Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just You Wait: He'll Spin It As Toughening Us Up

"Nobody wants to hear it, but this fact is too important to ignore: So far, the first African-American presidency has been one of the worst ever for African-Americans. The economic crisis has predominantly hit non-white working class men; the collapse of the auto industry is threatening to destroy the basis of the Midwestern black middle class. Key matters for African-Americans languish — the overincarceration of young black men that makes a mockery of American justice being the number one example. Government aid? That goes to bankers in Connecticut. If the President were white, there would be riots."

-- Stephen Marche, not really noticing it was much the same situation during the Clinton Administration - AKA The (Other) First Black President - which is why I rarely post items from Esquire.

And ain't it grand he's lecturing black fathers on taking care of their kids at the same time? He's the best president EVER!!!!


  1. In case this is not very clear: the economic crisis and the collapse of the auto industry occured before this guy got in. It is therefore irrelevant what colour he is, or what his attempts to fix things are. Given the depth of the crisis, it would have taken John McCain just as long. And there would have been disquiet at the amount of money he had to throw at the sector to get it moving again.

    As it is, President O is going like a crazy bastard doing all he can to fix things. Whether he is succesful or not, time will tell. But nobody was rioting in the streets last year, when the shit hit the fan and there were billion dollar bailouts. So this entire post makes no sense.

  2. For you to take the time to write this - on behalf of a man who had absolutely no qualifications to hold the office - is a wonder to behold.

  3. From disgust to amusementJuly 31, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    "Incredulous" you are making the mistake of thinking Mr Macho actually cares about "the economic crisis" or "the collapse of the auto industry"

    These things only matter to the extent that Macho Man can let Bush off the hook for them and pin all the blame on the "new guy" by pretending that trends at least a decade in the making mysteriously occurred overnight

    Its not about reality here its all about bashing Dems and excusing Repubs no matter what the facts

    The very definition of political cultism if I do say so myself.

  4. commenters + 2, CMC = 0

    They gotcha, T!

  5. Oh yea: I see sheer brilliance above. And, as far as letting "Bush off the hook", you haven't seen me backing away from the man one inch, so your claim is bullshit - if anything, you guys are trying, mightily, to preternd nothing sticks to your "Messiah" - including the fact you're backing someone called the "Messiah". What a joke you are!

    And "Hi, Anonymous" - still playing the coward, I see.

    My pal.

  6. From disgust to amusementAugust 1, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Because social conservatives saw (and continue to see) Bush as a saviour or messiah who was (in his own words) "chosen by God", they imagine that Dems see Obama as a religious figure too.

    They simply can't understand that we could see Obama as as unusually skilled politican - a mere human being - and that's all.

    Recognizing politicans as human beings has certain advantages. For one thing I can "back away " from Obama an "inch" (or a mile!) and criticize him anytime I like without feeling like I'm betraying the faith - I'm a free-thinking adult, after all.

    It's a shame Mr Macho doesn't feel like he has that same liberty to evaluate Bush in a more realistic and human way. That's the downside of making a religion out of politics though - people like Mr Macho here have simply traded one form of mental slavery for another.

  7. Man, you're dumb:

    First off, I'm an atheist, so the whole idea of seeing anybody as "God" is impossible.

    Second, it was Democrats who started all the Obama is God talk, calling him the "Messiah".

    Third, it was Obama's own campaign that said they had started a cult (their word) around him.

    Lastly - and this is going to break your widdle heart - when asked if Jesus had been a real person, George W. Bush said, "Probably not".

    You're an idiot, dude. A real fucking idiot.

  8. yer losing ground, T. Calling him an idiot is a sure sign you know your losing it.

  9. Yea, and calling you a coward is, too.

    God, I'm glad I'm away from you guys.