Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Obama Bus Tour Frustrates Rep. Waters

During a recent town meeting held by Rep. Waters (D-CA) questioned, "We don't know what the strategy is. We don't know why on this trip that he's in the United States now, he's not in any black communities." President Obama has been on a Midwest bus tour to hold several town hall meetings on the state of the economy in predominately white communities. As a matter of fact if you look at the pictures from the tour one would be hard pressed to find any minorities at all.

President Obama is not dumb as he realizes that if he is going to get re-elected in 2012 he needs the white vote that appears to be slipping away from him. Note to Rep. Waters, President Obama has neglected the black community because he knows you'd never vote against him in the next election. Are you ready to vote for a guy that has enacted policies that has driven up unemployment in the black community to 15.9%? Or are you going to take President Obama up on his offer he made to Diane Sawyer?

While Detroit burns President Obama is going on vacation in Martha's Vineyard among the elite's of America. Prior to ending the bus tour President Obama has stated he will be announcing his plan to get America back to work after Labor Day weekend; we have waited over two years for this so what is a few more weeks? But I digress, as the Congressional Black Caucus is growing frustrated with President Obama and his choice of locations on the bus tour. In case Rep. Water missed it I will say it again: The strategy employed by the bus tour is to engage the White vote that polls show is slipping away while assuming that blacks will vote for re-election no matter what he does.