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

Posted on | January 29, 2011 | 21 Comments

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. πŸ˜€ 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. πŸ˜€

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21 Responses to “I Have to Support President Obama, Because He’s a Black Man”

  1. Miss Glamtastic (Tia)
    January 29th, 2011 @ 1:27 PM

    The commenter mentioned what the other 40 or so presidents did for us: uhm, Emancipation Proclamation, anyone? All presidents have similar agendas-pass public policy that benefits the entire country, or at least the majority. Last time I checked, Blacks weren’t the majority, so if a policy was passed that benefitted Blacks and other minorities, that was coincidental or ripple effect.

    Where is she getting her stats? 2% of Whites want us, 98% don’t? These numbers are her own figures, nothing supported by anyone’s research. She reminds us to remember how America views us and people like us: I guess it’s a good thing that I have no plans to stay in America where people like her are blindly loyal and argue people down when they disagree.

    It takes a lot of nerve to come to someone’s website and blast their opinions. Kudos to you for setting that straight.

    GoldenAh: I’m happy when people disagree with me, but to talk out of her neck like that? LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by Miss Glamtastic. Love the feedback. πŸ˜€

  2. Faith
    January 29th, 2011 @ 6:02 PM

    Woah….that was intense. Getting mad at these willfully ignorant Black Love Fetishizers is time you can spend doing more productive things. Good thing she didn’t read my post from Monnday running down what Obama has done for BW as a collective: Shaft Shirley Sherrod and others, elevate Michelle & his daughters (as he should) and IGNORE the rest of us. Oh wait…he’s supporting Rahm “Pull Out Your Tampon & Get Busy” Emanuel against Carol Moseley Braun.

    But I digress….

    Those BW like her will wait with their last breath for things to be opposite of what they are. That’s their choice. Clearly they are reading and obscuring the empowerment messaging but they don’t want to change.

    As long as they are on one side of street, separated by barriers and out of our immediate vicinity when it all hits the fan.

    Their houses are on fire and when they realize there’s no “Obama” to rescue them it’s going to be UGLY.

    So let’s continue to separate ourselves and live a life of abundance based on making life-affirming choices.

    FAR FAR away from them….

    GoldenAh: I had to tone it down from what I originally wrote. πŸ˜€

    Yeah, I’ve been following the Chi-Town hustle with Rahm. People don’t even need to vote; he’s already Mayor. And you’re right – this President is set for life, regardless of whether he’s getting a second term or not.

    You’ve been on roll lately. Your blog has been on fire! Glad to hear from you, Faith. πŸ˜€

  3. daphne
    January 29th, 2011 @ 6:07 PM

    *blinking in confusion*

    *alert – country grammar mode*

    Who dis lady and what she smokin’?

    I love how some blacks accuse others of “hating” (read: wanting what Michelle has) when you don’t tow the party line. I’ll never understand why criticism is automatically perceived as personal attacks, to the extent that the gatekeepers and souljas resort to actual personal attacks, thereby making them appear as if they have lost their natural minds.

    *return to country grammar mode*
    Goldenah, you know you want President Obama for yourself. That’s why you hatin’. You tryin’ to take what Michelle got! We tryna stick together and ish – why you gotta be breaking stuff apart?

    GoldenAh: I know right! πŸ˜€ I’m like, “I want Michelle’s man?” I swear, I never even thought about whether he’s attractive or not. It never occured to me. His dick isn’t on my brain. It’s obviously on hers though….

    He’s probably a nice guy, but I’m talking about his work, his job as President. I don’t get why folks take it so personally.

    Nice to hear from you, Daphne. Cheers. πŸ˜€

  4. LorMarie
    January 29th, 2011 @ 6:31 PM

    The black male identified drones are the worst. They truly hate themselves.

    GoldenAh: We’re a relatively small group black women with alternative point of views, out of thousands of blogs by other blacks with the exact same mindset, and for some reason these coo-coo-nuts feel threatened. They’re free to say what they want. And so are we.

