President Barack Obama: Mighty Duck. : ThyBlackMan

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President Barack Obama: Mighty Duck.

January 2, 2016 by  
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( So I was having a conversation the other day with a relative who was visiting this area for the holidays. To say that this relative cannot stand President Obama would be a vast understatement. Typically, it’s very easy for me to avoid the gravitational pull into the political rabbit hole that leads to Nevereverland. But this time, I couldn’t help myself – especially since I knew with certainty that this particular individual to whom I am related has benefitted from the president’s so-called liberal agenda professionally and financially. Once the conversation was underway, I found it both hilarious and horrifying that my relative could not articulate why Obama is such a villainous figure. It could not be done: not in 25 words or less, not in 100 words or less, not in a single sentence.

The explanation just kept coming back to personal feelings – i.e.: “I don’t like him,” or “He’s untrustworthy,” or “He’s a liberal.” It wasn’t too long before I finally heard the phrase that pays. My relative uttered: “You know President Obama is actually a secret Muslim. He was born in Kenya. He’s not even a legitimate president.” Eureka! That’s when I realized my kinsperson was quite deep in the matrix, politically speaking. If I had had Morpheus’s phone number, I would have called him and asked him to come over to my house. I would have requested that Morpheus bring a blue pill and a red pill with him, stat. To such people, President Obama isn’t President Obama. He’s actually Darth Barack – using force lightning and light sabers to wipe out his military advisers and cabinet members one by one. His enemies see him as a platinum-tongued Sith Lord sent from (insert wherever you think he’s from here) to

[1] utterly destroy the United States of America from the inside,

[2] use Executive Action to obliterate truth, justice, and the American way from the face of the earth,


[3] vex Republicans. If you agree with my relative, you probably see the president as a lame duck. However, I humbly suggest to you that Mr. Obama is not a lame duck. He’s a mighty duck.

For all my Republican friends, neighbors, and readers, I bring you good news and bad news. The good news is it’s 2016. This is the beginning of President Obama’s final year in office as the President 123-Seal_of_the_President_of_the_United_Statesof the United States of America. Congratulations, GOP. Happy New Year! Obama’s second term is nearly over. Here’s the bad news: the president apparently has no interest in going gently into that good night. Word around the campfire is that Obama plans to leave the Oval Office as he entered it: auspiciously.

Fact: Obamacare is here to stay. It will not be repealed and/or replaced, no matter how much the GOP wishes otherwise.

Fact: the American stock market was at 7,949.09 the day President Obama took office in January of 2009. It’s currently at 17,425.03. That’s more than double in value. Cha-ching.

Fact: As of January 1st, the minimum wage has been raised in 14 states. It’s about time.

Fact: the national employment rate is right at 5%. I could easily tell you what that rate was at the end of 2008, but I wouldn’t want to deny you the ability to look it up yourself. Oh, what fun it is to conduct your own due diligence.

Fact: the Iran nuclear deal is working. Led by the United States, the P5+1 (the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China) successfully negotiated a serious, comprehensive framework which effectively prevents Iran from building a nuclear weapon anytime in the foreseeable future. Just a few days ago, Iran voluntarily turned over to Russia 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of uranium. I know, I know: yet another lie/myth/misdirection from the mainstream (“lamestream?”) left-wing media.

Here’s what the New York Times had to say about this momentous development: “A Russian ship left Iran on Monday carrying almost all of Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium, fulfilling a major step in the nuclear deal struck last summer… for the first time in nearly a decade, apparently leaving Iran with too little fuel to manufacture a nuclear weapon.” Not one American soldier died in the process. Suddenly, the 2016 GOP presidential candidates, Republican leaders in the House and Senate, and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu are wisely exercising their right to remain silent. Who wants some humble pie?

Next up: beefed-up background checks for guns. On tomorrow (Monday), President Obama will meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to see what executive actions might be possible. Stay tuned.

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. Look closer, though. If that duck is smiling, confident, and has presidential swagger, you’re not in the matrix. That’s Obama. And he’s a mighty duck

Staff Writer; Arthur L. Jones, III

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2 Responses to “President Barack Obama: Mighty Duck.”
  1. James Davis says:

    Just Stop It – Stop Lauding Mr. Obama. I mean It Literally! This President Needs To Step-up And Do The Right Thing For Black America!

    Whatever this president has accomplished is now obscured by the condition the African American people find themselves today. This president came into office understating the African American unemployment rate, and indeed the national unemployment rate. What is a litmus test of quality leadership of any leader is whether he has put those who heavily supported his election to office in a more positive position than they were when he entered office. In other words, are black people better off, than they were before he entered office. Overall, I would suggest that they aren’t. Healthcare is an area where there might be an exception to this. Otherwise the State of Black America is bleak.

    The major reason for this bleakness can be in part due to this president understating the employment rates for political gain. Understating the unemployment rates damages blacks way more than it damages whites or any other worker groups simply because the black unemployment rate is so much higher than any other worker group. The true unemployment rate currently puts blacks at 19 percent, just 6 percent shy of 25 percent which was the rate declared by the nation in 1930’s to be not a Great Recession for the nation but a Great Depression! If this President wanted to do one single thing that would help African Americans more than anything else, it would be… instruct his Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of Labor Statistics to dump the changes Bill Clinton made in counting the unemployed and go back to counting the unemployed the way it was done before Clinton. The true rate of national unemployment is 9.9 percent as stated by the u-6 category ( ), which counts those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for work sometime in the past 12 months and persons employed part time for economic reasons who want and are available for full-time work but have had to settle for a part-time schedule. You see, if the true rate of national unemployment is 9.9 percent then the African American unemployment rate which is normally almost double that of the national rate is easily 19 percent.

    The high unemployment rates are the heavy burden African Americans have been carrying on their backs for almost the last ten years. With the black unemployment rate established at 19 percent, the unemployment rate of our young people, between 17 and 20 years who have done the right things in most instances by studying hard and graduating from high school, is conservatively 50 percent or higher. These youngsters are stressed out and have no clue why they cannot find a decent job as they idly sit around our communities.

    You sir to need to take a reality pill-it is not as great for African Americans as your article implies. There is nothing more progressive than the truth…would you agree?

  2. Bernard O Stennett Jr says:






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