According to the MSM and the “Talking Heads” that claim the title of “Democratic Strategists” there is no question. Oppose or criticize and you are branded a racist.
Personal Criticism of Obama, The Man and His Policies
As an American and as a Conservative I was elated to celebrate the election of our first black President, however, I was not willing to celebrate the election of Barack Obama, the man, nor am I currently willing to celebrate Obama’s policies. “Content of character not color of skin”.
Oh how I wish our first black President would have been General Colin Powell. I can only speculate as to how General Powell would have handled our current set of crisis.
While I’ll never know for sure, I’d speculate that under General Powell’s leadership we would now be moving towards securing our borders, that after 53 days the oil leak in the gulf would be capped.
Under General Powell’s leadership, Operation Desert Storm only lasted 40 days (01/17/91 to 02/27/91) and the “ground war” with Iraq lasted a total of 13 days (02-14-91 to 02-27-91).
I just can’t imagine General Powell conducting an international “bow and scrape” tour or engaging in a never ending set of apologies for America’s role in world affairs.
I can’t imagine Powell embarrassing his Nation.
Under Powell’s leadership would we, as a nation, be speculating on whether the latest set of “impotent sanctions” against Iran would have any meaningful effect on stopping that rogue nation from developing nuclear weapons? Would the Nation be wondering, “and if these don’t work, what do we do next?”
I doubt that the national economy would be be any worse than it is today, if General Powell, if he were President, had simply ignored it.
Yes, these are speculations, but my strong criticism of Obama has nothing to do with race. My speculation as to “what would General Powell do” has nothing to do with race either.
When Obama was elected the Liberal Main Stream Media and the Democratic Party heralded the beginning of a “post-racial” America. Less than 18 months into Obama’s Presidency the MSM and the Democratic Political strategists are running to the familiar comforts of race and gender baiting.
It is 2010, isn’t it time we move on? Let us remember and never forget the lessons of the 1960’s, even if those lessons are 50 years old! We, as Americans, need to learn and move on. To understand this is 2010 and not 1960. To learn from the past but not surrender to being a victim of it.