On Monday, a prominent member of the African American community blasted President Barack Obama's performance in the White House. The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Harry C. Alford, appeared on the conservative radio program Andrea Tantaros Show and criticized Obama's poor handling of the U.S. economy.
In the March 4 interview, Alford also accused the president of using Saul Alinsky tactics to transform America into a socialist state. With a current unemployment rate at 8 percent, and 13.8 percent for blacks, Alford alleged that the president has no intention of bringing jobs to America, but rather wants the federal government to take over the lives of citizens.
"We do the sequestration; things are just out of control and chaotic. And sooner or later, someone's got to call it out," said Alford. The NBCC president served as an officer in the U.S. Army before serving in executive positions at several Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and the Sara Lee Corporation.
According to Alford, Obama got elected as the nation's first black president because African Americans, including many whites, did not use rational judgment at the voting booth regarding Barack Obama's radical past and Marxist ties in Chicago.
Talking about the 2008 elections, Alford said, "He made a fool out of me and a lot of other people. The guy [Obama] is a shrewd politician and he's got a good ground game going. And now that he's re-elected, he's worse than ever." The NBCC president suggested that since Obama is bad at governing, he is running endless political campaigns and creating artificial crises that aren't restoring America's greatness. Alford added, "What is he running for?"
On Feb. 26, Alford appeared on-air with Sean Hannity on Fox News and questioned Obama's ability to lead America out of a four-year recession.
He doesn't have a clue. He's never had a business. He's never had a real job. He doesn't understand how it all works. He's just -- as you know, I don't really support him too well and he knows it and that's a badge honor. He's bad. And I supported him, I voted for him first time around I had hopes because he is black, shame on me. He is not Adam Smith. He does not believe in capitalism the way America, our Founding Fathers did it. He is very social and it's getting borderline communist.
Within the past twelve months, more members of the black community have voiced their concerns about the lack of leadership coming from the White House.
At a NAACP convention last year, Dr. Michael Dyson, a long-time friend and supporter of Obama, reversed his once-favorable views towards the president. In a convention attended by other black leaders, Dyson blasted Barack Obama for catering to special interest groups while ignoring the plight of the African American community.
In a fiery speech, the liberal sociology professor - who has known Barack Obama since 1991 - told a lively crowd that the incumbent is not the second coming of Moses, but rather his oppressive policies resemble the tyranny of pharaoh.
Last month, black political commentator Alfonzo Rachel praised Dr. Benjamin Carson's criticism of political correctness in America. Carson's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast has gone viral and shows a visibly irritated Obama in attendance having to endure a black doctor criticizing the administration's fiscal policies as well as Obamacare.
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