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POLITICAL STORM: Rep. Maxine Waters SAYS The Tea Party Can "Go To Hell" & BLASTS President Obama For Ignoring Blacks

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is fed up and she is ready to put President Obama on blast for ignoring his Black base and saying what she really thinks about the Tea Party (which includes them going to HELL!). 

 

Get the deets on what Rep. Waters is saying that has made her a trending topic on Twitter inside....

While you were watching Tami and Meeka get it in on "Basketball Wives," another outspoken African American woman became a trending topic on Twitter as she has become one of President Obama's most vocal critics while also taking on the Tea Party (which most political folks are afraid to do). A political sh*tstorm has ensued.

During a recent jobs summit at Inglewood High School in California, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) made headlines when she blasted the Tea Party and said they could all go to hell.  This was viewed as an insult and the sound bite went viral, making Maxine vulnerable to attack from the right wing.  But as usual....they missed the point.  

When Rep. Waters said "Go To Hell" it was just a "different" way of saying "Please come visit our neighborhood."  Because as most folks in her district would tell you, the crime is rampant, unemployment is high and people are walking around saying "Yes We Can't" not "Yes We Can."  Welcome to hell.....where many unemployed Blacks live.

But Rep. Waters didn't stop there.  At a Congressional Black Caucus town hall in Detroit, she also attacked President Obama for his bus tour through the Midwest, which didn't stop through any neighborhoods which resembled Downtown LA, Detroit, Newark, NJ or the host of other chocolate areas hard hit by the economy.

"We're getting tired y'all," she said. "We want to give him every opportunity. But our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. ... When you let us know it is time to let go, we'll let go."

She also said,

"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," she said.

 

And a host of other high profile Blacks like Cornel West and Tavis Smiley have joined in and questioned President Obama's committment to the Black community...or lack thereof. 

So what do you think about what Rep. Waters said?  Was it a good thing that she invited the right wing to visit "hell" to see how the economy has destroyed her district?  Or was she being disrespectful of President Obama when she questioned his absence with respect to Black areas?  Speak on it.....

 

Watch Maxine Waters tell the Tea Party where exactly they can go:

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First off i am sixteen years

First off i am sixteen years old and the one thing i am most tired of hearing is Obama haven't done anything for African Americans. I'm African american and i believe he has made plenty of changes just because they haven't changed the way we wanted them to doesn't mean hes not trying. If people would stop bringing out the race card maybe society would be a lot easier. The reason their are not any jobs is because years ago many of you should remember she shipped jobs to other countries. Also in fact that we complain that we don't have a money left where is all that money that our parents or as i should say adults pay go. Most definitively not towards schools because every year their are budget cuts. Obama is doing a wonderful job hes no miracle worker its takes eight years to fix a huge mess up you should know bush arnold schwarzenegger and other people have messed it up too. If this maxine water was so perfect and she doesn't like what obama is doing how about she put her self in his position for 4 years and see how hard it is. obama has been hit with every low blow name calling etc and he is still surviving through it. i realize that now that i'm older nothings going to be giving to you in life you have to work hard for it and that's what he is trying to do. Communities in la watts Compton what ever are bad because were to lazy to step up and clean it up we expect someone else to do the mess we created. I'm standing by obama side all the way because when 2012 hits a believe he deserve every chance he can get if we just believe in him.
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is perplexed as to why President Obama has not been campaigning in any black neighborhoods. I'm not sure why she can't see it. The reason is extraordinarily obvious: he doesn't have to. The President's schedule is packed. Between golf, fund raising and vacations, there isn't much time left over. So when he embarks on tours he wants to make sure he's addressing the independents that are going to be the difference between re-election and a pink slip. There are few, if any, independents in the black neighborhoods. He already has a 90% approval rating there so there's no one to persuade. When will the President swing by her district? A prediction: when he needs campaign money or right before the election to make sure they get out and vote.
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is perplexed as to why President Obama has not been campaigning in any black neighborhoods. I'm not sure why she can't see it. The reason is extraordinarily obvious: he doesn't have to. The President's schedule is packed. Between golf, fund raising and vacations, there isn't much time left over. So when he embarks on tours he wants to make sure he's addressing the independents that are going to be the difference between re-election and a pink slip. There are few, if any, independents in the black neighborhoods. He already has a 90% approval rating there so there's no one to persuade. When will the President swing by her district? A prediction: when he needs campaign money or right before the election to make sure they get out and vote.
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i'm BLACK..and i'm tired of

i'm BLACK..and i'm tired of BLACK people always complaining about something..just cause he is 1/2 BLACK doesn't mean nada...he don't owe NOBODY ish..he's the president not a miracle worker...i'm sure he is doing what he is supposed to do and trying his best to please everybody..but thats impossible for anyone to do...just cause you not getting what you want doesn't mean that he is ignoring black people. shut the hell up
Anonymous's picture

I so agree on what your

I so agree on what your saying! Just another woman who thinks that just cause were woman we can influence everyones opinion on the media. And ignoring blacks? That opens pandora's box for everyone to say something now.
Krissy's picture

Well Said!

