Our President didn't bring his "A" game last night. He was far too "Zen" like, way too calm and relaxed. He was too professorial, politically correct and kind. He almost seemed disengaged. WTF? Romney on the other hand came in with gloves off, lying, clawing, throwing jab after jab with non-stop "Democratic like" stances and a sudden concern for the "least of these"~the 47% of us, whom he had blatantly thrown under the bus and ran over at full speed. How shocking was that change? Almost surreal how he was so loving toward us (47%-ers, college kids and seniors aka middle class and poor) and suddenly so concerned about our wellbeing. It was incredulous to watch Romney's change in position(s) and Barack's lackadaisical performance.
Barack had real weapons of mass destruction(WMD's-remember those?) to use against Mittens like: Bain and outsourcing, firing people, women's rights, Cayman Islands tax havens, the massive 47% dismissal, his major flip-flopping on Obamacare(repeal, won't repeal), Republican obstruction, Medicare and college funding just to name a few. He didn't hurl not one! Why? These were killer bombs that would have shaken that faker out of his sheets (oh I mean shoes). It makes no sense!
One of the major things that really pissed me off is when Mitt said that in his state, he was able to get "bi-partisan approval" for Mittcare with Democrats and Republicans reaching across the aisle to get it passed. Well damn, that's a shock! Not! Democrats historically are willing to work and meet in the middle for programs that help children and the masses, that's what we do! And yes I am gonna say it, Mitt is white and it matters much in this context. On the other hand, Republicans have clearly made a pact to prevent President Obama from passing critical legislation by just saying "no", to hell with the American people. They had a political agenda to see him fail. No, he can't make Republicans meet in the middle(bi-partisanship) on American's important issues, they have to want to do what's best for the country, instead they've banded together to prevent things such as jobs bills, Obamacare and seemingly almost every important issue he has raised, for purely political gain. Heaven forbid the black man pass all these good things for the country, create jobs and get the economy on track because then he would be a shoe-in for a second term and they can’t have that! So yes, he had to get some bills through without them or be at a stalemate.
Back in the days of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, they would have called the obstruction just what it is (race based hate, racial politics, hidden agendas etc) today, America's first black president has to stay neutral or act like it's not race based politics because the moment he calls it what it is, he will be accused by many of playing the "race card" and we can't say that today, even when it is exactly that. Yes, we know what it is. We see it and it's mind boggling! No not every roadblock or failed attempt that has happened in his term is based on race. But yes, there have been enough political ploys to cause me to be sick to my stomach (emergency voting rights law legislation because of “suspected overwhelming voter fraud” in key states-really?). Outrageous! Sickening.
I am no political expert. I am just a woman from the ghetto, who was a former teen parent, turned college student, turned gainfully employed and a home owner, a taxpaying citizen by way of a little help from government assistance (college loans and 2 years on food stamps when my kids were younger) otherwise known as the 47% who also happens to read a lot of books, watch the news, read news papers and follow politics.
I am a lifelong Democrat because I get their ideas and I see and feel their compassion for the American people and for folks who have been through hell and back and somehow find a way to keep getting up, pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps(sometimes with a little help along the way) determined to make it. No I am not a racist, my Mom is white, and my Dad was black. My family is blended and beautiful. My mom fought for Civil Rights. I know where I come from and how hard I fought to get out of there. But I am clear. I see what most of America sees and I can call it what it is. And yes, I am also biased. I support President Obama as I did President Clinton and one debate or series of debates can’t erase what Barack and Democrats like the Kennedy's and Clinton’s stand for. I couldn't be more proud of his (President Obama’s) story and his passion for America. The Democrats passion is real, their stance is firm and their love and concern for all Americans (especially the 47%-ers) is felt.
I do expect the President to do better. He is better than his showing last night. Smarter and better. I am certain once team Obama watches film (football analogy) and they do the Thursday morning analysis, they will regroup and bring the "A" game for debate 2 & 3. One can only hope or this thing might go bad and we will all be duped by the great pretender and have to suffer through their agenda going back to Bush policies that put us in this atrocious mess in the first place. Just plain scary!
Something tells me that the Biden vs. Ryan debate will be more interesting and lively. Vice President Biden won't be trying to be politically correct, that's just not his style. And Lying Ryan will be up against the Scranton bulldog who actually gets middle class America and the poor, understands foreign policy and speaks his mind, albeit sometimes to his own demise. Stay tuned, read, watch and Vote! Obama 2012!
Causes Rhonda Frost Supports
American Red Cross, Hosea Feed the Homeless and Hungry, Battered Women's Shelters