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February 20, 2008

Check out this Barack Obama supporter and an interviewer he did. This interviewer picked the wrong one to prove his point that all people supporting Obama are emotional and illogical. See it below.

Here is the recap from Obama supporter Derrick and he his background and his reasons for supporting Barack Obama.

80 Comments leave one →
  1. Candice permalink
    February 21, 2008 2:36 pm

    I can’t fully express how refreshing it is to see a black man speak so articulate, using proper engilsh and speaking about something positive. Speaking about something other than cars, clothes, hoes and money. I really appreciate the fact that you have taken time to learn about the issues involved, you know why you are supporting Obama (not just because he is a black man), and that genuinely appreciate this democratic process that we as natural born American citizens often take for granted.
    Please remain positive, focused and determined to help bring about a change in not only our country but our culture. God Bless!

  2. Deano permalink
    February 21, 2008 2:42 pm

    Ill, you need to have this above your rumor page every day until November 08. After hearing and seeing this brother speak; Obama should be the next President of America. Ill you need to have this brother in for a face-to-face; have brother Derrick layout Obama’s platform on this site.Let the (all)hiphop nation know, they and the rest of the nation will benefit from a man like this being President.

  3. insearchofbeing permalink
    February 21, 2008 4:47 pm

    wow. i’m not politically aware and certainly know nothing about American politics, but this guy drew me in so completely with his thorough responses, intellect and knowledge, and eloquence of speech. I love that his appearance (the stereo type) belies is true intellect.

  4. Ty Ryan permalink
    February 21, 2008 4:58 pm

    I loved the way this young man defended his statements. I tyhionk the interviewer was looking for an easy target to break down and got a ver intelligent knowledgable man instead.

    I get tired of seeing our people on the news talking as if they haven’t had any formal education and it just makes me smile to see this young man here. The reporter bit off more than he could chew and it was evident when he got part way into the interview. This is how more of us need to portray ourselves in the media. I would bet all that I have that the reporter wasn’t as critical to any white person.

    GREAT job Derrick. Vote OBAMA.

  5. Naomi permalink
    February 21, 2008 5:04 pm

    LOVES IT……

  6. February 21, 2008 5:20 pm

    Thought he didn’t know the business, huh? Ha! I’m loving it!
    Wish this was Bill O’Rielly!

  7. Krytic (Critic) permalink
    February 21, 2008 6:00 pm

    This is Great!!!
    He a Great Supporter!!!

    The first couple questions were back to back sounding like the reporter wanted to catch a “supporter stuck on stupid”, Where a black man support Obama but could not explain why. That reporter pick the wrong guy to mess with.
    I wish it was Bill O’Reilly too….haha

    With history in the making, WE ARE ALL PAYING ATTENTION AND LEARNING

    As Common said: (“The revolution will not be televised; the revolution is here”)

    As Prince said: “Evolution will be colorized”

  8. February 21, 2008 6:23 pm

    this guy needs to be on jay leno,it would be a great thing for the world to see..

  9. Real permalink
    February 21, 2008 6:45 pm

    He was fantastic. Candice, don’t be so refreshed or elated that an African-American is articulate and speaks with proper english. There are a lot of us out here. It’s almost like being proud of a black man for taking care of his child. Let’s not pat ourselves on the back for doing things that we are supposed to do. I tell my son when he scores in sports “don’t celebrate like a madman, act like you’ve been there before” Let’s act like we’ve been there before because we have

  10. February 21, 2008 6:59 pm

    I’ve watched both of these videos several times. He’s great. I hope all supporters will strive for this kind of connection with and knowledge of their candidates.
    Thanks for posting.

  11. outsider222 permalink
    February 21, 2008 7:07 pm

    Wow. That was hard work.

    Except I’m with Real–a lot of people here seem surprised that a black guy can be so intelligent and well spoken.

    She has very narrow horizons…

    (Or she lives in the Connecticut suburbs??)

  12. socratesoul permalink
    February 21, 2008 7:11 pm

    Awesome. The interviewer was totally trying to make him look stupid (at least in the beginning) and he failed.

  13. February 21, 2008 7:14 pm

    Hillary has proven her shamleful character with her bid for the presidency. CLINTON WAS IMPEACHED!!!
    Clinton Accused of 1978 Hotel Rape,
    Clinton Murders video in my blog:

    i appologize if i have already contacted u.

