Thursday, 07 March 2013 09:50

Black Business Leader: Obama “Tyrannical,” “Borderline Communist”

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Harry C. Alford, co-founder and president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, created a national sensation during a February 25 interview (see video below) in which he accused President Barack Obama of acting like former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and said the president’s executive orders are “tyrannical” and a violation of the Constitution. Moreover, he added, Obama's economic policies are “borderline communist.” The video went viral after being posted on a number of sites on March 1.

Alford expanded on those remarks in subsequent interviews, including an interview on March 4 with Andrea Tantaros of Fox News and (see video below), in which he charged that President Obama “wants government in everything and anything.”  

“He made a fool out of me — and a lot of other people.”
Alford said he now regrets supporting Obama’s presidential bid in 2008. He allowed himself to be swept up with the candidate’s rhetoric of hope, the media hype, and racial solidarity. “He made a fool out of me — and a lot of other people,” says Alford.

In the impromptu February 25 video that went viral, Alford responded to a question about President Obama’s increasing tendency to circumvent Congress and legislate by executive orders. “An executive order cannot trump the Constitution!” Alford responded emphatically. “Now, if he thinks he’s Joe Stalin or somebody, let him try, but an executive order doesn’t trump the Constitution! I mean, this guy’s tyrannical, don’t you think?”

When asked about Obama’s performance and policies concerning the economy, Alford didn’t hold back. He said:

He doesn’t have a clue. He’s never had a business. He’s never had a real job. He doesn’t understand how it all works…. He’s bad, he’s bad. And I supported him the first time around because I had hopes, because he’s black. Shame on me!

The interviewer then asked him why he supported Obama in 2008 after he had already tipped his hand regarding his socialist leaning with his “redistributing the wealth” comments to Joe the Plumber. Alford replied:

I kind of ignored it. I said, well, maybe he’s just talking. [But] he was serious, real serious. And it is truly — if you read the Communist Manifesto, that’s that philosophy. He’s not Adam Smith. He does not believe in capitalism the way our Founding Fathers did. He’s very social — and it's getting borderline communist.

In his March 4 interview, Andrea Tantaros asked him to explain how he, a highly educated, successful businessman had been so completely fooled by Obama. “The guy is a shrewd politician with a good ground game and shrewd team,” he said, paying homage to Obama’s political skills. But then he confessed to having succumbed to what he said was the “tribal” instinct:

[It was] the timing, the aura of history, that America could have a black president. From slavery to Jim Crow to now we can hold the highest office in the land. People had to do it — they went for it, including myself. I saw a black president, and that’s wrong.

"He wants government in anything and everything"

Tantaros mentioned Obama’s own favorable references to socialism in his autobiography and asked Alford what he thinks Barack Obama believes in. He responded:

He believes in government controlling the lives of the people in that country — namely the United States. He wants government in anything and everything. He wants it in your health insurance. He wants it in your job. He wants it in your lifestyle, your culture. He wants to take away your guns, which is a constitutionally protected right. He doesn’t care about a budget. I’ve never known a president who didn’t care about a budget. How do you run the richest country in the world without a budget? You can’t even run a shoe shine stand without a budget.

Tantaros then asked Alford if he believes that Obama’s socialist direction is really due to being clueless and ignorant, or does Obama truly have ulterior motives and realize full well where  he is taking us. Alford responded:

He’s got some plans he won’t discuss. He wants to take us some place we’ve never been before, and it’s a place we shouldn’t go. He’s scary.

Alford said Obama is enthralled with the socialist countries of Europe and wants to remake us in their image, to make us more like France, pointing out that the president is a disciple of Marxist revolutionary Saul Alinsky.

Have his daring and outspoken challenges to the Obama administration caused Alford any backlash from his NBCC members? On the contrary, he says his members are supportive and the NBCC is growing. “When people get scared, they go to church,” he said. “When business get scared, they join the Chamber.” And Obama’s policies are causing all businesses, including black-owned businesses, to get very scared.

Alford is not the only nationally prominent black leader to break ranks recently and publicly criticize the direction President Obama’s leadership is taking our country. As we reported, President Obama received an unexpected earful at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 7. The keynote speaker was Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University’s Children’s Center and the founder of the Carson Scholars Fund scholarship program for disadvantaged and at-risk kids. He is also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian award. Dr. Carson, who is black, pointedly criticized ObamaCare’s imposition of government between doctor and patient, and denounced the political correctness “bullies” that are trying to stifle genuine debate.

Photo of President Barack Obama: AP Images

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Prayer Breakfast: Obama’s “Humility” Prayer v. Carson’s Humble Appeal


  • Comment Link John Doran Friday, 08 March 2013 04:39 posted by John Doran

    Also I think that voting may have to be restricted to those who pay taxes.

