Obama Urges Chicago Crowd to “Find Cousin Pookie” and Get Him to Vote

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 at 7:42 am

Cousin Pookie? Who the heck has a cousin Pookie?

President Barack Obama returned home Sunday to the South Side of Chicago to make a plea for the re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn — just as early voting is set to begin Monday in Illinois.

“You’ve got to have his back,” Obama said, urging the crowd — estimated at 6,200 people — to vote for Quinn.

“Starting tomorrow, you can vote, too. You’ve got to grab your friends, you’ve got to grab your co-workers, you know, don’t just get the folks who you know are gonna vote, you’ve got to find Cousin Pookie,” Obama said. “He’s sitting on the couch right now watching football, hasn’t voted in the last five elections, you’ve got to grab him, and tell him to go vote.”

Well, if cousin Pookie hasn’t voted the past five elections he may need to go register to vote, and bring an ID.

Quinn needs a massive African-American turnout to beat his Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner. That’s why Obama held his Sunday night rally at the 6,000-seat Chicago State University Jones Convocation Center on the campus near East 95th and King Drive.

He made his pitch on some of the most pro-Obama real estate in Illinois — rich with Democratic votes — at a school that made a great effort but ultimately missed the first cut to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library.

Apparently the crowd stayed to watch this stump speech, unlike earlier Sunday when a bored Maryland audience wandered off during Obama’s speech.

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9 Responses to “Obama Urges Chicago Crowd to “Find Cousin Pookie” and Get Him to Vote”

  1. SARDiver on 20/20/14 at 10:00 am

    Could Cousin Pookie be the name of an imaginary friend of the president’s? They could hang out with Cory Booker and his fictional doppelgänger “T-Bone”.

  2. Jerome Stevens on 20/20/14 at 10:08 am

    Our esteemed First Lady used the “Cousin Pookie” reference when urging voters in the black community to get out to vote previously. In the same context, I believe. As in, get everybody out to vote, even Cousin Pookie!!! I don’t know if she called Cousin Pookie a knucklehead, though…

  3. Swipe Yo EBT, It's Free on 20/20/14 at 11:00 am

    What about Ray Ray and Shitavious? LaQueefa and ShaNayNay need to vote too homie, know I’m sayin?

  4. Bean Dip Tray on 20/20/14 at 11:03 am

    …Paco, Esmerelda and Jose need to vote too comrade.
    Remember diversity is our strength.

  5. PBJ5959 on 20/20/14 at 12:15 pm

    Can you imagine if a Republican told anyone–let alone a person of color–to go find their “cousin Pookie” and get him to vote? #racism

  6. Freddie King on 20/20/14 at 6:03 pm

    So Obama shows once again that he is the POTBUS, not POTUS. And it’s so ironic that Obama refers to “Cousin Pookie” “sitting on the couch”. Is it because he knows “Pookie” doesn’t work to support hisself??? I recall the First Wookie referring to some other cousin, maybe “Pookie” who “like to sleep” and need to be “woke up to go vote”. I guess it’s fine for Negroes to talk this way…just imagine if any white politician said this stuff!

  7. Waycists are worse than child molestors! on 21/21/14 at 12:58 am

    Pookie has already voted one million times as part of vote early and vote often.