  14. lecya permalink
    February 21, 2008 7:25 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this. I loved hearing this man speak very much. Obama 2008

  15. February 21, 2008 7:28 pm

    Way to be informed! That’s awesome. Congrats to that man. I wish everyone could be this knowledgeable.

  16. February 21, 2008 7:32 pm

    Awesome! Derrik – you kick butt. I was wondering at first if this was set up, but the antagonistic tactics of the interviewer at first was clear, and his surprise seemed genuine as Derrik’s answers were so well informed.

    I wish i could speak as well about Obama’s policies. But i too am for the man, not the party (or the issues, to be honest. The world needs a non-Good-Old-Boy president for the US even more than we Americans do.)

  17. threebasics permalink
    February 21, 2008 7:41 pm

    I think it would be an injustice to assume the black man being articulate is an exception to the rule.

    I am not black, white or American. I don’t even live remotely near the States but am still interested in the outcome of the presidential elections.

    Despite that though, this chap is a legend!

  18. February 21, 2008 8:18 pm

    Dude knew his stuff, right on. I think the interviewer was trying to ensnare him into a policy debate (where he thought he would win). I am even more surprised he published the interview, considering it did not fulfill the probable intent of the interviewer.

    The only matter I disagreed with the brother was on tax incentives and subsidies to corporations. Those policies breed corruption and create perversive market incentives.

  19. Lola permalink
    February 21, 2008 8:49 pm

    I am blown away!!! Absolutely speechless. Take back the mic! I feel you on that!!

  20. alius permalink
    February 21, 2008 8:54 pm

    Yea this Man’s on point. The interviewer tried to find an ignorant nigga, and got the complete opposite…..
    I’m voting for Obama anyway, b/c he’s about progess…

  21. Emajah permalink
    February 21, 2008 9:35 pm

    Im 29 years young and to this day I have not voted for any one in my life, but this guy has made me change the way I have felt for years all in one day with one speach. History was made with you Derrick.

  22. jake dockter permalink
    February 21, 2008 9:38 pm

    I love the unspoken racism here.
    “I can’t fully express how refreshing it is to see a black man speak so articulate, using proper engilsh and speaking about something positive. Speaking about something other than cars, clothes, hoes and money.” from Candice.
    First off, inferring that black people are inarticulate, stupid and stereotyped by gangster rap mentalities.
    secondly, denying the culture and language of black americans, that slang is improper, inarticulate and unintelligent.
    for further info on articulating points and discussion check out

  23. February 21, 2008 9:49 pm

    Outstanding. The condescending interviewer knew he made a mistake a few minutes into it and changed his tone completely 🙂

  24. February 21, 2008 10:01 pm

    @jake… No kidding! What is so anomalous about a young black man who can hold an intelligent conversation?!

    You guys act as if he can from some far off galaxy and laid the Codex of Life at your feet. C’mon! He’s an articulate, passionate and well-versed young American! Nothing out of the ordinary there. Certainly… wish there were more.

  25. The Bible permalink
    February 21, 2008 10:11 pm

    Derrick is da shit! 🙂 im an Obama Mama 08!

  26. Mike D permalink
    February 22, 2008 12:11 am

    man…that second video got me fired up! props to this guy, I’m with him all the way

    Obama ’08

  27. TJ in St. Louis permalink
    February 22, 2008 12:32 am

    This young man is the most impressive political commentator I have seen in this campaign! I just happened acrosss this site and these videos and I am very impressed. He actually has me thinking that I need to at least consider voting for Obama. And considering that I’m your average white middle aged very conservative GOP-voting man, this is something! I’m going to pass these videos on to the government teacher at my daughter’s high school. Every young American should hear Derrick’s passion for the American political process. And I think we should all forward a link to these videos to Senator Kirk Watson in Texas too! He could certainly take a lesson from this young man.

  28. LaToya permalink
    February 22, 2008 1:12 am

    I am in agreement! Well Said.

  29. February 22, 2008 1:40 am

    Very refreshing indeed. I live in Montreal, but I follow the presidentials every day. I can tell you that many french speaking people in Quebec, just like me, would support Obama anytime.

    This elections will have a huge impact on many countries. Keep up the good work, democrats supporters!

  30. February 22, 2008 1:49 am

    The comments posted so far substantiate that Obama supporters are emotional illogical thumb suckers.

  31. February 22, 2008 2:12 am

    A Hope for Barrack,
    A Hope for America.

