Sunday, January 22, 2012

It could be worse.


"She's tellin' me about the things that her girlfriend's got
What she ain't got, and she wants me to go out and get ‘em for her
But, but girl, I can't be in two places at one time

If you think you're lonely now,
Wait until tonight, girl
(If you think you're lonely now) I'll be long gone
(Wait until tonight, girl) And you'll find another man that'll treat you right" [Video]

O should have been singing that classic Bobby Womack song instead of "Let's Stay Together" the other night at the Apollo. I am hearing a lot of liberals and progressives express disappointment with O lately. Many of them actually say that they regretted giving him their vote.

I love Bruce Dixon over at Black Agenda; fam is a true field Negro in my book. Bruce has been relentless in his attacks of O because he believes that he has been a huge disappointment as president. A sampling:"Next week will mark the third anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration, and the unveiling of his fourth budget. Already White House spokespeople admit that it will be bad news for black and poor Americans. In three years this president has investigated and prosecuted not a single Wall Street banker or institution, not held up the wave of foreclosures a single week, not addressed the issues of black unemployment or black mass incarceration. But black America has silenced itself to protect the career of the First Black President."  [Source] I honestly don't know what folks like Bruce expected from Obama. Those of you who know me and read my writings know that I have said all along that there would be nothing spectacular in terms of progressive changes with an Obama presidency. I have said all along that he is a Democratic politician who is a product of the Chicago political machine, and that he is first and foremost a political moderate when it comes to governing.

His election was historic only for its imagery and the possibilities it represents; not because it was going to bring any fundamental changes in the American political landscape for poor people and people of color.

What Barack Obama has delivered is exactly what I expected. Nothing more, nothing less. In terms of foreign policy, he has kept the country relatively safe and he has improved our standing in the world with our allies. Domestically we have come back from the brink of an economic disaster, and growth has been slow but steady.  His justice department has been going after civil rights violators more aggressively than the previous administration, and his single appointment to the Supreme Court so far will act as a voice of reason on a body that is precariously close to being hijacked by a group of right wingnut extremist. (Just imagine how the court would look if McCain and Palin was elected. )

But let me go back to what Bobby Womack was writing about to that woman of his: If you think that Obama is bad, wait until either Mitt or Newt gets into office. I suspect that a lot of you progressives will be crying for the good old days of O again. But O won't be around, he- like Bobby told his woman- will be "long gone". And sadly, it could be a long time before you find another leader that will treat you right.

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Anonymous said...
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PilotX said...

The Purple Cow said...
Quote Pretender

"See Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck and FOXNEWS. Only a fool would even ask."

That's not evidence numbnuts, that's just a list of names.

Where is your evidence that masses of Liberals have attempted to shut these people down?
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Are you that clueless? Or as a socialist, you are use to benefiting from other people's hard work?

Didn't the rev. al meet with the FCC to get Rush Limbaugh taken off the air? YES

Did liberals try to get Rush taken off of AF radio? YES

Didn't color of change hire a pr firm and tried to get Beck taken off the air? YES

Didn't leftwing groups do the same to Lou Dobbs while he was at CNN? YES

Hasn't liberals demanded government takeover of FOXNEWS or demanded they be taken off the air? YES

Don't liberal groups harass, bully, and pester their sponsors?YES

Didn't liberals try to revive the Fairness Doctrine in order to shut down Conservative talk radio? YES

Liberals are all for free speech long has they agree with whats being said.

Conservatives may not agree with what you say, but will defend your right to say it.

Anonymous said...

trifling tubob uts:

goober is an african word

the slaves taught it to massas like hobama

it is called ground nut in africa

you are being ground herein/u r a lost african
and hobama is smoothly pimping fools like you...smooth as "skippy" peanut butter

so pray tell:

who is the real goober you hobama hanky headed black mongrel???????

more from glen:

http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/mongrel%E2%80%9D-historically-and-obama%E2%80%99s-mouth

uptownsteve said...

AB is so besides herself she's actually stuttering on the keyboard!!!!

ROTFLMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PilotX said...

uptownsteve said...
Baker Goober.

I asked what YOU ORDINARY WHITE FOLKS have gotten for your loyal support of the GOP.


