Skip to comments.The Price of a Black President
Posted on 10/28/2012 6:13:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WHEN African-Americans go to the polls next week, they are likely to support Barack Obama at a level approaching the 95 percent share of the black vote he received in 2008. As well they should, given the symbolic exceptionalism of his presidency and the modern Republican Partys utter disregard for economic justice, civil rights and the social safety net.
But for those who had seen in President Obamas election the culmination of four centuries of black hopes and aspirations and the realization of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s vision of a beloved community, the last four years must be reckoned a disappointment. Whether it ends in 2013 or 2017, the Obama presidency has already marked the decline, rather than the pinnacle, of a political vision centered on challenging racial inequality. The tragedy is that black elites from intellectuals and civil rights leaders to politicians and clergy members have acquiesced to this decline, seeing it as the necessary price for the pride and satisfaction of having a black family in the White House.
To place policy above rhetoric is not to ask what the first black president is doing for blacks; rather, it is to ask what a Democratic president is doing for the most loyal Democratic constituency who happen to be African-Americans, and who happen to be in dire need of help. Sadly, when it comes to the Obama presidency and black America, symbols and substance have too often been assumed to be one and the same.
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Smart is voting color instead of charactor. Would you buy a broken down unreliable car because you liked the color? nuff sed. The scope of idiocy is mind boggling
He’s admitted black voters are racist and he supports Obama for purely racist reasons.
It has nothing to do with an objective regard for the candidates and the policies of both parties. Then again, the support of an Affirmative Action President is part and parcel of the racist liberalism embodied by the Democratic Party in the person of Barack Obama.
Exceptionalism like a continual crumbling of the Black family, sky-high unemployment and perpetual cultural degradation. Stay on the Democrat plantation like good negroes ! Massa Obammy commands it !
The death of Free America isn’t worth it. Anyway...given the record of most black politicians, it should be obvious what the “price” is to any community.
Well “colon” powell likes him because he’s so great so that should be enough for anybody. NOT! And he was a general? Kind of starts to make one think that affirmative action may have been in play for him to have achieved that rank. Naaahhh! Probably not. There was always something about him that just didn’t seem right. Guess we get it now.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
Left wing drivel is so predictable.
To blacks voting for 0bummer, race relations doesn’t matter; there’s no desire to unify, it’s, “too bad; he’s black, therefore he should be re/elected”.
That plus the fact that he isn’t even black is sad. Yes, I said it...he’s half white and the other half has NO AMERICAN SLAVERY ANCESTORY involved. So it’s as if a new immigrant from the Bahamas is president. Ever talked to a black person about another black person “right off the boat”? There is usually a denigrated speech about, “well, they’re not really black; they have this accent that gives them an advantage”.
0bummer has done more to set race relations back in the US than ever before, that is really the price we’ve paid.
Give me Dennis Haysbert’s character for president anyday...you know what I mean. In real life, give me Col West.
As for white libs...they’re the biggest racists of all. Feeling sorry for blacks and “helping them along” is such bigotry it makes me puke.I want to smack the crap out of all of them.
Thanks for letting me vent.
The author wouldn’t even have his job if it wasn’t for aa.
So...95% of black voters vote for Obamas because he’s black.....which means they’re not voting for Romney because he’s white. Sounds like racism to me.
Why do we allow intellectually dishonest racists to teach in our universities? If this man really knew his history he would acknowledge that in modern times it was Demoncrats who were the most ardent haters of equal rights - can you say George Wallace and the Jim Crow Demoncrat south?! Economic justice - rhetoric doesn't put food on the table and the government doesn't produce anything - it only takes. A job is the best friend that any man, black or white, can have to meet his economic goals. Social safety net? If the ship sinks, everyone drowns. Is this reality really that difficult to understand?
Jesus recognized and called out those who stood against truth, against Him - so should we.
Since they have proven to be incapable of voting based of rational logic rather than racial emotion, I can’t see any reason to make any concessions to the whole septic mess. If they want to play in our sand box, they would have to be required to use American rules, rather than some hyphenated separatist nonsense.
You need a BARF ALERT! on this one.
So many morons. So little ___________________.
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No biggie, just civilization of the entire planet.
why does the word ‘diatribe’ come to mind?
He even contradicts his own ‘spew’ time and again. That’s what happens when you’re foaming at the mouth.
Someone might want to clue the idiot in the USA hasn't existed for 400 years.
Black Africa has been around for thousands of years and there still isn't any “Black Hope” in Africa because they have run the white man out.
“A” Black potus................
If they are voting for hussein strictly for color their vote should only count as a HALF.