Skip to comments.The Next Black President?
Posted on 02/15/2011 2:55:52 AM PST by Scanian
When Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States, even those who opposed his liberal policies secretly had a fleeting moment of patriotic pride. America had elected our first African-American president. Finally, our nation had overcome the injustices of the past and "the dawn of a new day" had arrived where most Americans were no longer judging or being judged based on skin color.
Regrettably, the feeling of national dignity was short lived. As it turned out, Barack Obama's goal was to get "others to think [more] highly" of Barack Obama than the nation whose citizens he was elected to lead.
What a shame. Truth is, the most unfortunate aspect of having Obama as America's first black president is that it is Obama who is America's first black president.
If only the first choice had been an outstanding man of color like Allen West or the spectacular Herman Cain. Both are patriotic individuals who love and recognize their country's greatness. Moreover, despite the reality of past injustices, unlike Barack Obama, Cain and West choose to dwell on the benefits of individual responsibility, unlimited opportunity, and patriotic allegiance to America.
One thing is for sure: No one could ever accuse the outspoken Herman Cain of disagreeing with Barry purely because of skin color. Cain is bold as a lion and unafraid to debate Obama on the merits of conservative philosophy. In his 2011 CPAC speech, Mr. Cain rightly identified the three liberal tactics of "shifting the subject, ignoring the facts, and name-calling," which Cain "bundles together with the acronym SIN.'"
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we didn’t get African American, we got Afircan Muslime
America will probably have another president who HAPPENS TO BE black but neither Cain nor West are going to be candidates in 2012, either for lack of experience or lack of broad support or both.
Their messages are pure conservatism, however, and I hope they manage to make the public aware of their beliefs. And maybe down the line we’ll see one of them on a GOP ticket.
You mean America’s FIRST black president?
This is true only for those who judge simply by the color of a person's skin and who lump all blacks together in some way.
The problem is that we don't know what percentage of the electorate this represents. I believe it is smaller than the media wants us to believe or zer0 wouldn't be in the White House.
More like the first Arab American (Not at all sure about the American part) President.
More like the first Arab American (Not at all sure about the American part) President.
It all depends if you want to look at facts and statistics, or just be politcally correct.
I prefer facts and statistics. What’s your point?
Cain is obviously much older and he really doesn’t have much time to make his mark presidentially but maybe the Senate from Georgia is a possibility. The state can use a GENUINE CONSERVATIVE in the Senate.
West is a different matter. He is off to a terrific start in the House and has Florida conservatives very excited (especially when compared to Marco Rubio who is acting like he’s afraid of the Tea Party and avoided CPAC). I would love to see West challenge for the GOP senatorial nomination in 2012 so he can take on lackluster liberal Bill Nelson. The contrast would be stark.
“I think we will be highly reluctant to vote for another black person for President, no matter how good he “sounds”.”
Now that we’ve cleared the hurdle presented by the white-guilt driven media, I don’t see another black president being elected any time soon. Latino, maybe (and growing more likely with each election); female, possibly; but the Kenyan Pirate has put up obstacles that will be difficult for any black candidate to overcome (fairly or not). What some blacks saw as a triumphant moment was the last gasp of a shrinking population being displaced by Latinos; their lot has not improved a bit, and too many still live in segregated neighborhoods removed from the daily life of mainstream America.
America had elected our first Mulatto president.
“Neither Cain nor West are going to be candidates in 2012, either for lack of experience”
Didn’t stop BO.
Then why Did Herman Cain quit his job?
I live in the home of the “one drop rule,” though I must admit that Zer0 acts more like one of the “smart-ass white boys”(in Andrew Young’s immortal words) he has put into the White House.
He WANTS to be, of course. He just isn’t polling very well.
He’d be great in a GOP cabinet-—we can use a realistic businessman like him. Private enterprise needs to be well-represented in the next administration and not just an obscenity like it is in the present regime.
The skin pigmentation color of whoever fixes the mess makes no difference.
It is that they fix it.
I remember Lewis Grizzard doing a great column about SAWB’s. My Daddy was so impressed, he made him a little badge of it that he wore around for a while.
He’s really the first mulatto president.
Too bad Lewis had to die young.
I despise that term, “African American”, and I refuse to use it or Irish American, Arab American, Mexican American, etc., etc., on and on.
