No Country for “O” Men
As you know, I’m not a big fan of Obama.
I’ve tried. I really have, and for a Time I even thought-
“Maybe he’s not so Bad. Maybe, I should give him a Second Chance.”
But with each Passing Day, I find myself returning to my initial Impression-
“He’s not the One.”
However, my reasoning may not be what you think.
Sure, I’m Pissed he supported the new surveillance bill, and I’m worried about his sudden Wishy-Washiness in regard to the war in Iraq.
But, ultimately, at least in my mind, these are not “Character Issues,” as much as they are “Political Issues.”
I can deal with Politicians hem-hawing on Policy because the last thing we need is another Rigid Adolescent in the White House threatening to go into Convulsions every time someone has the Audacity to say,
“No, No, Little Chimpy.”
To some degree, political stances should be Malleable. After all, life isn’t Black, and White, and politics is a part of Life.
What bothers me is, Obama, the Human Being, appears to be Malleable, and I find this unsettling, especially when I hear him speak about being an “Instrument of Change.”
I wonder if his message is actually a play on words, and what he really means is, “I’ll change into anything you want.”
I recognize Obama is in a Precarious situation.
He’s the first Minority to ever have a Legitimate chance at becoming President.
Whether he likes it or not, he’s carrying the Ghosts of Mississippi on his narrow shoulders.
He not only serves as a lightning rod for the Wingnuts lamenting the imminent Extinction of the “White Man,” but he also offers “Hope” to those who believe he represents the Death Knell for racism in America.
Of course, It’s completely unfair, but he knew the stakes.
When I listen to him, watch him, I get the feeling
He’s just not up to the task.
Maybe I’m expecting too much. Maybe my fantasy of the first black president is too heavily influenced by Dave Chappelle-
“Because I’m the President, Bitches!”
I wonder/worry, if Obama’s strong enough.
In the past, when I’ve thought about America’s first minority President, I’ve assumed one of two things-
1) They’d have to be incredibly Strong. I mean, SuperFucking Man strong (Being bullet proof wouldn’t Hurt).
2) They’d be a Wingnut.
Middle America loves a Good “Conservative” Minority railing against Affirmative Action, Mexicans, Islam, Public Education, etc.
You know, someone like a Michelle “Moonbats Over Internment Camps” Malkin who thinks Racial Profiling, Torture, and Death Threats are Signs of “Moral Superiority.”
Obama appears to be neither (Although, recently he’s let loose his “Inner Wingnut”).
Instead, Obama is attempting to do the Impossible;
He’s trying to be all things, to All People.
I understand Politics is a Game, and if you want to win, you Must appeal to as many people as possible, but you have to draw the line somewhere, and, at least in my opinion, Obama’s line is all over the Fucking Place.
You want a War Hawk?- Check
You want Peace?-Check
You want a God Fearin’ Man?-Check
You want Religious Tolerance?-Check
You want someone who’s transcended Race?-We’re all just Human Beings
You want someone who’s aware of Racism?-Racism stains our Society to this day
Tax Cuts?- Got’em
More Government Programs?-Gotcha’
You say your favorite color is Blue?-What a coincidence, Mine Too!
Red, you say?-Hell, I love me some Red
Obama is walking a Razor’s Edge, more so than any other Presidential Candidate in History.
And there’s no doubt his Race is a Huge factor-
Obama cannot, and I mean, he Absolutely Cannot, come across as “Too Black.” Not if he wants to Win.
And what does that mean? Well, more than anything, it means he has to be Compliant.
Because if Obama starts acting all Huey P. Newton in this Mother Fucker? Well, we can’t have no “Radical Negro” sitting in Our White House (Imagine if Obama called His Wife a Cunt).
He knows this, You know this, We All Know This.
Obama has to come across in a Completely Nonthreatening Way, while simultaneously Reassuring Middle America-
“I Have no Reservations about Getting My Kill On when it comes to Those Darkies in the Middle East.”
The Bible Belt likes that because they want a President who Understands, Explicitly, that, although we may let the Niggers, Jews, Wetbacks, Towel Heads, and other such Undesirables live here-
‘Merica is the White Man’s Country.
