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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
2:20 PM

Be Easy: Obama Edition


I am beginning to wonder if people realize that this is just an image and that it's alright to not look at President Obama in adoration every second of the day.

To put it bluntly Obama zealots are beginning to creep me out. I voted for him, I've read his memoir, and I even gave money multiple times to his campaign. I wanted to believe that for once the unthinkable could happen and that this country has moved forward. However, now that he has won and he is president it's time to remember one important fact: He is a politician.

Politicians are not to be worshiped. They are to be scrutinized. If they are given too much leeway they will often deter from the promises that got them elected in the first place. Such is the case for Obama who has already back peddled on certain promises like repelling don't ask don't tell, being transparent, and not letting the last administration get away from torture.

Though I'm certainly grateful the last goof is out of the White House I'm disappointed that some of his line of thinking is still within the walls of the Oval Office.

Not releasing additional pictures of torture abuse under the belief that it puts the soldiers at greater risk falls in line with Bush ideology that it's better to keep everything marred in secrecy than be forthright about our wrongdoing with the rest of the world. I get that our troops need to be protected, but I'm also aware that like it or not leaks happened so why not put everything out there. That's transparency. What Obama has now signed on to is complacency.

The same applies to escalating the war in Afghanistan. The Soviet-Afghan war proved that some wars are unwinnable.

And for him only writing a letter to Dan Choi after he was released from the military? Honestly, it's just plain old stupid to me.

How many people do you know speak Arabic? How many of them work in the military? Exactly. Firing him is beyond idiotic.

Why is The Daily Show making more sense than the government?

But apparently speaking such opinions out loud makes me a traitor to the race. I am all for racial solidarity, but by that same token, if we don't hold Obama and other Blacks in power to the fire and they goof, all it does is make it that much harder for people to take us seriously.

Barack Obama is a human being. Not the Jesus remix.

Likewise, Michelle Obama was born Michelle Robinson, not Our Lady of Southside Chicago.

People were ready to bleach Iman Michael Jackson's "color" after she said Michelle wasn't a "great beauty."

You would thought that she called her a bugawolf who breeds mudduck chirren.

All she meant was beauty fades and in the end, it's all about intelligence because that can never be taken away from you. This came from a supermodel -- the type of person whose whole career is based on the superficiality. If she can argue looks don't matter why are people ready to put her in the racial draft?

Fellow Negroes, this is going to be a long four-eight years if ya'll can't handle every little comment made about the Obamas. Don't waste your venom on issues or opinions that may be valid and worth discussing openly.

Only spew it when deserved.

Like Jay Mohr's punk ass.

Michelle Obama - that is a big dude. When Barack plays pick up games at the White House, you know he picks Michelle as his forward, maybe his [center] depending on who’s in Congress that day.

That has to be like being married to Elton Brand. She is a big dude. I like when she put her arm around the Queen of England – and she put her in a headlock and said, “I’ve been waiting 200 years to put my arms around you lady.”

I like how she shaved off her eyebrows, and then drew them back way to high – and in an arch – and then way back down, so she always looks super surprised. Michelle Obama kind of looks like the Count on Sesame Street. One … Ha Ha … One Black President … Ha Ha.

What a year. The cardinals make the Super Bowl, the Rockies make the World Series, and the President smokes Newports.

This is something worth being upset over. Then again, who the hell cares about Jay Mohr? Still, you get my point.

I don't doubt the theory that Eden is in Africa, but please, get a grip. Barack and Michelle are not Adam and Eve.

Ya'll are starting to remind me of the Bush zealots.

If it ever gets to this point for some of you I might enter you in the racial draft personally.

The Cynical Ones.
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