Well Said!
Angela Wright's picture

man, this b**** need to shut

man, this b**** need to shut the hell up..
Anonymous's picture

Really reading these comments

Really reading these comments and hearing what the congresswoman is saying are true but hurtful.... Im a hard worker in my twenties and it's hard to make ends meet Im trying but it just feels like as a black community we steadily go down,down down.... It makes me sad to hear the comments to where tears are forming.... All I want is the best for minorities, all Im asking for is an open door for oppurtunities without having to go into serious debt while making it..... And its oh so sad to see us minorities down eachother and for what for nothing. I hope the best for each one of you both the negative and positive. Hopefully the lord will see us for who we are at heart and not for some of the nastiness I see on here. Man we all need to do better.... :(
Na'Sean's picture

This is my main problem with

This is my main problem with Black people in general, if one is in power, it's not an automatic solution to all the problems, or President will separately cut a FAT check for African Americans or Obama should start solving all the problems in Kenya. My earlier comments was specifically saying, do your part, don't always point fingers. In addition to that, if African Americans feel abandoned, why don't Cornel West, Travis Smiley, Maxine Waters, many others come up with strategies, ideas, solutions, and maybe present it to the president, that's more effective than just going around running your mouth. This is just his first term, he has a lot on his plate. A lot of times, 2nd term, is when a president gets to do more. Obama's job right now is to fix and continue what Bush started. Give him a break, and pray for him. All I know is, Politics is a dirty game, and all politicians play the game, maybe more than others. I don't see any candidate doing a better job than what he's doing right now. All I know is, every new person will come in and PROMISE, I'm better than this guy but the truth is, you are doing the same thing because there's a policy, government rules/regulations, protocol, that you still have to follow for both parties. To think of it, that's the reason you have govenor, mayors, council members, so Obama is not solely responsible for what is going in your state, just because he's Black. Oh, he's not black enough, then he had to re emphased how he's black, and inviting every black person and their mama to the white house. Oh, he's asked about every black issue in the community and I will say he's been handling well. What else do you guys want? Black people learn to be more appreciative, and be unified.
Anon's picture

@ Tee You are absolutely

@ Tee You are absolutely right!! Those that truly have clarity will resonate on what you have just said!!!
Anonymous's picture

"We don't know what the

"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," she said. He's not in any Black communities, because he knows he'll ALWAYS get a pass from you people! He can bomb Africa - Cote d'Ivoire and Libya - for the French, and you'll stand idly by and do nothing. He can put forth economic and culture-based incentives to help all other groups, and ignore Black people in America because he KNOWS that you're just grateful to have his black face in the White House and will make excuses for him! So don't pretend and feign surprise when he continually ignores you! Please. You deserve exactly what you're getting (or rather not getting) from him, because you all sit there and just hoop and holla when he smiles, shows his teeth, or his wife wears the right outfit. You're pathetic as a generation, seriously, and a shame to your fighting and UNITED ancestors who came before you. You all have been truly dominated. If Whites knew that all they had to do to make Black people everywhere submit was put a black person in the whitehouse, they would've done it a long time ago! Now they know!
Anonymous's picture

As a Jewish male, I voted for

As a Jewish male, I voted for President Obama. I was convinced, he was the best person for the job, which I still think he is. He's doing a decent job. However, the economy could be better, will take time. My advice to whites, blacks, hispanics, asians, is to read and enlighten themselves about how the system/government really works, and you will be amazed how it is far from what the public think. I will love to be enlightened on how the President is ignoring Black people in America, and give me three significant examples, as to why you have this opinion. Many people were happy, they thought Obama will solve all the problems that Bush apparently caused, some thought this is a big step to stop racism/discrimination and finally the world will see America as a unified country ,it's not as racist as it's portrayed. Years later, all the hype is gone. Conservatives criticize him for being too liberal, liberals criticize him for not liberal enough, he's too lenient, he's a pushover, he doesn't know what he's doing which comes with the territory. I became curious when I heard and read about more Black people who adamantly said they will not vote for Obama 2012. Why? because he hasn't done anything for Black people. Someone mentioned that he can bomb Africa and he can put forth economic and culture based incentives to help all other groups except Black people. I must have missed it when he did that. If Bush or McCain bombed Libya, so that automatically makes him a racist? Now, it's a black president, he doesn't care about his people. What I find quite interesting is Black people wanted a black president, dream came true but he's not black enough and ignoring his people. Minorities wanted someone they can relate to, they got it but he's just like his other colleagues in the White House he doesn't understand them, and some of us think he's not supporting us Jews enough. My conclusion is, it sounds like people are asking for the same face, and boss subconsciously, someone we feel more comfortable with because he looks like us and for blacks, someone other than black that seems nice because they don't trust their own people.
steve's picture

