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“George Bush doesn’t care about black people”

“George Bush doesn’t care about black people” — rap “artist” Kanye West

bush in biloxi   bush in biloxi

Via Michelle Malkin, who has a link to the video of West making his asinine and incendiary statement.

Also linked at The Indepundit.

How low can they go?

Update: MSNBC replayed the event at 9:00 Pacific time. They edited out the one line from West about President Bush, displaying a full-screen logo for about five seconds. They still played his rant up to that point.

And a good thought from Hugh Hewitt on the subject, to wrap it up:

I understand that an entertainer on the NBC special said some incredibly distasteful stuff about President Bush. No doubt a lot of folks will be pretty upset. I am taking my cue from the president, who spent the day in the company of a lot of folks who seem to have spent the last 48 hours doing nothing but blasting him in an attempt to escape fallout. President Bush said nothing about his critics, but kept the focus on the victims. W is in the business of getting the relief organized and saving lives. He isn’t taking political shots, and I doubt he’s going to, no matter how great the provocation. He’s a good man and a great president, and his example should instruct his supporters to keep the focus on Americans in desperate need of help and hope.

posted by: The Editors @ 8:17 pm September 2, 2005


  1. I wonder how many people watching that concert and were going to donate decided not to
    because of those remarks? How many lives has Mr. West’s big mouth just made harder? What
    is wrong with these people?

    Comment by shark — September 3, 2005 @ 10:58 am September 3, 2005

  2. GWB has failed this country.

    Comment by voteSTOLEY — September 3, 2005 @ 2:01 pm September 3, 2005

  3. I strongly agree with Kanye and freedom of speech allows him to say that. sure u see him hugging black peple is a the strong marketing team has.. U judge a man by not what he say but by his actions. Remember he was the first president in recent years that wouldnot even speak to the naacp. During his whole 2 terms has been successful for ignoring the needs of an entire race. And only helps people of any color in his social class. Remember he tried and ddid for a short period cut overtime pay before it was reverse. This from a man who has never worked an hourly job in his life. Think about it
    United we stand Divided We fall, 53% to 47% were not united at all

    Comment by Was a burning bush a clue??? — September 3, 2005 @ 2:58 pm September 3, 2005

  4. voteSTOLEY:

    Wow, how long did it take you to compose that cogent analysis? Brilliant.

    Comment by The Editors — September 3, 2005 @ 7:30 pm September 3, 2005

  5. “I strongly agree with Kanye”

    Then you’re as much a fool as he is.

    “and freedom of speech allows him to say that.”

    Yes, that is true. The 1st Amendment allows people to say any number of idiotic things.

    “Remember he was the first president in recent years that would not even speak to the naacp.”

    No decent person should speak to that left-wing hate group.

    “During his whole 2 terms has been successful for ignoring the needs of an entire race.”

    A baseless slander, nothing more. Please come back and comment when you have something to contribute besides empty, hate-filled bile.

    Comment by The Editors — September 3, 2005 @ 7:35 pm September 3, 2005

  6. Burning Bush

    I am an American of African Ethnicity, the NAACP doesnt speak for me. The NAACP while having done good work in the past had its genesis in left wing idealogues. No one in my family pays any attention to them. The fact that you think by ignoring the NAACP that Bush is ignoring Black people almost screams I am a patronizing white liberal.

    Comment by Tariq — September 4, 2005 @ 2:27 am September 4, 2005

  7. God I miss live TV. Don’t You miss live TV? I didn’t realize untill this momemt why I’m watching less and less television. Now I see that it is because it has become so uninteresting and bland since that superbowl incedent. West’s comments sound so refreshing I wish I actually saw it. As for his comments, I know that on wednesday I ssid to my sister “I hate to say it but I’m wondering if it’s taking so long to rescue people because they are black and poor because the only other expanation I can think of is that the US is out of money.” I didn’t know if it was true but I had to wonder.

    Comment by Jennifer Rovaris — September 4, 2005 @ 1:41 pm September 4, 2005

  8. i think that tv does portray minorites as looters and whites as people just trying to make it through the disaster. kanye, although incorrect in going about explaining his feelings, had every right to say what he said. that is how he feels about the sitiuation and if mike myers would have said the same thing no one would be upset. i think that the fact that he just said it, and ignored the prompter is why everyone was so thrown off. if he really wantted to express his opinions on how he feels about his people he should have memorized something first.

