Empower.org, a FreedomWorks project designed to take conservative values and ideas into the African-American community, held a recent town hall in Chicago at The New Zion Covenant Church on the South Side. The South Side of Chicago, like many urban areas, is plagued with poverty, crime, and terrible schools.
In the town hall, the attendees had many criticisms for President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. One attendee even called Barack Obama the “deadbeat black president in our community.”
The attendees also called out the black political establishment for its devotion to the Democrat Party, with one panelist comparing the black community’s relationship to the party to that of a battered wife who won’t leave her husband.
FreedomWorks hopes to use the growing anti-establishment, anti-Democrat and anti-Obama feelings in the black community to build support for limited government.