@ It sounds like people are

@ It sounds like people are asking for the same face, and boss subconsciously....DAMN. Ain't neva seen in my life, unrealistic expectation put on one person. He ain't no Jesus. everybody trying to get rid of him. I guess we back to square one....people all want the old white man. there's a white superiority going on. whites only trust their own people, we black people trust, fear, and respect white people than our own people. Nobody talks down on their own people like we do. Trust me, when a black person is in power, it means hell from black people. I deal with it everyday at my job. So, I don't think we will ever be able to stop until we start dealing with our mindset. All a white man has to do is pretend like he like us, then we are at his feet worshipping him. Clinton plays saxophone on Arsenio Hall show, oh, he a brotha. Hang in there, Mr President, Obama 2012.
Jamal's picture

as a black man it hurts to

as a black man it hurts to read the truth as you completely told it.....
Big Ant's picture

Something needs to be done on

Something needs to be done on a state level first to address black unemployment. Most states have banned affirmative action at this point which takes back the gains blacks made in the 90s. I know that in my state of Fla one of the first things former gov. Jeb Bush did after elected was to eliminate affirm action which has def affected black employment in fla. The sad fact is the playing field is still not level in America and there is an aversion to hiring blacks which is why something must be done on the state level to revisit these issues. An example of the severe hiring inequality that still prevails is a recent study done that had whites with felonies and blacks with a clear record interview for the same job. Although both had the same qualifications guess who was hired most? Thats right, the white felon won out over the law abiding negro. So, you see that its not a handout that is sought, equal treatment is needed in order to keep our race from a further plunge from grace. TG
tg's picture

Something needs to be done on

Something needs to be done on a state level first to address black unemployment. Most states have banned affirmative action at this point which takes back the gains blacks made in the 90s. I know that in my state of Fla one of the first things former gov. Jeb Bush did after elected was to eliminate affirm action which has def affected black employment in fla. The sad fact is the playing field is still not level in America and there is an aversion to hiring blacks which is why something must be done on the state level to revisit these issues. An example of the severe hiring inequality that still prevails is a recent study done that had whites with felonies and blacks with a clear record interview for the same job. Although both had the same qualifications guess who was hired most? Thats right, the white felon won out over the law abiding negro. So, you see that its not a handout that is sought, equal treatment is needed in order to keep our race from a further plunge from grace. TG
Ana's picture

Something needs to be done on

Something needs to be done on a state level first to address black unemployment. Most states have banned affirmative action at this point which takes back the gains blacks made in the 90s. I know that in my state of Fla one of the first things former gov. Jeb Bush did after elected was to eliminate affirm action which has def affected black employment in fla. The sad fact is the playing field is still not level in America and there is an aversion to hiring blacks which is why something must be done on the state level to revisit these issues. An example of the severe hiring inequality that still prevails is a recent study done that had whites with felonies and blacks with a clear record interview for the same job. Although both had the same qualifications guess who was hired most? Thats right, the white felon won out over the law abiding negro. So, you see that its not a handout that is sought, equal treatment is needed in order to keep our race from a further plunge from grace. TG
tg's picture

No doubt, African Americans

No doubt, African Americans are just SIMPLY LAZY. They just want President Obama to hand them social security checks. The obamas are educators who worked hard to get to where they are now, so they are not enablers. If I recall clearly, Obama was sworn in as the President of America, not NAACP. Cornel West, Travis Smiley, and Maxine Waters are examples of intelligence does not equal COMMON SENSE. Also, why many African Americans don't hold a lot of corporate jobs, and why it took the son of an African immigrant to be the first black president. It takes no brainer to know that the economy has nothing to do with race. Everyone is losing their jobs everywhere, but of course it will affect minorities more esp blacks. But, it's not Obama's fault that an average African American does not hold a college degree. They will rather stay home on their lazy butts, getting high on weed, running the streets or be some aspiring entertainer who's only income is from food stamps, and their disability checks when there's nothing clearly wrong with their legs. It's not Obama's fault that your only accomplishment in life is being a babyfather/babymother. Who is it to blame for your stupid choices in life. Instead of always loud, obnoxious, running your big mouths, go back to school and be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, accountants, where you can have a stable job with good income that even when laid off, you have some savings. It's not Obama's fault that many immigrants come here to compete with whites and African Americans are still behind. So, STOP with the excuse and STOP PLAYING THE RACE CARD. So, apparently, first black president, BILL CLINTON is the only president who helped blacks and is better for this position. Clinton was able to do what he did because the economy was decent...no wars. Blacks are so gullible. GO GET EDUCATED During Bush, i don't remember whites ganging up on him like they are doing now to Obama. Whites have always been successful at putting blacks against each other and blacks are stupid enough to fall for their tactic all the time, I'm not an Obama supporter but I do admire them. Although, I'm an independent voter, I hate when people speak out of their emotions and not their brain.
Anon's picture