  32. Terrea permalink
    February 22, 2008 3:53 am

    Wow I dont have many words for this. So what if the man’s mother is white if your intrested enough to vote for someone then so be it. We all have the right to vote for who we want.And personally im still voting for Barak we need him no matter what a weird pastor says, where did this guy even come from??? CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. February 22, 2008 4:39 am

    If this gentleman was as sharp as some of you say he is, then he would have realized that in his statement

    “Part of the way in which it gets paid for is by both the worker and the employer…”

    An Employer looks at, not the salary of the employee, but the COST of the employee. For clarification see Milton Friedman on youtube.

  34. February 22, 2008 5:28 am

    that was actually a really interesting interview.

  35. beautybrainsbody permalink
    February 22, 2008 5:59 am

    nicely put…that interviewer was really trying to corner you. it looks like the hunter became the hunted.
    you certainly took this guy’s mic.

  36. mleeusa permalink
    February 22, 2008 6:40 am

    Obama as president will greatly help to change the negative stereotypes that many Americans have about black people.

  37. February 22, 2008 9:35 am

    I’ve followed this campaign with a lot of interest as America and its goverment influence England a great deal.I watched both of the videos and you, are an inspiration. To hear someone speak with such surety that things can and will change is something that you hear too little of.I believe Obana will be the best man for America and for you I wish success in whatever you do .

  38. kissylips permalink
    February 22, 2008 12:07 pm

    I would have to say that he was better then some of our congress official’s… They even usally have it prepared.. Thumb’s up

  39. February 22, 2008 1:01 pm

    WE SALUTE you Brother for doing this piece about Obama:A Black President! We are posting it on our blog BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!( so all can come to view it at ILLSEED. Black on Brother,BLACK ON!
    Your Sister
    Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
    A Sister who went “BACK TO AFRICA” 30 YEARS AGO TO RAISE her BLACK children as YORUBAS in Yorubaland,Nigeria

  40. February 22, 2008 2:29 pm

    Wonderful post and thanks. I’ve posted one of the videos on my blog as well as a link to yours.

  41. polidoro permalink
    February 22, 2008 2:34 pm

    Go Obama go…change American fascists, change the world Obama!!!!

  42. February 22, 2008 4:32 pm

    I could kiss that man! Take that reporter!

  43. kagonorio permalink
    February 22, 2008 4:47 pm

    I wish I was half as knowledgable about politics as this guy.

  44. February 22, 2008 7:44 pm

    Ok, this was so good I had to link it. Thanks for posting.

  45. Theresa permalink
    February 22, 2008 10:33 pm

    This is a small glimpse of what happens on a daily basis – People flat out sizing you up based on your skin tone & appearance. I agree w/others – don’t act so surprised by the obvious intelligence of this brother, there are plenty of brothers/sisters out there that aren’t heard because the media only wants to portray us as “coons”. At the same time I wish more of us would stop sleep’g on our God given talent. There wouldn’t be a KKK if folks didn’t recognize & feel threatened by our innate strength.

  46. lennylen183 permalink
    February 23, 2008 1:49 am

    DNA, you are the talk on the tube…. What a showdown-!! Your performance was stunning.. total control..
    I enjoyed this clip and hope to see more of you. By the way momma was right, next time lose the gum.

  47. February 23, 2008 3:10 am

    Did the kkk think we forgot about them? It does not surprise me that the cowards are sending threats of fear…But I hope they know what there in for because if they think they wont see the biggest riot in american history then there as stupid as I think.Im not worried the american government has lost enough money in this war to be giving up my to repair the u.s. after a riot..I dare them

  48. cj in brooklyn permalink
    February 23, 2008 4:56 pm

    The interviewer sounded like he wasn’t very surprised. I wasn’t either. We need to stop acting like this is some revelation. There are many smart and stupid people from every walk of life.

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  50. BMD permalink
    February 24, 2008 5:02 am

    I’m touched…That was very inspiring. Let’s all vote for Obame. We’ve to long experienced life w/o hope. It’s time for change.

  51. LIGHTBROWNCUTIE permalink
    February 25, 2008 4:35 am

    WOW is all I have to say! What a well spoken young man and that interview was just marvelous!

    I hope everyone watching this will do their part to be part of history because I truly believe CHANGE is in our future and BARAK OBAMA is the one who’s gonna do it.

  52. andy permalink
    February 27, 2008 6:12 am

    Candice, I don’t want to say you’re racist, but you sure say some racist ass things.

