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President Obama has lived the last 8 years under a microscope. Everything he did was analyzed, over analyzed and re-analyzed. He was accused of being a celebrity. When he went on late night talk shows he was accused of being undignified, but that was before we got the Tweeter-in-chief. He tweets about everything and nothing and his acts are labeled as a new way of handling the office. He is a new kind of president. Dignity is no longer a part of the discussion. He has a cabinet of millionaires and billionaires that are now charged with handling the problems of the masses. The masses they pass on the streets while riding in their stretch limousines. It is a new day in DC. Not a better simply a new day. Tonight I sit waiting for President Obama’s Farewell Address and I am saddened to see him go. He was and is a class act. It is sad to say his successor is not.
Nobody respects the black vote. The Democrats take us for granted and the Republicans ignore us. Well, The Donald polling 1-2% in the black community has articulated a new strategy, and that is the “what the hell do you have to lose: strategy. Not really offering anything new. Not even coming into the community to articulate it. Just standing in front of mostly white crowds he just screams his new words. Is this truly the way he should be talking to black folks? 2016 is a different kind of election. Hillary Clinton is no Barack Obama and black people are not going to come out in those Obama numbers for her. So my advice is they both need to learn not all blacks live in poverty. We are like all Americans…different, and they need to address us that way.
My pastor has shared this story with the congregation: You can tie the tales of two cats together and they are unified but they are not in unity.* That is what the call for unity sounds like today. Unity requires an agreement. it is impossible to get an agreement when the two sides view the world from completely different perspectives. Right now we have two camps. One is in despair at what the police have down under the state cloak of protection. The other camp is grieving at the loss of 5 police officers, but there is another camp that shares the grief of both camps. this camp wants answers. they want to know the details of the police involved shootings and they also want to know how a man who served his country would pick up a gun and kill police officers marching with protesters last night. We also know the police were on hand to also protect the Dallas business community. They were doing their jobs and it was pure evil to be killed doing that. So today might not be the day we find common ground but maybe soon.
*Not cats were used for the illustration.
How does a nation react when 49 of their citizens are murdered? Do we start implementing new gun control laws or do we simply call for a moment of silent prayer? Over the past few days I have seen people offer prayers for the victims and their families. I believe in the power of prayer but I also believe in the part of the Bible that says faith without works is dead. We can’t keep mumbling prayers or having moments of silence. We have got to do something. What citizen needs a machine gun? Why are we allowed to purchase guns that are only suitable for war? At this point we are beyond shocked we should be enraged. We can no longer simply offer silent prayer we have to do something or we will be right back here again.
The President recently appeared on reality television and Mrs. Obama is a frequent guest on shows like Ellen? Are they spreading themselves a little thin? Are they starting to appear thirsty? Share your thoughts.
Every time Donald Trump says something wrong or does not correct something said that is wrong he takes a hit from the media. His poll numbers go up but the media sits in judgment predicting his downfall, but it hasn’t happened yet and one has to wonder will it every happen? He has insulted the Mexicans, John McCain, Megyn Kelley, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush’s wife and President Barack Obama and he has never apologized. He is a man in own opinion who is never wrong and his followers love him. As they say if it “ain’t broke don’t fix it” and this is working for him so accept the fact that apology is not in his dictionary neither is humility.
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Last night Don Lemon kicked off his show by holding a poster with the N-word emblazoned on it. He first showed the confederate battle flag then the sign. He was trying to make a point in a provocative way and he achieved his goal but at what cost. Did he go too far to prove his point? Should his bosses at CNN have approved this display? Share your thoughts.
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