Sunday, January 18, 2009

Promises, Promises, Promises

Listed below are ten promises/pledges that President Barack Obama made to the American people during the pander-filled campaign season. A season that has accumulated to the finality: Inauguration Day. The promises were made I am certain because our new president has the forethought to recognize that this nation is in trouble. On the brink of total collapse. If one cannot mentally conceptualize this he/she is living in the clouds or they are filthy rich; and no matter what happens he/she will be protected by their money and the prestige it brings.

I want to believe it is this complexity of problems (troubles) that encouraged Barack Obama to seek the office he now owns and according to him shares with the citizens of the United States. If he did answer that genuine internal call to lead the ‘Free World’, and not some ego driven politician desire I pray that he will be able to resist becoming the establishment. The Babylonian structure that one of my friends believes is a non-existing force which by all means is detested by the likes of myself e.g. Malcolm Militants.

The establishment is real. It has engulfed the best of humanity’s children. However, Barack Obama appears to be the truth that has the ability to set us all free if only we listen, look inward, and ultimately assist one of God’s greatest gifts to the world.

The gift is Barack Hussein Obama.

Like all gifts they are cherished and even disregarded after some time. Will President Obama remain a gift or will we the people do what we have repeatedly done particularly when times get difficult and do not go the way we want: Forget about the significance and PURPOSE of the gift? Not sure about you – but I plan to hang in there with the gift despite my political pessimism and anti-America disposition. Nonetheless, once that gift (Obama) loses its appeal because it has not lived up to its value (word) I will without hesitation repackage, throw away, or place it in a cabinet never to be considered again.

Don’t let us down, President Obama by becoming disenchanted by and a part of broken Washington. I am definitely aware that you are not a whodini, but you did say that you represent Change We Can Believe In. You are the best gift (hope) I have received in a long time.

The Promises:

1 - Ensure all children have health insurance coverage
2 - Reduce health care costs for the typical American family by up to $2500 per year
3 - Double the production of alternative energy
4 - Enact a spending program to strengthen the nation's infrastructure of bridges,
roads, and schools
5 - Cut federal income taxes for 95 percent of working families
6 - Withdraw most U.S. combat troops from Iraq within 16 months
7 - Increase U.S. military strength in Afghanistan by at least two brigades
8 - Lift restrictions on government funding of embryonic stem-cell research
9 - Close the U.S. prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo
10 - Make it easier for labor unions to organize

*Source: AOL.com

Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by a faded HOPE hoping to be recharged.

7 comments:

Muata said...

Reader Response:

If we really understood what was happening in Afghanistan, we would hope that American troops would be pulled out. The United Snakes isn't doing any good there, just as they haven't done any good to any country they've set their massive, destructive weapons on. I just had to say my peace about that. I do, however, want my people to know that I'll still be around and brothers and sisters just like me, when and if Obama's revealed to be anything other than what they believe him to be. I'll even help repackage, shelve him, etc. Great post, per the usual! ;-)

-YJ

Muata said...

Muata responds to YJ:

Afghanistan is a way for THEM to remain in the area. You know that our government has to have a 'reason' to maintain control even when they are no longer or was never needed.

"United Snakes". Snakes THEY are.

While President Obama is well liked abroad it will be interesting to know how Obama will successfully distance himself from this snake-filled government without ending up ALONE? We, the people, can support all we like - but in the end he is going to need allies that share his vision. No one will convince me that all those snakes are ready to become ladybugs.

-Muata

Muata said...

YJ responds to Muata:

Exactly. And THEY are always where THEY aren't wanted or needed. It is THEY who create the situations that convince less knowledgeable ones of us to believe that they should be there and that it is improper if they don't. They are on the soil of that country for the resources it offers, not to mention the other avenues to resources. That's why they set up their infrastructures and never leave. That was always the plan all along. And to establish that they murder as many of the dissenters as possible, eliminating entire generations in the process.

Great analysis! I have yet to see a snake shed its skin and morph into a ladybug. Have you? But the one thing we can say about a snake is that it will always be true to its nature. ;-)

-YJ

Muata said...

Reader Response:

You know I respect your ideas. However, there are some of us who believe that the person filling the position as president has been ordained and predestined by God. Pray for Obama as I am sure you will. Throw in the towel if you must and will. I believe that Obama is geniune and not on an ego trip. America is in desperate need of change and perhaps he is that element of CHANGE. Peace and love to you on this historic Election Eve, January 19, 2009! I do hope you will enjoy the inaugural activities on tomorrow. Already, some of us, including your mother, are emotional because we can look back and see how far we have come in terms of equality although we still have as Robert Frost says, ..."miles to go."

-WJ

Muata said...

Mjuata responds to WJ:

This is a historical time, and I am soaking it all up. I am so elated! I just do not have high expectations for the government. In all my travels and what I have witnessed as a black man in America I can only hope and pray God has His hand in this. I want this presidency to be "ordained" by God - but the question still remains: 'Where has God been so long?' Why now? And, why did thousands of our ancestors have to die to get where we are? Some things in my mind just appear to have been unnecessary e.g. senseless death such as hangings. While we celebrate, let's also think about what we are going to do so that history will not repeat itself. Let's think about what we have to do to assist Barack Obama while he is on this journey of change.

A new day,

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader Response:

One down (#9) & nine to go. Remember also what he said is that it will take ALL of us doing our part to help. Go to his websites and get involved - receive proposed policy and share your insight & thoughts. He wants the help from all of us.

-JA

Duke said...

As one who has lived long enough to comprehend the ways of America, and the political backdrop that drives human ability within our system of government, I have no problem with promises that are made during campaigns. What I find most annoying are people who have not done their homework and expect too much from those who take the risk, stand in the line of fire and jeopardize their lives for the opportunity to attempt to do good.
I believe that each and every promise that president Obama made during his campaign was one made in good faith. But there is no promise he will be able to deliver on alone. Our government is one of three different branches; the president heads but one branch. If any of the promises made during the race for the White House are to be delivered it will take pressure from the general population on representatives in the house and the senate. Rather than put pressure on one who is well intended our time would be better spent organizing to make sure our desires are pursued by the congress and the senate. The fight to get legislation passed is not one that falls on the Executive Branch alone. Complains about what President Obama does when bills that he submits, to those bodies of our government responsible for voting on those bills, reach his desk and he fails to sign them are legitimate; pot shots from the wings beforehand are just rants from the ill informed.
I don’t just love the idea of the man I believe in him and pray for his well being. The road for him will be a difficult one due to no fault of his own. Rather than criticize what our president may or may not do I choose to wait, give him time, and see what those around him do to impede his attempts to get the job done.