THE GROFF/ELLISON POLITICAL REPORT

Obama Hammers MIA Fathers

Posted in Uncategorized by groffellison on June 16, 2008

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama lit into missing fathers today at a speech in the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. 

Obama, who has not hesitated criticizing the African American community for some of the self imposed problems black suffer from, said “Too many fathers are M.I.A., too many fathers are AWOL, missing from too many lives and too many homes…”  

The speech was yet another indication that Obama is leading a new generation of African American elected officials who are comfortable saying what needs to be said in and about the community but strong enough to stand up for the community in the larger political arena.   

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