@ Anon i'm not sure which

@ Anon i'm not sure which lazy blks u know but u might wanna stop making generalized statements if ur trying to be taken seriously. Secondly social security checks r not handouts! I'm not sure if u just don't know the way the system works but when u work the gov't takes money from ur paychecks & puts it away 4 u to begin collecting once u turn 65 yrs old. So it's basically ur money that there giving back 2 u. Like seriously dude! The economy and race always goes hand n hand. Anytime u have a busted economy the ppl who feel it worst are minorities. I don't know who told you otherwise. There are plenty of blks who are doctors, lawyers, engineers and accountants who are laid off & having to be told that they are over qualified 4 jobs that pay way less then their previous job. So now what. How far do u think savings can take u when u've been unemployed for 2+ yrs. There are plenty of blks who are as u say going to get educated & graduate & still can't find jobs. Nobody playing the race card these are cold hard facts. Clearly from reading ur comments ur speaking from an emotion of disdain towards African Americans. So I don't know what temerity u have to tell others not to speak out of their emotions.
truth advocate's picture

While I m going to excuse

While I m going to excuse your statements (wildly overgeneralization- not rooted in any proof and being a hyprocrite - speaking from one emotion and not their brain) as being a result of ignorance of your limited vatange point. So debating the over generalizations of your statement just seem more daunting then useful. However one thing that caught my eye was "Instead of always loud, obnoxious, running your big mouths, go back to school and be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, accountants, where you can have a stable job with good income that even when laid off, you have some savings." Despite many of these blacks are suffering the same plights of unemployment as the one you describe with bigger loans to pay and no income". So unless you plan offering a solution than a convlouded nacarassitc point of view , thank just keep it moving please.
Anonymous's picture

Something tells me you're

Something tells me you're Nigerian. If you are, we're fully aware that your government is collaborating with the US, in exchange for oil. The US has Nigeria and Ghana in their POCKET. And Nigerians already are STILL killing each other, Yoruba against Hausa, Hausa against Igbo, Igbo against Yoruba and Hausa. You can't stop killing each other, hundreds if not thousands of you are killed by each other, not by whites, every month. So if you can't even get along with each other, no one expects you to go to another country and get along with the Black people your predatory asses see as competition in the US. You're pathetic, and hopefully African-Americans will come to finally wise up, and stop giving you the hands up, when you turn around and spit on them for helping you and fighting for opportunities for YOU. No wonder Africans hate Nigeria so damn much.
Anonymous's picture

Excuse me? You make

Excuse me? You make absolutely no sense. Africa is a divided continent, so of course there will always be tribal wars because in each country there are about 150 languages. Pre colonial, countries in Africa used to be one until the Europeans came in, thought dividing Africa will be better. When I speak like that, does it mean every single African American is lazy? No, because if that's the case we won't have the likes of Martin Luther King, Michelle Obama, Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Madame C.J Walker, Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B Dubois, and many prominent successful African Americans. When i say, no doubt, African Americans are lazy, yeah, physically also mentally. I'm speaking of the average African American, that I know can do better than what they are doing. The essence of the civil rights movement, fighting against discrimination/racism is not only for the whites, it's also for blacks to work harder, do their part, and take full responsibility for some things. So, I don't need a round of applause or people to agree with me. The truth is the truth. What does killing each other in Nigeria have to do with this? By the way, a lot of the killings happening in Nigeria has to do with religion and power. Muslims against Christians, a specific tribe against another tribe, which is bound to happen since the elected president is a christian and from a different tribe. I don't mix my emotions up with the truth. Africans hate Nigerians so much? What a shocker. Hatred is nothing new when it comes to Blacks, that's a lifestyle for some. Most Africans I see on university campuses, jobs, everywhere, and some of the well known Africans are from Nigeria or Ghana, so the same people who has put Africa on the map will be the most hated on. Period. Like President Obama is not getting enough heat already for everything. He's muslim, he supports terrorism, and then when he killed Bin Laden, he didn't do this or that. My point is there's a difference between constructive criticism and being sentimental and make everything about race. President Obama will not resolve the issue of racism, this is something that will go on for years.
Anon's picture

