Thy Democrat or Republican: Just Crooks by Different names…
(ThyBlackMan.com) It is true that the GOP have not dealt with or attempted to address job creation until recent months, but it is also true that it took until late in 2009 for Obama to deal with it as well when he introduced his stimulus bill. Like the GOP he did not touch the jobless issue until 18 months after his taking office.
I say this because I have noticed the difficulty I have in attempting to understand the vagueness of language that the democrats and GOP use to define each other and make their positions display a penumbra of divarication. First, I cannot buy the doggerel assertion by democrats, in particular President Obama, that he has not been as effective because of an obstructionist congress. I cannot accept this since the first 24 months of his administration he had both a democratic congress and senate ye never placed any budget nor jobs program on their desk since he was occupied with health care like a young mans attracted to a naked lady on his first visit to Magic City. Likewise, I do not get why they cannot proffer a genuine argument against the GOP either inductive or deductive, regardless of conditional propositions, implication or the fallacies of visible and observed assertive consequence presented via Republican outcomes. It would be an easy task.
For example, it is often suggested by Republicans that the present democratic administration is responsible for the present economic problem and that his policies have only made it worse. It is as if the republican Governors and state legislatures around the nation have no say s in what is occurring.
The way I see there has to be some culpability on both sides but the democrats cannot understand this. I find it while the GOP point fingers at the Whitehouse and Obama, six of the ten states with the highest rates of unemployment are run by Republican Governors [Nevada – 12.6%, Mississippi – 10.4%, Florida – 9.9%, Georgia – 9.7% and South Carolina – 9.5%]. Also, six out of eight states with the highest rates of foreclosures are also under the leadership of GOP governors [Nevada , Florida ,Michigan , Ohio ,Georgia and Arizona ].If I add in the majority in terms of state legislatures, it is clear that The GOP took back both chambers in North Carolina [unemployment 9.9%], took control of the state legislatures in Michigan and Ohio by winning the House — they already held the Senate in those states.
My question is why have the democrats not jumped on these facts and presented them to the American electorate? Well for one, they are just as dumb from top to bottom as the GOP and care more about lining their pockets than serving the interest of the folks on ground level. And sorry to state, this is also true for President Obama.
Obama is not really serious about job creation or the middle class as he speaks. Although since he has taken office, the President has been talking about the need for corporate tax reform, declaring that the system is too complicated and those companies pay too much. Likewise, that he is interested in creating jobs but his actions say otherwise.
Take the case of the CEO of GE, Jeffrey Immelt, who was appointed by Obama to serves as the chairman of Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. While running General Electric, his company filed a 57,000-page federal tax return earlier but didn’t pay taxes on $14 billion in profits. It was the second year in a row that GE recorded billions in profits and paid no taxes. Then there is the observation that GE has lain off 21,000 American workers, closed around 20 factories over the past few years and has half of its workforce outside the United States. Last year, the company announced that it would be moving its 115-year-old X-ray business (part of General Electric’s GE Healthcare unit) from Waukesha, Wisconsin to Beijing, China.
For many of us politics is a battle between right and wrong in appearance, but frankly it is not. This is just a game they use to lace us against them. Unfortunately, African Americans fall for the okie doke every time. Obama and the democrats can do no wrong and anyone who points this out is the enemy, even if it is true. As a result, we target anything we do not like on cosmetic more so than pragmatic merit. For example, mention Ron Paul and Black folks say he stated he would have voted against the civil rights act as if one item along makes one unworthy of voting for them.
We forget that Franklin Roosevelt, the longtime hero and standard bearer of the Democrat Party, headed up and implemented one of the most horrible racist policies of the 20th Century [the Japanese Internment Camps during World War II] and appointed two vicious segregationists to the United States Supreme Court (South Carolina segregationist Democrat Jimmy Byrnes and Democrat Senator Hugo Black of Alabama] Both once member of the Ku Klux Klan but we ignore that when speak of FDR.
Or that Democrat-controlled state legislatures in the South that placed the Confederate battle flag on their state capitol flags and that no democrat voted for the 14th amendment and that then Senator John F. Kennedy – with an eye on the Democrat presidential nomination for 1960 – voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Yet we still venerate John Kennedy.
We as a nation are lost in space and a nightmare is descending upon us all and continues to get even worse yet all we do is point fingers at each other and circle the wagons for our beliefs without objective examination. All we have to do is speak up as a nation and keep ourselves and one another informed. We must avoid the partisanship around if we can and try to be objective like our parents; for the simple reality is that “no nation can be freer than its most oppressed, richer than its poorest, wiser than its most ignorant…” Henry George.
Staff Writer; Torrance Stephens