Skip to comments.Obama: Is America Ready For a Black Government?
Posted on 12/23/2007 11:14:01 AM PST by llevrok
The tought crossed my mind today while watching the election centered news - If Obama wins, how will America respond to a Black govenment?
What do I mean by that?
When you look forward to a Hillary or Rudy or whom ever led government, you see a traditional colection of mostly white men, a scattering of white women and a black here and there. The Cabinet and inner circle - all the same
One has to think with Obama's election, the inner circle will be largely black.It is natural. They are his associates. Will the Black community expect a large number of appointment? Any way you cut it - Visually, "things" will look different from the previous 200+ years of US government.
So back to my question.will America respond to a Black govenment? Will it make a difference? Will there be back lash? If we discuss it now, it will become a racial issue. If it comes up should Obama be elected, it will become racial.
It's an interesting thought at this cross roads for our country.
Jesse Jackson as Secretary of State.
Al Sharpton Sectratary of the Treasury.
I don’t care if they are pick or purple. Let’s focus on the idea being presented.
It wouldn’t be the black part that bother me it would be the Muslim part..I guess there wpould be lots of Christians beheaded since I for one will not denounce God for the pervert Mohammad.. Maybe I should worry about the black part since the whole country will go like Washington with mayors on drugs and cities rioting all the time..
Are they honorable? Are they patriotic? Are they a conservative? Do they hold true to their core values?
I would vote for a mohawk wearing, green-haired, nose ring sporting transgendered black person in a tutu if they have a solid history of supporting a pro-life, pro-gun, pro-military, small government, pro-American sovereignty (in all it's aspects), TRUE equality for all agenda.
In short, it is the content of one's character, not the color of their skin, that makes the difference.
White guy in Obama’s cabinet? Arnold Swartzenegger!
Yeah; we need more Alcee Hastings, William Jeffersons, Cynthia McKineys, Sheila Jackson Lees, etc. to clean up Washington.......
Jackson and Sharpton have not endorsed Obama and won’t until they are sure he will win the nomination.
What you’re really saying is that between H. KKKlintler with 51% negatives and Obama, the rats really have their work cut out for them one way or other.
P’shaw. William Jefferson will be Secretary of the Treasury and his first task will be to buy a bigger fridge.
Aside from this thread being racist, pure and simple, they will have to hire experience and that means by experience not race.
For all the Dimbulbs and folks from Rio Linda:
Blaggard: A person of dubious morals, sometimes with villainous intent and suspicious plots.
More often than not in cahoots with other shady characters.
Ding Harry and Her majesty Pelosi!
What’s more, the general population ignores the appointments of black Republicans to the Bush administration while bragging about the Clintons’ administration “that looked like America”.
Will there be a racial “nod” in cabinet and judicial appointments? Who knows. If there is, we’ll all be hit over the head about it and the obstruction of Hispanic nominees by Ted Kennedy will be long forgotten. Expect the press to be the house organ of the DNC and spread vicious rumors and slurs that the GOP is opposing candidates/nominees just because of their skin color.
LOL. How about Cynthia McKinney for Health and Human Services?
If Obama knows what’s good for him, he will wear his faux blackness and faux Chirstianity as a figleaf until the election and then do what his chief sponsor, George Soros, tells him to do afterward.
Like Ray Nagins magnificent Chocolate City? Awesome! The large Robert Byrd wing of the democrat party will destroy Obama. They are going with Edwards.
Regardless if opposition to a minority candidate is racial in origin, the press will say it is so.
Here in Houston we were told how Mayor Lee P. Brown would represent “ALL of Houston” unlike the white guy. And how it was “time” for Houston to have a black mayor.
When Mayor Lee P. Brown faced a Cuban born Republican challenger in the next race, we did not hear how it was “time” for Houstont to finally have a Hispanic mayor. No, we heard how Sanchez was “anti-Hispanic” and that he wasn’t “genuine” because he came from Cuba and not Mexico.
Our mayor’s office is a non-partisan position. Which means that 2 (or more) Democrats can run against each other in the general election. But whenever a Republican enters the race (and has a good chance at winning) suddenly we are told that it has become a “partisan” race. Terry McAwful and the other national Rats came to Houston to fight for a marginal victory for Lee P. Brown (ex-Clinton White House drug czar) in the runoff election with Sanchez.
Race does not matter but the press and DNC will hit us over the head with it all the same.
They do because that is the only time we even look at them. It’s a matter of concern over the soundness of their reasoning powers. Otherwise they would be ignored completely.
Cynthia McKinney will be the Minister of Propaganda, er Press Secretary.
Yep, New Orleans and Zimbabwe. With Obama, as with all too many black people, color comes first. I was very distressed today to hear Denzel Washington, whom I have always admired, say that he really liked Obama’s “new ideas.” What “new ideas”? Income redistribution and softness on crime are as old as the hills.
Naaa, he’ll have William Jefferson as the Secretary of Treasury.
I like Condi Rice. Why do you ask? You know it isn’t about the color of their skin....
Democrats have no such lock on the Asian vote (which encompasses as many different cultures as the “Hispanic” vote) but there have been no set asides or preferential treatment.
There ARE black conservatives out there. And I am not talking about wealthy black citizens, I’m talking about church going people. The Democrats get miffed when they do not vote for the leading lib (either voting Republican or staying home), proclaiming that they vote against their own financial interest and vote against civil rights for homosexuals because of religious superstition.
The coalition of special interest groups courted by the DNC do not share a common ideology, goals, or principles. There is intimidation and discrimination used to pressure people to vote for The Party or else be considered a race traitor, politically incorrect, etc.
No. I don’t even try to read minds anymore.
