He accepted the nomination and become the first African-American, not Black, President in history. Many saw this as a giant step forward and a tremendous leap for minorities. The 2008 President of the United States of America must have known the heartache, devastation, indignance, and shame he was about to inherit. Still, he made promises because he believed not only the people who elected him supported him, but because he believed his own party would support him. Sadly to say, one superseded the other; ultimately causing a riff in the scheme of things. Many of the Presidents’ supporters were led to believe that they were disillusioned because he could not capitalize on his plans and proposed bills. Never was there a rally to explain the reason for the lack luster performance in Congress. It appears the real winner was the GOP with a lot of thanks being paid to the voters of November 2010. Even after the Presidents accolades of seeing his Armed Forces nab and destroy Osama Bin Laden and establishing Universal Health Care, it is not enough for him to be deemed credible to run the country. Yet, a vice presidential candidate (who was accidentally introduced to the public as the next President of the United States) can take the podium and deliver lie after lie to the American public before saying, “…We will not be dictated by Fact-Checkers…” What’s worse, a man who tried or a man who lied?
President Obama was elected because he wanted CHANGE for America and Americans. The momentum was great but no one even anticipated what lied beneath his Presidency. He was an inspiration then and he is still an inspiration today. The American people were swindled once, and they’re about to be swindled again if they don’t stand up and take control of their vote. Republicans are rubbing their wealth in the faces of the poor. The poor believe they can become as prosperous as their Republican candidate if only they work really hard and keep reaching for the stars. That truly is the ignorance of the minority that the RNC is playing to. And, the minority who believes this is one who is seeking acceptance at the worst cost possible. A slave can only do as much as his master or his authority figure will allow him to do. Many want to believe that the President could have taken greater stands to get things done. But no one knows just what impeachment entails. Exerting your position, not authority, could have, in other words, been a lynching for the President had he overruled certain causes that speaker John Boehner opposed. For example, when the GOP rubbed their rules in the Democrats face on the issue of unemployment benefits in 2010, the President was told he needed to “compromise” with the GOP. This act, ultimately, showed the President extending the Bush tax cuts. Had the President not done this, millions would have not received their benefits. President Obama was caught between a rock and a hard place. He didn’t want to do it, but because of the way the November 2010 vote gave control of the Senate to the Republicans, he looked defeated. But, the President never blamed the voters. He kept pressing on and told the public how much harder they had to work. Again, like working as a slave but with slave wages, the President has taken less vacation time away from his duties than any other President in the nation’s history. Demeaning as it is, many believe that because of the state of the economy, the President shouldn’t even consider time away with his family. Bush, however, escaped the nation to avoid the pressures of the 9/11 aftermath. But much of our nation’s population either don’t know this or won’t admit this.
To call a man articulate who is already in power or in-charge, only adds insult to injury. With judges directly sending inflammatory racists emails to the President, displaying news articles proving the President being a direct descendant of slaves, and even Mrs. Obama being dressed as a slave in a portrait only proves the contempt and disrespect for the Man and his livelihood. Then, there are those Black leaders and activists who have obviously read and memorized the Willie Lynch speech. There is no doubt that the wealthy Blacks are against the poor Blacks, the light-skinned Blacks are against the darker-skinned Blacks, the old Blacks are against the young Blacks, and the educated Blacks are just a nuisance to anyone in real power. No matter the personal opinion is in America, racism runs rampant even through the halls of congress. We want to believe that that can’t be the case since Barack Obama was elected as President. But that may have a lot to do with the fact that a record number of minorities got out and voted before the record number of Voter ID fraud claims took center stage. It’s so mystifying that so many people still don’t have a valid picture ID after having been in this country for years. There is no reason to use the excuse of lack of funds because just as the President had to make compromises, so can’t they. Minorities and women are now on the front-line without a blindfold on looking directly at the ones who are about to execute them with a smile on their faces. As Todd Akin may put it, they may just be the Strange Fruit the world could do without. Marco Rubio doesn’t know his place…Sarah Palin knows hers…Condi has been lost in intellectual space…the gay Republicans better hope they never have a rainy day. President Obama is trying to Pay-it-Forward. But like John F. Kennedy, we don’t want him to leave us too soon.