RNC Communications Director for Black Media Orlando Watson, who was hired in October , appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to discuss the RNC’s Rosa Park tweet, in which they declared Parks was responsible for ending racism.

“And talking about a typo and a tweet, it’s old news,” Watson said.

But Watson didn’t seem to enthused to discuss the typo to begin with.

When MSNBC host Thomas Roberts asked if it was “defensible” for GOP governors to reject the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, Watson took the question as an opportunity to focus on President Obama’s track record of helping the black community.

“What I don’t find defensible is after five years of, you know, living under President Obama, you know, he has little to show for what he’s done for the black community,” Watson said, before claiming that the health care law has “particularly” hurt the jobless rate in the black community.

“So while we’re focused on, you know, trying to create jobs, private sector jobs, good-paying jobs, career-making jobs, I would ask, you know, what exactly has the President done for the black community?” Watson said.

The least the RNC could have done was find someone who wouldn’t just regurgitate talking points and actually answer questions.

  • http://twitter.com/Shiva_Amina Shiva Amina (@Shiva_Amina)

    It’s getting old folks….. Our President while a black man is not “President of Black People” he is the President of the United States of America. Stop trying to act like he got elected to save black people. If you’re going to talk about the man, let’s talk about his policies and his administration….not your imaginary idea that somehow he’s the black Superman coming to save the ‘black’ world

  • mEE

    “Communications Director for BLACK Media” …is this legitimately this man’s title? LOL I can’t…

  • Drew-Shane

    Even with a brown face, we don’t want to hear the same bs over and over again. Every party is “creating jobs, caring for our welfare and *insert more standard fluff*”

  • Mama Sunshine

    Right! Barack Obama is a politician. Period.

  • Nothing but love

    But he is the President of all people, the one of many criticisms I have about Obama is that he gives the old tired pull yourself by boot straps speech to the African American community at-large. But when it comes to creating tangible change that will help other minority groups, he provides them with policy. I want him to address our redresses in the same manner.

  • Sandy248

    I can’t understand why a black American would be a conservative. What exactly do we have to conserve?

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    whatever obama has done or not done it is more than the republicans have…….

  • http://gravatar.com/rastaman1967 rastaman

    Conserving his “honorary white” status. There is no lengths that some people will not go to prop up their “benefactors”. The Clayon Bigsbys of the world are blind the truth of their existence.

  • donnadara

    CTHU at a Republican mouthpiece advocating for “special privileges” for black community. If the President did “something” for the black community specifically, woudn’t that be the reverse racism that they are so concerned about?

  • Nothing but love

    Huh? Are you serious with this comment?

  • -A.

    no, I don’t know.

  • BeanBean

    I had no idea Obama was the President of Black America. Last time I checked the unemployment rate for blacks has been higher than whites under EVERY single president. This man needs to sit his Webster-looking behind down and shut up. Obama is a president, his skin color doesn’t change his job.

  • http://gravatar.com/carolinasistah CarolinaSistah

    I agree with most of your post. At the same time, the president is also not just president to homosexuals, yet he’s worked very hard to meet their demands; nor just president to immigrants.

    It is funny how we as blacks put our own selves last by not even allowing that’s its ok to have specific demands as blacks from our president.

    I’ll also say that not having specific demands is also a weakness on our part, as unlike homosexuals and immigrants, we haven’t asked him for specific actions on our behalf. It’s almost like we expect him to ‘read our minds’ and ‘know’ just because he’s black.

  • http://gravatar.com/carolinasistah carolinasistah

    I agree, that is a ridiculous title!

  • Afro-Scented

    Black people are actually very conservative. Socially anyway. Politically, not so much. Donnie said it best: “left handed in my right mind.”

  • Deal-n-Truth

    RNC Communications Director for Black Media: the name says it all. Why align yourself with an organization where you still have to separate yourself from the group? What has the RNC done for black people???

  • Deal-n-Truth

    He’s suffering from the illusion of inclusion.and is only used as a pawn.

  • JustSayin’

    Moral of the story: Don’t trust anyone who looks like Don Lemon.

  • ScriptTease

    These folks kill me. What exactly should Obama do? Just as soon as he pay Black Folks some extra attention, then these same haters who’s talking this BS, will complain he’s catering to Black Folks….. I wish these Self-Hating Negroes, and these Racist White Folks would go back into hiding.

  • http://Roots Cabobby

    I would ask what has the Republican Party done for the Blackcommunity, except try to put up roadblocks to voting and fight against affirmative action,

  • ScriptTease

    You may say it somewhat Jokingly, but they are easy to spot. They have a look about themselves. Just like racist White men….

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