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September 27th, 2011
05:31 AM ET

Talk Back: Is President Obama's new fiery persona resonating?


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From CNN's Carol Costello:

Hit with polls showing low approval ratings, President Obama has recently been kicking up his fiery rhetoric and appealing to his liberal base, who have been frustrated with him for seeming weak in the face of Republican attacks.

The new assertive Obama first appeared during his jobs speech to Congress, when he blasted the rich for not paying their share of taxes. On Saturday, the president delivered another passionate speech before the Congressional Black Caucus.

"I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes, shake it off, stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying," the president said to the CBC. "We are going to press on, we've got work to do."

Talk Back: Is President Obama's new fiery persona resonating?

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  1. Madinah

    President Obama new fiery persona is not resonating with me because I don't trust him. How can I trust him when he will not directly say who he is, and miss lead the people into thinking something that he is not. I think Obama is confused, and resents being classified as the first African American president, the first black president by both the black and whites. I think President Obama sets out to prove to the world that he is not the first black president he's Obama, a man with a white mother and a black father from Kenya, so therefore he is not one or the other. I think he feel's stronger toward his white ancestors but, he is not accepted. This I believe is frustrating for him, so therefore he strikes back taking his animosity out on his black people, by talking down to them in a desperate attempt to gain support and recognition from white people. I say, why can't he directly support the black communities, as he directly involve himself in supporting everyone else (white, Hispanics, gays and lesbians etc.) so what is the real problem Mr. President, Why can't you acknowledge issues pertaining to black problems in America? Why do you insist on ignoring black people and talking to them like they are children without a mind of their own ? Black people are not stupid Mr. President, they are very intelligent people.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:13 am |
  2. Steve J.

    People who haven't been watching TV with a blindfold and earplugs (like Maxine Waters) can fully comprehend how the Tea Party and its GOP sycophants have the power to block _anything_ the president proposes to help black Americans These Americans don't need the president's pep talk.

    Unless politicians like Maxine Waters propose a way to neutralize the Tea Party she ought to just shut up. She's not helping black people by criticizing the president. If she inadvertently helps the GOP to take the White House black Americans stand to lose far more than they've lost already.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:49 am |
  3. Dan, Stewartstown, PA

    The behavior of the Tea Party is akin to financial McCarthyism and as such, needs to be dealt with firmly. I think Pres. Obama needs to lead that clarion call loudly at every opportunity. I doubt Baynor can rein them in, so his hands are tied. Our country needs the president to be fiery and light the flame of hope within the hearts and hearths of middle America.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:41 am |