    Comment by mark — September 4, 2005 @ 1:47 pm September 4, 2005

  9. “No decent person should speak to that left-wing hate group.”

    Hahahahahaha. Talk about empty bile. The NAACP, a hate group, operating under a guise that black people should be able to rent apartments.

    Comment by kevin — September 4, 2005 @ 1:58 pm September 4, 2005

  10. It sounds as though many would like to blame President Bush for the lack of leadership abilities on the part of the local and state government in Louisiana. It seems many would like to blame him for criminal minds of certain people in the city of New Orleans. There are quite a few who think he should be held responsible because so many refused to evacuate. It is clear that many think he is at fault for the levees breaking. And I am certain there are some who think he could have actually controlled the magnitude of this hurricane.

    It’s quite clear who has brought about the change in the rescue and evacuation operations; President George W. Bush. How did he do that? He realized somebody had to assert themselves as the leader in the management of this crisis. He is a proven leader. He doesn’t sit on his behind complaining and whining about every little thing that doesn’t go his way. He doesn’t go outside the White House and stick his finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing. He doesn’t run and hide every time his critics start bashing him. His actions are not determined by the color of a person’s skin. He isn’t working to assure that certain levels of society get to the front of the rescue line. He just leads the charge.

    President Bush led this nation in the 9/11 tragedy and he is proving once again to lead this nation in this tragedy. Many of us thank God for sending us such a leader, especially in these times. Please remember that the good which comes from his leadership benefits all Americans.

    Comment by David — September 4, 2005 @ 2:37 pm September 4, 2005

  11. I’m not sure if George Bush likes or dislikes black people, but because of the slow response the entire government has had at such a terrible crisis, there will be a terrible amount of backlash, racial or otherwise.

    The truth of the matter is, Bush didn’t lead the nation in this tragedy. The tragedy is still going on and will continue to for months. Alot of people are comparing this to 9/11 but there are so many key differences.

    9/11 Caused a feeling of pride for our country, for some brief and for some long term.

    This is causing a feeling of shame for our country, the inability to help our own people in thier time of need, for whatever reason.

    “God cannot be pleased”

    Comment by Dash Billions — September 4, 2005 @ 8:27 pm September 4, 2005

  12. Bush should step down, he is not for America, he let down all African Americans in this country, and as a African American, I am deeply unmoved by Bush wisdom or a lack of humanity. Bush is a photo- opt president, he is not a real president, I wish he would step down. Its not a local issues, local government can not do but so much (funding from the feds). And for all you federal govenment workers who said they did not know there were people in the convention center, thats a joke, It was all over CNN, NBC, ABC, BBC, CBS, AND on Cable and Local TV ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!!!! Can you see how stupid this statement was, STOP COVERING FOR A WEAK PRESIDENT. America the Shameful Nation… For the first time in my life I’m not a proud American.

    Comment by jack jones — September 4, 2005 @ 8:41 pm September 4, 2005

  13. THE WORLD SAW HOW BUSH TREATED African Americans. He can not lie about what is being broadcasted on live TV. THE WORLD SAW HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID NOT LOOK AFTER THE VICTIMS UNTIL DAYS LATER. We can send troops all over the world to help out with humanity efforts, but we can help the poor vitims in New Orleans, We have dropped food in our nations we couldn’t we do this for the people of the Gulf states. This is very dishearting, UnAmerican. How could Bush go to Bed at night. Did Bush keep his 10:00 pm bed time while these people were dieing or did he stay up all night praying for wisdom. Is he really a christian or the AntiChirst. Because God will not for get about the lack of action. God will deal with those who hurt humanity. The people of New Orleans may God Bless you all, my tears , my prayer, all with you all. GOD Will deal with Bush and his staff. A lost of life is a lost in humanity. How far have we come as a nation. In the 60s the national guard came in the hurt black, beat them, hose them down with water, attack dogs were unleshed on them, how come the national guard was not call earlier to save the people of New Orleans, Answer that President Bush.

    Comment by jack jones — September 4, 2005 @ 8:53 pm September 4, 2005

  14. One thing that I find completely sad about this website and your responses, when you don’t like someone’s opinion on the subject, or they disagree with you, all you have to comeback with is name calling and hatred. This must be the biggest group of uneducated people assembled in one place. this comment alone says it al “A baseless slander, nothing more. Please come back and comment when you have something to contribute besides empty, hate-filled bile. ” Someone made an intellectual personal opinion, in which you responded with your own hate, yet in the same response attempted to throw it back. The only thing I fear after reading this website is that you are raising children who will also be filled with your hatred.

