Scandals are nothing new in Washington. Just about every president has faced an accusation of misconduct, whether moral or criminal. It should be no surprise that the Obama Administration would find itself in the midst of one, well actually 3 at present.
For decades, African Americans have voted more reliably Democratic than any other ethnic or special interest group. President Obama himself received over 95% of the black vote in 2008 and 2012. But rather than appreciate this almost unshakable loyalty, Democrats have taken the black vote for granted. I have often declared to black audiences that we have been in an âadulterous relationship with the Democratic Party. They knock on our door at midnight! Sometimes as late as the Sunday before the Tuesday. They want what they want, the way they want it; but later on, we don't get flowers, romance, or respect. Not even the occasional dinner!â
He unfurled this showmanship in this campaign of redemption, in which he was combatting not just his opponent, but also his deeply tarnished image as result of serious ethical transgressions during his second term as governor.
In the general election of 1964, racial discrimination existed that made it harder for minorities to vote. Conditions were considered so bad in nine states and portions of six others that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 included a âextreme temporary measureâ that these problem areas had to receive federal approval for any and all actions affecting how people vote.
Contrary to the race baiting information being pushed on the radio by the NAACP and others, the legislation promoting voter ID cards, preferably with pictures, is not a poll tax. These cards are consistent with the US Constitutionâs 24th Amendment Section 1.which is to ensure that âThe right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.â In section 2 of this amendment legislation is allowed which will enforce this provision.
Evidently, it takes four months and 100 pages for the RNC to figure out why the party lost the 2012 presidential election and how to fix it. Most of conservatives could tell you in three paragraphs. Those 100-pageÂ Growth & Opportunity ProjectÂ tome was billed by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as a âbold, raw, realâ autopsy of the state of the GOP. Bold in what? Itâs length? Raw in itâs stupidity? Real in its predictability?
But thatâs something youâll never read on the Web sites of either The Grio or The Root. Both are White-owned entities masquerading as Black media. When I say White-owned, I am referring to NBC in the case of The Grio and theÂ Washington PostÂ in the case of The Root. It doesnât get much whiter than that.
America is facing a potential financial crisis that, according to some, is a fiscal cliff that could have devastating long-term consequences for American businesses, large and small, employment, our international credit rating and even the stability of the dollar, all of which could have a dramatic impact on âWe the People.â
Many minority Republicans have become extremely frustrated with the constant lip service coming from party leaders over the years; they say, âweâve heard all this before.âÂ They are absolutely right; it has been said all before.
President Obama is good at spending money and very adroit at blaming Republicans for the many failures of his presidency. Â Four years under his belt and another four to go and Obama continues the blame game with gusto. NowÂ ObamaÂ is topping his own standard of hypocrisy and blaming the $1.2 trillion sequester on Republicans when the idea was Obamaâs in 2011.