  53. penny permalink
    February 27, 2008 5:00 pm

    This guy should be Obama’s PR person ,once he becomes president. He is excellent.

  54. marge permalink
    February 28, 2008 12:00 am

    Young man…you are incredible. Thank God for your voice. I have to admit–hearing you, made me ashamed of my lack of involvement. I am a 50 plus yr. old African-American, Native Amer. Mother of 5 children. You are inspiring beyond words. Keep on keeping on. We may see YOU running in the elections one day. Thank you , thank you. thank you.

  55. Yong Rene permalink
    February 28, 2008 8:25 am

    I’m really impressed about you philosophical ideologies. I speak ‘change’, your intentions are ‘change’ and you are really ‘change’. keep on for God is with you

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  57. Capricia Mathews permalink
    February 29, 2008 8:52 pm

    As a mother, female, scholar, and citizen of society….I am so proud of this individual. Not only for his articulation in speech, but for his knowlege base of the topic at hand as well. The bottom line is and in short…”we all” need to study, learn, and become versed on subject matters before speaking on them; thus being able to support and back up what is emitted from our personal and individual thoughts. I, for one, commend this young man for also taking the time to become aware of what he speaks so strongly of. This in itself truly represents one of the things MLK stood, marched, and believed in….intelligence, knowledge, and voice. Although there are so many more positivities I could add to this comment, I honestly feel as though Derrick has done a superb job in speaking on behalf of all of us who wishes our voices and stances could be heard and valued enough to be aired and shared with others.
    Once more, my hat is off to you Derrick and I, for one, would definitely cast my vote for you to become a working entity and part of Senator Obama’s platform.
    Much continued success and blessings to you.

  58. shirley permalink
    February 29, 2008 11:18 pm

    Derrick, you really represented. I appreciate hearing an intelligent, articulate, and informed black man who is not recounting what he saw at a murder scene with a set of 5 gold teeth, street slang, and wearing a rapper’s T-shirt. Your perspective is refreshing. I made my 13 year old daughter listen to you so that she sees what it means to stay informed and educated about the issues in our society. Keep up the great work. You should pursue a public office since you seem so informed and passionate about your views.
    Thanks again for representing.

  59. March 1, 2008 3:52 am

    Hello to everyone out there! I would usually be against commenting because I am not one to jump on the bandwagon, but I watched Derek’s interview and later read the viewer comments. I am glad that he has inspired young Black Americans to speak about and discuss our current politics. Do not get me wrong, I have been involved in the political process even before I could legally vote and am a young Black woman. I think it is a wonderful topic to be discussing..the qualifications of a Black man or a Caucasian woman being the next Democratic Presidential candidate. How did a Caucasian man lose out so poorly to the two of them (only in our country)? I am proud that the two candidates fall under my two categories of minority placement in this society; but, similar to what Derek stated, I will only vote for a candidate based on their policies and how they will effect me. Being an Independent, he does not have to base his vote on what he is expected to do, Derek bases it on the issues as he so eloquently explained. Welcome to America, Sweetie!

  60. March 2, 2008 9:23 pm

    I am 45 and to me it seems like the younger people dont really spend time looking at the candidates.
    When i was a bit younger i didnt either, but at least now you have the internet to look at the issues and the candidates stances easier.
    It looks liek this guy really gets into the issues, too bad most young people still dont.
    Maybe the “Barak train” will help get people interested…
    Lets hope
    (good job mon)

  61. Alicia Balmer permalink
    March 3, 2008 12:04 am

    This was very informative. And yes I agree it should not be about that “voting for a black man because he’s black” type of African-American support. We can leave that up to the millions of tentative voters who do not listen or follow thru on the choices that they make or even vote when given this right to vote. It’s about those of us who know how to utilize an opportunity as a conduit for true social, economic, and political change in this country first. We also have a lot of international challenges and relationships that need to be addressed and repaired. This can only be done by someone who is not influenced by lobbyist, large corporate supporters, and other partisan “groupies” of the “good old boy” networks that continuously grease the wheels of their respective bureaucracy in order to get an agenda passed.

    It’s good that Obama gives our culture hope, but it’s even better that Obama gives everyone who is disgruntled with our government a greater hope in saving the country that we live in right now!

