Black Chamber Of Commerce President: Obama Doesn't Feel Our Pain, He Issues It
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Let me ask you, you actually said something that caught my attention. Before we get to Obama -- 'I voted for him the first time around I had hoped because he was black, shame on me.' What did you mean by that, sir?
HARRY ALFORD, NATIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: We were in such hopes that finally, that black leader came around, and that he was tall and handsome, and could speak so eloquently, and he was going to lead us and take us to a new level. We were kind of blinded by that, we being the African-American community, basically, and many of us, Hispanics and others, it didn't turn out that way. It's like the old Roberta Flack song "Killing Me Softly" wins me over and sweet talks to to my death if we don't watch it.
HANNITY: When you look at demographics, probably we spend too much time breaking things down demographically, we're all Americans, but, you look at the African-American community voted for him 95 plus percent, huge numbers. When you look and breakdown demographics, it's the young people in this country that voted for him in a majority of numbers. African-Americans, minorities, [seem] to be hurt the most by his policies. Why then would they vote for him?
ALFORD: And they even know it. Ben Jealous of the NAACP admitted it on Meet the Press. We all know this misery, but it's something like, 'We've got a bad guy in the family, but protect him because he's family.' We've got to wake up, slap ourselves and wake up. This is America and everybody's involved in this and if our children are hurting, it's our responsibility to find someone who understands that pain, feels it like Bill Clinton would say. This guy doesn't feel it. In fact he issues a lot of that pain, with a smile. (Hannity, February 26, 2013)
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