Obama: Black lawmakers must rally voters back home

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

President Barack Obama is coming out fighting against his Republican foes with strong words in a political speech to black lawmakers.

He's telling members of the Congressional Black Caucus to go back home and rally people to support Democrats in the November election. He's likening the task at hand to the grassroots efforts that helped drive the civil rights movement.

Obama doesn't use the word "Republican" in his remarks Saturday night. Instead he's talking about "the other side" and "a crowd that wants to do what's right politically, instead of what's right - period."

He also says the recession came down with "a particular vengeance" on African-American communities.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 103217144 - wndu.com/a?a=103217144
Gray Television, Inc.