The idea that a half-black President would better race relations in this country and put forth an agenda that would significantly include assisting black Americans here has always been laughable. Especially when you consider that it was morally bankrupt, white, social liberals who mostly financed the Obama campaign back in 2008 and 2012 (which in turn led to his upset election wins over Hillary Clinton/John McCain and Mitt Romney)--a sanctimonious legion who knew that they could cleverly appease Black Americans (a huge voting bloc) by fronting a half-black man as POTUS, while niftily turning the country into a Godless nation.
That said, as white Americans are doing better (while blacks are doing far worse) since Obama became POTUS in '08, it's funny that Black Americans continue to drench themselves in the complete naivete that Barack Obama actually cares about their needs. So while Obama, who almost never speaks openly about race (all the while the black teen jobless rate reached a staggering 39.3 percent in July 2012, while black unemployment has gotten worse under Obama), has no problem making personal calls and congratulating blacks who choose to serve the devil (i.e. "gay" NBA player Jason Collins, but not Trayvon Martin's parents), the idea that he's lost any sleep over Martin being dead is ludicrous (Oh, but he'll throw the blacks another bone and get right on that DOJ investigation into Zimmerman with the quickness....right):
America’s been waiting five years to hear more from President Barack Obama on race.
The waiting continues.
Trayvon Martin is dead and George Zimmerman was found not guilty — leaving many looking to the president to lead the thoughtful, national conversation about black-white relations they thought was promised in his 2008 campaign speech on race.Yes, there’s a double standard. No previous president has been asked so often for his personal feelings on race. But for the first black president, that double standard is part of his life, and of his presidency. And black leaders say that, especially after last year’s election, the time has come to deliver more than what he has so far.
“The president is now in his second term. Because of the Voting Rights Act and the Trayvon Martin case” and the disproportionately greater impact on the black community from the recession, said National Urban League President Marc Morial, “I think that the table is set for the president to think about how he can address these issues not just in words, but renew some of the issues that he’s championed.”
For Morial, that means Obama, with the help of Congress, taking back up the JOBS Act and gun control legislation, and, in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, doing so explicitly in the context of race.
Some older black leaders admit a sense of resignation after years of disappointment. Though Obama’s expected to be asked to elaborate in a series of interviews with Spanish language television stations scheduled for Tuesday, they haven’t heard much from the president since the Florida jury returned Saturday night, and they weren’t expecting to.
“It’s not unusual for the president to avoid ‘black’ and ‘race’ and ‘poverty,’ but we’re pretty much satisfied with his statement as it relates to the Zimmerman verdict,” said Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.).RELATED: Barack Obama could have saved Trayvon Martin
But given the amount of attention the case got in the news and in protests since the verdict means to Obama’s close supporters, he may have a new chance now to seize control of the conversation in a way he hasn’t to date.
“This is an opportunity for us not to kick the can down the road again, and I think it’s a chance for the president to get larger than the regular politics and the racial riffs would dictate,” said Cornell Belcher, an African-American and a pollster who worked on both of Obama’s presidential campaigns. “It’s an opportunity to create an understanding. A lot of white America doesn’t seem to understand the hurt that’s in the African-American community today.”