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|Barack Obama must win in 2012|
That the entire conservative establishment in Washington D.C. continues to exist - in an incestuous form - to garner donations (steal is the more apt term) from old people that still believe America exists - it doesn't exist anymore - for ancillary causes such as lower taxes, stopping judicial activism, defending free markets, fighting liberal abuses, English-only causes, stopping abortion, etc., and will never, ever say anything to oppose quotes like this from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is enough evidence for me to understand that's it all a joke:
TR: This week The Root featured 14 black astronauts who have traveled into space. Are many African Americans coming into the program now, and are there NASA efforts to recruit more astronauts of color?How much fun you've had in getting there? Thank affirmative action policies and programs specifically designated and created to help Black people out, Mr. Bolden, for that's the only reason you are there.
CB: There is an ongoing effort to recruit more astronauts of color, women and other minorities. That has been ongoing since 1977, when NASA recruited its first group of space shuttle astronauts. Personally, I'm never satisfied with the number that we have; nor do I think we'll ever have enough. I really want to be able to inspire young people of all races and colors to want to follow in my footsteps and become an astronaut.
One of the things we do is spend significant amounts of our education funding in collaboration with historically black colleges and universities. We have a number of scholarship programs, internship programs and grant programs that go into minority neighborhoods, all the way from middle and high school on up.
We try to use as many of our astronauts as possible who look like kids in some of the minority neighborhoods to talk to them about how they became interested in space, and how they studied and made very diligent efforts to get there. It's hard to become an astronaut; we don't want them to be afraid of it, so we try to tell them how much fun we've had in getting here.
NASA can't even find a Black scientist and recruiting from academically inadequate Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) for Black astronauts is going to end embarrassingly, since these schools should all lose their accreditation immediately. Bolden would love to have all of NASA astronauts be Black, but the problem is that less than 1 percent of the Air Forces pilots are Black, meaning it would be difficult to find someone to pilot the spaceship in his 'ideally diverse' NASA.
I haven't heard anyone dare criticize Eric "My people" Holder and the way he has run the Department of (In)Justice, turning it into a veritable extension of the Civil Rights movement of the 60s, except now the radicals are in charge instead of being hosed. Despite a rash of Mahogany Mobs across the nation that require police states to quell the tide of Black violence, not one time has the term 'hate crime' been used to describe these attacks.
The Tea Party was a legitimate movement of normal Americans who realized something was seriously wrong with the country they love, but it was co-opted by the conservative machine in D.C. that is comprised of lecherous career politicians reliant on donations from old people to keep aloft their tax-exempt, non-profit organizations that haven't done a damn thing to rollback the size of government since their creation.
These people who toil away at a non-existent American dream (well, if you are the type of person Charles Bolden wants to see populate all of NASA, the dream is still very alive) have nothing in common with D.C. Beltway types that sell out all principles - if they ever had any - for employment and advancement to work inane jobs between Republican administrations.
Let's be honest: name one thing in the past 40 years Republicans have done that is even remotely positive for this country? Conservatives in states like Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama have said no more and passed immigration restriction bills that most Americans approve of, save those illegal immigrants who celebrated the new Americano Dream in the Rose Bowl while watching Mexico dispose of America 4-2 in soccer, and yet no national Republican figure backs these states up.
I'm considering supporting Mein Obama in 2012, because he is the individual most responsible for putting a Black face (okay, half-Black) on the concept of Black-Run America that has existed for decades. Putting people like Holder, Bolden, and other committed hyper-Black nationalists into positions of power is causing normal, hardworking and wealth producing Americans to take notice.
The D.C. Beltway types, who haven't created or produced anything in their lives save the tried and truly hilarious failed attempts to get Blacks to vote Republican, haven't said a bloody thing about any of this. While law-abiding citizens of Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Mobile, Columbia, Charlotte, Atlanta, and other major cities hide in fear of Black violence, Eric "My People" Holder is pressuring banks to lend to minorities so the dream of home ownership can continue unabated and property values can drop in areas these 'responsible citizens' move too.
I was told by someone recently I should do everything possible to remember the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. and judge people based on character, that this is what good Republicans should do. Well, judging by the fact that most entries here at SBPDL center around 'judging Black people by the content of their character" I'll just have to pass on this suggestion.
Black unemployment is reaching depression-era levels, yet Black people still support Mein Obama with an 86 approval rating. Black people will never, ever turn on Barack Obama and in the lead-up to the 2012 POTUS election will be energized to vote for their hero yet again in another monolithic casting of ballots. With austerity measures hitting local and state governments, the artificial Black middle class is drying up:
Millions of Americans endured financial calamities in the recession. But for many in the black community, job loss has knocked them out of the middle class and back into poverty. And some experts warn of a historic reversal of hard-won economic gains that took black people decades to achieve.
“History is going to say the black middle class was decimated” over the past few years, said Maya Wiley, director of the Center for Social Inclusion. “But we’re not done writing history.”
Adds Algernon Austin, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy: “The recession is not over for black folks.”
In 2004, the median net worth of white households was $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households, according to an analysis of Federal Reserve data by the Economic Policy Institute. By 2009, the median net worth for white households had fallen 24 percent to $97,860; the median net worth for black households had fallen 83 percent to $2,170, according to the institute.
Austin described the wealth gap this way: “In 2009, for every dollar of wealth the average white household had, black households only had two cents.”
Austin thinks more black people than ever before could fall out of the middle class because the unemployment rate for college-educated blacks recently peaked and blacks are overrepresented in state and local government jobs. Those are jobs that are being eliminated because of massive budget shortfalls.
