Skip to comments.Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama
Posted on 10/11/2013 6:24:02 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
PBS's Tavis Smiley made a comment Thursday that every African-American as well as liberal media member should sit up and take notice.
Appearing on Fox News's Hannity, Smiley said, "The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
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Tavis Smiley realizes what every other ethnic group in America realizes. We’re all going down under Obama.
well off the Odrama Plantation at any rate!
Im certain that hes not leaving the security of the demagog party
It’s because racist Republicans have prevented him from magically solving every problem we face because they are racist.
Don’t worry Tavis, whitey takin it up the butt too.
Tavis Smiley is now officially an Uncle Tom.
He has definitely gone of of Weight Watchers I had not seen him in years saw him on Hannity last night
When a nobody/wanabee like Tavis Smiley mocks you, it will leave a mark.
Gee!I wonder if Tavis Smiley will be voting Democrat the next time?Of Course he will.These LIBERAL people never learn.
It wont matter next time around they will still vote 94-96% for democrats.
hey Smiley, GFY, you supported him, you campaigned for him and you voted for him. Welcome to the table, here is your cr@p sandwich.
They have more food stamps, more medicaid, more Obamaphones, more TANF, more subsidized child care, and more Earned Income Credits.
By any progressive measure, the Baraqqi Regime is a major success for blacks.
Once they get reparations it will all be better.
Tavis, all people you racist mutt!
Frankly, so will every other “group” of Americans.
obama wanted the blacks to enter the social-economic class of the white suppressors. The only way he could do was to lower the standing of the white class, because the black class wasn’t (isn’t) educated enough to en masse join the white class.
what’s really sad is obama didn’t understand the depth of the chasm. Moreso, obama didn’t realize that his efforts to redistribute the wealth were going to fail, because he ended up creating a segment of society that simply lived off the largesse of the government, without creating goods and services that the money previously created. So now the econmy is dying a slow death, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel..
I doubt that. He probably wants reparations as the solutions.
Exactly! He needs to shut up and vote democrat.
Not quite. Travis does not give a crap about low income blacks, who’s
jobs are being taken by illegals. After all, Travis has got a good gig
He’s right. I live in a small Florida town with a steadily declining black population....because the fact that Obama killed small businesses and the construction industry (which hired laborers and semi-skilled tradesmen as well) and left a lot of these people without an income has made the younger ones simply leave. I’m not sure where they go.
Here’s the important thing to remember about Smiley: 340 days ago, he was stepping into a voting booth and casting a vote for Baraq Obama. The conclusion he is reaching here was just as valid 12 months ago.
“They have more food stamps, more medicaid, more Obamaphones, more TANF, more subsidized child care, and more Earned Income Credits.
By any progressive measure, the Baraqqi Regime is a major success for blacks.”
They’ve been joined on the gravy train by millions of whites and Hispanics; the printing presses can’t keep up. They’ve definitely become more marginalized/irrelevant, and they can’t blame whitey forever (though they’ll try).
“Hes right. I live in a small Florida town with a steadily declining black population....because the fact that Obama killed small businesses and the construction industry (which hired laborers and semi-skilled tradesmen as well) and left a lot of these people without an income has made the younger ones simply leave. Im not sure where they go.”
Their birthrate has dropped since the 1996 welfare reform; in my area I believe they (like whites) are simply disappearing via attrition.
“...he ended up creating a segment of society that simply lived off the largesse of the government, without creating goods and services that the money previously created. So now the econmy is dying a slow death, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel..”
That segment has been there for 50 years; all that has changed is that a lot of whites are joining it. The goal was never to fix it; it was to grow it to control the population (and it worked).
Duh. His mother was as white as a ghost and about the only color that matters with Obama is red.
Why is it we on the right spike the football and do endzone dances every time someone on the left says one thing we agree with out of thousands of nasty and disgusting comments?
Yeah, well, they still support the clown 90 percent or more.
From watching the video I take it that Tavis is planted in the plantation. He admitted honestly that the conditions for black Americans has fallen under Obama, but he clearly indicated that he is firmly still in Obama’s corner. Tavis shows a clear case of Third World tribalism. In the Third World attempts at electoral politics completely fall apart due to tribalism. Voters in these godforsaken places do not vote on issues or competency, etc. They vote purely for those who belong to their tribe or ethnic group no matter what that particular party or candidate espouse. If a voter is an Ibo, he will vote for an Ibo. It does not matter if his choice is a Communist, Socialist, Fascist, whatever, it just doesn’t matter as long as he is a fellow member of the tribe. Tavis Smiley is a perfect example of what we have in our own country. Certain groups will vote purely on tribal lines. To 95% of African Americans, it doesn’t matter what Obama does or how it effects them personally. He is a member of the tribe, thus they support him 100%. And if anyone else criticizes him, the critic is attacking them all in their eyes. It’s away of thinking that is alien to the Anglosphere.
They all voted for him. It is what they wanted. Payback time.
They go to Chicago or Detroit and hang out in the hood learning the business of the street until they find their way to total government dependency, the slammer or the morgue.
Hmm - may have to reevaluate my long-held opinion of Smiley as being a knee-jerk anti-white racist.....
Nuh. Smiley is a Juan Williams-lite. Both ocassionally have an honest insight into what Obama is doing, but both return home to the plantation every night.
Hey Juan. NPR got a new building worth about 40-60 Million, and just laid of dozens of workers. Want your job back?
Don’t worry, its TAVIS SMILEY - it will always be white people and Republican’s fault.
These people just hated the negro President, and undermined him - that’s why things have got worse.
But they better not take not of it.
Stalin’s destruction of the Ukraine’s middle class by starvation was done to achieve the communist ideal. To these leftist extremists, no price is too high.
Well, either black folks are going to vote to extend Obamas still ad infinitum or they are going to say, “We got to vote him out in 2016.”
Black folks that I respect greatfully are SO in the tank for Obama. To them, that guy can do no wrong and truly is the messiah.
because he doesn’t agree with us. He blames us.
no sympathy for the plight of black folk,
they ALL voted for this worthless magic negro
hell with em.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
They sure as hell ain’t losing out on TV commercials. If someone was new to America, and watched TV they would think blacks were 3/4 of the population, not 14%.