This rant about getting

This rant about getting educated and stop playing the race card was clearly written by a super ignorant person. I'd go as far as saying it was written by some small minded, racist, white person, but being that the article is on this website, it could very well be a self loathing black person. Ignorance need not be addressed too seriously but I'll say a few thngs. Clearly this person has no grasp on the social injustices that to this day plague blacks and our communities. Our school systems are broken, due to lack of funding and frankly, state and government interest. Unemployment is rampant in our community. Become a docotor or a lawyer?? Oh yeah thats easy... so how exactly are we to send our kids to schools good enough to prepare them for university, followed by more years of med school. Clearly this person, is NOT educated, or they would understand the factors that go into success. They would understand the "Blauner hypothesis" which is a perfect, explination (as well as actual sociological fact) for why blacks are in the position they are in, in this country, and they would understand that the only thing that rant did was expose them as racist, ignorant and uneducated. Here's what I loved the most though! They finished with "I hate when people speak out of their emotions and not their brains". Clearly this biggot is too dumb to see that his/her rant hardly qualifes as using their brain when it is full of such flawed, and inacurate ideas, but it does show their emotions as a hate-mongering, ignorant, racist asshole! Sadly, much of America is like this.
J's picture

Yeah, there is social

Yeah, there is social injustice and I am very aware of that, and all the reasons why African Americans are in the current position in this country. What you also fail to accept is, THE TRUTH HURTS!!! Can we say more excuses and being in a state of denial? The rights given to African Americans now is nothing compared to 20 or 30 years ago. There will never be a moment of silence.....hmmmm, putting racism/injustice to rest. It's gradual. There is definitely lack of funding for minority. I went to a predominately African American/hispanic public high school. I worked my butt off to get to where I am despite all the inconveniences. I went out of my way to study for SAT, with the limited resources that was available. When teachers see your effort, some are willing to help. I remembered, when myself, and some few hispanics, Asians stayed after school to study together and get all the help we could get while other black students made fun of me that i was doing too much. So, it was no surprise when I became the salututorian, and another hispanic girl was the valedictorian and we both got accepted to UC on a full scholarship. So, I'm speaking from experience. I grew up in a bad neighborhood, in that same neighborhood, you will have doctors, lawyers, and also losers. Life is about choices. Yes, there is social injustice/discrimination against blacks. However, there will never be a utopia world. You have to work with what you have. I hear too many complaints from some African American, with no actions, and it's getting OLD AND TIRING. How is what Maxine, Travis or Cornell doing going to inspire to push President to help more? There's a way to go about it that is more effective. What people have done for years is yelling out racist, white people don't like black people, give us back what you stole, some successful blacks are being uncle Tom, and not helping enough. Yeah, there might be some truth but that is not helping the main and the root of the problem. When African Americans speak of racism/injustice, it's starting to sound like bunch of GIBBERISH, because talking is what has been done for years.
Anon's picture

