I'm afraid that some of us, African Americans, not all, want to stand in opposition to Obama in order feel exceptional or like we are "different" from "other blacks." I think it gives some of us a sense of false, and poorly misguided exceptionalism or superiority. "See, I'm not like those blacks..." some of us say. Believe me, I received my degree from one of this nation's top-10 private institutions and I know a thing or two about working alongside African Americans who constantly want to prove to themselves and their white ocounterparts that they are "different" from "other blacks." However, if that is not you, then I apologize. Hopefully, it's not.
I don't think too many naysayers of us know or understand Obama's policies, how government works, and how what he's trying to do in office for poor and middle class families is groundbreaking. Many people were brain dead years ago and voted for Obama simply because he's black. People are braindead now and are not voting for Obama because they know nothing about his policies. They've heard a bit of information here or there from a blog or radio program, but have failed to educate themselves. I'm willing to bet that many of us are just spouting off generalizations we've heard somewhere and can't really state or explain how job growth, healthcare, or any other policy has changed throughout the course of the years. We're just spouting off what we hear mass media say. Republicans say look at how the economy has changed in 4 years. They'll never say look at how it's changed in the last 3 and a half. You know why? Because in the last 3 and a half the economy has improved. Weeks before Obama was elected, the economy took a nose dive. He spent the first 6 months of office trying to recover. Since those 6 months, the economy has improved. So next time you repeat the cliche question you heard of "are you we better off than we were 4 years ago," remember that that's just a game of numbers because we are better off than we were 3 and half years ago. *sigh* I'm willing to bet none of us have even watched the DNC or RNC. I bet many of us don't even know what that is.
Obama's policies such as Healthcare Reform are made to help you dumb ***. I bet many of you didn't even follow politics the last 4 years because if you did you'd know that Obama makes no decision alone. He has to have help from The Senate and other forms of government. Republicans in congress went out of their way to block Obama's policies so that they could use this election year to say "Aha! See, Obama didn't do anything. People are dissatisfied." And you gullible negroes are eating it up. Please tell me we are much smarter than that.
It's quite simple actually: Obama is for working class Americans while Romeny is for extremely wealthy Americans. Which category do you fit in and which president do you think is most likely to have your back. Ask yourself that when you vote.
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