The moderate Republican political consultant opines: "So, the question I have been pondering is this: Which is more important to the Black community — someone who makes them feel good (Obama) or someone who secures tangible legislation to address their concerns? Psychologically speaking, no one can make you feel good if you don’t already feel good about yourself. No one can make you feel loved if you don’t already love yourself. You never hear homosexuals or illegals speaking in terms of Obama making them feel good. They want something specific or they are willing to withhold their support."
Mr. Jackson continues his commentary: "Remember former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus once said that 'if Obama was White, we would be marching on the White House.' So, why should any person take the Black community seriously when there is no fear of retribution? Was it not LBJ who said, 'Better to be feared than to be loved?' But, I am curious as to how we can have one standard for a Black president and another one for a White one? Should we not be marching on the White House regardless of color, if Black unemployment is double digits? Should we not be marching on the White House when more than 500 Blacks have been killed in Chicago (and many of them young children) and a sitting president barely mentions it publically? Should we not be marching on the White House when our president is rebuilding countries all over the world, while ours is falling apart?"
More commentary from Mr. Jackson, about the president: "Our presidents represent the whole of the U.S., but sometimes different groups need special attention based on their unique needs. This is one area where Obama has been grossly derelict. But, again, what are Blacks prepared to do to get him to act? Thus far, the answer has been absolutely nothing. So, in a kind of weird way, Obama has made it much easier for future White presidents to ignore Blacks, regardless of party. For example, we know the next president will be White, so what happens when he doesn’t do something Blacks think he should and his response is,'You didn’t ask Obama for this, so why should I do it for you?' This is strictly a hypothetical question, but I can guarantee that future presidents and their staffs will at least think these thoughts. How does the Black community deal with this question?"