SOTU Backlash: Black Activists From Chicago Tell Obama to “Just Quit”

Leah Barkoukis

1/31/2014 3:39:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis

After his “instantly forgettable” State of the Union address on Tuesday, Rebel Pundit interviewed a handful of Chicago activists to see what they thought of President Obama’s speech. Needless to say, it wasn’t good.

“Mr. President, we’d probably be better off with you cutting your presidency off right now,” Mark Carter of Voices of the Ex-Offender (V.O.T.E.) said. “Just quit. Because if this is what you call helping us, then just stop helping us.”

J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign said his speech was just “a bunch of talk and rhetoric to give faith to a dying economy in America.” And the reason for that, he said, is because the president’s approach is to always place blame.

The activists also took issue with raising the minimum wage, union influence, and the problems of patronage, nepotism, and cronyism at play in America.

Sadly, if his falling approval ratings, flailing health care law, and scandal-ridden administration haven’t been enough of a wake-up call for Obama, I seriously wonder whether hearing the discontent among black political activists even in Chicago of all places would have any effect on our president.

H/T: WeaselZippers