The largest slave plantation ever housed on American soil is undoubtedly welfare state liberalism. The modern Democrat party acts as the overseer of this estate and keeps a watchful eye out to insure free thinking runaways who’ve achieved clarity are dealt with swiftly and severely. Just ask Bill Cosby or Tavis Smiley.
So imagine my surprise when I heard California’s 35th district Congresswoman, Maxine Waters (D) criticize President Obama’s performance record (or lack thereof) on the jobs front. Mind you, this is not just any attack. No one can impugn the Congresswoman’s liberal bona fides, she has stuck with this President through thick and thin. As the Republic has burned through increasing unemployment, rising foreclosures and an overall intensification of utter hopelessness Mrs. Waters has stayed true to Obama’s lyre. Let’s face it though, aren’t we all getting a little fatigued with the President’s same old song? Congresswoman Waters is, and she said so at a recent town hall meeting in Detroit.
“We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired.” The Congresswoman, visibly and genuinely emotionally invested, blasted the President’s pecuniary dysfunction before an enthusiastic crowd in full agreement with her frustrated sentiment. She urged the audience to ” — unleash us, and tell us you’re ready to have this conversation.” She then went on to say, “When you let us know it is time to let go, we’ll let go.”
I’m no economist but I think that with unemployment in the black community at 16% now is a good time to let go Maxine. Please don’t wait for an engraved invitation – feel free – let go. It’s time for this President to be castigated from all quarters for his economic impotence.
But why are we surprised? Would it be any great revelation in discovering that an individual with no management experience to speak of was ill prepared to understand, let alone manage, the largest and most complex economy in the history of civilization?
Now that the novelty of complexion has worn thin the realities of the importance of depth in a chief executive have come to light. But will the justifiable indignation of blacks and American liberals in general prevent them from turning out in droves to vote for more of the same In November 2012? I doubt it.
Even though minorities have suffered the most under Obama’s, dare I say, leadership they will certainly see no alternative in anyone from the Republican field. Although the conservative ethos has much more in common with the self determination of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. blacks in particular will turn to President Obama just as some slaves looked to their master’s bondage as benevolence. There will be no grand uprising on the great liberal plantation.
Even though this is the case I agree with Congresswoman Waters’ better late than never reaction to America’s upheaval. While Waters is far from the modern day iteration of Sojourner Truth her exasperation, from the far left quadrant of the liberal wing, may be just what it takes to help blacks start to envision a day when we are smarter with our vote. A day when no one party can count on over 90% of our vote just by virtue of demagoguery and demonization of the opposing party. The very party, the Republicans, that has historically done more to lift blacks from despair than any other in the history of the nation.
I’ll take the promise of the party of Lincoln over field hand status in the great Society of Lyndon B. Johnson any day.