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Barney is coming out against Obama

Well the first shot across the bow has been made.  One of the loud mouths of the House of Representatives has made it unmistakenly clear he disapproves of some of the decisions Barack Obama has made regarding selecting as Pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inaugural.  Now on the surface we could simply dismiss Barney Frank given his reputation for spouting irrelevant information from time to time.  But he had been a very strong ally of President-elect Obama.  The issue is not so much his ramblings as it opens the door for others to openly criticize him.  Presidents are always criticized, but it seems this is a little early given he is not even in office yet   You woul think the honey moon would last some after the marriage but the marriage has happen nor has it been consumated and groups are lining up to destroy the honey moon.  The problem Barack faces is unrealistic expectations.  Gay groups, women groups, and black groups think he is going to pander to them and promote their agendas.  Barack is a shrewd politician and haven said that he is a politician.  He speaks of being post-partisan which means he will not govern as a Democrat.  Now to not govern as such he will piss off a lot of people who helped elect him.  That is dangerous water to navigate.  That will be a delicate political dance that he may pull off.  We will have to wait and see.  Should Barack ignore those loyal constituents who elected him and do what he feels is best?   What do you think?

Article:Obama overestimates his charm

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December 23, 2008 Posted by | barack, Black Experience, black history, Education, politics, power politics, race, religion, world affairs | Leave a comment

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

Barack: I can do whatever I like

 

 

just flat out funny

November 16, 2008 Posted by | barack, Black Experience, black history, Economics, Education, Entertainment, family, Health, Just for Fun, military, politics, power politics, race, Relationships, religion, science, tv shows, Videos, world affairs | 1 Comment

Rev. Peterson: Black Preachers are Worshiping the Wrong Messiah

Here is an article I found interesting

…There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies…2 Peter 2:1

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 /Christian Newswire/ — With the November 4 election of Barack Obama, black preachers have been celebrating across the country. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, Inc. is rebuking these black preachers for their part in electing the most left-wing presidential candidate in American history:

“Ninety-six percent of black voters supported Barack Obama and the majority of these voters were influenced by black preachers to put race ahead of their country and their faith,” said Rev. Peterson. “How can ministers who are supposed to lead their flock to Jesus Christ instead lead them to a socialist like Obama? The truth is that most black ministers don’t have a real relationship with God and they are leading their congregations to hell. These blind leaders helped elect their black ‘Messiah’. This ‘Messiah’ happens to be the most left-wing member of the U.S. Senate,” said Rev. Peterson.

Here’s where president-elect Obama stands on key issues:

  • Believes in abortion on demand (virtually under any circumstance), and has told Planned Parenthood that sex-ed for kindergartners is ‘the right thing to do’ (as long as it’s ‘age appropriate’);
     
  • Has promised to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act and would allow homosexual ‘marriages’ to be made legal in all 50 states;
     
  • Would appoint far left activist judges who’d pervert and misinterpret the U.S. Constitution;
     
  • Has pledged to dismantle ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the military. Supports open homosexuality, bisexuality, and transexuality in all military branches, barracks and shower facilities.

This is what influential black ministers said after the Obama election victory:

  • Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House church said that Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign “encouraged, validated and gave inspiration to not only the people of the United States of America, but to the people of our world.”
     
  • At Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, Rev. Calvin Butts invited his congregation to stand up “and give God praise for the election.” Several hundred churchgoers rose as one and cheered, “Yes we can! Yes we can!”
     
  • Grammy-winning gospel singer, Rev. Shirley Caesar-Williams said, “Too long we’ve been at the bottom of the totem pole, but he [Obama] has vindicated us, hallelujah.”
     
  • Rev. John L. Lambert, Bethel AME Church in Indianapolis, “If ever there was an answer to ‘who cometh to our help?’ that was the answer…Look at what God has done.”
     
  • At Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Rev. Otis Moss, III, said history would note that Trinity was the holy place where “God stirred a young man’s soul and put him on the path to the presidency.” 

Rev. Peterson added: “For the past eighteen years I’ve said that most black preachers are not called by God, but instead are called by their mammas. If there was ever a time that this was the case, that time is now. In order for black Americans to turn around, they must drop their anger, and find the truth within themselves, not from corrupt, racist preachers or from a false black Messiah.”

BOND Action, Inc., is a nonprofit, pending 501 (c) (4) new cultural action organization, which exists to educate, motivate and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our great country. Contributions to BOND Action, Inc. are not tax-deductible. For more information call (877) WE-ACT-77, visit www.bondaction.orgor write to us at BOND Action Inc., PO Box 35586, Los Angeles, CA 90035-0586

November 14, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, black history, Education, politics, power politics, race, religion | Leave a comment

Who is most likely to double cross Barack?

November 9, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, Education, power politics, world affairs | Leave a comment

Meaning of His Victory

CNN has a very interesting article trying to capture and articulate the meaning of Barack’s victory.  One sentence in their is both informative and disturbing.  It said

“Barack Hussein Obama did not win because of the color of his skin. Nor did he win in spite of it. He won because at a very dangerous moment in the life of a still young country, more people than have ever spoken before came together to try to save it. And that was a victory all its own. ”

This is a little scary to me because it casts him as a messiah for the country.  No man other than God can do that.  Expectations are simply too high for him.  This to me dooms him to fail or at a minimum let a lot of people down.  What would saving the country mean and would the results of this salvation be permanent? 

Read the article:Saving the country

Hope has no limitations.  Dream big and dream often.  This country is in peril.  What are the answers to the problem?

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, power politics, world affairs | Leave a comment

Change has come to America

This was a sweeping victory and virtually a landslide.

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, power politics | Leave a comment

The morning after

For some, the sunrise of Nov 5th will be a sunset.  The challenge to Barack Obama will be to get the sun to rise for everyone at the same time.  I am not very old but I have seen a number of presidential elections in my lifetime and I don’t understand why in this election there is talk of half of us being disappointed.  That is true in every election so what is the difference?  Because Barack is black there is still some concern regarding how one side or the other will react depending on who wins.  I believe the country has moved further along than that and is a more tolerant nation. 

Article:  How will people react?

     

November 4, 2008 Posted by | Education, power politics | 2 Comments

Who will be the most unhappy Nov 5th?

November 3, 2008 Posted by | power politics | Leave a comment