Like many of us who found a renewed faith in US politics, President Obama appears to have gotten it. He appears to understand his generated enthusiasm has been short-lived. Fleeting. Gone. This was expected by those of us who have been referred to as Uncle Tom haters, field Negro wet blankets, and pathetic black men jealous of the first black president. Go figure…Jealous. Really?
Reality has sat in. The intoxicating euphoria has been sobered. Of course, this is not meant to imply that there have not been any positive steps taken. Nope. It is a blunt reminder that President Barack Obama will not change the core of American politics: Deep-seated Dysfunctionalism.
Our government is broken. Yeah…you have heard that cliché before. Hearing it this time around has to really ring a bell because a man committed to change has been somewhat defeated within a year. For the second time in history, a president has become a lame duck after three hundred and sixty-five days. Just like Jimmy Carter.
The Demise of Obamamania is threefold:
1) Barack Obama actually believed that those on the Right would heed to his campaign
slogan, Change We Can Believe In. The Republicans NEVER believed in Obama.
2) Barack Obama miscalculated the power of conservative talk radio and television. Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are forces to be reckoned with. Obama’s administration has not fought fire with fire, neglecting to believe that many Americans agree with the Hannity’s and Beck’s of the world. These people actually hate Change that may come from a black man.
3) Barack Obama will foolishly continue to ‘work the other side of the isle’. This effort
continued after it has been solidified that the GOP is a Party of No, not Advancement?
Here is where President stands in the shallow minds of Americans and foreign nations:
Where’s the Love for Obama?
World Views Obama’s First Year
The discontent is growing - with a silver lining: black folk will remain in President Obama’s court no matter what. We have to be the most innocently misguided loyal people on earth.
Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired that person saying, ‘Dang! It has only been a year.’
The Thrill is Gone