PRESIDENTIAL APPEARANCE PROPS UP VULNERABLE BLACK LEADERS
|| By FITSNEWS || For the first time since January 2008, U.S. president Barack Obama will set foot on Palmetto State soil this week. Obviously that makes this his first visit to South Carolina as president … and makes South Carolina No. 48 on the list of states “graced” by his presence.
What took him so long? Well, according to U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, hesitation about a presidential visit stemmed from a 2009 comment by former “Republican” party activist Rusty DePass – who compared first lady Michelle Obama to an escaped gorilla at a local zoo (news of which broke exclusively on FITS).
“Those comments made his staff nervous,” Clyburn told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper.
Anyway, Clyburn is crediting embattled S.C. Democratic Party chairman Jamie Harrison – whose candidates got shellacked in the 2014 election – with convincing Obama to come to South Carolina. Also receiving significant “Obama love” from Clyburn? Embattled Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin – whose 2014 sex scandal continues to cause him problems with black religious leaders.
Benjamin upset black leaders again when he attempted to install a new “tolerance bureaucrat” within city government – ostensibly to push the ball forward on the issue of gay marriage. That proposal prompted “rebellion” among black leaders – who bluntly informed Benjamin he could no longer count on their support.
Will a visit from “Brother Barack” fix that?
It shouldn’t …
As this website has pointed out Obama has been a disaster for black Americans. Sort of like black “leaders” here in the Palmetto State have been disastrous for black South Carolinians.
Still, Obama receives slavish devotion (pardon the pun) from “his people.”
“He’s standing up for us,” one student at Benedict College (the site of Obama’s visit) told The State.
Ummm … “nah, bruh.”
Obama’s standing up for secretive central bankers, bureaucrats, Big Labor, radical environmentalists, the military-industrial complex … all the same status quo forces his brand of “hope and change” was supposed to be standing against.
“Standing for us?”
With all due respect, that’s a Benedict education for you …
CJ Pearson, a 12-year-old self-proclaimed conservative from Georgia, will be making introductory remarks prior to POTUS taking the podium
Kid was kicked off Facebook after his post….Facebook said it was because he wasn’t of age by their terms…lol…sure.
Why the fuck would Barack want to visit this shithole? It scares me. Like Kennedy visiting Dallas where there were “kill Kennedy” bilboards on the interstates.SC has nothing to offer a decent, honest politician. Why set foot is this sewer? Please stay home, Mr. President!
He’ll have Antisdel Chapel rocking for a couple of hours and traffic will suck all freaking day but he has to come support Ol’Enos. There’ll be lots of feel good moments, photo ops and great pull quote material – and in the end, the students will have ,lost a couple of days of class and nothing real will have happened.
Interesting that he chose to come to Benedict vice the failing SCSU (Ol’Enos’s alma mater)
Dinglebarry is coming to town.
He fucks up traffic where ever he goes. And for what? Hell, he won’t even put on his clown shoes and entertain us.
Least he could do is break out the Peace Prize’s and wear them around his neck like Flavor Flav wears clocks, while doing a rap about his bankster homies. That would be a speech worth watching/listening to, I wouldn’t even mind the fucked up traffic downtown and Benedict is the perfect venue for such an event.
Are you implying Barack is “a decent honest politician”?
This is ground breaking news! Politicians playing politics. Who would have ever thought it!
Why bother trying to hide your racism any more?
“Those comments made his staff nervous,”
Think about those of us who are afraid of gorilla’s. It made us nervous too!
Friend Field Plantation in Awandaw is the reason Obama hasn’t been to SC…
How may WTF’s were heard around the Secret Service when they saw the number of “students” at Benedict with criminal records?
lol…it’s a security nightmare for the SS. Funny as hell.
They’ll have to overlook the prostitution and drugs in that section of town while being on the look out for terrorists looking to harm the President. It’s a bit of an irony.
Didn’t FITS post an article last year claiming Benedict was one of the 10 worst colleges in America?
Actually Benedict is #5 on the list. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/septemberoctober_2014/features/americas_worst_colleges051752.php?page=all
consider how the odds are stacked against any decent human being getting into a position where they could make a credible run for the presidency. consider the wretched half-dozen people who currently share 90% of the chances of being the next president. what sense does it make to criticize someone who wins this dog show? we should be thankful for any president who doesn’t literally blow up the country; who allows us to go about our daily lives for the most part.
Old Barack Hussein Obama. In office for 6 long years and finally decided that Benedict college is the place for him to call his own?!!
Maybe he can trot over to Orangeburg & help the soon to be ex SC STATE COLLEGE president out. Elzey is in deep shit OBAMA. Help a brother out.
Well. Obama sharing his many many success stories at Benedict will be like when my mom read me fairy tales as a wee young un
Obama: remember that time I offered cash for clunkers- yeah big epic success
Obama : remember that solyndra? Gonna make solar panels. Electricity for free. Yeah that didn’t crash and burn at all.
Obama : remember that time I let Hillary Clinton be secretary of state. Benghazi doesn’t count! Then john Kerry took over. Another brilliant call on my part!?
Obama: operation fast & furious – gonna have Holder take away all the guns. Turns out the Mexicans shot up our agents. Another pivotal Obama moment !
Obama: gonna give you all health care. Like your plan keep your plan. Like your doctor keep your doctor … Everybody covered. Not a tax. Did you get a tax refund this year? You shouldn’t have. I made our mandated health care laws right up there with any third world country. You’re all gonna die. Your welcome AMERICA.
I’m the guy with the sign saying
Obama – if you don’t like your president – you can fire your president.
What is wrong with people ?!?!