    Take care, LorMarie. πŸ˜€

  5. E
    January 30th, 2011 @ 12:02 AM

    Just who are these black folks scared to say what they really think? I know black Repubs/conservatives complain about being snubbed by Dem/libs but why are they seeking acceptance from their ideological opposites? Why not seek to curry fa…vor with the traditional GOP constituency (old white folks, the evangelical, Alan Keyes)? If more Black women wanted to join the Republican party en masse, what is stopping them? Even if they didn’t broadcast their views, they could still vote for whoever in the booth. Condi seemed right at home in the GOP. They even made her Secretary of State. Colin Powell seemed quite happy for a while, though they are mad at him now for supporting Obama.

    I was a Hillary supporter in 2008 and when she came to Hartford there were were plenty of black women there to support her. I was terribly suspicious of Mr. Obama when he came out of the Illinois state senate and catapulted to the national stage. I knew folks, black and white, who saw him as the ‘Messiah’ would be let down when we all didn’t kumbaya after Election day. I knew this ‘white backlash in the form of the Tea Party movement would pop up bc politics in this country are predictably cyclical. They are the same people who opposed Bill Clinton when I was a kid, remember Buchanan/Gingrich et al and the Religious Right/Christian Coalition of the 90s? What happened to them? The Tea Party is the same regional demographic just with snappier new millenial ‘postracial’ signs. They try to downplay the social issues in favor of economic ones bc the ‘wedge issues’ (abortion) are sooo last century. As a ‘scary liberal feminist’, I have plenty of issues with Obama’s policies, communication style, TARP, health care reform etc. Perhaps if the GOP could round up some more appealing candidates, I might even vote for them.

    John McCain’s wife and daughter seemed nice and sensible, but Palin as the VP pick was a dumb move and misread white women voters something awful. Perhaps a less strident (dare I say feminist?) GOP adviser would have called that but the party has been driving out social moderates for 15 years. Our state treasurer here in CT is a Repub bw and I’ve vote for her twice. But Palin/Bachman 2012? No way…

    GoldenAh: My governor is Republican Chris Christie. He’s off the hook. He cracks me up, because that’s the way NJ guys talk. I approve of Democrat Corey Booker also, even though I don’t live in Newark. I wish he’d run for Senator just to get rid of Lautenberg.

    For me, I don’t look at “social issues” as much, although I think the government should mind its own business, and stop trying to pass so many laws to control human “behavior”; that goes in either direction politically.

    I’m mostly about pocketbook issues. For me government needs to rein in spending and keep the economy on track.

    As for Hillary, I hope people realize she was the one who thought of and initially recommended Lani Guinier to be on the Supreme Court not Billy Jeff. I know if she was President, she’d have done better with black women appointments than this guy.

    And yes, the Tea Party is the Patriot, Reform, and others who’ve been around since Ross Perot, but a lot of folks don’t go back that far when it comes to following politics, so they think this stuff is brand new.

    I realized at some point McCain didn’t want to be President when he picked Palin as VP, and a few other things he did. I find Palin and Bachman amusing. I don’t take them seriously. πŸ˜‰

    I hear you, E. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate the dialogue. πŸ˜€

  6. Oshun/Aphrodite
    January 30th, 2011 @ 1:09 AM

    “that not only had he never managed an operation, he’d never really had a nine-to-five job in his life.”

    WTH??

    How in the world did this happen? Is this for real?

    GoldenAh: He’s “worked” at small law offices, I think in two separate jobs. But it’s telling how Ms Jarrett doesn’t seem to regard them as normal 9-to-5 jobs. I’m not knocking lawyers. I’ve worked in a small law office and it’s a totally different environment from medium to massive corporations. So I get what she’s driving at.

    Mr Obama was lucky to have people like Axelrod and the other guy (Plouffe?) running his campaign. He had a lot of support from Wall Street (in Chi-Town) since day one.

