I feel compelled to blog about the president and some of you Negroes (and so called liberals and progressives) who claim that you are disappointed with his presidency.
It must be hard for you to go from declaring that Barack Obama can walk on water to now lamenting the fact that he can't even swim.
But I will repeat again what I have said more than a few times before on this blog and in the main stream media: Barack Obama is a politician before all else. And as hard as it is for you dreamers to believe, you do not get elected to be president of these divided states of America if you are not a politician first. You have to raise a lot of money, and cut a lot of deals with some very shady people. It's that simple.
He might have been a community organizer with left leaning mentors, but when he started campaigning for the highest office in the land he transformed himself into a moderate middle of the road Democrat from the middle of the country.
Now, five years later, some of you are declaring that he should have done more, and that you are disappointed with his hawkish foreign policy, and his actions when it comes to domestic surveillance.
I, like you, have issues with all of these things, but unlike you, I never expected much in terms of a sea change in policy from the beginning. Maybe this is why I am not screaming for a do- over like some of my ideological soul- mates.
And then of course you have to consider the alternative. If not Obama then who? Mitt Romney? John McCain? Please!
The most important job a president has, IMHO, is to make appointments to the Supreme Court. Just think what would have happened with all these landmark cases coming down the pike if John McCain had been elected. (I am shuddering and it's not even cold in here.) There will most likely be more vacancies before this president's term is up. Did you want Mitt Romney to get a couple of those appointments?
But let's forget the politics of this all for a minute. Because, at the end of the day, America being what she is, it really doesn't matter who sits in the White House. The real power lies with the people who have the money to buy lobbyist and influence legislation that is most favorable to their interests, not yours. That's never going to change until the people in this country remove their blinders and stop playing cards with a rigged deck.
So what do we have left? Well let's start with the imagery. (See the picture of that little boy and the president that goes with this post.) Mitt Romney and John McCain could not have delivered on that front, and that alone should have influenced how you people of color voted.
Anyone who claims that seeing the Obama family day in and day out holding it down together and showing love for each other is not a good thing is lying to themselves or they are on the air on FOX News during prime time every night.
They are great role models for African American families all over this country at a time when we could use some. Sorry, Cliff and Clair ain't been on television for a while now, and they ain't coming back.
Finally, a word to my fellow libs: (Notice I am only addressing liberals. This is because "Obama derangement syndrome" has taken over the right and the very mention of his name causes their heads to explode.) Getting hung up on Obama and crying a river because he wasn't the messiah you hoped for says more about you and your political naivety than it does him.
Think about that the next time you read about a drone attack and have voters remorse.
Heading to D.C. to hang with some good people. I will try and post something tomorrow evening if I am not stuck in a bar with a wingnut.