Low crime rates, low taxes, freedom of thought and religion, protection of rights, the ability to be whatever i want to be, less government intrusion in my live, and the GOP saves me from liberalism.

uptownsteve said...

Pretender,

Didn't righties get Van Jones fired?

Doesn't Bill O’Reilly Want Outside Agency to Control NY Times?

Isn't there a virtual freezeout of Louis Farrakhan on network and cablt TV yet white racists like Buchanan, Imus, Hannity and Lou Dobbs roam freely?

Didn't the righties get Dr. Joycelyn Elders fired?

Didn't Liz Cheney demand President Obama shut down Wikileaks?

You have NO argument goober.

Anonymous said...

hey hobama nazi/massa hobama's PR drone uts:

does massa hobama take requests???????

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dtw5lIdSYFDM&ei=8tcdT74kiKDYBc7O3OgL&usg=AFQjCNHLvL0oi-FvYNwVQUNEsAxSdEe7Cg

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DAuWB9Nhoypw&ei=H9gdT6XmJKKg2gW5p9GhCw&usg=AFQjCNEHuVYRev-_wLVWarOYKhmoh1djyA

uptownsteve said...

"Low crime rates, low taxes, freedom of thought and religion, protection of rights, the ability to be whatever i want to be, less government intrusion in my live, and the GOP saves me from liberalism."

All talk.

Where do you live?

Anonymous said...

hey dem doormat uts:

it was hobama who abused and fired shirley sherrod

no?????

http://newsone.com/obama/casey-gane-mccalla/shirley-sherrod-says-obama-needs-a-little-lesson-in-race-relations/

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/gromer-jeffers-jr/20100730-Ousted-USDA-official-Shirley-Sherrod-says-85.ece

Anonymous said...

"Low crime rates, low taxes, freedom of thought and religion, protection of rights, the ability to be whatever i want to be, less government intrusion in my live, and the GOP saves me from liberalism."

uts replied, "All talk.

Where do you live?"

5:01 PM
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In an educated place where I am safe and protected from the likes of you.

Anymore questions? You are a hypocrite for criticizing someone for being "All talk."

There is no one on this blog who is more of a talking illiterate ignoramus than you are. Well, it's pretty close between you, PilotX and PC. I think no_slappz would place PC ahead of you. By any chance are you three from the same family? You think so much alike...CRAZY.

Anonymous said...

ab, "hey dem doormat uts:

it was hobama who abused and fired shirley sherrod

no?????"

Yes, yes, yes. A very outstanding point, ab....That was another clear indicator of what Obama thought about Blacks.

There is NO GOOD REASON to vote for Obama unless you like being pissed on and ignored.

uptownsteve said...

"In an educated place where I am safe and protected from the likes of you."

LMAO!!!!!

Like I said.

All bull$hit. 24/7 from you clowns.

PilotX said...

uptownsteve said...
Pretender,

Didn't righties get Van Jones fired?

Doesn't Bill O’Reilly Want Outside Agency to Control NY Times?

Isn't there a virtual freezeout of Louis Farrakhan on network and cablt TV yet white racists like Buchanan, Imus, Hannity and Lou Dobbs roam freely?

Didn't the righties get Dr. Joycelyn Elders fired?

Didn't Liz Cheney demand President Obama shut down Wikileaks?


Neither Van Jones or Dr. Joycelyn Elders was fired.

Wikileaks was breaking all kinds of laws.

Buchanan has been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC. Thanks to liberals.

Imus was fired thanks to liberals.


Dobbs and Hannity are not racist.


Any proof Louis Farrakhan is beening"blacklisted"?

no slappz said...

upper-gastro-intestinal stevie says:

what color are the mass murderers in Russia and Croatia?

First, the killers to which you're referring are muslims. Second, they haven't done much killing for a while in either Russia or Croatia, and even if you tally up all their victims, you get only a tiny, tiny fraction of the 800,000 murdered blacks in Rwanda, who were slaughtered in a mere month.

What color are the cretins who gun down Palestinian women and children on the West Bank?

The killers of palestinian women in the West Bank are almost all muslim men.

However, implicit in your retardation is your belief that arabs living in the West Bank are citizens of some country that does not exist.

