So, Jarrett thinks that only Blacks do Crack Cocaine? Wonder if she thinks the same about Fried Chicken and Watermelon? — Kickass Conservative
Kristinn Taylor at Free Republic reported on Valerie Jarrett’s explanation why Blacks should vote for Obama. And wait till you read what she said.
Valerie Jarrett: Blacks should support Obama for sharp reduction in crack cocaine sentencing
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
Posted on June 26, 2012 10:32:23 PM EDT by kristinn
In remarks to Black journalists this past weekend virtually unreported in the mainstream media, senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said reducing the prison sentences for crack cocaine is one of the three reasons African-Americans have to support President Obama’s reelection.
The Root, a Black-oriented website owned by the Washington Post, reprinted a blog report by the Maynard Institute’s Richard Prince on Jarrett’s appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans.
Prince reported on Jarrett’s side meeting with a group of Black reporters and columnists:
On Saturday afternoon, Jarrett spoke with members of the Trotter Group of African American columnists and with regional reporters, and again outlined what she considered the Obama administration’s successes, among them funding for historically black colleges and universities; health care reform, which she said will disproportionately help African Americans; and reducing disparities between penalties for possession of crack and for powdered cocaine.
The only other mention in the media of Jarrett’s bragging about Obama helping the crack cocaine business as being good for the Black community was by DeWayne Wickham who wrote in his Tuesday column inUSA Today:
Obama supporters need to unabashedly trumpet what the president has done for blacks — such as increased funding for education, universal health care, and a sharp reduction in the sentencing disparity for possession of crack cocaine instead of powder, all things that Jarrett said have disproportionately benefited them.
Mainstream media outlets that covered Jarrett’s appearance at the NABJ but failed to report on her bragging about Obama’s easing the penalties for crack cocaine being good for Blacks were CNN, Politico, theWashington Post, the Dallas Morning News and BET.
Obama has drawn criticism in the African-American community for prominently helping gays, illegal aliens and feminists without helping Blacks. Obama and Jarrett thinking his softening the sentencing for crack cocaine, which has plagued African-American neighborhoods for decades, will help him with Black voters is strange politics.