Jimmie Walker of ‘Good Times’ Thinks Obama Is Not ‘A Good Guy For The Job’
The Huffington | By Gene Demby
Stop the presses: Jimmie Walker, the actor best known for his role as J.J. Evans on “Good Times,” is not a fan of President Barack Obama.
“Barack Obama is more like a Tony Roberts type of guy,” Walker said in an interview with Bill O’Reilly. Walker was stumping for his new book, “Dyn-o-MITE.”
“You feel real good and happy and everything and then you go home and there’s a foreclosure sign on your door,” Walker said. “And you just go, ‘Wait a minute. I just had this great meeting with this guy. He made me feel real good.’ And I don’t think he’s a bad guy. I don’t think he’s a good guy for the job we have to do.”
O’Reilly asked Walker whether he gets pushback from other African Americans because of his opinions on Obama. “Sometimes even a brother, you have to let him go,” Walker said.
Still no word at this hour on which way Todd Bridges is leaning.
In case you missed it — and O’Reilly and other Obama critics are trying to make sure you don’t — President Obama enjoys widespread black support. In 2008, he pulled in about 95 percent of the black vote. Many conservatives have argued that the president owed this strong showing to his race. But during the primary season before the 2008 election, Obama struggled with black voters, many of whom were sympathetic to then-candidate Hillary Clinton. And black voters have regularly cast about 90 percent of their support for Democratic candidates over the last several decades. Former President Bill Clinton actually underperformed with black voters by nabbing just 83 and 84 percent of the black vote in 1992 and 1996.