    Alicia B in Atlanta, GA (Biggups to Derrick and Mike)

  62. BlackAmericanWoman permalink
    March 3, 2008 4:57 am

    DNA, thank you for your commentary in both videos. It’s a significant indicator of major positivity and change that will be occurring, come November 4th.

    Just tonight I saw two young Black men unable to hail a taxi. Four taxis refused them. This is the kind of nonsense that Black people still endure. Do we need a change? Hell, yes. Will it begin with President Obama. HELL, YES!

    I will keep it strong, continuing my support of Barack Obama.


  63. Richard Burke permalink
    March 11, 2008 6:56 pm

    Well said my man, well said! Keep it goin’. I am in PA and will vote soon, I already had my mind made up but you summed it up well. Down with Lobbyists, up with people! I am 63 and my time is fading, but I am voting for you and your time is NOW!

  64. March 13, 2008 8:13 pm

    I’m so proud of you Derrick. I like the fact that you were able to stay calm,listen and then answer each question so intelligently. It was so refreshing as others has stated to hear you speak.
    Much Love.
    Latrice Lyde

  65. Nychick permalink
    March 19, 2008 1:31 am

    Finally news coverage worth broadcasting. It was very refreshing to view. I was not surprised to see & hear how articulate & well spoken he was. We; as in people of color are naturally intelligent & articulate, It begun with our fore fathers & mothers. Those that don’t take advantage of education is by choice. Derrick, continue to be focused & positive. You are indeed a role model. This millennium has proven it to be so. There are more African Americans who are millionaires & beyond ever in history; Young entrepreneurs at that! We are indeed powerful power. Keep on supporting Obama!

  66. jerry permalink
    March 28, 2008 4:56 pm

    God bless, Derrick! Inspirational!

  67. April 14, 2008 7:25 pm

    i couldn’t agree anymore. it’s refreshing to hear someone speak about something positive. Take a look at what others had to say about the “other side.”

  68. taiye permalink
    May 1, 2008 5:23 pm

    wow i totally agree with candace, very articulate but then again i am not surprised cos you are african, and we are freagggginnngggg smart. Did i mention you are hella sexy and ur mum was right abt you chewing your gum…lol.I shud hook you up with my shes very intellectual, good cook, and also into politics. Shes in egypt now(another common ground btw you two).

    Btw do you really think obama can be president? I mean im a full supporter but atimes i just think its a fantasy we are wishing for.

  69. May 2, 2008 12:08 am

    I’m caucasian, and i’m not from the US. I say the fact that Obama is a black man does not assure people he will be a good president. Obama is a man, and like all others, he has the right to make mistakes, he has the right to hope, and he certainly has the right to try and become the next president of the USA.

    This man has strong ideals, this man truely wishes the best for Americans. I can’t be against virtue, I can’t be against a better place to live for Americans.

    I wish you all people good luck. Most of Quebec stands for Obama.

  70. John permalink
    May 26, 2008 5:16 am

    All this sounds good. But let me ask this? What Amendment to the Constitution allows the congress to provide healthcare?

  71. Wolff permalink
    June 15, 2008 5:38 am

    Nothing like listening to another Obama supporter give vague answers to questions he doesn’t know the answers too. At least he’s one of an extreme few that knows a little something.

  72. Chesyna permalink
    September 10, 2008 7:49 pm

    Er….I had to laugh…WHY is it surprising to some to hear a young, black male articulate himself WELL? There was no mystery there.

    (shrugging) I viewed his comments (besides his being informed) as just e-racism (erasing) another common stereotype about black males.

    Keep elevating yourself and remaining informed, brother.

  73. December 11, 2008 5:31 pm

    im a young educated blackman myself and its so funny when we speak on serious issues besides, cars, bitches and money (even though i love those things also), society looks at us like “wow very good” like im a child or some pet kept away in massa’s house.

  74. January 19, 2010 5:10 pm

    Just found your site in a search engine, thanks for your work!

  75. hilary nix permalink
    April 21, 2011 12:40 pm

    Now look at what the idiot Obama has gotten this country into now. Now let’s here from the OH MIGHTY Derrick

    And what’s the big deal if he can speak like he has a brain? Shouldn’t most, if not all people speak articulately??

    I’m NEVER voting for Obama, I didn’t before and hopefully American’s have woke up to the fact that he’s nothing more than a self-righteous, self-centered liar. Like MOST politicians. He’s in it for what he can get and he’s gotten a lot. Don’t let yourself be so fooled just because he’s black. BIG DEAL!


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