by Caleb Howe
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Tuesday night, activists in Chicago were interviewed shortly after the President delivered the State of the Union address, offering their perspective and feedback on what the President had to say.
Rebel Pundit has released video of those reactions, including remarks from J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Joe Watkins, Founder of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender), and Mark Carter, of V.O.T.E., among other activists.
Mark Carter commented, “We’d be better off with you cutting off your presidency right now. Just quit.”
Obama’s blame game is not selling, with Fleming saying “the reason why our economy is dying is because the President’s approach as always is to place blame.”
Mark Carter adds “In Chicago, there are no Republicans, no tea partiers,” clearly putting local and national hardships squarely on Democrats’ shoulders.
Also taking hits were raising the minimum wage, the influence of unions, the President’s lack of specificity or prescription, and even the now infamous cup of cocoa.
President Obama’s troubles keep piling up. His approval ratings are down, his signature initiative is a disaster, and his speeches aren’t the salve they once were. Losing black political activists in Chicago? That is a warning sign even the aloof Obama can’t ignore.