Deadline Extended

Know a young conservative who should be on Red Alert's 2015 '30 Under 30' List? Nominate them by May 29.

Can African-Americans Overcome the Obama Effect?

“We have to show the president we have his back.” This is the opening line of an Obama campaign radio ad airing around the country on predominantly African-American radio stations. The ad is a mixture of funk music and soul singers, all used in the effort to have a greater appeal to African-American voters.

The ad highlights common Obama campaign sound bites such as “We can’t afford to spend the next four years going backwards” and “I refuse to pay for another millionaire’s tax cut.” But has the black community become so gullible and so close-minded in politics that they will vote for a candidate based solely off of his or her skin color?

The quick answer for many may be “yes,” considering that in 2008 Obama won 96 percent of their vote, but one could expect this high of a percentage as the election of an African-American president in America was truly an historical event. But looking back four years later, the hype and historical importance of electing Mr. Obama has faded, and the results of the last four years conclude that not only has Obama failed the African-American community on economic policy, but also on social policy.

Take for instance that the black unemployment rate in September was 13.4 percent which is a 50 percent increase over the total unemployment rate of the U.S. Add in the youth unemployment at 22 percent, and 35 percent of African-Americans are out of work.

Then there is President Obama’s pro-gay marriage stance, a position that is too extreme for even the most hardened Obama supporters such as Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, who called Obama’s stance on the issue “immoral” and “political.”

For the last four years, the African-American community has been economically devastated, and the person to blame is none other then President Obama. Somehow, through all the pain and suffering that many have had to endure because of his reckless spending, Obama will still receive upwards of 90 percent of their vote. This ad may urge fellow African-Americans to have the president’s back, but based off of four years of results Obama clearly doesn’t have theirs.

Comments

Polititainment

Anti-Stephanopoulos artwork invades NYC

Posters depicting ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous and a smiling Hillary Clinton with the words "PayPal" and "Donate" written on them have been popping up close to the studio where ABC shoots Good Morning America.

Rubio gets first celeb endorsement

The Florida senator and official GOP candidate for president has just received a big celebrity endorsement from Rick Harrison of the popular show "Pawn Stars," according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun.

Snoop Dogg endorses Hillary Clinton

Snoop Dogg became the latest rapper to endorse the Democratic presidential candidate during his appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" over the weekend.

John Oliver shocked by House NSA reform

John Oliver was shocked to hear that the House recently passed NSA reform.

Introducing the 2016 SNL primary

The weekend comedy show has been skewering candidates for president left and right -- some more than others -- so much so that we thought it a good idea to track the program's focus on specific candidates.

Video

t u

2016

Are LinkedIn users ready for Hillary?

The presidential hopeful announced her arrival to the professional social networking site on Thursday with a post listing “Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business.”

Clinton Foundation got $26M in undisclosed payments

The Clinton Foundation on Thursday made public that it received up to $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from corporations, universities, and even foreign sources, according to the Washington Post.

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on email

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.

Clinton hires illegal immigrant to campaign staff

According to the New York Times, the Clinton campaign announced Wednesday that it has hired Lorella Praeli, an illegal immigrant and "Dreamer" activist, to spearhead Hispanic outreach for Hillary ahead of 2016.

AP reporter: Hillary only talking to supporters

According to Associated Press reporter Julie Pace, the small events that have made up the bulk of Hillary's presidential campaign thus far have involved the Democratic candidate only interacting with Americans who support her and not a more representative fraction of the actual U.S. population.

Policy

Professor: Americans can't handle owning guns

In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

Obama: Climate change is a security 'threat'

Obama spoke of global warming's looming threat during his commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday.

Poll: Most Americans highly value privacy

For all the talk about “privacy,” the word “privacy” can sometimes be a nebulous concept, about which people hold contradictory views.

Poll: Dems support federal ban on hate speech
It seems that a lot of Americans don’t think that freedom of speech should be protected anymore. A poll released Wednesday by YouGov has found that a small majority of the American public support limiting the First Amendment if it means banning hate speech. The poll, conducted in early May, asked respondents whether they would support […]
Rand Paul filibuster highlights

In the end, Rand Paul’s Patriot Act filibuster failed to crack his previous record, clocking in at roughly 10.5 hours.