The fundamentally most important next step, during and after this presidency of Barack Obama, is that all of us who understand the importance of posterity, meticulously and correctly ,catalogue and document, every truthful detail ourselves. We must not allow the racist enemies of truth to distort it.
People of all stripes, here and around the world have had a front row seat to what racial bigotry looked like in America, during the last four years and undoubtedly continue to experience it for the new term of our re-elected president.
Republicans did not take over the White House but it wasn’t for want of trying. Many argue that a significant component which contributed to Mitt Romney’s defeat was the declining white vote. I never argue with numbers, in fact I have been making the very same arguments for some time now. I do not however believe that the declining white vote is solely , or even largely responsible for Barack Obama’s schellacking of Romney, not just in the raw vote but a whopping 332-206 in the Electoral College.
It doesn’t require a Doctoral thesis to understand the following.
Mitt Romney started out by alienating 47% of the electorate.
Romney was a weak candidate, who lacked message beyond demonizing Obama.
Racial politics are a bad idea in the new America.
Self deportation is a bad idea.
Voter suppression is a bad idea.
Not standing up to vile racist creatures in his party, Romney alienated too many in the middle.
Betting against the economy was counter-productive.
That perfect storm of events may have had significantly more to do with republican defeat than the declining white vote.
Republicans cannot stop the president from getting a second term,so the most certainly will try to tarnish his presidency. So they have latched onto the Benghazi incident with reckless abandon, and they are determined to make something out of it.
John McCain who had some respect from many in this country has determined to squander what small modicum of goodwill he had in the name of partisanship. John McCain who lost the General election 4 years ago to then Senator Barack Obama has been a pesky yet ineffectual thorn in the side of the White House, to many who follow politics, McCain comes off as a sore loser, who continue to look rather stupid.
Recent attempts at pontificating in the media by John McCain , Lindsay Graham (R) SC and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has shown that these two senators are determined to continue flailing away at the presidency by attacking people within the cabinet who they feel cannot defend themselves.
John McCain whom I would bet no one would accuse of being brilliant, had some choice criticisms of US Ambassador to the UN Dr. Susan Rice. McCain referred to Ms Rice as Quote “not bright”,
Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, Rice attended New College, Oxford, where she earned a M.Phil. in 1988 and D.Phil. in 1990. The Chatham House-British International Studies Associationhonored her dissertation titled “Commonwealth Initiative in Zimbabwe, 1979-1980: Implication for International Peacekeeping” as the UK‘s most distinguished in international relations. –Rice’s classmates and professors at Oxford included advocates of the role of the United Nations and international law (Sir Adam Roberts, Benedict Kingsbury), of global economic governance and international economic cooperation (Ngaire Woods, Donald Markwell), and of a firm stance against Russian authoritarianism (Michael McFaul).wikipedia
John McCain: Lindsay Graham:
McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics.wikipedia:
What does Barack Obama, Susan Rice, Eric Holder have in common? you be the judge. John McCain Lindsay Graham are nothing but cowards in attacking an eminently outstanding African-American woman, who have done nothing but offered exemplary service to her country.
Both McCain and Graham are colossal fraudulent hypocrites, who had no problem with another Rice, Condoleezza Rice, a Republican, who told the country that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, in her capacity then as National Security Adviser to Bush 43rd. When she was later nominated for secretary of state, by which point it had become clear that there were no WMD in Iraq, both McCain and Graham publicly defended her appointment despite the misstatements.
Lindsay Graham and John McCain are both publicity hounds, who fear irrelevance after this massive win by Obama, by all means they will say anything to get in the headlines, there is nothing brave or commendable about attacking a woman who has done nothing wrong. McCain has now squandered what little respect he had left if any.
Black Intelligentsia must now stand up and document our history, as American history, in the face of this onslaught of racial bigotry. let me say this for emphasis, Black people, all of us, must take this, our future into our own hands.
We can ill afford to allow our history going forward to be detailed cataloged or narrated by the very people who would prefer if we did not exist. The time for talking is over, we must stand up and shape our own destiny for posterity.