President Obama launched a website for African-Americans for Obama. I suppose it is safe to say that this qualifies as a “blacks only” website, right? Well, let us see here; I am black, so does that mean I have to accept the premise that because I am black I have to be for President Obama? Well, I won’t; I won’t accept it.
I can only imagine what would transpire if one of the white candidates were to launch a website for whites: WHITE PEOPLE FOR NEWT GINGRICH! Do you honestly think that would fly? I mean, conservatives, including myself, are already called racists and bigots on a daily basis, all because we disagree with the President’s policies. Congressman Allen West can’t even make a speech without the Left questioning his black authenticity. In January, Congressman West delivered a powerful speech to a Florida crowd aimed at President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and everyone on the Left with a Socialist agenda; some of his words were, “. . .take your message of ‘equality and achievement,’ take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people, somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”
All of this was followed by a roaring applause, and I must admit, while viewing this, I, too, was in complete agreement! The Left, however, had their usual fit. When MSNBC’s very own Martin Bashir asked Congressman Jim Moran to give his take on Congressman West’s comments, he went on to say that “ . . . Representative West is not only not representative of the African-American community or the Republican Party, let alone of the American public . . .”
Congressman West’s speech had absolutely nothing to do with race, so why did Rep. Moran feel the need to raise the issue of race? Why is it so hard for the Left to accept the fact that there are blacks against this administration? You see, it’s perfectly fine for a bi-racial President to launch a website for blacks only, but it’s totally unacceptable for a black man or woman to speak out against the President’s policies.
No one on the Left questions why our 50% white, 50% black President only indentifies himself as black. No one raises many questions as to why he sat in a hateful, racist church for 20 years. Oh, but how dare a black Congressman disagree with the President of the United States. I guess black conservatives should know their place and fall in line with the rest, because only then will we be viewed as true blacks (whatever that is). Well, it’s not going to happen; not now, not ever. I digress. Well, for the moment anyway.
Let us take a moment to analyze a few things President Obama mentioned in his video, or as he calls it, the “2012 launch of African-Americans for Obama.” Forty-eight seconds into the one minute and forty-three second long video, the President says, “. . . we’ve got to decide what kind of nation we want to be; we can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do very well, or we can build a nation where everybody gets a fair shot.” I addressed this issue in a blog I wrote a few months back, but I will address this again: everyone has what the President calls “a fair shot.” Each and every U.S. citizen has the opportunity to make something of himself and to go as far as they desire. I grew up in one of the most violent, impoverished cities in this country, but that did not hold me back or give me an excuse throw my hands up and join the occupiers, chanting “I am the 99%!” I have not reached all of my goals; I have a long way to go, but I am well on my way. My success does not come from the government; it comes from God.
Why do I mention God? Well, according to a survey in July of 2011, the Gallup found that blacks are the most religious group in the country. President Obama wants Americans, primarily African-Americans, to become dependent upon the government in order to achieve success. Mason Weaver, who stars in the upcoming movie Runaway Slave (please see this movie!), said it best: “if you accept the concept that every problem you have requires someone else to do something, you’re either a child or a slave.” Success is not out of reach; don’t buy into it. Stop buying into the notion that because you are black you have to support the President. Dr. Martin Luther King said to judge by the content of one’s character, not by the color of their skin. The President cared enough to dedicate the New Washington memorial in honor of Dr. King’s memory, so he should care enough to take his words to heart.
While the President can and will get away with race-baiting, it should not be ok with us. If you would oppose a white candidate launching a “whites only” website, then the same should hold true for the President. I am a proud, black conservative; I am not for President Obama, and I approve this message.