President Obama could not have changed anything within one year of his presidency given the condition of things. Despite the fact that he promised things during his campaigns, the hands of every American president get tied because of what they inherit and try to manage before forging their own moves. Lace that with an insatiable people of unrelenting capacity to find faults, it becomes harder to get reasonable conversations within the body politik. For someone many think is unsuitable for the job on the grounds of his ethnicity, they are emboldened to oppose and see him fail.
Being President of USA is a lonely job despite the glamor and prestige of the office.Obam will however end up better than Bush. Compared to
Most of the people mouthing all sorts of views and comments about Obama are not able to pin him down on anything. The life of a Democrat is not better than that of a Republican, and vice versa. As
Were what goes on in American politics to happen in some nations, they would be considered primitive, backward and naive. But here in God's own country, we lie, cheat, steal, defraud, misrepresent, all in the name of towing a side that often in itself is useless but sounds well. Where is balance as a factor to help one navigate life?
Can one have one side of a coin and believe he owns the coin? No. One must have both sides. Obama has his challenges and every president does. Consider 9-11: what was Bush doing until the attack happened? Granted he is the first
With all that, the country is tethering on the verge of a condition that even Henry 'Hank' Paulson, former Treasury Secretary under Bush, confessed in his recent memoir, that he felt clueless. He by the way, he is a Chicagoan. Contrary to Barbara Howard's comment, although airy, that Obama is surrounded by crook
The condition in the country since 2000 to date has exposed the vulnerabilities in US political and economic models. Economists used to serve by giving views that enhanced the common and greater good but since after WWII, when they were recruited to serve the position of prime ministers, presidents and heads of state, the world has shifted and continued to drift. And such shift and drift are more evident in US because of all the acclaimed minds, courtesy of Bernie Madoff, who offered his brand of capitalism cum fraud and did so for many years.
Now take that across the rest of the world, and loud mouths in US would have been having field day calling such person names and proffering why it happened. Some would have said that such countries do not have checks and balances.
Well, in God's own country, the inventor of checks and balances, thieves are alive and lying in public. Elected officials all grace the halls of power and use them to serve their narrow interests. In 1987, Ivan Bosky, Michael Milken; the junk bond inventor and trader, a Jewish fellow like Bernie Madoff, with a band of his so called inner circle operators as evidenced in the book; Den of Thieves, brought down Wall Street then called 'Black Monday'. Twenty years after, Bernie Madoff, a Jew, did the same thing. Suffice it to say, here in
We may/can scream all we want about Democrats and GOP, the condition of the Black person whether in hell and or heaven, appears to be the same.
Another case of 'you may be here but you do not count.' Note,
If the dividends of political engagements continue to elude people of color, and instead of them aligning to take control, engage in mouthing views that bring nothing, it is simply a case of one whose house is on fire, but invests in chasing rats.
Some black folks in GOP, are paid operatives to recruit blacks into the fold, as shepherds. But who needs a GOP Messiah or a praise singer to assert their presence? There is no emotion in politics but strategic moves enhanced by the content of the players and the referees. Black folks are neither players nor referees. They are mere spectators allowed to watch others play, and depending on the organizers, maybe afforded opportunity to get closer.
Why is that? The average Black in America, granted he is the most exposed black person in the world, is spineless and often driven by association to be seen and not to be heard. He wants to dream but does not take the challenging of achieving the dream.Instead, he takes comfort in blaming others for things they refuse to do.
Now go take on the day, and be convinced, no need for no gatekeepers, shepherds, or Messiah to get something out of life endeavors.