It's crunch time for U.S. President Barack Obama and the Democrats, who expect take a beating at the polls in 3 weeks. So they turned to aging rapper Jay Z to film a 30-second video begging his fans to "vote again" on November 2nd.
"Our generation changed the world, it never happened before," said the 40-year-old rapper at the Bonnaroo festival in June. So it just goes to show anything is possible, fight for what's right."
But the "Change" that Americans had "hoped" for never materialized as Obama focused on his own agenda, which included passing the health care bill.
Carrington, one of my loyal readers, left a thought-provoking comment in this post last night.
Since it’s all beautiful and everybody’s holding hands and hymn sangin for Obama – how do you go to the NEXT president and re-start your, “What about us?” campaign?," he wrote.
If you don’t DEMAND equality and special provisions from the man who SHOULD be willing to give it up, how you gonna go to a white man and demand it?
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One of my biggest issues with Obama (outside of the fact that he kept touting “change” but never ONCE answered the question, “what KIND of change?) is that black people came out in FORCE, in record numbers, the biggest black turnout in the history of elections and not ONCE did he say, “thank you” or even acknowledge the fact that black people campaigned and sweat and brought people to the polls to get him elected.
I still have a problem with that – and while it’s true that I appreciate the HBCU monies… why wait until mid-term elections to start acknowledging the people who will defend your a$$ no matter WHAT?
Funny, Al Sharpton and his crew have been in every president’s face since I’ve been old enough to take tally – now that there’s a black man in the white house, suddenly there is no demand for things that affect the black community, nobody calls THIS president to task anymore, everything is all gravy.
Well, guess what? Since it’s all beautiful and everybody’s holding hands and hymn sangin for Obama – how do you go to the NEXT president and re-start your, “What about us?” campaign? If I were the next president, I would wave my hand and keep on keepin on the minute Al Sharpton did another grandstanding press conference looking for the “good” of the people.
If you don’t DEMAND equality and special provisions from the man who SHOULD be willing to give it up, how the F*CK you gonna go to a white man and demand it?
And THAT, ladies and gentleman is the problem with giving people a pass, for no other reason other than their skin tone.
We are doing no more or less than the Bush supporters did in arguing and “supporting” the man simply because of who he is and not what he’s done.