The Washington Examiner reports that Obama told American Urban Radio Networks that he has dispatched an “army of lawyers” across the country to solve problems people may have with voting. “…we can solve those problems. We’ve got lawyers all across the country.”
Urging supporters to vote early, as the president himself did in Chicago last week, he told black radio host April Ryan that voters should contact his campaign if they are prevented from voting. “If you try to vote early and you see that problem, we’ve got time to fix it,” said the president.
Democrats have been worried that new election laws requiring voters to show identification are meant to block minorities and the poor at the polls. [If voters can get to the polls they should be able to obtain free picture ID being offered at their local Department of Motor Vehicles.] In Chicago, the president provided his license as identification before voting.
What’s more, he said that by voting early, the campaign can shift its attention to those who wait until Election Day and help them get to the polls.
The president responded by saying he would focus on “communities of color” in his second term because those two groups are the “future workforce” of America.
April Ryan, a long-time White House correspondent
…also pressed the president on the high joblessness among blacks and Hispanics. The president responded by saying he would focus on “communities of color” in his second term because those two groups are the “future workforce” of America.
But as he has throughout his four years in office, the president said that would be part of a larger effort to put all Americans back to work. He told Ryan: “My target is anybody who is out there, wants to work but doesn’t have the skill set to do it. When you look, a lot of those communities are communities of color and we’re going to be putting in resources to make sure that we are training those folks up. And, by the way, that’s good for America generally. If we don’t have black and Hispanic kids who can compete, you know that’s the fastest growing population, and that’s our future workforce and America will decline economically unless everybody is able to get the opportunities that they deserve.”
If one reads between the color-lines, European Americans do not have a place in Obama’s “future workforce” of America.[Source: Washington Examiner]