Is Obama taking black vote for granted?
July 12th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
10 years ago

Is Obama taking black vote for granted?

Washington (CNN) - Some African-Americans have watched enviously as President Barack Obama courted other voting blocs critical to his re-election hopes.

The president pushed for repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law that barred gays from serving openly in the military and endorsed same-sex marriage; he helped push through fair pay for women; he supported the DREAM Act, which provided a path to citizenship for young adults in the U.S. illegally; he said his administration would stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the country as children provided they meet certain requirements.


Filed under: 2012 • NAACP • President Obama
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  1. Donkey Party

    And if the President had attended, the headline would read "Obama panders to his base". Right CNN? And the right wing thinks you guys are liberal! Just reinforces how insanely stupid the right is.

    July 12, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. macrasta

    CNN I see what you are trying to do... but stop...your ratings are already low.. and if you continue down the road ..I think you are heading with this article... it is going to get even lower...

    July 12, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. CBR

    President Obama is in a catch 22. If he spends too much time with black groups he will be criticized for not spending enough time with people of other colors. If he does not spend time then he is criticized for not spending time with Black Americans.

    The President is not taking any votes for granted. Mr. Romney is not either and has his own issues with members of his party and the 1%.

    Can we find another topic to debate which is really important to our future instead of trying to make some up. Jobs are not there and we need to focus our time on finding ways to bring back the jobs. The 31st vote to repeal Obamacare is just a s ridiculous.

    July 12, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. macrasta

    President Obama is not taking the black vote for grant.....on the contrary..

    July 12, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Daddy-lu

    whats with the colour staff.who said we r black by the way?i thought we wr African.African-American,African-Italian and...etc

    July 12, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. scott

    cali girl

    I don't think it has anything to do with Black vote or woman's vote or any other group. President Obama is a President of the American people. That is all the minorities, immigrants, women, poor, GLBT, young and old, sick and healthy. He understands and relates to all of us.
    Hate to burst your bubble, but Obama, is a lying, desperate person that will do anything to get reelected. He has done nothing for this country, he campaign is run on lies and deceit. He is not a President of the people he does not care about the people. All he cares about is taking all he can from us.

    July 12, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    Don't expect Obama to pass up a chance to meet with Latino Americans. He probably bumped the NAACP meeting to work on his Spanish.

    July 12, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Internet Child

    @Sniffit They sure as hell did in 2008!

    July 12, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Scott – I hate to burst your bubble of Fox foreign owned media lies and deceit, but our president has averted the Bush republican near depression, instead of losing 8 million jobs in Bush's last three years, we have gained over 4 million in the last 28 months, we are no longer at war in Iraq, 30 al Qaida leaders are dead, 30 million uninsured have hope under the ACA and 6 million college students can stay on their parents health care, and there is more. Get a clue. Romney has been lying against fellow republicans in the primaries and you cannot believe anything the pandering flip flopper says. Mitt would be a president of the Kochs, Rove and the billionaires who support him.

    July 12, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  10. w l jones

    Same o same every electing black vote I went to a shopping center today saw very few black skin people but saw a lot of American Said enough.

    July 12, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    what I really find amusing are the right wing Obama-haters that could care LESS if he was taking the Black vote for granted have the nerve to use this non-issue just to try to ZING him on it. Pretty pathetic if you ask me and you KNOW who you are.

    July 12, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
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