Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Black People: Wake UP! Obama hasn't Changed anything!
Last night, I had a huge debate with my family over Obama's first year as President. At first, my mother and sister gave me the standard excuse that almost all black people give: Obama is doing his best. But when I challenged that by asking them if they believed that Bush was doing his best, they give me a resounding "no." It was at that point that I had to point out that Obama's foreign policy was almost identical to George W. Bush's policy.
My sister didn't have a good response, all she could do is provide a smirk and an empty assertion that Obama was different. The whole thing started when my mom tried to tell me that she was proud of me by quoting something that Obama said. Id din't even care that she was trying to say something nice. The fact that she still admires this incompetent man after one year of failures hit a nerve and unleashed my frustration. I told them every fact about Obama that I could muster and destroyed every weak argument that was thrown at me.
I told them about the escalation in Afghanistan, continued the war in Iraq, lied about withdrawn from Iraq, continued rendition, continued secret prisons, protected Bush torturers, continued bailing out Wall Street, lied about transparency, lied about the amount of jobs created by the stimulus package, helped create a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit and is currently creating an even better deficit.
And even after I presented the fact, my sister seemed unconvinced, unconcerned and unaware. My mother and sister are good people. We get along fabulously (yes, I used that word), we even watch "24" after the discussion, but I fear that many black people (and white liberals) have an irrational sense of loyalty to a man who has not earned. I'm tried of black people defending this guy. He's black. SO what?!
What has this guy actually done?
He hasn't changed anything that really matters. If I had to listen to black people praise this clown, they're going to have to listen to me point out the fact he hasn't changed a DAMN THING!
I'm not mad at black people and I know that some of us see him for who he is. I just want my people to WAKE THE F&%# UP!
Escalation of Afghan War (Check)
Continuation of Iraq War (Check)
Continuing Rendition (Check)
Secret Prisons (Check)
Protecting Bush Torturers (Check)
Bailouts for Insolvent Companies (Check)
Bailouts for Wall Street (Check)
Triple deficit (Check)
Lies about Transparency (Check)
Lies about Jobs created by the Stimulus Package (Check)
Anyway, watch black celebrities comment on Obama's first year. I can barely watch it.