Barack Hussein Obama was not my first choice during the primaries. I was behind the Clinton campaign because in my opinion her experience was unquestionable and her standing within minority communities was solid.
Barack Obama, on the otherhand, was untested and “too new” to possibly get through the primaries, or so I thought. Of course all that changed when he won Iowa and other primaries with a respectable margin. At some point, I believe it was after the South Carolina primary, I decided (with some convincing from an online friend) to give Barack Obama a chance. You see, I needed to see CHANGE in the way this country had been run for eight years and Obama needed a CHANCE from millions of Americans that believed he could implement that change.
I began donating money to his campaign, I participated in a couple of “get out the vote” community projects. As time went on, I was more and more convinced that Obama was the right man for the job.
His first few months in office had many pundits saying that we are now in a post racial period in American History. More dubious pundits warned that the “honeymoon” would be over soon enough. We found the former not to be true at all, from any perspective. We found the latter to be quite true.
I have observed the nastiness, hidden racism (like Obama Waffle Mix at last year’s Value Voters’ Summit), people declaring that his Birth Certificate was a forgery, Teabaggers with some of the weirdest signs ever; Men carrying guns to PRESIDENTIAL EVENTS (where the hell is the United States Secret Service?) From what I have read, those carrying guns to those events were not in any violation of the law. However, I think Congress should get off their “do nothing” asses (Dems and GOPs) and pass a bill that prohibits anyone with a firearm from coming within 1000 ft of where the POTUS is speaking.
This blog is in no way an attempt to stifle free speech. However, I am a firm believer of free speech on BOTH sides of an issue. Hence, I welcome all comments, pro and con.
Having said all of the above, now its time for some fun. For all the Teabaggers and Birthers out there, this song’s for you!