I Have to Support President Obama, Because He’s a Black Man

At least, according to Miss Jina:

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WOW..You are on here saying what has Obama done nothing for you? Wow..What the f*** did the other forty or so white presidents do for you? This is why black people can’t get ahead. Some people in the group always want to tear each other down.

What about these things: his work w/ the black farmers, his choice for attorney general, his choice for U.N Ambassador, health care reform and how he’s planning to address education among many other things. Instead of trying to project your issues w/ black men unto this man you should really reflect. Yes some black men or people aren’t worth defending, but this black man, our president, is. It is a shame that you don’t see why.

Some of you women are so happy that 2% of whites want you, but know that the other 98% won’t even look at you and that doesn’t just go for relationships, but that also affects you in your studies, jobs and overall life–racism is real and race does matter. Don’t think that HRC or Mccain would have hired a plethora of black women or men because I can tell you right now that they wouldn’t have. I know most of you want what Michelle has and can’t get it–that doesn’t mean that you have to break what she has.

Yes it is important that Obama do a good job because he carries with him an unreasonable weight as the first black president. But it is also important that we as a community support him, because honestly when things get tough if we don’t who will. This man has passed so many reforms in these past two years and what have people called him–“timid”, “calm, cool and collected but ineffective” or “a talker”.

I know you guys are into this white men movement right now, but don’t let it cloud your awareness of who you are and how America views you and people like you.

This is my response:

Project my issues? People like me? Really? {{blinking}}

Jina, kiss my rotund, sepia-toned ass. 😀 You “ride or die” for da “brothas” she-males get on my bloody nerves; none of you have a lick of common sense.

You are nobody to tell me how black I am, or how I need to be aware of this blackness. Take your “acting black” mentality back to the hood where it’s required.

A President is the leader of the country. He is a representative, a public servant, not an imperial diety I am required to support, because he’s half-African. This dude can barely speak up for his “cousins” in Egypt, or the rest of North Africa, furthermore, who are clamoring for all the FREEDOMS we take for granted here.

I can criticize him for as long as the day is long. That’s my right.

This President is great at giving speeches, and I’m hoping that the economy is recovering, but I don’t give him credit for it. He seems unable to figure out what he wants to do one day from the next, but it’s probably (quote from nymag.com) because ….

The president’s friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett sometimes pointed out that not only had he never managed an operation, he’d never really had a nine-to-five job in his life.

And it shows. His head is extremely big, and he’s not even aware of how clueless he is. That’s pathetic. And it’s extra, because he’s been complimented all of his life. Why? Because as a black man who speaks well – he’s been applauded and patted on the head for it. No need to prove competence. He’s just this wonderbar, because he’s an “articulate” black male. No earned props, because he just is.

That’s not good enough.

I respect his wife, because of what she representsthe first black lady, but I sure as heck don’t want her man. He’s not my type, ’cause we all worship white, and non-black, men around here, remember?

And this is MY blog, it’s one thing to disagree, but when you come at me with this insulting commentary, about how I’s gotta deify and support one black man, and if I don’t, I got issues with all black men, then I’m gonna tell you this: Go fuck yourself, Jina.

Have a good day. 😀

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Politcal Exhaustion: The Democratic Presidential Nominee Race

The Republican contest ended quite soon, and surprised many a pundit who wrote off Senator John McCain. The Democratic race, in contrast, is still going.

I wonder why.

If Senator Obama lost 20+ primaries / caucuses to 10+, and was trailing in popular votes and delegates, I’m sure he would have been asked to get out of the race for the sake of party unity. However, his opponent is Billary, so the fight will continue up to the Democrat convention.

I don’t consider all the gender and race conflicts breaking out amongst party loyalists to be serious. Most of it is media generated, because a long race makes the newspapers, magazines, cable and national networks lots and lots of money.

The line between celebrity and celebrity politician was crossed many decades ago. So those who complain about Senator Obama‘s recent celebrity and popularity, as if his support is negligible aren’t being honest. Billary is a celebrity too.