Remember when Rev. Wright said, “Goddamn America?”
What was the Response from the Wingnut Media?
“Whuh, he, he’s uh dern Racist.”
If a Black Man says, “Goddamn America!,” he’s really saying, “Goddamn White People!”
Now, I know Wright supposedly has ties to “Black Extremists,” and what not, but that information came out After his face was all over the news, and long after Wingnuttia declared him a “White Hatin’ Negro.”
The Truth Is, it wouldn’t matter if Rev. Wright spent his entire life volunteering with the Girl, and Boy Scouts of America.
And because Obama attended his Church that makes him a potential “Racist,” as well.
In fact, he’s not only a Racist, he’s a Secret Agent working with Al-Qaida, and if Elected, he’ll appoint Osama bin Laden as his Secretary of Blowin’ Up ‘Merica.
“An’ then we’s all Fucked!”
Some Wingnuts have even gone to the Extreme of labeling Obama the “Anti-Christ.”
There are Chain E-mails circulating, as we speak, that claim not only is Obama a “Muslim,” but that he’s the “Anti-Christ.”
The emails cite the Book of Revelations, which supposedly predicts how Obama’s Ascension into Power will lead to Armageddon.
Is it Possible these people could be anymore Insane?
Don’t Answer My Last Question
But I also have to Admit, as much as I hate too, Obama is Helping the Lunatics.
In many people’s eyes, Obama comes across as Weak, and more interested in Winning, regardless of the Cost, than he does in “Change.”
I understand he had to Distance Himself from Wright, at least, I understand the Logic behind the Decision.
But did he really have to Leave His House of Worship? A place he’s attended for 20 years?
Did Chimpy condemn, and then Kick Pat Robertson to the Curb after he said 9/11 was Caused by the Fags, Fornicators, and Libruls?
I’m fairly certain Chimpy’s “Faith Based Initiative Program” gave Old Patrick a few of our Tax Dollars.
Isn’t what Robertson said essentially the same?
Wasn’t he saying, “The Chickens Came Home to Roost,” and “Goddamn America?”
Sure he was.
In fact, Robertson has specifically asked God to Damn America on several occasions. (Remember Robertson’s reaction when the citizens of Dover, PA threw out their School Board?)
Obama is being Forced to Operate under a Double Standard.
I know, I know, that’s what Racism is, but, if he’s Really Going to “Transform” this country, He. MUST. REFUSE.
Because the Wingnuts will Eat that Shit Up.
They are Masters at turning Reality on its head, and by now, we, including Obama, should know this.
Haven’t you been Paying Attention?
Remember this Travesty?
Do you recall Chimpy Parading in his Flight Suit with His Surrogate Cock for All the World to See?
Americans knew that Fucking Coward had his Daddy pull every string in Texas to Keep him out of Viet Nam.
Yet, here he was, “The War President” pounding his fist Declaring, “Vicktree.”
America Ate It Up. Down to the Last Fucking Crumb.
Chimpy, the man who Chose Getting Drunk over “Serving His Country,” was, a. Hero.
Do you understand?
The Wingnut party doesn’t give a shit about “What’s Right,” or “Fairness,” or “Truth.”
They want Saber Rattling, and Faux Machismo.
They want their “Preznit” to sound like a “B” Action Movie Star. (Reagan Anyone?)
We all know Chimpy couldn’t Whip a Brownie, but that doesn’t matter. He talks the Talk.
Why, he could Whip Al-Qaida all by Hisself, and if he weren’t the Preznit, he’d be over in Eye-Rack Fightin’ alongside the Troops.
Shit, Obama can’t even stand up to the “Librul” Media.
“He dun stopped goin’ ta’ his church cuz we’s dun tolt’em ta.”
Don’t misunderstand. I know you have to be Conciliatory, and willing to Compromise. Like I said, the Last Thing We Need Is Another Chimpy Mc Kegger stomping around the White House when he doesn’t get his Way.
