Just hours before President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on his jobs plan, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is demanding the nation’s first African-American president prove he cares as much about unemployed blacks as he does about Iowa’s swing voters.Uh..no. Why? Because swing voters in Iowa might actually vote for someone else. As I said in an earlier post blacks will vote 95% for Obama even if he reinstates slavery. It's as monolithic a voting group as there is, outside of Mitt Romney's family. That's why Obama won't waste his time on "targeted" policies to the black community.
“There are roughly 3 million African Americans out of work today, a number nearly equal to the entire population of Iowa. I would suggest that if the entire population of Iowa, a key state on the electoral map and a place that served as a stop on the president’s jobs bus tour were unemployed, they would be mentioned in the president’s speech and be the beneficiary of targeted public policy,” Waters said in a statement to POLITICO on Thursday.
“So, one question to be answered this evening is, are the unemployed in the African-American community, including almost 45 percent of its youth, as important as the people of Iowa?” Waters asked.
Besides that, we've been "targeting" money to the black community since the Great Society and all it's gotten us is the destruction of the black family and 70% out-of-wedlock birth rates. If I'd suffered as much destruction as urban blacks I'd want government to quit targeting me.