Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 19:47:46
Subject: RE: Obama

Sandra, thanks for including that clip from Tavis Smiley's show on your site. I hadn't seen that. Unlike 99% of your readers, I agree with everything that they said. And, maybe I missed it last night, but, in the movie they showed of Barack's life before he spoke, I don't remember seeing any pictures of his Kenyan family, even though I've seen pictures of them all over the Internet. He seems to take pride in the fact that he's interracial, but yet only wants to highlight the white side of the family, while pretty much denying anything about him that is black or African.

People are saying Barack is going to be the president of all America, so he shouldn't address black issues. But, for as long as I can remember, white Democrats running for president have been asked to tell what they are going to do for the black community. How many times did I hear this year people asking what have Hillary and Bill Clinton done for the black community to "deserve the black vote", or what have Republicans done for blacks?

Before McCain spoke before the Urban League, the director of the UL said he would ask McCain what he was going to do for the black community. Why is it, if you're a white candidate, you're expected to kiss up to the black community, but if you're a black candidate, you can just ignore our issues and pretend we don't exist?

Oh, yeah, it's because Obama has the black vote in his pocket. Because, we saw how he pandered to the Latino community to get their vote. Once again, blacks getting taken advantage of by the Democratic party. Things will not change if Barack gets elected; he'll continue to pretend we don't exist, except to perform for him.

And, Michelle IS the brains in that family. Anyway, keep up the good work!

This is an excellent comment because it is short but sweet, and it speaks to why black people should not vote for a candidate based on his race or emotions.

ELove says:
Do I want OBAMA to win? YES
IS my life going to change once he’s elected? HELL NO
IS he the perfect candidate? NO ONE IS
Will HE make a significant change? Doubt IT

Aug 29, 2:08 PM — Video: Obama Democratic Party video

Some of you say you are voting for change. But if Barack Obama is elected, Congress still wields the power to VETO any change he attempts to make - and trust that they will!

I'm not saying vote for McCain. I'm just saying that the president does not run this country. If McCain wins he can't make changes either without the full approval of the House and Senate. That's why you should be worrying about your local elected officials who become representatives of both the House and Senate.

Don't forget it was The House of Representatives that stole the election from Al Gore and gave it to Bush in 2000. :)

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain announced his choice for VP this morning. I was just as surprised as you were to learn he picked a woman. I was even more surprised to learn that Sarah Palin is against abortion and everything else we hold sacred.

But with her on the ticket, McCain will probably win the election in a landslide. Being a presidential VP doesn't mean much -- only that she's next in line for the presidency if McCain should suddenly croak while in office.

We heard rumors that Rihanna - who is only 20 - and the geek Chris Brown might be engaged, but we just know that Rihanna is not that stupid to ruin her life for that boy (Yes, we see the rock but we're ignoring it).

According to online reports, RiRi and CB have been spotting shopping for a new home together. We don't care if they shack up since they're probably are already. But we are worried that Rihanna might be rushing into something that she is not prepared for.

By the way, we were wondering what the hell does RiRi have all over her skin? Bronzer?

Photo: Wireimage/Getty

Celebs were out & about in full force last night in Atlanta. Fantasia (who's no longer Dro's boo) and pals Tiny and Kandi Burrus partied at The Velvet Room. While Keyshia Cole showed off her new look at Club ESSO.

But while her friends partied the night away, where was songstress Monica? I spoke with someone very close to Mo yesterday and I'm told that Mo's fiance Rocko surprised Mo with the gift of a lifetime - but I can't tell you what it is.

I also heard a snippet of one of the 4 songs Monica recorded with Super-producer Ne-Yo last week at his Compound studio. The song sent chills up and down my spine! It's a slow ballad along the lines of "Still Standing" - but better!

I was also told that unlike other producers, Ne-Yo is not a diva in the studio. Other producers - who shall not be named - are very diva-like. They slow down and disrupt the recording process by demanding perks like imported lobster and fresh-cut flower arrangements (I wish I could tell you who did that, lol).

They also demand first-class plane tickets and thousand dollar per night hotel suites for them AND their entourages! No wonder the music industry sucks right now.

Mo will be out & about all weekend performing at various venues. Make sure you listen to V-103 and Hot 107.9 for more details on where she'll be.

If you missed Barack Obama's Democratic Party acceptance speech last night, click here.

This video is a semi-biography that serves as a campaign vehicle for Obama. Note that there are very few images of black people in this video. Has Obama ever been to the hood? Because I don't see that reflected in this video.

This video makes it painfully clear that Obama is not campaigning as a black presidential hopeful - he is campaigning as a president for all people - which we know is an oxymoron in itself since "all people" don't see themselves in Obama...

I don't see myself in Obama either. If I was an American citizen I wouldn't vote for Obama until he shows me who he is - campaign rhetoric aside. It seems funny that when Bill Clinton was running for president he was more "black" than Obama will ever be.