA, you need Donald to be your President so you can see the difference. Silly Rabbit!!!!!

Donald is running on policies that many are agreeing with, silly rabbit.

Vote Jill not Hill. The Democratic Party is killing us, as is the Republican Party. They are beholden to corporate interests, period, end of story. Obama has done absolutely nothing for black America in 8 years. The democrats are the party of detention and deportation. Vot for the greater good. Voting for the lesser evil (which is not measurable) only gets you EVIL.

The article is not saying that we should vote for Trump and not Hillary. What she is saying is that if we decide to vote for Hillary, it will be because we feel she is the best candidate, not because we owe him [Barack] anything or that it would be an insult to him and his legacy - that is an insulting thing to say. We are all smart enough to understand how important this election is. We do not need to be lead to the polls and told who we need to vote for.

What an ignorant idiotic column. If Donald Trump wins everything the President fought for and actually got passed through a divided Congress will be OVERTURNED. I can only pray that you're not one of the higher ups down there in Florida and just a nobody with very little reach because this is just pure stupidity at its worst. Thinking like this is how we ended up with George Bush, the Iraq War, and the financial market meltdown of 2008. I just saw your quote in Politico and of course they're going to use it to try and cause more panic when there is no. A vote is a vote. Doesn't matter to me if people are "enthusiastic" about Hillary whatever this bs imaginary enthusiasm you claim is necessary for her to win. She IS going to win and its going to be in spite of idiotic regular black americans like yourself. I on the other hand will proudly vote for her because she's intelligent, qualified, has spoken out on several racial issues affecting our community and because Donald Trump shouldn't be anywhere near the nuclear codes. Jesus I can't even believe what I just read. Of course the President should be insulted if we don't have his back. His entire 8 years in office is on the line you fool.

Well said James! People silly statements like she made in this article is pure foolishness and nonsense. I hope people do get excited. She was just on MSNBC, sounding like Trump..the Clinton campaign was wrong and I was right. Is anyone aware that President Obama has been commuting non-violent drug offenders unfair long senetences. I could go on. Under Trump people risk public policy being passed that will set minorities back for years. We all know that much work still need to be done in the minority communities, but to hear people say President Obama has not done anything for minorities is shameful and not truthful.

What many individuals forget is that although we had a Black President, there was only so much he could accomplish with Republican majority in Congress that had made a pact to not allow Obama's policies to move forward. Example: Supreme Court justice. He continues to tell them to their job. Furthermore, President Obama helped move this nation out of one of the worst recessions in History. I know many Blacks who were able to rebound financially over time because of his hard work. I Am One Of Them. Just for the record, Mitch McConnell and John MCCain have stated that they are going to make it difficult for Hillary if she wins. I will be voting for Hillary because her opponent is unqualified and doesn't have the temperment to be President.

I completely agree. Leslie Wimes (sp?) says that Hillary has already blown it (with 6 days to go), and that the black community will probably not support her, speaks very little of the black community. Does the black community, that is so degraded, and stupid, according to Donald Trump, who defines them as all thugs with guns, who walk down the street murdering each other, believe that not voting for Hillary Clinton is a great idea? That is the most insulting and ridiculous premise I've ever heard, AND I'M NOT BLACK. That's about as insulting a point of view as I've ever witnessed from an African American. I completely agree James, a vote for Trump is a vote backward...for blacks, for hispanics, for women...FOR EVERYONE. Donald Trump is the most horrible person ever to run for President. I don't care what were in these emails everyone has wasted too much time talking about. She used the wrong device...SO FREAKIN' WHAT? Has the the United States lost it's collective mind? To even consider voting for Donald Trump is horrifying. We'd all better vote for Hillary Clinton, or we're all going down the toilet.

I completely agree. Leslie Wimes (sp?) says that Hillary has already blown it (with 6 days to go), and that the black community will probably not support her, speaks very little of the black community. Does the black community, that is so degraded, and stupid, according to Donald Trump, who defines them as all thugs with guns, who walk down the street murdering each other, believe that not voting for Hillary Clinton is a great idea? That is the most insulting and ridiculous premise I've ever heard, AND I'M NOT BLACK. That's about as insulting a point of view as I've ever witnessed from an African American. I completely agree James, a vote for Trump is a vote backward...for blacks, for hispanics, for women...FOR EVERYONE. Donald Trump is the most horrible person ever to run for President. I don't care what were in these emails everyone has wasted too much time talking about. She used the wrong device...SO FREAKIN' WHAT? Has the the United States lost it's collective mind? To even consider voting for Donald Trump is horrifying. We'd all better vote for Hillary Clinton, or we're all going down the toilet.

This message is specifically for Black Americans. I happen to be Puerto Rican that was raised in Spanish Harlem, which at the time was completely a Black and Hispanic neighborhood in New York City. Having been raised in the Taft Housing projects I am saying the following for a fact. Obama has destroyed the Black mentality that marriage is between a man and woman. Sadly, Black men today are losing their Black women to Black women. I have seen more Black women with children living with Black women that I have ever seen in my whole life. At present, Blacks who live in the ghetto are just accepting this mentality and constantly walking around with their pants down. Obama is pro-gay and in fact he himself had a relationship with Larry Sinclair Press Conference about Gay Love Affair with Barack Obama FULL MOVIE Obama has destroyed what Black southerners believe that a family structure between a man and woman is what God created. This pothead does not believe in religion or goodness. Bluntly he has not done anything at all for the American Blacks. He is more interested in refugees and Muslims than he is in Black Americans. Blacks, wake up and lets give Donald Trump an opportunity to see if this man can keep his promise to put American Blacks and Hispanics to work and make a brighter future for you and your children. God bless our American Blacks and Hispanics communities. Incidentally I am a democrat, my mother is a democrat and we are all voting for Donald Trump this November.