I am going to CO SIGN on Anon

I am going to CO SIGN on Anon big time! I couldn't have said it better! But I am going to add the following points: 1) Obama is not Jesus Christ; he does not perform miracles! 2) If you have high crime rate in black communities who is to blame for that? BLACK PEOPLE! You do not see a white person or Chinese coming to kill some black people in Watts!It is black on black crime; we destroy our own communities because that is what we do best-SELF SABOTAGE!. 3) We need to take responsibility for all the choices we make in life-good or bad. We chose to be in gangs, we chose to sell drugs or other get rich quick schemes, we chose to drop out of school, we chose to have multiple kids on welfare, we chose to have fucked up work ethics, we chose to live beyond our means, we chose to have bad credit, we chose to be lazy, we chose not to raise our kids, we chose not to vote, we chose to play the victim, we chose to believe that we can't do shit to get us out of our present situations, we chose to sit there waiting for a hand out, we chose to be so damn negative and combative all the time, we chose to depend on affirmative action privileges rather than our won capabilities, we chose not to recognize the power we have to change our destiny! 4) I do not blame Obama for taking a bus tour aka campaigning in the Midwest; he is looking for votes, swing votes to be exact! A large number of blacks do not vote anyway and the you have some who would just give him blind allegiance because he is black-nothing to do with his politics! -I remember during the 2008 elections , it was mostly caucasians liberals and moderates who were campaigning hard for Obama; where were you people? If you want to be hear, you better be proactive! Maybe you need to get some tea party wacko as your next president for you to wake up from your coma! And you think Bush did not care for black people ala kanye West, wait till you get Palin or Buchman! 5) You want to see change in the black communities, you start by changing yourself! Go for further education, VOTE, travel, get out of your little box-try new things especially those "white" things, get involved in you community enrichment programs, get educated on the important social, economic and political issues-do not wait for Maxine Waters, Tavis Smiley or even Obama to tell you how to think, , STOP THE VIOLENCE, STOP HAVING THOSE BABIES THAT YOU CAN'T AFFORD, YOU EDUCATED BLACK WOMEN, HARD WORKING SISTERS STOP HOOKING UP WITH LOSER BLACK MEN JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT THE "BLACK LOVE EXPERIENCE" if you are going places better chose a mate that can see and support your vision and not the one who would knock you down or bring you back to square one! I have seen you sisters settling! It makes me so freaking mad! And stop complaining that all the good black men are taken by white/latino women! Wake up! Black men were not made for your benefit! 6) We need to learn how to be the masters of our own destinies! The Koreans, the Chinese, the Africans, the Indians understand this very well. They would never accept hand outs as a permanent solution. They came here for a purpose; they always have their eyes on the prize! How does a Korean woman sets up a successful hair shop in Watts? How does an Nigerian man straight off the boat manage to drive a taxi in New York City with the ultimate goal of investing back home? Indians working at 7 Eleven by night, medical school by day? These people understand that if you work hard enough and keep your eyes on the prize, you will get whatever you envision. Coming to this country was the most challenging, the rest is child play. The saddest thing is Black Americans would turn around and make fun of these hardworking people while you are the ones who are going to end up as bottom feeder! Look at the Mexicans in California? They would sell oranges on the freeway, clean houses, do all kinds of manual labor before you see them begging on the streets! But unfortunately Black Americans do not want to get dirty; we would rather sit there on the side lines bitching and moaning, watching everyone and their mamas run past us to finish the race that is called life. 7) WE NEED TO BE MORE SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF TEARING EACH ONE DOWN! Yeah just like the jews! 8) WE NEED TO INSTILL IN OUR CHILDREN THAT EDUCATION IS THE KEY OF LIFE-NOT BEING A RAPPER, NBA PLAYER E.T.C Again, look at the Jews-they were tortured, gassed, stripped off their belonging, ostracized, kicked out of the homes and all the most horrible inhumane acts you could ever imagine(You might say, just like the black Americans but that is where the similarities end) Look at where they are they now- RUNNING SHIT! Why? Because they believe in education! AS the jews would say " You can take everything from me but there is no way you can take away my knowledge" It is also the most lightest and useful thing you can ever take with you everywhere you go! NOT YOUR BIMMA, BENZ, GUCCI, BLING.. Plus they need doctors everywhere, rappers, basketball players-NOT SO MUCH! I HOPE YOU GET OFFENDED! THAT WOULD MEAN THAT THE TRUTH HIT HOME!
Veritas's picture

The TRUTH! Speak the TRUTH!

The TRUTH! Speak the TRUTH! I agree.
JAF's picture

The TRUTH!

The TRUTH!
Jackie's picture

YES! That pretty much sums it

YES! That pretty much sums it up !!! Yes we got an awful deal throughout history, around the globe, but change is a personal act. Its starts inside, it begins with you and it infects everything around you! WE MUST take responsibility for ourSELVES, our FAMILIES, and the community will fall right in line! I must say tho, mental health is an issue swept under the run in our community, yet our ENTIRE RACE in THIS COUNTRY suffers from some mental disorders specifically developed as a result of 500 years of systematic racism and oppression. Im not saying its our excuse or scapegoat, but I feel like if BLACK sociologist and psychologist would do the work, they could clearly identify it and give it a name. Then we would know what is the disease is that raptures all bl folk here so we can fix. Just b/c you are educated doesn't mean you don't suffer from the disease. The subconscious mind that chooses and shapes your conscious choices are riddled with self hate, slavery wounds, family deconstruction, etc. These TRUE afflictions affect your quality of existence. As long as you see a beaming dark skinned person with that good 9 ether hair (the nappiest as commonly referred to) and you still thinking, porch-monkey, coon, greasy nigga, or any of the alike.. you are suffering from the oppression sickness. If you cant look at that and see the beauty and appreciate the perfection in creation of just the COMPLEXION alone.. then you hate your blackness and subconsciously hate yourself.. that's sum deep shit! Love yourself, all yourself so you can love your sisters and brothers and your community fully! Praying for growth.
Open your eyes n close your mouth's picture

