Are Blacks Better off with Obama as President? Learn About Obama Presidency!
by drherbie | on May 31, 2012
Learn About Obama’s Presidency!
The more fundamental question that will be asked if whether or not Americans are better off. Some might be inclined to say that the world is better off but are Americans better off. To top the hold matter there is a buzz that Hilary Clinton; Secretary of State is willing to challenge Obama, citing that she livid enough and Obama leadership is killing America. News circulating suggest that Bill Clinton;wants his way back in the white house as First Man of United States of America and is making moves and mobilizing to have the Secretary of State challenge her boss.Would Hilary Clinton be a better President than Obama? Wasn’t Hilary that had praised Obama several times for making the world a better place( are blacks better off today?). Has Hilary gotten over the beating she got last primary, or she is ready for revenge? The world sits by as the political struggle of the dynasty of America unfolds. The polls don’t look appealing for the Obama camp in fact Hilary leads by 7% as the America next choice President among democrats. Some feel it was democrats planned agenda, Hilary the First Female President of the America while President Obama paved the way.
Keep in mind is that same Hilary that warned America that this is not a race for experimenters and boneless people, ‘you have to be tough and take on the real issues’ was Hilary position. There is no room for novice Hilary told the world. America wanted change then , now America is in pain. The world is desperately looking for a new kind of leadership and it seems like Obama may have just been another male ego set out to get his agenda satisfied while the world suffers and America lose hope in politicians. Can Obama Hope soothes the anger of Americans? Blacks are anger and Obama would have to offer more than, ” yes we can”.
Going back to the fundamental question, since blacks are in the minority and have been suppressed for many years, one would think that blacks will get special attention and the plights of blacks would have subsided under Obama. It is no telling why some Americans feel Obama is white and not black. What is America like under the young ( mixed raced) President Obama: It is estimated by the Republican side that debt per household would be $73,000 as against on $20,000 under President George Bush. Is Obama stance on same sex marriage and repealing the Don’t Ask , Don’t Tell Policy in the Military anger the old Blue Collar Voters? Has Obama stimulus package (almost 800 billion) might be considered a fail affair? He would have to explain why it seems like only corporate America benefited and why it did not trickle down to the middle class and ordinary Americans. Maybe Obama just serves the fancies of entities that handpicked him to carry out their mandates. Maybe politics is just another failed institution and Americans must rise up and take control of their lands. Another difficult task for Obama is his management of the war, did his war plans cost America more or less than under President Bush? The Iraq war cost Americans almost $800 Billions (20% of the deficit), keep in mind its just about 100bn less than the stimulus package. Some would argue war or not war America would have been experienced a deficit of some $4 Trillion.
We must therefore examine the cost of the war to Americans and whether or not open war fuels the economy. Which part of the war had economic benefits and should America war policy change? Can Hilary wear the pants for the democrats or will a republican (Will Blacks be better off under Mitt Romeny ?) change serve America better? Would a Hilary Clinton Presidency see any differing views than an Obama? Whether or not America is out of a recession is not just a question for the boys on the hill but ordinary Americans who have the highest unemployment to deal with. How will Obama explain his deficits being three times higher than the “Great Depression?”
So where is the young,”Oh Yes We Can rhetoric”that brought Americans together and gave blacks and minorities a sense of hope? Is Obama just another politician who played a good game or should he be allowed to continue his agenda. Will the Iron Lady- Hilary Clinton take the baton and push for new policies that will change America and bring new hope to the world at large.
So are blacks really better off now. With roughly 12.6% of the entire population being blacks;blacks have a difficult task of eliminating the stains of racism. Blacks in America have hovering over 16% unemployment. Home foreclosures and racial profiling plaque blacks.Unemployment is a pandemic proportions and blacks linger for that hope they once had with a black man in the white house. Can blacks sing that song of freedom and say yes here is a President working for us? This question can only be answered based on the expectations of blacks from Obama. It might be more of a cultural change blacks need rather than a political change. Blacks leaders must spring up in communities and start building their communities. Almost zero precent of blacks spending goes back to their communities!. Obama is not the solution to black’s issues, they are their own solution. If blacks are looking for a Martin Luther King, they will need to search their deepest inner most parts and work through the emotional scars they carry, act like first class citizens and bond together to develop their communities.
There is no quick fixed to decades of injustices, the same reasons why blacks were captured and placed ships to sail across the Atlantic is the same reasons why blacks seemed to feel oppress and forgotten by their President. One in three African-American males are more likely to be imprisoned in their lifetime. What did Barack Obama do about these young black males. Are they better off now under Abama? In 1980 Ronald Raegan asked these questions, “Are you better off four years ago than you are today? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Therefore the future leader who wants to change black status must seek to empower them to teach them how to build communities by first empowering themselves with tools for living and competing. Politicians are not our hope, we are!