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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)

 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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