Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama Slaps Down Uppity Black Businessmen...

...don't wander off the plantation, boy, and don't you dare eyeball me.  Because I will cut you loose and turn you out faster than you can sing a hymnal:

The National Black Chamber of Commerce has been around since 1992 and headed by one Harry Alford. (personally, I don't know why you even need a "Black Chamber", as business is business, but that's a whole other post).  The problem with Harry is that he just won't march in goose-step with the Obama administration's brazenly anti-business policies.

Certainly, the fiery Alford has at times created headaches for Obama, and Democrats.

In July, 2009, he famously blasted California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer face-to-face in a congressional hearing. When Boxer attempted to offset his testimony against cap-and-trade legislation by highlighting the support of the NAACP, Alford said it was “condescending…you’re trying to put up some other black group to pit against me….I think it’s God-awful.” [video below]

A few months later, when the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on “How are Minorities Faring in the Economic Downturn?” then-Democratic Chairman Edolphus Towns wanted Alford to testify, but the White House intervened, persuading Towns against it, Alford said. Instead, the panel’s top Republican, Darrell Issa, invited Alford.

Most recently, Alford has crusaded against the Obama administration’s strict regulations on for-profit colleges, teaming up with lawmakers in the Congressional Black Caucus to argue the regulations would disproportionately hurt black students of the schools.

It’s this issue, Alford and other sources close to the issue say, that has particularly rankled the Obama White House....

So what does Obama do?  Find another black businessman, one who will support him mindlessly!

Ron Busby, a former small business owner and corporate executive, in 2010 officially launched the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc., an alliance of 80 black chambers of commerce across the country.
 President Obama, the nation’s first African American president, has backed Busby, bringing him to the White House for bill signings and important speeches, and his staff even helping coin the new organization’s motto, “the national voice of the black business community.”

Meanwhile, the slights have left Alford – who voted for and donated to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign – fuming. He calls Obama’s move a calculated strategy to silence him.

“They’re afraid of me. They’re afraid of the Chamber. My work has a lot of credibility, and they’re afraid because I don’t dance to their music,” Alford said in an interview.

While it’s still unclear just how involved the White House has been in promoting Busby’s rival group, the evidence suggests it played a significant role.
 Busby has been invited to the White House 23 times to Alford’s five, according to White House visitor logs, including a slew of meetings with top officials from the Office of Public Engagement, an office overseen by Valerie Jarrett.

Alford asks a rhetorical question:

For Alford, besides the bitter issue of an Obama-backed rival, there’s a deeper issue of how a supporter like him could find himself on skids for what he considers a few honest policy disagreements

Because, Mr. Alford, the president is a thug.  Thugs don't have "honest disagreements" with their subordinates any more than Tony Soprano does.  But if I may add in a dash of irony, Mr. Alford, you can be assured you are being treated no differently than Obama would treat a white man of similar stature.  The only difference, of course, is if a Republicans replaced a black man for disagreeing with him and replaced him with a more amiable one, the media would be aflame with cries of "racism" and "house negro".  But the media that once protected you now protects Obama, and they understand his thuggish demeanor better than most, and will abide by his plantation mentality as long as they can continue to eat in the manor house.

A final comment from Alford is worth repeating:

“I would have one-on-ones with George W. Bush. After Katrina, George W. Bush asked me, ‘what do you think?’ I said, ‘I think you’re doing a lousy job, but you can turn it around.’ Bush said ‘give me three weeks.’ And he did it,” Alford said.

So, black America, you got a black president.  You also got $5-/gallon gas, unaffordable food, an aggregate unemployment rate 50% over the national average, as well as being denied the option of sending you kids to private schools.  And if you complain about it, well...see what happened to nice Mr. Alford?

So how's it working out for you?

Want to see why Alford had to go? Watch him slap down Obama's West Coast bitch Barbara Boxer below:

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