George Will wrote an interesting column about a month ago concerning the topic of race when it comes to liking or disliking Obama.
With Obama we have a guy who has flopped at about everything he has attempted and seems hell bent on continuing that mentality if re-elected.
His biggie at the moment is the screw up in Libya. Also, as of August, real disposable income has again declined. Recent figures show a 13.2% drop in durable goods orders and that “nearly 25%, the highest in three decades, of Americans between 25 and 55 are unemployed.” Here’s more from Will: “The second quarter growth rate was adjusted down from an anemic 1.7% to the stall speed of1.3%.”
How about his investments regarding the ever popular “green” mentality? Tesla received $465 million from the Department of Energy for an electric car. Then, there is Solyndra’s $535 million lost while Fisker, another “would be maker of high-end rides for rich people” received $529 million. All have floundered.
To put it mildly, “Obama’s administration is in a shambles” according to Will yet somehow he still maintains a high degree of popularity. It seems inconceivable that anyone of normal intelligence would ever vote for the re-election of this guy.
George has a theory about why Obama remains popular in spite of his failures and that theory involves a parallel to baseball and race.
On October 3, 1974, Frank Robinson was hired by baseball’s Cleveland Indians as the first major league black manager. Frank was one of the all time best as a player but he was unable to improve the Indians so he was fired on June 19, 1977; not even three years into the job.
Frank Robinson was baseball's first black manager
after his playing days. Like most managers, he was fired.
In Obama’s case, many thinking adults realize that he has failed but hate to give up on the first African American president in spite of his failures. It’s a scary position for the country that there are those who would vote more with their heart than their head and re-elect this guy. Those people are called liberals.
I would have no problem with a black president and once Obama is gone, there will be more room for a black guy who is actually qualified to lead. I see more success coming from that direction for someone like Allen West.
Great comments department: A guy from Scottsdale recently sent this to the Republic opinion page:
“Someone said voting for Obama this time would be like the Titanic backing up and then hitting the iceberg again. But, if he should somehow prevail in November, just think of the awful mess he will inherit.”
From Jimmy Kimmel: “I think that Apple keeps releasing new products just to see if there is anything they make that we WON’T buy.”