Jan 13, 2008

Here is a recent comment Bob Johnson made in reference to Barack Obama:

As an African American, I'm frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood that I won't say what he was doing but he said it in his book," Johnson said while campaigning with Clinton in Columbia South Carolina. (Source)

Now as soon Obama's people call Johnson out on his comments he tried to clean it up, but it was already too late. Everybody already knew what he meant with his first statement.

Later Sunday, Johnson maintained the comments were not in reference to Obama's drug use: "My comments today were referring to Barack Obama's time spent as a community organizer, and nothing else," he said in an issued statement. "Any other suggestion is simply irresponsible and incorrect."

Once again Bob Johnson is getting out of pocket. Can someone please tell me why does he think he is in any position to throw stones at Barack Obama? This is the same man that brought us BET Uncut and all the other garbage BET has feed us throughout the years. I wish he'll tell us what he has contributed to the community besides T&A.


  1. Chicken George! Give us all a break!

    It is not about what the Clinton's have "done" for the African American community it is about what can be done for the future of America (no subcategory descriptor required)!

    In order to not live in the past we need to look far into our future. A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for the Clinton past. A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for the American future.

    African Americans do not owe any individual or group their [our] allegiance because our allegiance is to the Untied States of America and the ideals that all men and woman are created equal!

    We do not have to bind ourselves intellectually nor emotionally to any candidate, particularly the Clinton's. We are all free people that should not vote just on the bases of a single point issue.

    Hillary Clinton is the virtual incumbent in this race. The problems we face today are part of the Clinton's doing and the core of Hillary's 35 years of experience on why we should not vote for her. There’s no dismissing the fact that the Clinton administration got distracted in his second term a period when bin Laden and al Qaeda could have been stopped.

    Each day I read about the pandering done by the Clintons makes me sick of a Presidential Primary selection process that I was previously extremely enthused about!

    I believe this to be very Rove(ish) in the application of hot button talking points where they [the Clinton's] know that they [the Clinton's] have a solid backing of the core of the Democratic party and as such want to discourage younger and independent voters from taking part I the process thus increasing the voting base for real change, change we all can trust.

    Bob Johnson of BET is looking out for his share of entrenched interest as he has a lot to gain/maintain by supporting the status quo and not supporting non-partisan issues and solutions. He wants polarisation because he makes money on polar issues and groups.

    Obama makes a large number of Americans – young and old, black and white – believe this nation can accomplish anything it sets its mind to. He talks about "replacing the politics of cynicism with the politics of hope." And he doesn't see Republicans as the enemy. The Tampa Tribune Editorial Board Jan 11, 2008

    We were foolish to believe that the Clintons could see what they believe is their destiny threatened from someone like Barack Obama! The Clinton’s position was clearly articulated by the statement of: "Give me a break," said Mr. Clinton. "This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen." Not sure about your vantage point nor how you might parse what Bill Clinton said and meant but I know what I heard and what I heard was Bill Clinton saying that the whole Barack Obama campaign is a fairy tale.

    This idea had been levelled earlier in the campaign with Hillary expressing that Barack was giving the American People false hope(s)!

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union were foolish to believe that we could hope for a country of unity, one of collective strength(s), one without the constraints of the past placing artificial restrictions on our future!

    This really isn't about right vs wrong; liberal vs conservative; Democrat vs Republican vs Independent -- this is about the past verses the future! This is about a select entrenched group that dominate our country trying to retain THEIR power!

    Why do you think the GOP core despise Mike Huckabee OR provide luke warm support for John McCain??? They are worried that We the People will see the truth and as such vote for change real change, change that we can trust.

    If Barack Obama gets no further then the Presidential Primary process he [Barack] will still have done more for Americans or all colours and ethnic backgrounds then the Clinton's could have ever hoped to accomplished!

    Don't let them steal our future in an effort to save their past!

    Go Barack '08

    "I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see!"

  2. I, for one, am not surprised at the foolishness that spewed from Bob Johnson's mouth. The fact that he is endorsing the Clintons is only indicative of them and not Obama. Bob Johnson is just another Uncle Tom negro that feels that he has arrived and that it is okay for him to throw his own people under the bus as long as it is to his benefit i.e. BET.

  3. The comments of someone like Bob Johnson has absolutely no sway on how I vote one way or another. If I was Hillary i would try to distance myself from this fool as soon as possible. he's nothing but a liability to her campaign.

  4. Bob Johnson has no credibility with me. Afterall, he brought us BET or Black Exploitation Television!!!

  5. Man, Bob Johnson used to be one of my heroes - no longer is that true.

  6. I don't understand why everyone is mad at Bob Johnson. he is well within his right to support whomever he wishes to support. this is after all the United States of America. Just because you don't like who the man is supporting doesn't mean he doesn't have a right to support her. We as black folks are so quick to pull out the race card that it is astounishing. This is politics people. Get over yourselves!!!

  7. It's not that people are mad he's supporting Hillary. It's the fact that he has the nerve to criticize another black man about their contributions to Black Society when he himself is part of the reasons for the downfall of black culture. Most of all though, it pisses me off how all these people who are coming out against Obama have been ocmpletely silent for the past 7 years doing the Bush adminstration. Where was Bob Johnson when the war started? Where was he when Katrina hit New Orleans? Silent all this time and now he wants to use his voice and influence for what? Against another black man who trying to bring some change to some the problems that he never lifted a finger to help solve. Excuse my language, but nigga please!

  8. Bootlicking Uncle Toms like Bob Johnson disgust me. Here he has built his empire on the backs of black people, but what has he done for the black neighborhood? Please allow me to answer my own question; absolutely nothing.