Shortly after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster, monosyllabic rapper Kanye West stated that then-president George Bush didn’t “care about black people”. In so doing, West became the darling of the left, who were all too happy to attribute any perceived relief-effort inaction by Bush to his supposed “dislike” of blacks. If inaction equals a lack of caring, then how are we to interpret Barack Obama’s treatment of blacks during the entirety of his first term?
On July 31, 2012, Obama made yet another fundraising trip to New York in his never-ending quest to line his campaign coffers. Oh, there have been a few diversions along the way, such as his recent visit to Colorado for photo ops with the lily-white survivors of the Batman movie massacre. But no such diversions or shows of sympathy have crept into Obama’s busy, money-making schedule when it comes to the escalating slaughter of black children across our nation.
After meeting with the white Colorado survivors, an opportunely-religious Obama was even moved to quote scripture:
“Scripture says that ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more. Neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.’ And when you have an opportunity to visit with families who have lost their loved ones — as I described to them, I come to them not so much as president as I do as a father and as a husband…., but that my main task was to serve as a representative of the entire country and let them know that we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day, and that the awareness that not only all of America but much of the world is thinking about them might serve as some comfort” (Transcript of Obama Remarks After Hospital Visit).
How stirring! Obama seeks to give comfort and support as a “father” figure when the victims are white, yet he’s curiously silent when the victims are black.
On August 1, 2012, one day after Obama’s money-grubbing New York visit, four-year-old Lloyd Christopher Morgan, Jr. — an innocent child caught in the crossfire at a Bronx basketball game — was eulogized at Harlem’s Mt. Neboh Baptist Church. The sight of his small, white coffin was heart-wrenching, and Rev. Al Sharpton offered an eloquent, tear-jerking eulogy. But although many politicians – including nearly all of NY’s mayoral aspirants — were present at the services, America’s first black president was not.
Obama was obviously far too busy to attend little Lloyd’s funeral. According to his official August 1 schedule released by the White House, he had a hectic day that included an 11:40 am campaign stop in Mansfield, Ohio; a 3:35 pm campaign stop in Akron, Ohio, and… well… nothing else. He was scheduled to arrive back at the White House at 6:30 pm. Whew! What a grueling day.
Some might ask why he didn’t attend the murdered child’s funeral after shilling for votes in Ohio – the funeral service began at 7:00pm and lasted past 9:00 pm – but we can’t expect Obama to inconvenience himself in that manner. After all, it wasn’t as if there were any campaign dollars to be collected at Mt. Neboh Church, so why delay his dinner schedule at the White House just to see an innocent black baby laid to rest? And I’m sure it never crossed Obama’s mind to actually speak at the baby’s funeral in the hope of changing the mind of even one savage gang member; if Obama himself is not directly benefitted, then why bother to act?
Of course, Obama could have paid a visit to little Lloyd’s grieving parents, Shianne Marie Norman and Lloyd Christopher Morgan, Sr., the night before the funeral (he was, after all, mere minutes away, lining his pockets to the tune of $2.4 million dollars from New York’s elite). But apparently he does not feel the need to quote scripture or play the “father” figure when the victims of gun violence are black.
And nowhere do those black victims abound in greater numbers than in Obama’s hometown of Chicago. According to a recent CBS Evening news report, during the first six months of 2012, there were 275 murders in Chicago — an astonishing (and sickening) amount of bloodshed in only one city. But no sympathy or “fatherly” support has been forthcoming from Barack Obama for Chicago’s black victims. Not one visit to console the parents of even the littlest among them, like seven-year-old Heaven Sutton who was killed trying to dodge gang gunfire that erupted while she was selling snow cones.
Obama’s silence on the wholesale slaughter of black children by black men is both disgusting and inexplicable. After all, he is slavishly devoted to gay issues, gives lip service to Jewish issues, did cartwheels to show support for Sandra Fluck (and, by extension, other white women) on the issue of free birth control and is vocal on Hispanic immigration issues. Yet he stands mute on what should be the most important issue of the day – the daily shootings and murders of innocent children. This should never be tolerated in America. That it is not only tolerated but tacitly accepted — or at the very least ignored — by a president whose children “look like” these young victims is a national disgrace.
Here at CBN we have repeatedly highlighted the 2010 Centers for Disease Control report on the leading cause of death for black male children ages 12 to 19. That cause is HOMICIDE! Obama has failed to address this statistic, just as he has failed to address staggering black unemployment.
After the release of the June Jobs report showing the creation of only 80,000 new jobs, Obama inexplicably stated that the jobs picture was a “step in the right direction.” REALLY?! That same report showed black unemployment at 14.4 percent and black teen unemployment at 44 percent. 44 percent!!! Black unemployment was 12.6 percent when Obama took office (for black teens it was 36.5). So how are we to interpret his claim that a rise of nearly 10 percent unemployment among his most loyal constituency is a “step in the right direction?”
If the incessant murders of black children and staggering black unemployment are Obama’s idea of the “right direction,” then it is inarguable that he simply doesn’t care about black people. So, the obvious question is: Why do they continue to blindly support him?