Friday, January 27, 2012

We don’t dislike Obama because he is black we dislike him because he is incompetent!

Let me be clear, do I still think that racism still exists in American of course I do.
Are there white people out there that if given the chance would be dragging my black ass off to the next boat bound for Africa? Certainly!
Never mind the fact that in my family background I have more Irish, German and Native American in my family tree than I do any African.
You see this is why I increasingly have little hope that society will become more civilized because human beings, as long as we stay ignorant as to what lies out there in the greater beyond in the form of life we will continue to screw each other over using something as insignificant as skin color, race, creed, religion whatever.
I know for a fact that simply because of my skin color, no matter how sterling my work background some rednecks out there won’t hire me.
I know for a fact that certain people would have serious issues if I were dating their daughter and she even remotely considered a black man, some no doubt would be bought to tears at the very notion.
Drive into the wrong trailer park, be caught driving into the wrong upscale neighborhoods, driving a car with shiny rims would draw an unwarranted amount of attention for those who share my skin pigmentation.   
So folks before I go on I get it, racism does exist and it sucks, but to suggest as some on the left still claim and what clueless black folks claim America’s collective angst against Obama is racial in nature is just ridiculous.

Let me be blunt if Obama were successful at running the country that would mean that white folks would have jobs, white folks would have more money in their pockets, businesses particularly small businesses would be flourishing, fewer white people would be on welfare, more white people could take fancy vacations there all would be good.
If Obama were doing the right things I sure as hell would not be spending my time ranting and bitching about how much he sucks at being president. What would be the point?
You Obama fans ask yourself, why bitch about Obama if there were no reason to do so?
Many American’s only care about one thing “green” not “black.” I don’t give a shit if a Ferengi was president, if dude did his job and bought prosperity and jobs to all shit I would be trying to get dude a third term.
This is why black folks support for Obama is perplexing, as I said he clearly is detached from black folks and has done nothing to earn their loyalty but to cry that continued critique of him is purely racial is just stupid.   

Barack Obama has been involved in two elections that suggest that racism is no longer operative. His Senate run in Illinois and of course his ascension to the American presidency.
White voters proved willing to support a black candidate, not only did white folks showed that they were willing to support a black candidate they over performed in what some have said was their repudiation of naked electoral racism, electing Obama with a higher percentage of white votes than either Kerry or Gore earned.
No amount of backlash can diminish the importance of these electoral results. We have not landed on the shores of post racial utopia, but we have solid empirical evidence of a profound and important shift in America’s electoral politics.

There is one astonishing thing I’ve been reading on black websites and blogs and that is black folks collective angst that the liberal whites that voted for Obama and are now abandoning him are holding him to a higher standard than they would a white politician in the same position.
Basically what they say is if old-fashioned electoral racism is the absolute unwillingness to vote for a black candidate, then white folks liberal electoral racism is the willingness to abandon a black candidate when he is just as competent as his white predecessors.
To me this logic is simply political affirmative action. So according to these black folks we should forgive Obama’s absolute incompetence and “give a brotha a break.”
I’ve been floored by this commentary but not shocked, but the bottom line is I don’t give a shit what color the president is. I’m black and I never, ever liked nor trusted Obama and it does not have shit to do with his skin shade my problems with him are purely philosophical in nature.      

What you will eventually see as the election grows closer are historical comparisons between Obama and someone like Clinton to try and paint some rosy picture that we are not as bad off as it appears.   
In 1996 President Clinton was re-elected with a coalition more robust and a general election result more favorable than his first win. His vote share among women increased from 46 to 53 percent, among blacks from 83 to 84 percent, among independents from 38 to 42 percent, and among whites from 39 to 43 percent.

President Obama has experienced a swift and steep decline in support among white Americans from 61 percent in 2009 to 33 percent now.
I guarantee you that blacks will attribute some vain of racism to declining support towards the once clueless white liberals utter disappointment in choosing a black man for president that did not prove to be salvation for them or the nation as they dreamed of.
Whitey threw out over $500 million online alone dude set a record for political fundraising, clueless yes, racist hardly.
Obama’s record will be compared to Clinton’s in many ways and Clinton was enthusiastically re-elected.
For now we are listening to the subtle forms of the race card bias towards those who shouts out Obama’s complete incompetence. However watch as the racist whitey claims won’t be as subtle as the 2012 election grows near.
If someone is not doing the job to a satisfactory level you should get rid of them, that is our right as a voter. It is ridiculous to assume that all of our collective angst would solely be because many may not like his skin shade proof that common sense has clearly escaped many of us.  


Anonymous said...

While I didn't agree with Obama's policies and didn't vote for him, I did hope that he would succeed. Unfortunately, he's proved to be a dismal failure, making it harder for a better prepared/qualified black candidate to rise to higher office.

As to Obama being black? His skin color is black. His formative years were spent with primarily white people. Go figure how and where he gained life experience with the blacks lining up behind him in lockstep.

Just a conservative girl said...

The race card is being played in a subtle nature? Wow. I hate to see what is going to happen come October then.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous...Obama spent his formative years in Indonesa.

Anonymous said...

When did the racial hatred from blacks toward the Ferengi start?

Is it the pointy teeth, the big ears or the cheap self-tanner skin color?

Just remember, one day you might have a half Ferengi grandchild.

But IMO, the rest of your post was right on point

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous...Obama spent his formative years in Indonesa.

January 30, 2012 7:42 PM

Not too many blacks over in Indonesia. So my point still stands. He was out of the black culture during his formative years and his 'black experience' as such is a sham.

Bubba said...

Incompetent, you say.

Ask Osama bin Laden what he thinks about that.

Anonymous said...

Obama didn't kill bin Laden. It was a highly trained group of military men that killed bin Laden.