In any case, the West Bank death toll since 1948 is less than a day's slaughter in Africa.

Queen Truth Squad said...

I'm confused. Isn't `Queen' supposed to be in medical school somewhere? So why is she back posting here and claiming she has a job? You don't get paid in medical school, and you surely don't have time to post online.

The Purple Cow said...

"Didn't the rev. al meet with the FCC to get Rush Limbaugh taken off the air? YES"

No

"Did liberals try to get Rush taken off of AF radio? YES"

No

"Didn't color of change hire a pr firm and tried to get Beck taken off the air? YES"

No

"Didn't leftwing groups do the same to Lou Dobbs while he was at CNN? YES"

No

"Hasn't liberals demanded government takeover of FOXNEWS or demanded they be taken off the air? YES"

No

[Hasn't Liberals ?????????? - what is it with you neo-nazis and English grammar]

"Don't liberal groups harass, bully, and pester their sponsors?YES"

Yes, but so do conservatives.

"Didn't liberals try to revive the Fairness Doctrine in order to shut down Conservative talk radio? YES"

No

"Liberals are all for free speech long has they agree with whats being said."

So Conservatives are different, how?

"Conservatives may not agree with what you say, but will defend your right to say it."

Oh do fuck off, you pretentious lying twat. You must think we were born yesterday. When have you ever 'defended' the rights of anyone to say anything?

Dr. Nuwang said...

Queen Truth Squad said...
I'm confused. Isn't `Queen' supposed to be in medical school somewhere? So why is she back posting here and claiming she has a job? You don't get paid in medical school, and you surely don't have time to post online.
...........

Bitch you ain't confused, just STUPID!!!

uptownsteve said...

"Neither Van Jones or Dr. Joycelyn Elders was fired."

LIES.

"Wikileaks was breaking all kinds of laws."

Like what?

"Buchanan has been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC."

He's still on the "McLaughlin Group".

"Imus was fired thanks to liberals."

Alive, well and still spewing hate on Fox.

"Dobbs and Hannity are not racist."

Ohhhhhh, yes they are.

"Any proof Louis Farrakhan is beening"blacklisted"?"

Yeah. When's the last time you seen him interviewed or commenting on a network or cable news show?

You're all wet goober.

Anonymous said...

Queen Truth Squad, "I'm confused. Isn't Queen' supposed to be in medical school somewhere? So why is she back posting here and claiming she has a job? You don't get paid in medical school, and you surely don't have time to post online."

6:19 PM

Excuse me but we don't talk about such things on FN.

Obviously you are some confused Yahoo who thinks the truth is worth something. Read Field's posts and you will understand that this is a blog where massive bullshit is allowed and truth is scorned.

Please show some respect for Dr. Queen's bullshit. She has spent years building it. I swear, I don't know where you truth seeking folks come from. No wonder UTS call you Goobers.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

@Anonymous 10:41:, there seems to be a misunderstanding of what I was trying to say, so let me slow down and make it clearer to you. I am talking about painting all black people with the same paint brush. For instance, all black people are welfare recipients, all black people are criminals, etc., which is not true because all black are the same not even in the hood. The black community as a whole is not a dysfunctional or paralyzed community. It is a small segment within the black community that is paralyzed and dysfunctional. That’s what I am referring too.
Yes, we have many black people that are professionals and working class people. We even have those that are wealthy. However, it seems that the positives in the black community are overlooked and treated as if they don’t exist. Nevertheless, I believe and know that education is one of the first important steps in helping someone out of poverty. I know that everyone can’t be doctors or lawyer, etc., it depends on the person. However, that person should be able to decide what they feel is their best option and be given the opportunity to go with the help of financial aid if needed because it is an investment in the future.

Btw, I don't know if you missed it, but Gingrich called the President a food stamp President, and before that another public official was sending emails with a picture of him on a foodstamp, and I could go on and on about the pigeonholes they've attached to even those who are successful, so what I said still stands.

Anonymous said...

Forcing the Africans to live amongst Europeans was a horrendous, horrendous idea. It's too bad, too sad, it was ever allowed to proceed to this 400 year NIGHTMARE. Damn, I'm soooooooo sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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