Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith Calls on Blacks to Back Obama

Devin Dwyer, ABC News, March 12, 2012

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith wants African-Americans to “be patient and look into the future,” setting aside any disappointment in President Obama to actively support his campaign for a second term.

“Our future’s looking bright, because I trust the man who’s leading us. And that man is Barack Obama,” Smith, 53, says in a new Obama campaign Web video to promote the group African-Americans for Obama.

“I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”

Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say they approve of the way Obama has handled his job, while just 3 percent do not.


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  • Lovie Smith wants blacks to vote Obama.  He also wants the sun to rise in the east, for water to be wet, etc.

    This reminds me of a part in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.  Hank Morgan has a historical record of solar eclipses, and he knows one is about to come, so he gets the Arturians to de-hoist him from the petard by making the sun disappear.  After he’s set free, he allows the sun to start shining again.

    Is Lovie Smith begging blacks to vote Obama so he can give himself credit when they inevitably do?

    Another thing:  Why is Obama spending so much time and money to beg people who will vote almost 100% for him in big numbers to vote for him?  I finally figured it out last night:  Voter fraud.  There’s the black vote, then there’s “the black vote,” if you know what I mean.  The people responsible for massive black voter fraud might be scared to get the ball rolling in 2012, because they fear it won’t be enough, Romney gets in, and his AG strings ’em up.  If that’s what they’re worried about, then they shouldn’t, because establishment Republicans are scared to death to pursue the matter.

  • Dan Reardon

    I’ll give Black people credit for one thing. They are a very cohesive group.

    • Hirschibold

      Nah, it’s all for show. They eat their young. Unless shooting each other constitutes some kind of cohesion.

      • They mostly stoped eating their own when whites explained that was cause of the disease Kuru. So its no where near as bad as it used to be

    •  Blacks are only somewhat cohesive when it pertains to organizing against the despicable whiteman. Black African society’s are lless than worthless if one judges them by European standards. From Haiti to Zimbabwe, the African has little ability to organize or live in any type of arrangement much larger that a tribe.

    • They share a common hatred. For what,I’ll let you figure that one out…

      • Shawn_thefemale

        A perfect example of what we are up against. Absolute, unadulterated, and blatant hatred. An unashamedly publicly announced.

  • MikeofAges

    Lovie Smith is a football coach. He has an opinion. He doesn’t want the sun to stand still. He doesn’t want Lake Michigan to part. He just wants his guy to get reelected. I don’t think there is much to this story. Or if there is anything, the Obama camp is worried about slippage in the black vote. Don’t forget, in 2004 Bush-Cheney got 16 percent of the black vote in Ohio, a factor that had a role in preventing another Florida-style meltdown in 2004. In a very close election, slippage could make the difference in states like Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Not that I think there will be a very close election in 2012.

    • MrGJG

       He has an opinion that he’s aloud to voice. When I as a white man can like-wise voice my opinion,  than I’ll agree this is much ado about nothing.

      • MikeofAges

        C’est vrai. Just meant that what he said should not be taken more seriously than it needs to be. The difference is that a white coach would have to put his support for a white candidate in coded terms. He would have to call him a “patriot” or “an all-American guy”.

  • Pauldrimmer

    3% of blacks don’t uncritically support Obama, they are commiting racial treason like the 3% of whites who support BO. Maybe a few more Whites are being treasonous! Man, there’s some stupid people around voting against their own long term interests. Imagine if whites watched each others backs, the USA would be sane again!

  • Hirschibold

    I wouldn’t be so quick to assume blacks are going to support Obama in 2012. A recent, unbiased poll by clearly shows that Obama’s approval rating among black America has slipped from 99.9999999% to 99.9999998% in recent months.

  • JackKrak

    I don’t think even Stalin or Pol Pot ever hit the 96% mark…….

    • I think the guy from Albania came the closest. I know that you’re being humorous,but it really shows the “African-American” sensibility,when they vote in such a bizarre fashion. Obama does better than Stalin!

  • Heinrich24

    The only thing remotely surprising in this article is that there is a grown man featured therein who calls himself, “Lovie!”  

    • Oil Can Harry

      That was the nickname given to him by his ex-husband Thurson Howell the 3rd.

      • Heinrich24

        As a child of the 70’s, you know that was the first thing that came to my mind of course!!

    • Up to my neck in CA

      My personal favorite is Flozell Adams.

  • The_Bobster

    Former Congressman J.C. Watts said that he is frustrated with the Republican Party leadership but will support John McCain anyway.

    He said that the GOP has been “pathetic” in building relationships with African-Americans and he said the party takes the evangelical community for granted.

  • libertarian4339

    “I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”

    Yes, many whites can see that.  The vast majority of blacks support blacks and all things black to the exclusion of every other race in this country and any issues that involve the country as a whole.

    This country cannot survive much longer with the high number of blacks within its ranks. 

    Allowing one of them to take control of the country and appoint racists and anti-white haters to his administration has been devastating.  It’s akin to the situation in Detroit, New Orleans,  and other black run cities, when blacks first gained control of those areas.  All of them have since imploded. 

  • That’s why Herman Cain had to be torpedoed early on. 

    • Sure, because Herman Cain was a perfect angel, who never did anything wrong in his life, who never used the advantage of his position to try to take advantage of women.  Gloria Allred might be a fanatic, but a broken clock is right twice a day.

      Cain had no business being in that race and being taken as credibly as he was for as long as he was.  The only reason any of that ever happened?  Well, you get one guess.

      • MikeofAges

         Whatever Mr. Cain did, he is not worse than Gary Hart or John Edwards. By a longshot.

        • Obviously not, but that’s not the point.  We’re white nationalists, some of us are right wingers.  We should have higher and whiter standards.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    Isn’t there a group called “Sluts of Obama” that she could join?

  • It’s for much the same reason why black cemeteries in black areas of the United States are never really tended or taken care of.  Blacks make a very big deal and production out of one of their own passing on, at least for the first few days after the actual death.  Then once they’re in the ground, it’s like they never existed.

    • Nobody

       Also, the rash of disturbing shenanigans-at-the-funeral-home stories over the past few years have taken place exclusively at black-owned funeral homes and cemeteries. Just last month there was yet another horrifying story about a black-owned funeral home here in Chicago. The utilities had been turned off for some time, and bodies were kept cold with bags of ice.

  • The Powder ship Louisiana

    Yep, a white coach who said the same about a white candidate would be called before Commsioner Goodell, and with the press frenzy raging, would be suspended for a year and forced to work in a minority youth camp annually with no wages. Blacks don’t have the power to wreak such havoc on the civil rights of whites. Someone else is pulling the strings. I accept volunteers to answer this. 

  • Beloved Comrade

     If it were up to me, he’d be out of a job before the sun went down.

    Something that will help hasten the end is a total boycott of the NFL and the NBA. No tickets, no merchandise.  There are plenty of healthier options for whites to use their time, money, and energy.

    With that said, GO PACKERS

  • blight14

     And may they collectively rot in the bowels of the ‘hot place’………