Monday, July 7, 2008
It's certainly been a minute since I've posted here. It feels like forever but it's really only been a few days short of a month. I took that time to do a series of posts on Black Music Month on the sister blog Difference of Opinion and I think they went over very well. Now that July is here, we've got a little less than four months until election day. I don't know about you, but I for one am marking them off my calendar like a prisoner. "Only 119 days until election and six months and 13 days until inauguration." I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Since I've been gone, a lot of craziness has taken place in the political realm and you know I've got to do a recap because some of it pissed me off to the highest level of pisstivity and I almost, ALMOST, had to come back and post a few sentences just to let off some steam. The last time I posted, I was a lil' peeved about the fact that so many of my counterparts have been questioning Sen. Barack Obama's "blackness." I know it's silly but it did tick me off and it still does as a matter of fact. The most recent display of ignorance came from five-time loser Ralph Nader when he claimed that Obama was "talking white." Can somebody please explain to me what he means, meant or whatever? Here's a quote from an article published by the Rocky Mountain News: "There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American. Whether that will make any difference, I don't know. I haven't heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What's keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn't want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We'll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards." First and foremost, Obama should never be lumped into a category with Jesse Jackson, ever. Another thing is these things are universal and poverty will always be universal as long as there are people living in it. And how do people 'talk white'? Explain that to me please! And thank God Hillary finally came around. Lord knows I was getting a little worried, and a little concerned that she would turn on the party. But I think, she, like so many of our fellow Americans are sick and tired of being jerked around and to ensure we won't have it happen again is to get some new blood in the White House. I think it's important to recognize that every election that we vote in is a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils. I don't trust any politician because they are known to, dare I say, flip flop, when it is beneficial to the outside agencies supporting their campaigns. The think I like about Obama is the fact that the money he's taken has been from the people and not the special interest groups. In theory, his allegiance is to the people and not the special interests. That's a wonderful thought. Because Obama has shown that he can raise a crap load of money from the 'everyday people' and he doesn't have to take public financing for his campaign. Of course, that is not the reason he's citing for his reason for not taking the financing. He claims the system is broken and it would put him at a disadvantage. I agree with that, but he's being crucified because he's still going to run a helluva campaign without public financing. Since he won't be taking any public money, that means he won't have a limit on spending either. To me, that's great. For so long, Republicans have been at the forefront of campaign spending because: 1. they had it to spend and 2. they didn't mind financially backing the candidate who would protect their interests. The great thing is now, Democrats, Independents and Obamaicans are now all getting behind this candidate, figuratively and literally with their time and their money and I think it's awesome! The problem the GOP has with Obama and the Dems now is basically, they can't raise that much and they won't be able to do as much as Obama. Now, he's a liar, they say and Americans should beware. I say, whatev! If we should beware of anyone in this mess, it's John McCain and Nader. McCain is going to get us blown off the globe. He's so much like the current President Bush that it's sickening. And Nader, that whack job doesn't have ANY experience in the political arena at all! To the best of my research abilities, he's not so much as held a city council position, much less a position with anybodies House or Senate. At least Obama has been an elected official. OK, I'm done with that. The more I think about it, the more it pisses me off. What do you guys think?