For All Points-Of-The-View.
For being so "cool":
For being fierce - when need be:
For having the intellect to be curious:
For the capacity to know that you are, as we are, imperfect..
For having the sense to not let it destroy you.
For the capacity to be compassionate:
For being an inspiration to so many:
For saving the auto industry and at least 1.4 million jobs:
For loving the troops:
For understanding the horrible price of war:
For bringing 100,000 men and women back from Iraq:
And simply for this:
For Being...................."MR. PRESIDENT"!
@ Agnes: ditto!!!!
Black america, barack is not, and never will be, on your side.
i am truly saddened that Afrikan americans are actually surprised that an Afrikan american president is not doing anything to advance their interests. have you learned nothing from history? have you learned nothing from the sage words of Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey?
pigment is a very unreliable tool when assessing the likelihood of effective Black leadership. recall mobutu in the DRC and abacha in Nigeria. or supreme court justice clarence thomas.
we need to stop looking to established structures of illegitimate power to provide us with the means to liberate us from the intergenerational, race-based, discriminatory practices (read: white supremacy) that consistently lay waste to our aspirations, wherever in the Diaspora - and on the continent - we may dwell.
principle and practice - NOT pigment - should guide our decision-making. after we determine that the man/ woman that we, the people, have chosen is beholden to our will, then - and ONLY then - can they be duly anointed as our leader (read:servant).
this will require something of a seismic shift for the vast majority of Afrikan americans...and such a shift is needed, because the current method of choosing between the democrats (racist self-described liberals) and republicans (racist self-described conservatives) has brought you precious little change.
Sad, assuming that this person is black, it is sad. I am really tired of hearing this type of child-like wonderment coming from the mouths of grown-ass black people, there is zero political content and critical analysis. "Thank you for being cool," how much more child-like can you get and I know there are some who say that it is good to be like a child, yeh, if you are a child, but not if you are supposed to be an adult.
Obama has done nothing for the People, especially not black people, it is black people who have done everything for him, including breaking their necks to bend over backwards. I am glad that everyone else here is in agreement on this one.home boy needs to stop drinking the Obama coon-aid, that stuff is worst than Crack.
OBAMA GIVE US REPARATIONS!! Note: You said, time and time again you wants us (grandparents) to die.