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Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama
Newsbusters ^ | October 11, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: black; blacks; economic; economy; ground; indicator; lost; obama; people; single; smiley; tavissmiley; unemployment
Has Tavis gone off of the plantation?
1 posted on 10/11/2013 6:24:02 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Tavis Smiley realizes what every other ethnic group in America realizes. We’re all going down under Obama.


2 posted on 10/11/2013 6:26:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

well off the Odrama Plantation at any rate!

Im certain that hes not leaving the security of the demagog party


3 posted on 10/11/2013 6:26:18 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

It’s because racist Republicans have prevented him from magically solving every problem we face because they are racist.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 6:26:21 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Don’t worry Tavis, whitey takin it up the butt too.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 6:27:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Tavis Smiley is now officially an Uncle Tom.

(chortle)


6 posted on 10/11/2013 6:28:11 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

He has definitely gone of of Weight Watchers I had not seen him in years saw him on Hannity last night


7 posted on 10/11/2013 6:28:14 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Dang!

When a nobody/wanabee like Tavis Smiley mocks you, it will leave a mark.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 6:28:17 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Gee!I wonder if Tavis Smiley will be voting Democrat the next time?Of Course he will.These LIBERAL people never learn.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 6:28:39 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

It wont matter next time around they will still vote 94-96% for democrats.


10 posted on 10/11/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: All

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.


11 posted on 10/11/2013 6:32:02 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I disagree.

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.


12 posted on 10/11/2013 6:35:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Once they get reparations it will all be better.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 6:42:39 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Tavis, all people you racist mutt!


14 posted on 10/11/2013 6:49:25 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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..


15 posted on 10/11/2013 6:55:39 PM PDT by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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To: headstamp 2
Tavis Smiley is now officially an Uncle Tom.

I doubt that. He probably wants reparations as the solutions.

16 posted on 10/11/2013 7:05:16 PM PDT by sand88
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To: puppypusher

Exactly! He needs to shut up and vote democrat.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 7:16:12 PM PDT by Hipshot 6 (Hipshot 6)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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
for himself.


18 posted on 10/11/2013 7:18:40 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


19 posted on 10/11/2013 7:23:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


20 posted on 10/11/2013 7:33:45 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Self inflicted


21 posted on 10/11/2013 7:37:47 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: livius
I’m not sure where they go.

Cities most likely just like people have always done. Unfortunately no better life is found there these days.
22 posted on 10/11/2013 7:46:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Bump


23 posted on 10/11/2013 7:48:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: nascarnation

“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).


24 posted on 10/11/2013 7:52:24 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: livius

“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.”

Their birthrate has dropped since the 1996 welfare reform; in my area I believe they (like whites) are simply disappearing via attrition.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 7:53:40 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: khenrich

“...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).


26 posted on 10/11/2013 7:55:58 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Duh. His mother was as white as a ghost and about the only color that matters with Obama is red.


27 posted on 10/11/2013 7:57:55 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: newnhdad

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?


28 posted on 10/11/2013 8:03:19 PM PDT by wvnavyvet
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Yeah, well, they still support the clown 90 percent or more.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 8:19:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


30 posted on 10/11/2013 8:43:28 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Hotlanta Mike

They all voted for him. It is what they wanted. Payback time.


31 posted on 10/11/2013 8:55:16 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: livius
"...left a lot of these people without an income has made the younger ones simply leave. I’m not sure where they go."

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.

32 posted on 10/11/2013 8:55:59 PM PDT by Baynative (Give me coffee to change the things I can and wine to accept those that I can't.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Hmm - may have to reevaluate my long-held opinion of Smiley as being a knee-jerk anti-white racist.....


33 posted on 10/11/2013 9:01:34 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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?


34 posted on 10/11/2013 9:18:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


35 posted on 10/11/2013 9:42:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Hotlanta Mike

But they better not take not of it.


36 posted on 10/11/2013 10:48:11 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


37 posted on 10/11/2013 11:00:12 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


38 posted on 10/11/2013 11:28:25 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: wvnavyvet

because he doesn’t agree with us. He blames us.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 4:49:30 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

no sympathy for the plight of black folk,
they ALL voted for this worthless magic negro
hell with em.


40 posted on 10/12/2013 5:51:50 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Welcome to the party, pal!!!


41 posted on 10/12/2013 5:55:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill


42 posted on 10/12/2013 6:24:30 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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%.


43 posted on 10/12/2013 6:46:49 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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