In 2008 a largely white country elected a mixed race President. This man was a one term Senator from Illinois. The man's campaign slogan was hope and change. He said more that once that he was going to fundamentally change America. This President took his election as a mandate from the people to make his changes. Sadly the thing he naively or deliberately overlooked was his election was not a mandate for his plan. It was a backlash against the economic meltdown and the Government bailout of business. Many voters understood that this was wrong. Some voted for Obama to retaliate against the Republican President and his party. The people who formed the Tea Party were angry before the election but choices where limited. Faced with the potential of no conservative on the ballot a group of Libertarian met and raised over 6 million dollars for Ron Paul. The date December 16, 2007. Which completely blows the Presidents argument that the Tea Party is solely about his policy and somewhat about his race. Which he told a writer who is publishing a book on African-Americans in the White House.
Mr Obama is obviously one prone to knee jerk reactions. Let's look back at Cambridge his attack on the police. They acted stupidly he said. Then he found out his buddy the radical professor was dead wrong and decided to attempt to level the field by having the beer summit. But what is the basis for his reaction. Do we all know the phrase "Children Learn what they live"? My parents had that on the wall of our kitchen. And Everyday my parents showed us that hard work and honesty pays. We had seven children and guess how many of us are contributing to society? All seven. We may not agree politically but we definitely believe in working hard to get what you want. I sincerely don't believe that Mr. Obama ever got this lesson. It seems that what he was being taught was that we need to level the playing field. We need to make everyone the same. Here is an excerpt from the book. This is how he feels about race taken to a simple level. read more »