Obama at CBC: 'You have to stop complaining'

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From Joe Williams' dispatch on President Obama's speech at the Congressional Black Caucus gala this weekend, a stark bit of pushback from the president over some of the complaints he's received from his African-American base:

After a months-long public airing of grievances with the black electorate — including a high-profile “poverty tour” by TV host Tavis Smiley, an unflinching Obama critic — the president used the speech to remind his constituency that they’re all in it together.

"I never promised easy. Easy’s never been promised to us,” Obama declared, drawing applause from an audience that included celebrities and professional athletes. “I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I have to press on. You have to stop complaining, stop grumbling stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”

Obama at CBC: 'You have to stop complaining' - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com

The president is 100% percent correct in his advice to these folks.
This is a message that needs to be directed at others as well.
Stop grumbling stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.

Hint..hint Boehner and Cantor.
 

jackalope

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The president is 100% percent correct in his advice to these folks.
This is a message that needs to be directed at others as well.
Stop grumbling stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.

Hint..hint Boehner and Cantor.

Yea, he was tough!
and, yea, IA on the comment at the bottom.
 
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Is this another delusional 'just give Obama time' thread?
Obama's just another rightwing corporate kiss-ass Wall St. puppet.
 
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Hrm, this thread title is a little tame.

Spice it up a bit: "Obama calls black people whiny, crowd of supporters applauds"

That's exactly what the forum needs more of. Why, you'd be up to 10 pages by now.
 
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johnflesh

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Hrm, this thread title is a little tame.

Spice it up a bit: "Obama calls black people whiny, crowd of supporters applauds"

That's exactly what the forum needs more of. Why, you'd be up to 10 pages by now.
20 if you put an apostrophe 's behind the word black.
 

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Awesome. Glad to hear Obama isn't going to take any crap from the people who actually voted for him. He needs to focus more on finding ways to make Republicans respect him as we all know that's so totally doable.
 
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johnflesh

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The president is 100% percent correct in his advice to these folks.
This is a message that needs to be directed at others as well.
Stop grumbling stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.

Hint..hint Boehner and Cantor.
I guess that means we should close all political forums.