Barack Obama is on fire. He’s hit the campaign trail in the final stretch of the 2022 Midterms and it is clear that he is unrestrained. In fact, Keegan-Michael Key‘s “Luther” character no longer needs to translate for Obama, he’s good all by himself. From social security to women’s reproductive rights, the former President has sharply and rightly attacked the GOP while exposing just how unhinged and crazy the GOP has become. It’s time to take the gloves off, so-to-speak, and in an ever-increasing toxic political environment, speaking truth is apparently a dangerous thing to do. The recent attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, is case in point. Whatever it takes, get out and vote, then VOTE BLUE up and down the ballot. Don’t cede the U.S. democracy to a fascist GOP.
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I voted for Hillary! I hate the fact that Donald Trump is president-elect. What America said to me on November 8th is, “we hate you if you’re not white”. This vote was the final dagger in the back of Barack Obama. In 2008, many in the country cheered when Obama was elected. He brought the promise of hope and change. With the election of Donald Trump, the country has gone into a low-level rage. The majority of voters who voted for Hillary have feelings of anger, anguish and mourning.
America has failed its racial test! This is a personal affront to me. This is a blow to the soul for me. I have watched for the last eight years America progressively manifest it’s racism overtly. The Republicans attacked Obama relentlessly, yelled at him in the House chamber, nullified him, ridiculed him and worked to degrade the first black president of the United States. So I’m not quite sure why this election was such a surprise to me. I just knew Hilary was going to win. Boy, was I totally wrong! I failed to realize the depth and the breadth of racism in this country.
I wrote a piece about Donald last August. In that piece I indicated just how dangerous I thought Donald Trump to be. My opinion has not changed. In fact, I am now more convinced that he is one of the most Insidious people on the planet. White America has elected this crazy man to be the chief executive officer of the United States of America. They have elected this narcissistic liar to be the commander-in-chief. Why? Fear of losing white privilege? Tired of 8 years of that n***** in office?
Hillary Clinton ran a solid campaign. Again, I hate that she lost the election, but things happen for a reason. This country isn’t worthy of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. On the Republican side, Donald Trump rose to the top of the heap. Out of 17 or more candidates in the primaries, he became the GOP nominee. Hillary, on the other hand, had far less competition, but Bernie was her rival so he pulled her toward his progressive agenda. Regardless of what people say in hindsight post-election, Bernie would not have won the White House. This election was a perfect storm of events — voting irregularities, Russian hacking, misogyny and white supremacist hatred.
How did Trump rise above all of his competitors? He was one of the most uncouth, vile presidential candidates that has ever run for this high and lofty office, and his supporters loved every minute of it. In each passing day, with his demonstrated behavior, Trump revealed the heart and soul of white America. The United States of America is a nation of bigots, racists and misogynists. Given this fact, Hillary didn’t stand a chance. All I hear now is the Democrats didn’t speak enough to the white working-class voter. That’s racial code for, “you spent too much time talking to those n*****s and sp**s”. On Tuesday November 8, 2016, a faction of white America said we’ve had enough of that n***** and that n***** lover.
So now YOU have Trump because HE’S NOT MY PRESIDENT! America is in deep trouble. Because you say we don’t want the thing that is decent, honorable and good; so now you have trouble! This guy is going to bring heartache and misery to you. He lied to you all throughout his campaign. Already, he is backing away from empty promises. Since the election, hate crimes have spiked against Jews, Muslims and other groups targeted by his hateful rhetoric. All groups that Donald Trump maligned are now living with anxiety and fear. Children are afraid of Donald Trump and crying because they fear that their undocumented loved ones will be deported. It is deplorable, and it is disgusting!
Okay Deplorables, this is your time, let’s see what you’ve got. The world is looking at the heart and soul of America and we see that it is vapid, vacuous and violent, Donald Trump.
GOP’s Abismal Terrorism Record!
I just love it when the Obama haters are proven to be liars. My grandfather always said that Republicans were liars. Rest his soul, he was spot on about many of them.
When I consider the GOP Primary candidates and their eventual nominees in just the last two presidential elections, the one constancy is the level of overt mendacity. Well, maybe I should add racism to that. Wait, let’s add fascism too.
This DailyKos piece lays out the facts on the true track record of the hawkish GOP on terrorism. They suck at keeping Americans safe!
Watch “2016 State of the Union Address: Enhanced” on YouTube
On January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama delivered his eighth and final State of Union address. In my opinion, it was one of Obama’s best crafted speeches for the State of the Union. It has certainly been a long arduous road for our first black President, but I couldn’t be more proud of Mr. Obama’s accomplishments. His poise in the face of such racism and hatred is remarkable. This speech was reminiscent of candidate Obama in its style and tone. The President, once again, touched on themes of hope. He urged Americans not to listen to voices of division and ignorance that seek to pit Americans one against the other. It was appropriate that he concluded the speech with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King. Cheers to you Mr. Obama! You continue to inspire many Americans and people around the world.
Julian Bond (1940-2015)
Horace Julian Bond, a foot soldier, a civil rights leader, and a man who embodied the term #BlackLivesMatter. He was one of the youngest founding members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and he founded the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was elected Board Chairman of the NAACP in 1998. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1975, and in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1986. He was also the voice that narrated the PBS documentary that chronicled the history of the Civil Rights Movement, “Eyes on The Prize”. At his decease, Julian Bond was 75 years old.
America, we have lost a great leader!
In an April, 2015 interview at Brandeis University, Mr. Bond talked about voter suppression, his disdain for how Lyndon Johnson was depicted in the movie Selma and he talked about the Republican-led hostility against President Barack Obama.
“He is a black man. That’s the reason he’s engendered so much animus. That’s the reason people don’t like him, because he’s a black man. That’s the only reason.”
As Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, wrote on the organization’s website: “With Julian’s passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice. He advocated not just for African-Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination, because he recognized the common humanity in us all.”
Mr. Julian Bond will be buried at sea in a private ceremony. Rest in peace and power, Mr. Bond!