In New York City, while speaking to a group of investment bankers and hedge fund owners, Donald Trump allegedly declared that if elected, he would revoke the U.S. citizenship of all Puerto Ricans because they are “not part of the American race.

YOU ARE RIGHT ON DARLING. I HOPE AMERICA HEEDS YOUR OPINION AND GETS TO THE POLLS AND VOTES TRUMP! HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN PULL US OUT OF THIS NOSE-DIVE INTO NOTHINGNESS AS A NATION! PLEASE, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, BY VOTING FOR TRUMP, TELL THE WHITE HOUSE DEPLORABLES THAT THEY WILL GET BY WITH TERRIBLE LEADERSHIP NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This message is specifically for Black Americans. I happen to be Puerto Rican that was raised in Spanish Harlem, which at the time was completely a Black and Hispanic neighborhood in New York City. Having been raised in the Taft Housing projects I am saying the following for a fact. Obama has destroyed the Black mentality that marriage is between a man and woman. Sadly, Black men today are losing their Black women to Black women. I have seen more Black women with children living with Black women that I have ever seen in my whole life. At present, Blacks who live in the ghetto are just accepting this mentality and constantly walking around with their pants down. Obama is pro-gay and in fact he himself had a relationship with Larry Sinclair Press Conference about Gay Love Affair with Barack Obama FULL MOVIE Obama has destroyed what Black southerners believe that a family structure between a man and woman is what God created. This pothead does not believe in religion or goodness. Bluntly he has not done anything at all for the American Blacks. He is more interested in refugees and Muslims than he is in Black Americans. Blacks, wake up and lets give Donald Trump an opportunity to see if this man can keep his promise to put American Blacks and Hispanics to work and make a brighter future for you and your children. God bless our American Blacks and Hispanics communities. Incidentally I am a democrat, my mother is a democrat and we are all voting for Donald Trump this November.

I voted for Obama in 2008 and regret every bit of it. Obama promised change and what he gave us was "change in our pockets" and all opportunities to illegal aliens. What happen to us the American Blacks and Hispanics? He gave us no progress at all! We got more welfare and food stamps that's it! It's disgraceful that the democrats come around every four years and give us the same story and go back to their rich homes. Hillary Clinton is a crooked-sick-liar democrat that has greed on her mind. How come Bill Cosby is being indicted and not Bill Clinton who has done even worst things to women? What about the Clinton Foundation that has raised money for the Haitian community disaster but the Clinton have kept the money. The Haitian community have protested this matter in New York City but the main stream media hold back in talking about it. "In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate’s founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative. Laureate has donated between $1 million and $5 million (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton Foundation. Progressive billionaire George Soros is also a Laureate financial backer." What about the 33,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted as secretary of state? You and I would be in jail no questions asked. What about Benhagzi? Hillary Clinton disregarded the call for help and our four Americans were killed.

Stein/Baraka 2016!!! Clinton is a racist, lying, warmonger who doesn't give a f*ck about climate change. She's definitely not better than Trump. She does *worse* than what Trump says while lying through her teeth. Frankly, I think he's just working for her. Vote third party!!!! Get rid of them! It's only throwing your vote away if you vote for Clinton or Trump. Cheers!

just read this article. I'm an African-American who whole heartedly supports Hillary. There's so much I can go in on with regards to this article, but it really is draining. I do not agree with most of this article.

Translation: "yes'm massa, anything you say massa, just don't beat me no mo' massa. I's will do anything you say massa!" Go kiss butt somewhere else fool!!

While I voted for President Obama the last election, I'll be glad to see him go. One of his most dubious legacies will be how he helped to create a great racial divide in our country. We need to all think in terms that we are all AMERICANS without the hyphens (i.e. White -, Black -, Hispanic -, etc.). Personally I am appalled by the choices people have made in our choices to lead the most powerful and influential nation on planet Earth! This includes the 'third party' candidates as well.

Obama doesn't want Hillary as pres. anymore than he wants Trump. Hillary and Obama are joined at the hip by that I mean he gave her an ass whipping in 2008, Bill cut a deal with the devil for 2016. Obama's legacy is in the crapper (Obamacare) Hillary is touting saving Obamacare in return for Obama's vote of confidence and to deliver the black vote for her. She could care less of the ramifications of Obamacare once the set asides disappear in 2017. Do you think that was set up by accident by Obama? No he knew he would be gone and whoever was the next president would have to deal with his cesspool of healthcare ("Abomination") I will guarantee you that his thought process was "we'll blame it on the republicans." The Obama administration and the Clintons have put the chains of entitlements on the black vote and a vote for her is tantamount to voting for your own submission. This writer believes that the goal of Hillary is to subjugate the entire country by sending us into a perpetual economic tailspin.

60% approval rating. So much for your opinion.

You say it's a two choice between Hillary and Donald. Please check out other candidates running for president, like Jill Stein of the Green Party whose running mate for Vice President is the only non-white candidate this term and a civil rights track record to boot.

I could do that if I could stomach what the Green Party represents. There is a bright YOUNG man running for Mayor of Baltimore (where I live) under the Green Party banner. I love him. I HATE the party. you apparently hold a different opinion of the party. That is how I am castin my vote. I am not voting for the candidate. I am voting for what the party represents. Additionally, unfortunately, I also sincerely believe that when we vote for any third party candidate; we are in essence giving a vote away. THIS election; it will probably be a vote FOR KKKillary. This really is just mho. Nothing more.

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