    If you're not contributing to the running of your nation, surely you should forfeit any right to the direction of that running?

    I have been in touch with pals in Australia, & the situation is almost as bad there.
    I don't know about NZ, but I think Canada is slightly better off.

    I Know a couple of quality young families who've left UK for Canada.

    I think the situation is being orchestrated by "Big Money" using the dumb eco fascists of the likes of WWF, Greenpeace & your own EPA as attack dogs.

    Ithink it's all laid out in UN Agenda 21, & "The Hunger Games" is where we're headed.

  • Comment Link John Doran Friday, 08 March 2013 04:28 posted by John Doran

    We have the self same problem in the UK Joshua.
    We are deeper in debt than we've ever been: Business; household & personal.
    We have had dumb politicians running this country deeper into debt for 30 of the last 34 years, all parties.

    We have been fed lies by all major parties. Each has promised us a referendum on leaving the communist & dying EU. All 3 have reneged on their promise.

    I think it's come to the situation that democracy must evolve so that campaign or manifesto promises become part of a contract of govt, with harsh penalties for failure to deliver.

    Also I think that we have gone too far down the road of voting for too many benefits & entitlements, with too little duties & responsibilities.

    Too much bread & circuses.

  • Comment Link PJ Thursday, 07 March 2013 21:00 posted by PJ

    This is what angers me about the blacks:
    ~~But then he confessed to having succumbed to what he said was the “tribal” instinct . . . [It was] the timing, the aura of history, that America could have a black president. From slavery to Jim Crow to now we can hold the highest office in the land. People had to do it — they went for it, including myself. I saw a black president, and that’s wrong. ~~~

    I don't care if he NOW recognizes it was wrong -- it's too dang late!!!

    He and other Obama slobberers voted for a man not eligible or qualified for the position because of his COLOR!!!???? DISGUSTING! APPALLING!~ And now America is paying the price for his stupidity!

    I wouldn't vote for Pelosi; I wouldn't vote for Reid; I wouldn't vote for O'Biden -- JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE! That would be the most UNintelligent decision I could make!!!

    If Obama were a staunch Conservative, I would support him 100%. Don't care about his color. I care about his agenda for America! But he's a determined Marxist, and a disloyal, treasonous president! He has destroyed our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and he's not done yet!

    I don't get sucked in by A COLOR. I don't vote for someone because they are WHITE! I'd vote for Herman Cain. I'd vote for Dr. Carson. I'd vote for Allen West. But guess what? NOT BECAUSE OF THEIR COLOR! But because of their beliefs and love for America, our flag, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and We the People!!

    Why do the majority of blacks have to be so ignorant! I'm sorry, but I'm FURIOUS reading how this man, supposedly intelligent, didn't have a clue that when Obama said "redistribution of wealth" that it was NOT "just talk." How about this -- did he hear BO say this??? "We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"!! DING DING DING!! Would this NOT frighten you!? Would just these two comments alone not give you a clue what this man's agenda was for America? How STUUUUPID could you be to not hear his rhetoric and lies! and not recognize them as such! Would his background and upbringing not make you think twice? The color was a blinder? That's ALL YOU CARED ABOUT? His color? Why didn't you EDUCATE YOURSELF and listen to those who were TRYING to educate you! I listened! I learned! I educated myself!

    I don't feel sorry for whatever happens to this man who voted for Obama in 2008, and probably 2012 too, or anyone else for that matter -- those who started this nightmare on a roll that CANNOT be stopped. I hope he loses HIS business like we lost THREE OF OURS!!! I hope he suffers like my family has suffered -- and we did not vote for Obama. It's about time that those who voted for this man pay the price like those of us who did not vote for him have had to do -- we have paid the price for their stupidity!

    No one can seem to stop Obama! He is in the White House and you can BET he will executive order himself into a third term. No way he is giving up the perks, power, unlimited funds for him and his family, and privilege of his position! No way!

  • Comment Link sirburban Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:58 posted by sirburban

    One of Mr.Harry Alford's best lines is an "executive order cannot trump the Constitution."

  • Comment Link Joshua Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:13 posted by Joshua

    I completely agree. Sooner or later more and more people will realize how cunning politicians are and how they work, and hopefully will become less gullible and foolish in the future. Obama's increase in power as president to "stop terrorism" and to "help" the people is going to be abused in the future for a much bigger and fascist reason. We as people really need to get smart, not just academically but logically, to realize whats happening around us. Obama is a very key player in the plan; He's black, and can speak very very well, and make anything sound great. But, as we observe Obama's communist like agenda, we must also recognize that there are extremist in all points of view. Capitalism results in greed and disregard for others. Communism results in power abuse. When can we find responsible, moral-based leaders in our government?

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