Obama's speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasingly vocal griping from black leaders that he's been giving away too much in talks with Republicans -- and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.
"It gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y'all," Obama told an audience of some 3,000 in a darkened Washington convention center.
A Washington convention center with 3,000 blacks described as a darkened Washington convention center
That Mark Smith from the AP certainly has a way with words
fuck em color shouldnt mean shit their unemployment is higher becuase they all half have felonies the other half dont want to work and would rather collect my tax money and sit at home and shoot each other and smoke crack and have 3 kids by age 17. but the whole darkend thing is awesome