I’ll remind you of the Elections in 2000, and 2004.
Both Gore, and Kerry took the “High Road,” and in the end, they had Their Asses Handed to Them.
Gore came across like Robot from Lost in Space, and Kerry?
Kerry let the Wingnuts Disparage His Service in Viet Nam without so much as a Peep.
Michelle Malkin even went So Far as to suggest some of his Injuries Were Self-Inflicted (Talk about someone with “Self-Inflicted Injuries”).
THIS MUST STOP!!
Obama doesn’t need to wait until he’s Elected, he can start being the “Instrument of Change,” Right Now.
If Obama has to answer for things Other People do/say, shouldn’t Mc Cain also have to answer for what He, himself, says/does?
Yes, of course he should, and I’ve prepared a few Questions for Obama to ask Mc Cain-
1) Did you call your Wife a Cunt?
Some may think it’s Perfectly Fine to call Yer Old Lady a Cunt now and again, to Put Her in Her Place, but isn’t this a MAJOR “Character” Issue?
2) Should Americans be concerned wtih your Obvious Anger Control Problem?
Wingnuts may dismiss Mc Cain’s problem, and claim that it’s “Exaggerated,” but don’t we have the Right to Know?
I’m not worried Mc Cain will Knee Jerk, and Declare War Against Delaware. I’m concerned what his Anger Problem says about him as a Human Being.
Anger problems are, generally, an indication of something more serious Lurking Beneath the Surface.
Which leads to my next Question-
3) Do you think your time as a Prisoner of War affected you Psychologically?
I know, I’m a “Terrorist Sympathizer,” and I Hate America, but come on People.
I spent one night in Jail 15 years ago, and I still remember that Shit.
Imagine spending Five and a Half Years in the Hands of People with whom you are at War.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
I respect Mc Cain’s service, and I’m not attempting to cast Aspersions, but I worked as a Counselor, I’ve seen what Traumatic Events do to People, and They don’t just “Get Over It.”
Stress is a potential Trigger for people with PTSD, and I’m fairly certain being President is kind of Stressful.
Hell, Chimpy said, again, and again, “It’s Hard Work.” (You know it must be Hard if Chimpy said. Hell, he’s a Rancher).
I know these Questions might result in Faux Outrage from the Right, but don’t Forget, during the 2000 Republican Presidential Primary, Chimpy’s team of Grifters started a “Phantom Campaign” against Mc Cain where, among other things, they suggested he was the “Manchurian Candidate.”
This Country is Far More Important than John Mc Cain’s Feelings.
(I apologize if I’m Rambling, but the more I think about this Issue, the More Complex it becomes).
Sometimes I think Liberals conflate “Kindness” with “Passivity,” and as a result they allow themselves, and ultimately, the American People to be Bullied.
Kindness has boundaries, Passivity Does Not.
Passive/Compliant People are Co-Dependent, and Creepy, and it’s time for the Democrats to Grow A Spine!
What better Person to Admit he has a Problem than our very own “Instrument of Change?”
“Hello, my name is Barack Obama, and I’m a Co-Dependent Freak.”
America is Fucking Worn Out, and we cannot take 4 or 8 more years of the Sham Republican Party.
If Obama truly wants “Change We Can Believe In,” then he has to be Willing to Fight for it, as do We All.
Martin Luther King Jr. may have been Pacifist (Not to be confused with “Passive”), but he was well Aware that he was Engaged in a War, and that Wars are Brutal.
He didn’t ask Racist America, “Pretty Please with Sugar on Top,” nor was he concerned with Winning, at least not on a Personal Level.
Obama seems to want “Change,” only if it means he comes out the other side Unscathed, but that’s Fantasy Land.
“Change,” Real Change is going to leave a few Marks, maybe even a Scar or Two-
Unfortunately, I get the Impression Obama’s not Too Invested in that Idea, and Until he Shows me Otherwise, I Cannot Invest in Him.
There will be more to come, as this internal conversation continues to Expand in my ADD Addled Brain.
Until then, God Bless the Corporation, Say Your Prayers, and…