From: Godfather Politics Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 Subject: Barack Obama is not a Real Black President
Godfather Politics, 3190 Florence Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 USA
Writers like TIME and New Republic columnist Peter Beinart have argued that Obama is seen as a "good black," and thus has less of [a] following among black people. Meanwhile, agitators like Al Sharpton are seen as the authentic "bad blacks." Obama's trouble, asserted Beinart, is that he will have to prove his loyalty to The People in a way that "bad blacks" never have to."Why would Freeman and others dismiss the blackness of President Obama? I suspect that he is blaming the president's failures on his whiteness. If he were "authentically black," as Al Sharpton claimed he wasn't, there would be the type of changes that liberal blacks have been suggesting for a long time.
You see, President Obama has not been liberal enough. It's his white side that keeps him from being the radical the Left was hoping for.
If Obama loses in November, liberals like Freeman can always say, "Well, if he had been authentically black, a phrase used to describe a real black person, we would have seen some real hope and change."
Liberals can't stop making race the issue of our day. Freeman is no different. While lamenting that race has become an issue, he can't stop talking about it. "When Barack was elected president," Freeman went on to say, "a good portion of the country broke into tears because it was proof that we are really Americans - that we are who we say we are. And I thought at the time, okay, we can pretty much stop talking about race here in this country, and concentrate on growth. Well, it didn't turn out that way quite."
Yeah, because guys like you keep bringing it up!