Regarding President Obama’s speech this past weekend to the Congressional Black Congress’s Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner. For much of President Obama’s speech, I was right along with him.Speech starts off in the usual boring platitudes, then near the end goes off on a wild tangent.
The CBC voiced its concerns on the high rate of joblessness in the Black community and the economic ills that affect many Blacks. There is nothing that justifies President Barack Obama’s massive haranguing to the Congressional Black Caucus with the following rant:
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
Of course he is all big and bad in jumping down the throats of Blacks, even if they are in the person of the CBC. But, let him say the same thing to the nation of Israel; let’s see him tell the LGBT to shut up when “don’t ask, don’t tell” was running patriotic gays out of the military; let him say the same thing to LULAC or MALDEF when they bring their complaints to him; let’s see him raise his voice against liberals who do nothing for their Black, White, or other constituents–then it’s “Mum’s the word”.
Oh, it is all well and good to tear into Blacks because that has been the racist mantra of so many in this country from the past up to the present.
And what the fuck was up with that pounding the podium at the end of his so-called speech?
Ya’ know President Obama–you haven’t really done much since you have been in office. You have been too terrified to fire back at the racist ReThuglican Party which has literally destroyed this country, theTea Baggers, the racist ultra-right-conservatives who have torn you a new asshole since you have been in office. All the chimp-monkey-nigger hate that has been thrown at you and your wife, the First Lady, and your two daughters, by all manner of filth yet you just mealy mouth and pussyfoot around with those who seek your destruction. But, it is beyond plain that you know you can attack Blacks and get away with it, because that is the overwhelming national consensus in this country.
Hey, this isn’t the first time you have thrown Blacks under the bus.
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’ “.
Did you tell those corporations you bailed out to “shake it off”? I don’t remember you telling them to “stop crying” when they ran their own businesses into the ground. I do not remember you telling them to “stop grumblin’…stop complainin” when they caused the subprime mortgage hells.
Yeah, I’m sitting in front of this computer in my slippers because I have earned the damned right to do so.
I came in from my job after a hard day’s work. I have lived my life pursuing education both in and out of school, I have worked to build up my skills and capabilities, I have been resourceful, responsible, dependable and an asset to this nation.
So, yeah, I have the right to rest when I get home, no matter what you do or do not like.
“We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
Yeah, we have work to do, and that work is to give support for those who do not rabidly jump up and down on us while trying to curry favor with those who seek our destruction.
Man the fuck up, or continue on the path you have chosen.
Pony up, grow some balls and cease being the HNIC and become the Commander-in-Chief that you ought to be.