This Person Veritas thinks

This Person Veritas thinks they speak "truth" too obviously. Only this is a black person or minority who thinks they are better than the rest of us... which is why he aggreed 100% with... "and couldn't have put it better" than the racist idiot in the other rant I commented on. It's this guy that I hate the most. Ignorance runs rampant.
J's picture

I hurt your lil feelings,

I hurt your lil feelings, J.J.J? Well, if you are doing something for yourself, you shouldn't be hurt by this but looks like you might be one of the ones I was referring to in my first comment....about being lazy. So, i hit a HOMERUN. I am a minority who made something out of it, and i'm here to tell others, if i can do it, you can do it also. I don't think I'm better, neither do I think anybody is better.
Anon's picture

Co sign Anon!

Co sign Anon!
Yes We Can But....'s picture

first off 2 the ppl

first off 2 the ppl complaining about Maxine waters being in office 4 40 yrs & she hasn't done anything for her constituents & has steadily enrich herself & her family then y do u keep re-electing her into office? If she's been in office 4 40 yrs some damn body got 2 b voting for her. U ppl shld've recalled her 4 decades ago! Secondly, the unemployment rate among blacks is higher than the national unemployment rate if blk folks need jobs how is that asking for handouts? After the depression in the 30's Roosevelt created the New deal which was a government program that created jobs to get Americans back to work. Which is what this country needs now. I'm not following how that is a handout. I'm not sure since when blk ppl don't like 2 work. When I know plenty of blk folks that not only work but hold down multiple jobs 2 pay the bills. Some of u ppl's ignorance on this site astounds me! I mean really!
truth advocate's picture

people are stupid and they

people are stupid and they keep electing her because she keeps telling them that they are downtrodden and poor because of what someone else is doing to them and they want to believe it. it takes the pressure of personal responsibility off their shoulders. Politicians have been using this tactic with the poor since the beginning of time and they will continue to do so because it works and gullible fools will always be amongst us. It's time for change Maxine needs to go she has been play acting like she cared for forty years now she wants to do it even bigger in tinsel town.
Sickening's picture

yeah and so does obama a

yeah and so does obama a politican suprise . me not so much. I remember before the election harry belfonte said on interview with tv1 where both mr belfonte and mrs. hugh felt he was not ready (rightful so based on lack of experience). Mr belfonte stated he has not said anything that had proved he could lead other than few utterances and watching that interview , I would have to agree .
Anonymous's picture

So true! Basically she does

So true! Basically she does not believe in personal responsibility at all! Blame everyone else but yourself because you are the victim! And that is what most black people want to hear!
Veritas's picture

She is part of the old

She is part of the old establishment who think loud angry rhetoric will always carry the day and to the gullible fools who vote for them, it does. The choir she preaches to want the government to solve all of their problems for them instead of preparing themselves for a productive life. There are people who complain that no one will hire them yet they can't even fill out a job application right or interact with the public in a well behaved manner so who in the right minds will hire them. Maxine is a greedy, selfish joke who looks out for her own interest. When a reporter asked her about the millions of dollars her grown son and daughter received in illegal kickbacks Maxine replied, "they do their business and I do mine." In other words, they are getting paid and I am too, this is a true story this woman is part of the problem and has been for years.
Ms. Jones Oakland's picture

Amen!

Amen!
Veritas's picture

Yep, the Clinton, left-wing

Yep, the Clinton, left-wing Liberal wing of the Democratic Party only wants the President to focus on black issues to make his enemies madder. All they need to hear is for the POTUS to use the word black in one speech then it is off to the races with those who want so desperately to throw him out of office. Overnight they will accuse him of being a racist separatist who doesn't care about the needs of the white unemployed. Waters and Smiley know exactly what they are doing they are working the same hate vein of America that the Tea Baggers are drilling.
Lily's picture

Maxine been in politics long

Maxine been in politics long as hell and she hasn't done a damn thing for the people she represents except to make her family rich. She needs to shut up and bow out to let some fresh blood with new exciting ideas take a stab at the job she failed her constituents with. Democrats like her don't do a damn thing but run their mouths and complain she was always in Hilary's camp anyway so F her. Give back that money you and your thieving husband stole from all the poor struggling people his bank foreclosed on. Study up on Miss Maxine to see what a bald faced lying crook she is. We need to throw out all of these old-timey Democrats who been in power for generations but haven't done a thing to earn their districts vote except to blame somebody else for the problems of the poor. Maxine's husband was part of the reason hundreds of the poor black people in her district are homeless.
Inglewood's picture

