"They laugh alike they walk alike at times they even talk alike...you could lose your mind... with HilBama, they're two of a kind!"
"Why do working class people vote Republican? Isn't that like the chickens voting for Colonel Sanders?" -Roseanne Barr
Obama's Philadelphia "landmark" speech on race was very moving and compassionate as he articulated the pain of racial inequality and how the nation must transcend racial prejudice. And then he lost me, not by what he said but what he didn’t say. Ah, the sins of omission…Throughout his compelling “world” this and “global” that laced calls for “unity” to bridge racial “divisiveness, where was the “meat”? Where was the part about how we must unite right here at home against the corporate blowhards and politicians responsible for (what should be the criminal) the growing lack of ACCESS citizens of all colors are increasingly facing in this race to the bottom? Listening to his speech, I was struck by how much Obama blew his golden moment to truly distance himself from Hillary.
Despite what was undeniably a personal moment of upscale “hey muthafuckas, we’re all in this thing together”, Obama did little to change his steadfast persona of a joined at the hip follower of Hillary and their corporate welfare masters. And all we wound up with was more of the same. Obama’s now retired pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright not only nailed the whole ROWG oppressive theme to a fault, but raised the question the media dare not raise: WHO exactly are all these elites who are selling out our jobs, making it increasingly difficult to get access to healthcare, healthy food, decent schools and living conditions? I was born in Chicago and lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood where Obama lives.
Although Hyde Park is indeed an upscale neighborhood, there is extreme poverty within a matter of a few blocks surrounding it that makes all but a hardened bigot not cringe when you see the gross inequity/inequality in how black citizens are living. Backroom deals between Chicago's wealthy real estate developers and crooked politicians committed to gaming the system to keep a growing class of Americans down has left Pastor Wright and his congregation with the right to be pissed off and mad as hell. Could the Pastor’s speech have come off as "hey, let's hate whitey?" Sure. But let's be clear: if the message was "let's hate whitey", its roots are in mired in "let's hate the greedy bastards who were related to those other murderous bastards who, in the past, hung our ancestors, denied us our dignity, humanity and civil rights, and now prevent us from getting ACCESS to jobs and healthcare as they draft our kids for cannon fodder in their illegal wars for personal profiteering" which I believe are all plausible. But the Illinois Senator and presidential candidate Obama is disingenuous; like Hillary, his backers (Businessman and Google board member Al Gore to name one of many) are the very same elite and wealthy players who are lobbying Congress to raise or eliminate the H-1b visa cap which harms educated middle class Americans.
While Obama grandstanded about race in Philadelphia, he was oddly silent about the growing lack of access for educated middle class Americans – black, white, yellow, red, brown, blue and pink --- who are increasingly being discriminated against by an elitist class that is hell-bent on turning this country into a third world nation. How long will this presidential race divide Democrats into 'Pink and Black' before the whole Party implodes? I really find all of this faux sincerity and posturing horribly boring, when BOTH candidates have pledged to stick it to the non-portfolio class or the cadre of white collar Americans who love Obama's latte sotto voce and will charge their AMEX cards to purchase a row of seats to go hear Caroline Kennedy speak at the San Jose Performing Arts Center next month about Kool-Aid stories from outer space in a renewed effort to resurrect Michael Jackson’s 1980’s rendition of "We are the World"… In other words, the twins, HilBama are so alike when it comes to their elitist backers and their pledge to get rid of our middle class at the behest of their corporate, one world masters that neither one deserves the media spotlight they will keep receiving. Both know that aside from growing international tensions, the real issues affecting Americans are the economy and disappearing jobs and healthcare. They know it and you, dear reader, know it.
BOTH are backed by Tech and Wall Street money whose vested interests are to flood Corporate America with cheap labor from the third world at the expense of our middle/upper middle class citizen taxpayers while they ditch the dollar. As the transparent Clinton supporter, Taylor Marsh says in her blog post entitled “Obama’s Grandmother ‘Typical White Person’, I completely agree with her that Hillary could never get away with uttering the phrase "typical black person" as did Obama. Taylor cuts straight to the point about Obama having his cake and eating it, too. But when it comes to pledging to triple or eliminate the H-1B visa cap responsible for the massive numbers of unemployed white collar professionals and reduced wages, devoting an entire speech to the concept of racial divide without pledging to stand up for Americans first and not the corporate welfare backers was Obama’s great sin during his speech at the pulpit in Philadelphia.
"In fact, a similar anger exists within segments of the white community. Most working- and middle-class white Americans don't feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race. Their experience is the immigrant experience--as far as they're concerned, no one's handed them anything, they've built it from scratch. They've worked hard all their lives, many times only to see their jobs shipped overseas or their pension dumped after a lifetime of labor."The above quote is important in that Obama (while indicating the cheap imported labor problem harms both blue collar and white collar Americans) does not take a stand against it. I can only hope that after hearing Obama’s speech, the rest of America (at least the Democrats) will wake up and see that American citizens need a leader who cares about the lives of both the poor and educated middle class Americans whose jobs are being handed away to cheap and "best and brightest" (HA) imported labor. as I've said over and over again: "It's Not the Economy, Stupid. It's YOUR JOB!" -2Truthy