George Clinton: National Endowment of the Arts director.
Most of us would say that we didn't get an evangelical cabinet when Bush was elected, though some Democrats will disagree.
So why would we get an African-American cabinet if Obama is elected?
Probably some Clark Clifford or Harold Ickes type would help Obama pick out his cabinet.
Obama is pretty well in touch with his inner White guy, isn't he?
There probably will be some "backlash" against the administration. There always is, sooner or later. But will it really affect all African-Americans?
My first response was to say no.
If Barack turns out to be a ditherer you may see a bit fewer stereotypes of Blacks in the media -- fewer feisty black women judges, etc -- but that's about it.
But on reflection I don't know. Politics can be pretty brutal, and there's always a lunatic fringe out there.
Inexperienced airheaded STINKIN liberal pandering black man just because he is black ... what do you think? I know I know I'm a racist for saying it ... excuse me while I PUKE
A long time Black friend of mine is hoping that Obama wins. His business has seen about a 10% reduction in gross sales this past quarter and he’s hoping for substantial reparations.
He said that $50,000 apiece would mean a taxfree $350,000 for his family alone. Where can he get a better deal than that for his vote? Three years income just for voting the way his Momma would.
What a racist remark....it would be a BLACK President....not a BLACK GOVERNMENT.
Kim DuToit says that the whole basic problem in Africa is that there are simply so many ways to die young that nobody ever lives long enough to get wise.
Well, I think we could look to the large cities who have elected black mayor’s for that answer. Furthermore, we have a so called conservative candidate whose qualification is former Mayor. What will his government look like?
The problem would be how would he deal with I Slam governments given that he’s a follower of the Religion of Pieces....regardless of any statements to the contrary.
One Nation Under a Groove!
I’ve been pondering that very question all day and have yet to come up with an answer. Yea, it’ll be entirely different but the real question, which you’ve honed in on is how is the Anglo/European-American population going to handle it. After a great deal of thougt, I’ve pretty much concluded that the vast majority, (60+%) won’t respond in any form because 1) most are too busy making/spending money having been propagandized into endless, pointless work/consumption cycle and because 2) they’ve had it beaten into their heads that to respond in any form, i.e. to open their mouths, is to be “racist”; they’ll never say much of anything.
Another way to look at this question is to ask how will the Blacks respond? I don’t think we’ll see anything outrageous there unless there’s an obvious and drastic drop in support for the gov’t on the part of the Anglo/European American population, which I don’t think we’ll see unless there’s dramatic and drastic change initiated by Obama.
There in lies the real heart of the matter, what will Obama do? If he goes radical anti-white with Reparations, etc., we’re going to see major problems. I have to believe that notwithstanding the awsome dead cat bounce response you get out of the white’s on most stuff, that if he comes after their money and property there will be problems.
And I oppose liberal trash, be it a Kennedy, a Jackson, or a clinton.
‘Yep, New Orleans and Zimbabwe. With Obama, as with all too many black people, color comes first.’
Are you aware that a larger percentage of whites vote for whites than the percentage of blacks voting for blacks? Last poll I saw showed more black voting for Hillary.
Unfortunately, too many of us let our prejudices form our individual reality.
Every black person who come out in support of Obama are attacked solely on the basis of their color. The perception, too prevalent around here, is that a black person cannot form an opinion outside their race...just too (I’m sure many will fill out the blank.
Whites all over the country are supporting white candidates and not once (not once) has anyone opined that their support is based upon their white skin color.
BTW: I take issue with your assuming that Mayor of the Third World City on the East Coast will automatically get the nomination. Besides, being of Southern Italian ancestry, he is a "borderline white" (see also the Greeks, Jews, Armenians, Persians, etc.). ;-)
Not trying to be racist. It is an academic question.
We say we are a tolerant country. I do have doubts, especially after reading many of these posts, how Americans will react to a largely black inner circle regardless of their governess and political persuasion.
It will be interesting - to say the least.
Anyway, an Obama Presidency would still have plenty of European descended Cabinet members and officials. There's little need for those of European descent to wonder whether or not 'their people' will be represented--such a tribal attitude, isn't it?
On a purely racial level--so not including Obama's insane views on some issues and bad views on others--having a President of African descent could be extremely helpful in drawing a large segment of the African descended American population into the mainstream of society. Currently many of that group seem to feel alienated by a European descendant dominated society, and one which still does (to some extent) look down on them. Also, Obama as President would be a symbol to Americans of African and non-European descent that finally a non-[majority]-European descendant has attained the Presidency. He could be an impetus for causing some 'disaffected minorities' to try to socioeconomically advance if they no longer believe that the glass ceiling they perceive is quite as solid as it once was.
Lastly, a President Obama would be a symbol to nations around the world. Latin America might start voting in leaders who physically match their demographics more closely. Other countries might have similar changes in voting in politicians based on appearance.
So, while having Obama as President would be a bad thing, some good could come from his Presidency.
(Now the hard part: reading through the comments without posting responses to those which are found offensive, or attempting to counter or discredit those comments which are flawed and yet could influence easily-swayed people. Just going to ask readers to weigh the arguments and comments closely, including this one, and make your own informed decision).
Barack Hussein Obama may have a Muslim heritage but like most democrats......he's an athiest at the core.
Is America Ready For a Black Government?
Virginia had a black governor some time ago, but Governor Wilder didnt run as a persecuted black man - he ran as a politician running for office. The race card never showed. I even voted for him.
How many towns with a majority of blacks have mayors on drugs and riot all the time? What a stupid comment. Haven’t you seen trading places? Our political system is corrupt enough as it is for everyone! And its not because of the system, it’s because power and money corrupt. Ahhhh-humans. :)