"We will enter his [Obama's] Administration as the United States, buoyed by an aggressive free market economy. We will exit his first year - and even the first hundred days - as France, burdened with massive government regulation, a vast public sector, and permanent middle class entitlements," (Dick Morris)
In my previous columns on President Barack Hussein Obama, I noted that he's a good speech-deliverer -- as long as you don't mind speeches totally devoid of content. In this piece, I point out that, although he managed to get 96% of Black votes, he's not really an African-American.
There are ways to move more Black people out of poverty. There are ways to improve inner-city schools. Most people know what those ways are(such as school choice), but they will wait in vain for Obama and the Democratic Congress to take them. Most Democrats love Black people's votes, but they won't go as far as actually loving --or truly helping -- Black Americans.
Obama has Black voters in his pocket. As a good Chicago politician, he knows he doesn't therefore has to do anything in particular for Black people. Thus, giving them real hope -- say, by encouraging Black small businesses or rewarding those who work their way up to high incomes -- is unnecessary.
Obama is no more African-American than he is a Caucasian-American. His mother, not mentioned much in his campaign propaganda, was not Black. She was white. His father was an Arab with a smidgen of African ancestry.
So, BHO is the designated Black, not actually Black in any genetic sense. He is our first (that we know of) mixed-race President. Of course, that's not exactly how he gets portrayed. He's "Black" in name only. He's Black because it's politically convenient for him to be so labeled. The most important quality we can have in life is to be a truth-teller, even when it's politically inconvenient to do so, and Obama has not yet learned that lesson.
Oh yes, he's a Democrat who, like most of them, finds it not in his interest to acknowledge the historic commitment of his Party to segregation and, before that, slavery. That's not change; rather, it's historical blindness, cynicism, and dishonesty.
"Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santayana)