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Opening Arguments

. . . and one for all

President Obama -- when he's right, he's right:

How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasn’t done enough to support black businesses?

My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity. I’m not the president of black America. I’m the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody. So, I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses.

Of course, I'd say his policies have been equally bad for all Americans, but that's a different argument. Any politician -- presidents included -- is going to end up trying to help his friends more than his adversaries, but the presidency is the last office we should want to single out Americans by group.


tim zank
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:22am

He most certainly has been an equal opportunity train wreck for all small business.