Since the end of the recession, which lasted from 2007 to 2009, the overall unemployment rate has fallen from 9.4 to 9.1 percent, while the black unemployment rate has risen from 14.7 to 16.2 percent, according to the Department of Labor. Last April, black male unemployment hit the highest rate since the government began keeping track in 1972. Only 56.9 percent of black men over 20 were working, compared with 68.1 percent of white men.
Even college-educated blacks fared worse than their white counterparts in the recession. In 2007, unemployment for college-educated whites was 1.8 percent; for college-educated blacks it was 2.7 percent. Now, the college-educated unemployment rate is 3.9 percent for whites and 7 percent for blacks.
Nearly 8 percent of African Americans who bought homes from 2005 to 2008 have lost them to foreclosure, compared with 4.5 percent of whites, according to an estimate by the Center for Responsible Lending.
Some see a bitter irony in soaring black unemployment and the decline of the black middle class on the watch of the first black president.
“I thought Barack Obama could have provided some way out. But he lacks backbone,” Princeton Professor Cornel West told truthdig.com recently.
West said Obama sold out the poor to become “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. . . . I don’t think in good conscience I could tell anybody to vote for Obama.”
Wiley said Obama should be applauded for several initiatives that have helped the black middle class, such as programs to modify certain mortgages and prevent foreclosure because of job loss. But she would like Obama to aggressively counter the suggestion that first black president would be showing favoritism if he specifically helped black people.
“It’s the right thing to do for the nation,” she said. “Black people are a huge segment of the population, they’re especially hard-hit, and the country cannot recover if the black community — as well as the white community and others — does not recover.”
Most white people live around other white people and their wealth is tied into home ownership. When Black people (and yes, illegal aliens) move into a white area, white people start to move away, thus destroying the concept of 'good schools' as an excuse to live in that white area. Property value plummets, which is why buying a home in all-Black Clayton County is such a cheap alternative to buying in Forsyth County (Georgia).
Those people who sold out where they are from and moved to Northern Virginia to work as Republicans or for a government that makes every decision based on how it will better the Black community must garner a crushing blow in 2012's POTUS race. They have been false opposition all along, with yesterday's leftist, progressive cause today's defining conservative principle.
I'm not a doom and gloom person, as I completely agree with Lawrence Auster who wrote these important words:
Why do I focus so relentlessly on these stories of the massive cover-up, followed by the massive exposure, of black dysfunction and criminality? Beyond their immediate obvious interest and importance, the discoveries of black dysfunction also serve the larger purpose of this website, which is nothing less than to save the American nation. In my view, the biggest single factor driving whites to national suicide is their false guilt over black inferiority. Because whites believe, as liberalism has taught them to believe, that all groups have equal inherent abilities, they conclude that the actual backwardness of blacks must be caused by something that the whites are doing to them (or failing to do for them). The result is the paralyzing racial guilt which makes whites feel that they have no right to defend and preserve their civilization, no right to defend and preserve themselves, but that they must instead self-sacrificially open themselves to nonwhites, a self-sacrifice that takes numerous forms, including naivety about black violence, denial of the tyrannical and murderous reality of Islam, and acceptance of mass Third-World immigration. Therefore, as I began saying in the mid 1990s, if whites could see the truth that black incapacity/dysfunction is not whites' fault but is inherent in blacks themselves, it could literally save the country, by freeing whites from their suicidal guilt.
Black-Run America will end, and it won't be because the Heritage Foundation put out a white paper on why Black people need the free market and libertarian principles to succeed. Think about this: knowing how much the federal government does for Black people now and how hiring preferences in the private and public sector exist to promote Black people above their station, single Black women still only have a net worth of $5. Oh, and despite all the governments programs to bring about equality at the expense of all non-Black people, "in 2004, the median net worth of white households was $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households, according to an analysis of Federal Reserve data by the Economic Policy Institute. By 2009, the median net worth for white households had fallen 24 percent to $97,860; the median net worth for black households had fallen 83 percent to $2,170, according to the institute. Austin described the wealth gap this way: “In 2009, for every dollar of wealth the average white household had, black households only had two cents.”
What would an actual, uninhibited free market, limited government and libertarian world without BRA guiding government, academic and corporate decisions that benefit Black people and promote them solely based on their skin pigmentation look like?
In that world, would single Black females even have a net worth of $1? How much would the median net worth for Black household be? $1,000? If you take away the artificial constructs and pressures on corporations that enabled the Black middle class to proliferate, you have Detroit, a place no national grocery stores dares enter.
No, Barack Obama must win in 2012, because the cretins prepared to inherit the government if he doesn't are even worse. Americans deserve better then the one-party system currently ensconced in Washington D.C.: both are committed to fulfilling Bolden's dream for NASA, because finding a Black person to be the face of the Republican Party - so they can't be called racist! - is one of the guiding principles of those running the Republican National Committe (RNC) and all the other various groups that comprise the "vast Right-wing conspiracy."
The real 'Right-wing conspiracy' members are normal Americans across this land who understand something is fundamentally wrong with the direction of the country, and remain without a voice. That voice cannot be filled by someone with ties to the dens of thieves who have polluted D.C. and the Beltway conservative organizations, because things will not get better.
They'll only get worse.
Obama must win in 2012. Unless Donald Trump decides to run of course, then I'm all in for the man "the Blacks" passionately hate. And why do they hate him? Because he actually has run a business and created wealth and can't be bought like the pathetic empty suits in D.C. who languish in their non-profit organizations between elections because they haven't any actual marketable skills save saying what is necessary to get elected or keep a job.
Since Trump won't run, I'll be campaigning for Barry O.
Tomorrow, we'll be returning to good old-school # posts. I just had to write this today.