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Sonia Sotomayor’s recent appointment is another example of Obama’s leg sweeping ability. There are members of the G.O.P. who will forever allign themselves and vote categorically for their party, despite the dwindling number of Americans who subscribe to that party I.D.  Recent polls suggest that independents constituted the largest percentage of registered voters.  Democratic candidates received many of those independent votes, this past election cycle. 

At this firm, conservatives, moderates and liberals hold frequent civil debate on social issues and the direction that our president is leading us. Will Obama be a pacifist or will he be hawkish? General David Petreaus, General Colin Powell, SecDef Robert Gates and other Republican party stalwarts have been supporting his policy positions. The most explosive of those debates? Abortion-rights.  There are more “one-issue” voters whose decision relies upon the president’s pro-life/pro-choice agenda than any other of the social, domestic or foreign policy issues.  Pro-life voters tend to despise Obama for the exaggerated and often unsubstantiated position on abortion-rights. 

What do you do to reconcile those voters?  You appoint a supreme court justice who will be favorable to the left and acceptable to the right. Sotomayor ruled against abortion rights, the one and only time she presided over a case related to this issue. Will she be pro-life or pro-choice?  Pro-life, likely. She is Catholic and her affiliations indicate no allegiance to liberal women’s organizations. The proverbial political slam dunk, perhaps.  Roe v. Wade may be overturned during his presidency, appeasing evangelistics and robbing the G.O.P. of its main social attraction.

Just weeks ago, the jobless numbers were lower than expected, bolstering an upticking DOW Jones Industrial average.  Upon further examination, the President demonstrated his political manuevering masterfully. Over 70,000 federal employees were hired, mainly census employees.  In desperate need of income tax revenue and the minimization of illegal immigrant health costs, the U.S. government will eventually offer amnesty to those potential voters. The voters who just witnessed the first appointment of a latina Supreme Court justice.  Likely, the most significant advancement in Hispanic-American history.

The individuals who determine congressional districts, the Census Bureau, will need all of the help that they can get to accurately count the newly-minted American citizens and potential democrats. This will lend to nearly proving the Rovian prophesy of a permanent majority as truth. The notion was correct; the party was wrong. The missing piece? The success of the stimulus plan before mid-term elections. The analysts for the consumer confidence index just released data that reflected an increase in the sample of American households who believe that the economy will recover in six months time.

Americans, conservative or otherwise, will find allegiance to the G.O.P. to be idealogically null and confidence-depleting.  Just in time for those mid-term elections.

May 26th, 2009 Posted by | Press | no comments

Good Article: Fighting For Obama; Black People at Odds

MSNBC: Krissa Thompson, Blacks at Odds over Presidential Scrutiny

It is a very thin line but sometimes I just want to say, “Can you give us a break today? Your policies leave us embroiled, defending your every decision at church and in the work place.” 

 

April 6th, 2009 Posted by | Press | no comments

What is this??!

A comic from today’s New York Post, this is bound to cause some trouble. Let us assume no malicious intent for a second; here are some questions that we can ask ourselves:

  1. Does Nancy Pelosi look like an ape?
  2. Is an ape analagous to liberal spending?
  3. Is ‘shooting apes’ an analogy for fiscal conservatism?

I am playing dumb.  There is only one meaning behind this picture and I hope that Rupert Murdoch’s corporation is ready for the fallout. I didn’t think that the mainstream media could still get away with statements like this.

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via: Bossip

Hasselbeck agrees. 

February 18th, 2009 Posted by | Press | 2 comments

America and Progress: From The Perspective of the Power Equation

Below are two videos and a link to a great reflection on the black conservatives’ views of the hatred that is being directed toward our new President-Elect. As an idealogical conservative who happened to have been enamored with Obama’s potential social and intellectual influence on this country, I had a difficult decision to make. To be painfully honest, between the time of my last pre-election post on anything-Obama and election day, I was sure that I would vote for John McCain. These thoughts melted away at the voting machine while watching my mother dance at the voting machine to my left. I had not been convinced that Obama could reconcile his views on “life” with his own sense of Christianity and the contradiction bothered me. My upbringing was generally ‘center-right.’ However, political idealogies were set aside for a grander philosophy. Progress is not achieved without being cognizant of potential quantum leaps. His candidacy was a quantum leap and it is evident because 12 days later, some just can’t accept how far we’ve come as an American community. One of the simplest physics equation is formula for power.

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As a country, our political dexterity has always coincided with showings of power. The American Revolution was revered around the world for its relatively short duration and effect. The Emancipation Proclamation and the ensuing end of slavery were validations, to other countries, that our Declaration was written with the intent to form a ‘more perfect union.’ The women’s suffrage movement has had few more significant years than 2008. Governor Palin, Senator Clinton, and General Dunwoody have, within a short time, leveled a playing field. The Civil Rights Movement concieved a world-wide admiration for Dr. King and his boldness and later, the American response to his death.

There is no greater showing of a leap forward than when work is done over little time. This next 365 days can be one of those periods for all of us. Perhaps, we should cease the dissension just long enough to get through this transition.


Michael Steele (R) was quoted to have said, “I am philosophically polar opposites with the man, but it doesn’t change the fact that we are from the same community. It doesn’t diminish or weaken my pride in what he has done. I would hope that all of us would be just as proud of an African-American Republican achieving such success.”

Progress can be forged as exponentially as our advancements in technology are developed and introduced. We live in a time when shelf lives of technological advancements are measured in months and not years. So then, why do we have to use the 20th century scale of measuring our rate of social and political progress. Paradigm shifts (changes) do not have to be obtusely painful and slow, as they once were, but rather acutely painful and fast. The website, Hip Hop Republican, did a wonderful job of acknowledging political disappointment without working to destroy the progress that we’ve made as a nation. Why can’t we all do the same?


John Legend performs PRIDE (In The Name of Love)
by ElectricArtists

Dr. King said, “If you can’t fly, run, if you can not run, walk, if you can not walk, crawl but by all means, keep moving.” Let us only run, walk, or crawl if we have to.


“Dear Fellow Republicans”
, Lenny McAllister|TheRoot.com

November 17th, 2008 Posted by | Press | no comments

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