    How’s it going, Oshun/Aphrodite? Nice to hear from you. πŸ˜€

  7. Oshun/Aphrodite
    January 30th, 2011 @ 12:37 PM

    Its going well. Thanks for asking. How about you? πŸ™‚

    2 jobs and now president. Wow.

    Maybe this was another “se-lect” president situation.

    GoldenAh: Glad to hear you’re well!

    That girl’s comment roused me like a grizzly coming out of hibernation. LOL. πŸ˜€ I’m in good humor. I’m tired of the snow though. February’s not here yet, and there’s another storm coming. My gf from Florida called – it’s 70 degrees there. Grrrr.

    I believe his situation was the perfect example of the luck, karma, and flawless timing. These things happen. Although the way most reporters practically campaigned for him without any skepticism was a bit troublesome. They have no credibility. The role of the press is to criticize, question, and challenge authority, not be blind cheerleaders. Yeah, in a way I do believe he was selected.

  8. Oshun/Aphrodite
    January 30th, 2011 @ 4:56 PM

    @ Goldenah
    Thanks! πŸ™‚ And thanks again for your clothing tips. I am using your guidelines at Tarjay to get some inexpensive pieces to tide me over until I totally settle weight wise.

    I can imagine. She sounds really uninformed. The thing is – if i recall history correctly – AAs have been courted by political parties. The Repubs were first to court us after Emancipation. Then I remember there was for lack of a better word, a “poor people’s movement”, that tried to get off the ground which included both AAs and poor southern white farmers that joined together. It was destroyed and both groups were eventually pitted against one another.

    I think now there are “gatekeepers” who have defined the AA agenda (for ill) and others just kind of take their word for it. Thus we are not courted in ways that we could be.

    GoldenAh: Oh, you’re welcome. πŸ™‚ I love me some Tarjay. There’s this new store I see around the place called Century Forever 21, but I’m still too big for their clothes.

    Yes, you are so right. The black vote has been important since the day it was granted to black people, via Emancipation and Womens’ Suffrage, up to and including today. What I find disturbing is at a time when we have such opportunities and freedoms, we’ve got black women talking and thinking like it’s the 1920s or 1930s. They really have no idea WTF they are talking about. Even back then black women had enough sense to put themselves first.

    Black male identification is a mental disorder. Black men are not more important than me on some kind of victim totem pole. Their concerns do not override mine. My body is not going to serve as cannon fodder to someone who benefits from patriarchy, has money, power and wealth. I’m not going to play along with the nonsense that this President is a powerless weak pauper, because he’s a black man. It’s ridiculous.

    When he ran for President, like all the others, he asked to be held accountable – that’s his job, but folks like her are too silly and blinded by some fictitious ideology of “acting black” to see it.

    Lemme get off my soapbox…. πŸ˜€

    I think I’ll let my next post focus on my usual favorite topic: hot men. πŸ˜‰

  9. Oshun/Aphrodite
    January 31st, 2011 @ 12:09 AM

    I am hoping that groundhog sees his shadow for you. We got some snow here for a while, but I hear some regions of the country have been brutal. I hope it lets up.

    “I’m not going to play along with the nonsense that this President is a powerless weak pauper, because he’s a black man. It’s ridiculous. ”

    That is ridiculous. It is really eye opening that this is the way they see him. Brainwashing at its finest.

    GoldenAh: I appreciate the wish. Maybe the coming storm will peter out, although I heard Chi-Town’s got a big one coming. πŸ˜€

  10. funkystarkitty50
    January 31st, 2011 @ 1:49 AM

    **Blank Stare** What planet is this person living on?? I like Obama, but he ain’t Jesus. I certainly don’t drool over him the way that some BW I know do. **SMH**

    I’m guessing he’s this “Standard” of Bm that BW hope to marry. Well, good luck to them on that one. I’ll just stick to worshiping WM. LMAO

    GoldenAh: He’s black Jesus! Don’t we dare say a mildly disapproving word about him! LOL. πŸ˜€



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