I am beginning to despise people who insist on using it as well. Defining our fellow countrymen and women this way does nothing but play into our enemies hands. They do not want to see any unity in our citizens as we have seen demonstrated in the past.
Barack Obama is either an African or an American, a man cannot be both.
FRiends please take notice; if you use a hyphenated term to refer to a fellow American, you can look forward to being flamed by me. for what that is worth.
Consider your self FLAMED!!!
Please see post #26 on this thread. Thank you for your kind attention.
Bigot. Are you old enough to remember Jimmy Carter’s term as President? I am. I damned near starved to death because of that SOB and he was as white as you can get.
America got spanked by a president who considers himself "black". That's going to stick in the minds of many voters, mostly democrat.
I think Obama's set back race relations and the "trust" that had been growing before he came into power and "acted stupidly".
He's blown the chance for a real black president at least for the next few cycles. I don't care how good Herman Cain is, the divide will be a lot to overcome in 2012 and then some.
You are more correct than you know: Obama, Arab American liar
Complete and utter BS! I read Corsi's "The Obama Nation" and Freddoso's "The Case Against Barack Obama" well before the election and knew exactly what a disaster we were in for. I have not had a single racially tinged sense of "patriotic pride" about this cretin. In fact, quite the opposite. I am nothing but disgusted that the Democrats would select an American-hating communist with a obscured background in their primary and he would actually beat a true patriotic American.
As much as I detest McCain, it's impossible to deny that he sacrificed and served his country well.
Really worried about that!
True, but if the Republicans keep screwing around with the same old same old "do as I say, not as I do" mentality like they are now BHO will be re-elected by a wide margin. His negatives are half what they were just two months ago and steadily falling. It's stunning, I know, but one thing I've learned over the last 30 years as a political observer is never misunderestimate the apathy of the American voter. Whether or not voters will remain fired up for the next election remains to be seen. Given the exceedingly short attention span of most voters at this stage of the game I seriously doubt the Republicans are going to field a strong enough candidate. My biggest fear is Mitt or the Huckster will get the nomination. If that happens it'll be BHO round II......
I think that term was coined by Andrew Young, but I remember that Grizzard column well. I had a hat with SAWB on it for a while.
“When Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States, even those who opposed his liberal policies secretly had a fleeting moment of patriotic pride.”
NO, I didn’t..stopped reading right there. Yuck.
Sorry, I'm the anecdotal one of "those" who felt we let America down by electing the Kenyan Klown.
Yes. Lewis was riffing off of Andy’s quip. Lewis was poking fun at the left’s move to identity politics in that day.
“I AM somebody!”
“I AM a SAWB”
LOL, yeah, I figured you would be. I am just really getting tired of citizens of this amazing country who feel the need to identify themselves as something other than an American citizen.
It’s kind of like just being an American isn’t good enough anymore.
On another subject, I used to know a guy who went by DoDahhh. Does the term “Booze Fighters” have any meaning for you?
As a native of Atlanta I really miss reading Lewis’ columns. He was the Mark Twain of our time.
The color of a man's skin does not matter and no longer counts as a "get into the position free card".
Obama is also the last black President........ at least for a very long while
Rearden, I pretty much put things the way I like but I will consider your opinion, as a matter of fact I will spend the rest of life wondering just how would Rearden write this
The biggest problem for any black conservative is getting the media to even acknowledge their existence. When Alan Keyes ran in 2000, the media completely ignored him. They would do the same with Cain or West.
Media doesn’t care what the race is....they tow the line for the democrate candidate regardless of color.
People want to be able to criticize their president’s policies without being called a racist.
I don’t think America will elect another black president for a long, long time.
On the long line of Presidents, only Obama will be a smudge on that line. We will not see another black(he's half white)President in America's existence.
The next black president ... will be a republican.
No, you’re wrong. I remember an article in 2000 in some mainstream newspaper—like the NYTimes or Washington Post—that reviewed the candidates in each party. At that time there were about 7 or 8 Republicans vying for the nomination. The article did about a paragraph on each candidate, and was fairly objective for a mainstream newspaper. But when it came to Keyes, they only mentioned his name in passing. No paragraph, not even a sentence was devoted to him. And that treatment continued through the convention. It was as if he didn’t exist. This is how the MSM handles a black conservative candidate. For them, this is political correctness. In my opinion, it’s the worst kind of racism.
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