    Comment by Michelle — September 4, 2005 @ 10:18 pm September 4, 2005

  15. Also, Love the two pictures at the top, Bush in the “token black picture” If you will notice those are the only 2 pictures anyone sees of Bush in the hurricane zone.

    Comment by Michelle — September 4, 2005 @ 10:20 pm September 4, 2005

  16. Dictator Bush has failed everyone, but it’s no big surprise. He made sure his brother’s state got aid ASAP after the first effects of Katrina. He couldn’t have cared less about New Orleans or Mississippi, well… once the wealthy white people were out of there. Bush and the other republicans know that economically challenged and/or minorities, don’t elect republicans… so they might as well let them die.
    Bush has yet to speak out about those who have been unabashedly criticizing him, because he knows there is no excuse for his lack of action. He is a pathetic excuse for a man, I wouldn’t trust him with my dog… let alone my life. He has shown more concern and real emotion over Rehnquist’s death, the death of a sick old man… than the true suffering and deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands of people in Louisiana and Mississippi. He is a tremendously dimwitted man. If they were able to bring impeachment proceedings against Clinton for lying about a blow job… they ought to bring them against Bush for mindfully ignoring the urgent need of aid to the disaster victims, before and after the levees broke. Ever heard of depraved indifference?!? After being impeached… Bush should be charged with one count of depraved indifference for every person who drowned after the fact, died of exposure, or died from lack of medical treatment.
    Maybe him and Dick “Heart Attack” Cheney, should go and ask the Halliburton board for the return of some of those misappropriated funds from all the Iraqi contracts Cheney handed over to his cronies… and give the money to the victims of Bush’s stupidity.

    Comment by Aurora — September 5, 2005 @ 1:50 am September 5, 2005

  17. I realize for some that it is difficult to see President Bush as a leader. And for some it is difficult to understand the chain of authority in these types of disasters. You read comments suggesting that President Bush is at fault for not sending in the National Guard. These people just don’t understand or have sufficient knowledge as to who activates the Guard. They don’t realize that it is the local and state government who is responsible to be first responders. President Bush gave the local and state government the necessary tools long before the storm hit; they just didn’t know how to use them.

    As for his leadership on 9/11, it speaks for itself. He was not the only leader; however, he was the leader. He placed himself upon the rubble of the World Trade Center and clearly stated, “the people responsible for this will hear from all of us soon.” And that they did. And as for Homeland Security and the war; the battle is not being fought on our turf and the enemy is being defeated. While some who live may not appreciate this effort, the President has stood by his vow that those who died did not die in vain.

    It is amazing how many Americans keep going back to the same old arguments. They use times of tragedy to continue pushing their agenda about our President and the direction of our country. They have all the answers but never take a positive step towards implementing them. They just never put any better ideas forward. They, in many instances, are people who would not want their children serving in the military, but complain about the lack of troops. They just continue to cry and cry and cry, drowning in their tears of self-pity. They resort to name calling and profanity to express their points of view. They show their lack of intellect by what they speak and write. And, for these and many other reasons, they themselves will never be leaders, but will always require being led.

    It might be worth your time to read this news article. I hope it sheds some light on where the fault lies in the delayed response to this tragedy.

    Comment by David — September 5, 2005 @ 9:37 am September 5, 2005

  18. You miss the point David. President Bush is an evil Republican, and therefore guilty of every imaginable sin. The officials in LA are Democrats, and therefore above blame. That’s all you need to know. :)

    Comment by The Editors — September 5, 2005 @ 11:39 am September 5, 2005

  19. I guess you are right. All that goes wrong in the world is the fault of those evil Republicans. How could I have forgotten?

    Comment by David — September 6, 2005 @ 4:22 am September 6, 2005

  20. I agree that Mr. West went into some typical Hollywood-liberal mudslinging of the president in his speech; I also think playing the race card in this situation is a dangerous distraction. However, the fact is that he did deviate from the liberal-corporate-media prepared speech, an act he must surely have known would result in universal character defamation at the hands of that self-same media.

    To me, the most important part of Mr. West’s speech was this:
    “…so now I’m calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give…”

    If only every self-important pop star had made that same call, I would not care which public leaders they unfairly accused of racism.

    Comment by Fiat — September 6, 2005 @ 1:17 pm September 6, 2005

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