Thursday, May 22, 2014

They Hate Me-They Really, Really Hate Me-Because I'm Black!

The Presidency of the United States of America is, without doubt, still the most powerful office in the world; wielding power and influence over nearly all the world’s inhabitants on some level or other - be it political power, military might, economic leverage, nation building or humanitarian aid efforts. The person who occupies that office is also without question the most powerful leader, not only in the free world, but the entire planet.

The person currently sitting in that Oval Office located in Washington, D.C. is Barack H. Obama, the first ever elected person of color to occupy this mighty and lofty position of power and influence. How is this history making man handling this prestigious position after holding it for over six years thus far? It can be summed up in one word - PETTY!

In an interview earlier this year with The New Yorker, President Obama, once again, laid all the blame for his failures in office at the feet of racism. “There is no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president.” That is an astonishingly racist remark coming from a person who has achieved what only forty-three other men have accomplished in the entire history of the planet, and he is the only black man to have done so after two-hundred and thirty-eight years of American nationhood. What makes his remarks even worse was his follow-up statement to reporter David Remnick - “..the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president.”

That is by far the most racists and race-baiting statement to ever publicly come out of the mouth of a president during an officially sanctioned, on-the-record interview.

Mr. President how about I make a statement about race. 'Only half of America hates you because you are only half black.' See how ridiculous that sounds Mr. President? Well, your statement sounds just as ludicrous since it was a large segment of caucasians (over 43% of the white vote) who put you in the White House - not once - but twice. So, perhaps it has nothing to do with the color of your skin, but everything to do with the "content of your character..." - (Martin Luther King, Jr.).

Most Americans of all creeds and color have learned the lessons about the dangers and awful outcome of a racists attitude but the current President of the United States is either woefully ignorant of the battle with his own personal inner demons of bigotry or he is playing a very dangerous political game of using the race card to shore-up excuses for his own lack of success and leadership ability for the office he holds. Either way that makes him a bad president and a man of questionable character.

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