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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Barack Obama, a lost president and desperate candidate

 This is the worst of times for President Obama. He’s a president on the ropes, up for re-election in the worst economy since the Great Depression with no successes to run on and a Supreme Court that may rule this month that his signature initiative Obamacare is unconstitutional. And just when you think Obama can’t get any worse... well, he does.


President Barack Obama speaks at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Carolyn Kaster - AP)
With nothing left in his arsenal and desperate to save his job, Obama has resorted to pandering to black voters, whom he largely  has ignored during his presidency Obama is losing ground with black voters among the 95 percent of blacks who voted for him in 2008. Outraged over Obama’s support of gay marriage, the Coalition of African American Pastors said they would not support him in 2012. A new poll found Romney would get 20 percent of the black vote in North Carolina if the election was held today. So what does Obama do to keep blacks happy? He launches a slow jam radio ad this week with a deep voiced black man urging African Americans to show Obama “We’ve got your back.”

 The ad is insulting on many levels. Not only is it void of any message but the subtext is all Obama has to do is throw blacks an ad filled with R&B music and blacks will vote for him...The ad is particularly problematic when you take it’s words to heart. With black unemployment at 13.9 percent, black wealth plummeting compared to whites and more blacks plagued by foreclosures, it doesn’t look like America’s first black president “has your back.”

Read the rest of this opinion essay on Crystal Wright’s blog, Conservative Black Chick.

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