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Williams buys home, talks about blackness

Now this article highlights a systemic problems in our community.  Blackness being prostituted.  If there is one thing I hate, it is people exploiting someone with false pretenses.  Here you have a Mayor get elected because he appealed to the black community, then he ignores the plight of the community while in office, and then he moves back into the community as if nothing ever happened.  Read the article and tell me if I am off my rocker.

By Robert “Rob” Redding Jr.

Publisher

Nov. 17, 2008, 12 a.m. –During his tenure as the two-term mayor of

Washington, D.C., Anthony A. “Tony” Williams made it clear he wasn’t all that

concerned about what his predominantly black constituency thought of him.

 

     Even when some accused him of trying to push poor blacks out of the city

 in a headlong effort to barge ahead with a business and economic

development plan, he didn’t flinch.

 

     But when it came to picking a house this spring, nearly two years after

leaving office, Williams divulged to The Washington Post that he had been

listening to his critics’ whispers all along.

 

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November 19, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, family, politics, power politics | Leave a comment

Clinton as Secretary of State

Team of Rivals

Some would ask, why would President-elect Obama tap Ms. Clinton to be his Secretary of State.  Of course the cynics say to keep her from running in 2012.  Others say to put her on a leash and to remove her from his domestic agenda.  I agree with those thought processes.  He does something else with this as well, he prevents John Kerry from raising his voice because Mr. Kerry will not oppose Ms. Clinton.  He also takes Mr. Clinton out of the picture because as much as Bill wants to dominate the headlines, he wants his wife to be considered successful since that is the only reason they stayed married. 

Furthermore he also neutralizes Joe Biden on the foreign policy front.  Now when Ms. Clinton and Joe Biden disagree Barack comes in and resolves the dispute.  Clearly he is following in President Lincoln’s footsteps by building a team of rivals using the old adage of:

Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer.  What do you think?  Does this move of selecting Hillary make sense because she is qualified or was this a political calculation?  Think about it.  His rivals are responsible for his success or they can be blamed for his failure.

November 19, 2008 Posted by | barack, Black Experience, Education, politics, power politics, Relationships, world affairs | Leave a comment