- Jul 1, 2011
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Obama's Feisty BET Interview Highlights Challenge He Faces In Rallying Black Voters | Fox News
While I do not agree with much of what the president says or does, I find myself in the curious position of defending Obama on this. I am against programs that disproportionately aid any one group over another.But on Monday, Obama tried to make the case in the BET interview that his $450 billion jobs bill disproportionately benefits minorities but still is aimed at "all of America" -- potentially setting up another "with us or against us" motif that has been the subtext of criticism from the black community.
In Monday's interview with BET that was taped on Friday, Obama bristled when he was asked to consider the plight of a young black on Chicagos South Side who has no father and whose mother is working 10 hours a day.
You wont even say, Look, I am going to help you, BETs Emmett Miller said.
Emmett, that is not what people are saying, Obama shot back. What people are saying all across the country is we are hurting and weve been hurting for a long time. And the question is how can we make sure the economy is working for every single person.
Obama defended his policies as helping minorities even though he refuses to support programs that only target them.
It would seem that the presidents support in the black community isn't nearly as solid as many liberals would like to think.A new Washington Post-ABC news poll shows that 58 percent of blacks held strongly favorable views of the president, down from 83 percent five months ago.