Must-see video: Chicago ‘blactivists’ tell Obama ‘Just quit’

Make no mistake. Despite a drop-off in polling numbers among Barack Obama’s most ardent support group, blacks, he still enjoys a ridiculously high approval rating among this demographic. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week, only(!) 78% of blacks now support Obama’s job performance. That is down from 88% in June and 93%  in April.

This is not to suggest that some blacks aren’t waking up and smelling the hot chocolate. Writing at Independent Journal Review, Caleb Howe reports that “blactivists” (black activists) in Obama’s adopted hometown were less than enthusiastic about his presidency following Tuesday’s State of the Union address:

Rebel Pundit has released video of those reactions, including remarks from J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Joe Watkins, Founder of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender), and Mark Carter, of V.O.T.E., among other activists.

Mark Carter commented, “We’d be better off with you cutting off your presidency right now. Just quit.”

Obama’s blame game is not selling, with Fleming saying “the reason why our economy is dying is because the President’s approach as always is to place blame.”

Mark Carter adds “In Chicago, there are no Republicans, no tea partiers,” clearly putting local and national hardships squarely on Democrats’ shoulders.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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