Breitbart Much as we on the right like to carp about how sold-out the Old Media is to Obama's reelection effort and how the media establishment is loathe to say anything negative about Obama, sometimes it does publish a piece that raises troubling concerns for the President.This week it was CBS' turn with a piece that notes that Obama has a "complicated relationship" with black America. According to CBS, blacks are largely unsatisfied with Obama.
CBS does a pretty good job giving a myriad of examples of that dissatisfaction, even while in nearly every other paragraph, CBS reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell mentions how, dissatisfied or not, they are all still voting for Obama.
But that constant reassurance aside, the piece is filled with example after example of the grumbling from black community leaders and politicians all essentially saying how disappointed they are that Obama has done so little for them.
The piece leads with complaining from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), both of whom are annoyed that black unemployment is so much higher than that of other communities.
Obama is also criticized for not showing much leadership on other issues that affect the black community. The piece notes, for instance, that Obama has done little on the violent crime that plagues big city black communities, and he's also criticized for not speaking before any of the nation's African American organizations like the NAACP or the National Urban League.
All in all, it seems that many in the African American community feel that Obama has failed to live up to his "unique role in history" and that he's allowing "political expediency" to rule the day.
Some feel this dissatisfaction may lead to a dampening of the overwhelming turnout of African Americans that Obama enjoyed in 2008. And, indeed, some polls reflect that. On July 13, Gallup reported that black enthusiasm is "lower now than it was in the fall of 2004 and 2008."