Very well said

Very well said
Anonymous's picture

Waters is up for re-election

Waters is up for re-election in 2012. Just sayin.
punkin's picture

And if the people whom she

And if the people whom she claim to care so much about vote her back in they deserve every unemployment line they have to stand in. Obama bailed out her scandalous husband's bank but I bet she won't talk about that. She's been in the game for 40 odd years and still hasn't produced anything substantial to change the lives of the people of her district. Oh wait, I forgot! She did manage to have a sports arena named in her honor. I am sick of all of them.
Liars All's picture

What our race NEEDS to do is

What our race NEEDS to do is get up off our Lazy Asses and get what we need instead of waiting for a Handout! I'm not trying to hear Any excuses, because I've been through hell and High water, N lost Everything, due to the economy, but I bust my ass and am Stronger than ever. And HE helped make it possible. Where was She?? How can you let HER speak for you when: 1. She's not in the same BOAT as the Blacks who "are in need". She shits gold and wipes her ass with dollar bills. She is a Congresswoman. She doesn't have to struggle like the people she's trying to speak up for, and I bet her family never did either. Is she "hurtin'" like the rest of Black America is apparently? No. 2: What HAS SHE done for the Black community? She's out Auditioning for MOVIES for Christ sake. YES, THE CONGRESSWOMAN IS ALSO AN ACTRESS... Google it if you don't believe me. Lol... Since when did Obama try to become an Actor? This woman is just race hustling and everyone is sucking it up... No pun intended.
JUZSAYN's picture

To address some statements

To address some statements below.I think what it is, is that blacks have been in this struggle forever and they just want someone (preferably in the position of power)to be on their side for once(black or white).We will never be a priority on a white president's agenda so I guess they felt since's he's black there was some kind of light at end of the tunnel.I know there is a lot that we can do as a community the thing is that there are many who don't know how much power we really have.They have brainwashed a lot of people into thinking that blacks are lazy and just want handouts,but when you turn on the tv and hear about the local job fair,who do you see draped around the block at 5:00 in the morning. The same way he bailed out those banks is the same way he could bail out his own people and i don't mean just financially.Everytime i pass by my old community it makes me watery eyed.Yes there are some things blacks can do about that but there's a lot he can do as well. I really am interested in what will his speech consist of in his journey for reelection.What a remake of Biggie's One More Chance.I mean really .Whatever!
saywhatnow's picture

Blacks have been in a

Blacks have been in a struggle forever-SO HAVE THE JEWS, THE INDIANS, THE CHINESE, THE AFRICANS! You do not see them waiting for a Chinese or Indian president to help their cause. They make the best of it! It doesn't matter how early you get to the local job fare if your resume is not up to par! People need to understand that we need to help ourselves first before someone else lifts their hand to help us! We are not donkeys damn it! We do not need to be lead gently to the water! If you can't get a job-GO BACK TO SCHOOL! RELOCATE, START A BUSINESS, SOMETHING....THINK! THINK! THINK!
Veritas's picture

I am sorry but the black

I am sorry but the black community as a whole is LAZY. I came to this country to go to college and I didn't have a lot of money. I had to struggle to stay in school. I worked my ass off to support myself and still managed to stay in school and eventually graduate. President Obama can't save the black community if majoity of you just wants to take the easy way out. You refuse to educate yourselves even though you live in one of the most generous countries in the world! People would kill to be able to live here and make something of their lives. Not EVERY white person comes from money. You have to WORK hard to be SOMEBODY. There is no way around that. Every corporate building I walk into I see black guys working security while the white men walk in and out with in their suits and holding their briefcases. Obama WORKED hard himself! If anything you all should be trying to be like him. You can start by GOING TO COLLEGE!!!
Anonymous's picture

Thank you. I agree on some

Thank you. I agree on some points but others I can't I'm a prime example of hustling for a job and I came from the ground up. Yes, there Are a lot of blacks that go to job fairs, However, when they don't get hired is that Obama's fault or the company's? He doesn't know. His business is to create jobs. Period. the proof? There were Actually "JOB FAIRS" Now who gets hired isn't in his control. Now with that being said, how many black businesses are there in the local communities? Little to none. Which leads to the next question: How many Black Americans are fully educated enough to create their own businesses and hire more people in there community? Little to none. Back to Obama: If you don't recall, people were in an uproar because he actually Increased funding for us to be educated and go back to school. How many Black Americans are taking advantage of that? Case Rested. I do agree with ur first few sentences though, 110%
JUZSAYN's picture

lmao

lmao
Anonymous's picture

That job fair statement

That job fair statement wasn't aimed at Obama.It was aimed at someone who commented below saying that blacks are lazy and wants handouts.
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