Skip to comments.Obama Wants the Privilege without the Accountability of Being the First Black President
Posted on 01/23/2014 6:11:21 PM PST by Kaslin
President Barack Obama enjoys the celebrity and uniqueness of being Americas first black president but loathes the accountability that comes with the job. Since day one, Obama has cried racism as the cause for his inability to work with Republicans in Congress or basically get anything meaningful done in five years of his presidency.
The very thing that got Obama elected, his race, is the very crutch he continuously uses to eschew criticism for a job poorly done. So, it was no surprise to read in the New Yorker's sweeping interview with the president that he blames the failures of his presidency on racists.
Theres no doubt that theres some folks who just really dislike me because they dont like the idea of a black President, said Obama.
Granted there are and will always be white people who will never get comfortable with the idea of a black president. But the reason why Obamas approval numbers have tanked to a record low of 39% is because whether hes black, white, gray or purple, hes turning out to be one of the most ineffective presidents in modern times.
What the American people dont like the idea of is a president who thinks public relations, giving speeches, media interviews and excoriating the political opposition is leadership. America is arguably in the worst shape of her history at home and abroad since the Great Depression.
At home our unemployment rate has remained persistently high and the only reason its dipped below 7% is because millions of Americans have given up hope they will ever find a job. The labor participation rate, which measures the number of people who are able to work, is at 62% the lowest in 35 years. Obamacare, the presidents signature legislation, which Democrats in Congress passed without a single Republican vote, is turning into an unaffordable, un-implementable nightmare for many Americans that the administration is unilaterally postponing portions of the law monthly it seems.
Rogue nations like Syria and Iran are dictating how America, the defender of democratic principles, should treat them. Allies like Israel have given up on us defending them against an Iranian nuclear attack. Our standing in the world has diminished because Obama would rather negotiate with our enemies than stand on principles of freedom and greatness.
In the very next breath of the New Yorker interview, Obama acknowledged his race was also the reason many people, including the mainstream media, have given him a free pass on accountability.
Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folk and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because Im a black President.
In both elections, Americans of all colors voted for Obama precisely because he was black. In 2008, the vote was historic for whites and blacks. Whites finally felt comfortable with a black candidate who had all the right credentials (education, family, US Senator) to become president. Voting for Obama allowed whites to absolve themselves of pent up white guilt from the pain of slavery and segregation whites had inflicted upon blacks for centuries.
Remember Democrat Senator Harry commented the country could elect Obama because he was light skinned . . .with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one, (Game Change, p. 36). Then presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden observed January 31, 2007 in a New York Observer article Obama was the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, (Game Change, p. 336).
Blacks voted overwhelmingly for Obama both times (over 90%) because they wanted to finally elect then re-elect black president for the first time in history. Despite Obamas first term disproportionately impacting blacks with higher unemployment and diminished wealth than whites, black Democrat politicians and celebrities like Tom Joyner told blacks they had to vote for Obama again in 2012 because he was the countrys first black president. For that reason alone he deserved a second term. Former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver admitted race was a factor in the CBC not holding Obama to the same level of accountability as they would a white president.
While Romney won 60% of the white vote in 2012, more than Senator John McCain in 2008, many white liberals along with other groups voted for Obama again in 2012 because they believed Obama needed four more years to do his job because he was black. Can anyone imagine the same thing being said about a white president like President Jimmy Carter? Give him more time to make things worse?
The New Yorker article reveals a president coming to terms with the reality of his failed presidency. Obama shows us while hes willing to pin his failures as a president on his race, hes unwilling to take responsibility for his presidency for the same reason. How ironic Obama chose the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for the storys publication. King fought and died for blacks to stand as equals to whites in every facet of American society. Yet Obama stands cowering from Kings dream.
He is of the “entitlement” mentality.
He’s never earned anything in his miserable existence. He’s never done anything to the benefit of others, nor would he. That would be beneath him.
Throw a huge ass party for his wife when she turns 50 and tell the guests to eat before arriving for the party because the bastard is too cheap to get off his wallet to do it right. Tells us everything that we need to know.
What a disgrace to our White House and the Office of the Presidency.
Bieber or Obama: Who is a bigger douchebag?
“Obama Wants the Privilege without the Accountability of Being the First Black President”
Exactly!! I really think he expected the natural cycle of things to turn around so he could take the credit without doing anything at all. The war, the economy, the climate change, everything! Obvious from the beginning. He never had a clue about any of those things. Same way he muddled through his entire education/life.
obama... hands down.
“President Barack Obama enjoys the celebrity and uniqueness of being Americas first black president...”
Well...that’s only half true.
It’s not that Benghazi Barry Soebarkah is the first half-black, Indonesian pResident...
It’s that Valerie Jarrett is the first Iranian president.
Bieber has talent. Sort of. 0bama is talented at blaming others.
More like one eighth, unless you count the three eighths Arab as black. Or unless you believe that FMD is his real father.