I’m pretty much done with following this race.

I find the ratcheting up of the “she who is greatly offended” brigade tiresome. The argument that Billary is being hammered, or not voted for because she is woman is a joke. She wouldn’t be able to run if she wasn’t a privileged white woman. Her husband is an ex-President. Billary‘s claiming that all his achievements are hers as well. If everything in the name of feminism is this twisted, what is the actual philosophy?

I also think Senator Obama‘s ardent supporters need to relax and have confidence in the man. He keeps his cool, which I admire. They should do the same.

Watching Pastor Jeremiah Wright (Trinity United Church of Christ) go off as he did was damaging and unnecessary. Was he jealous? I think the success of younger blacks bother some of their elders. It has to. Watching the young achieve heights that limited the older folks has to drive some of them batty. That’s no excuse, but that’s the only insight I could come up with.

All I’m saying is that Pastor Wright may be working off of an old, negative, angry, bitter and disappointed historical, social and personal template. He can’t or wont see that times have changed for the better. Let’s be real, it’s not great or perfect, but it can be fabulous in the future. However, refusing to acknowledge the positive changes in America is a failure on his part, not Senator Obama.

There is no easy way to become President of the United States of America.

Does anyone think achieving the most powerful job in the world would be a cakewalk? The person who occupies the White House literally has direct affect on the lives of millions, if not billions, of people. Ever notice how much it ages the occupant?

There’s no limit to what people will call a Presidential candidate or the President. I find the language used, regardless of party affiliation, Democrat or Republican regretful.

I think supporters of the Democratic nominee for President, be it a black man or a white woman will have to get used to the insults. It’s not fair, but think of all the names President G W Bush has been called. He has no political identity group that protects him on that basis alone. I understand that he is the standard / stereotypical powerful white male, but he is a human being with feelings.

As each individual (representing a political identity) group moves into a role of real power it cannot hold onto the mantel of victim. The insults on this person will be the norm. Perhaps in a twisted way, that is progress.

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Business, Politics and the Personal – Part i

I don’t lack for topics to write about, I actually have too many. Yet I feel one needs to write and keep a thematic flow. Today, I’ll break that rule. I wasn’t even aware that I had built a box and joyfully stepped into it.

I’m going to briefly (I hope) write on some topics in this and following posts:

&#149 Politics: in consideration of campaign finance, should the New York Times’s relentless pro-Hillary Clinton slant be viewed as a campaign contribution? I’ll include Time Magazine and the Washington Post in this collective.

I am always amused by how people in the media are always so certain they know what is best for the American people. They suffer from chronic smartest people in the room syndrome.

If these people say that the years Hillary Clinton spent as First Lady qualify her as co-President and is her political experience, then she’s to blame for all the misdeeds and scandals of the Clinton Administration as well. Shouldn’t she have been impeached too?

By the way, what are her legislative achievements as Senator of New York? Oh that’s right, she thinks that illegal aliens should get driver’s licenses. It’s not like people use a driver’s license as a form of ID to ah, let’s see, ah, vote – right? US Citizenship isn’t earned or a privilege anymore. Is this an Open Borders Society?

Todays politicians are not just treasonous and they are not just unpatriotic. Their contempt for the American people is so deep that they think nothing of disenfranchising people who have died for the right to vote. Why is the situation in this country such that US Citizens are put over a rack of laws to abide by, but it is a free-for-all for others?

Clean house, I say, clean house. Let us stop voting for those that have such contempt for us. Try a new method of voting: just vote for the new guy. Rarely, if ever, re-elect anyone.

If people want to vote in someone as president who is famous for being famous or “smart”, why not at least pick an attractive and likable individual? That would make Senators Obama and former Senator Edwards a more attractive pair to vote for.

Last, but not least, the writers of the New York Times do not understand the people they write about. This is true of articles (the few that exist), which cover black American women. I often feel as though they are writing about an alien species, which I feel is done on purpose.

I don’t care if they claim that 99.9% of black American women love dem Clintons.

I am one of a handful that ain’t voting for her.

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