President Obama Says Black Vote ‘Not As Solid As It Needs To Be’
President Obama is not playing with us—he believes that the “African-American vote right now is not as solid as it needs to be, says Politico.
“I’m going to be honest with you right now, because we track, we’ve got early voting, we’ve got all kinds of metrics to see what’s going on, and right now, the Latino vote is up. Overall vote is up. But the African-American vote right now is not as solid as it needs to be,” Obama said in an interview on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” on Thursday.
POTUS stressed that he needs us to be excited about this election and carry on his legacy by voting for Hillary Clinton.
“I know that a lot of people in the barber shops and the beauty salons and, you know, in the neighborhoods who are saying to themselves, ‘Well, you know, we love Barack. We especially love Michelle. And so it was exciting and now we’re not excited as much,’” the president said.
“You know what? I need everybody to understand that everything we’ve done is dependent on me being able to pass the baton to somebody who believes in the same things that I believe in. So if you really care about my presidency and what we’ve accomplished, then you are going to go and vote.”
A few polls have shown that early voting among African-American are down compared to 2012.
Huh? Ga. Governor Rants About ‘Colored People’ in Speech
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal gave a racially problematic speech to educators on Wednesday night.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Deal went off script when talking about those who oppose Amendment 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to temporarily take control of so called failing public schools.
He said, “The irony of some of the groups who are opposing doing something to help these minority children is beyond my logic,” while referring to the NAACP. He continued, “If you want to advance the state of colored people, start with their children.”
Deal later backtracked on his comments, saying, “I did not mean to insult anyone, but I was upset.”
And when asked why he said “colored people,” he replied: “Well, I think I misspoke in that I didn’t use the entire name of the organization. I don’t think I misspoke in terms of where I think they should be on this issue.”
“Because it’s in their name. It was in the organization’s name, I think my mistake was I didn’t use their whole name.”
Donations Pour In For Black Church Burned, Vandalized With ‘Vote Trump
People around the nation are sending money to support a Black church in Greenville, Mississippi that was burned and vandalized with graffiti that read “Vote Trump” the Huffington Post noted.
A GoFundMe account was created Wednesday morning to help fund the necessary repairs to the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. While the goal was set for $10,000, within hours, more than a whopping $26,000 was raised.
The fundraising page read: “The animus of this election cycle combined with the potent racial history of burning black churches as a political symbol makes this event something we must not ignore.“
It added: “Can we do this? Can we help show the world, the country, and most importantly, the churchgoers of Hopewell Baptist that we, as a society, are better than this?”
Yes, we can and did do it!
Evening Minute: President Obama Says Black Vote ‘Not As Solid As It Needs To Be’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com