Civility is gone along with the idea of tolerance and any form of inclusiveness. Obama is a unique president in that he has effectively divided the people of this Country into groups of "good citizens vs bad citizens" with his wrongheadedness, back door politics, his bribing and threatening elected congressional representatives, his idea of the new social trajectory that he believes will mark his presidency and himself as one of the great leaders of this century and times to come. Truly a myth in the making. Truly the wrong direction for America. Truly a awful election cycle for the DEMS.
Attacks have started in earnest on the Tea Parties…..Some of the attacks are organized and are financed by disguised organizations of the Dems…. Some, simply will be from liberal voters. Recently, Tea Party-Oxford, MS, posted a notice in the local paper of a Tea Party on Saturday, April 17, Avent Park, 10:00 am ….The seventeen "comments" that were posted on the Tea Party - Oxford's Web site was a clear, appalling, and quite fighting examples at how effectively this President's liberalism has demonized any form of freedom in the questioning, discussion, and rejection of Obama's social direction for the country.
There are some black Tea Parties forming. There are more Hispanic and black families showing up at Tea Parties but don't imagine for a moment this will deter the claims that the Tea Parties people are white racists. However, there are some black leaders speaking out. Some are very angry. They well may have a clearer picture of this President and his behavior than the average voter. The video below is of Dr. James David Manning, pastor of ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church", the former Bethelite Missionary Baptist Church, in Harlem.
The following is an excerpt from an article in the Wall Street Journal by Shelby Steele, a research fellow at Stanford University who happens to be black. Mr. Steele also wrote a best selling book entitled "The Bound Man" about Obama.
"There has always been a narcissistic charge around Mr. Obama, the sense that in embracing him one was embracing something special in oneself—and possibly even a larger idea of human perfectibility. Every politician wants this capacity to attract identification. But it is also a trap. What happens when people are embarrassed for having seen themselves in you?
The old fashioned, big government liberalism that Mr. Obama uses to make himself history-making also alienates him in the center-right America of today. It makes him the most divisive president in memory—a president who elicits narcissistic identification on the one hand and an enraged tea party movement on the other. His health-care victory has renewed his narcissistic charge for the moment, but if he continues to be a 1965 liberal it will become more and more impossible for Americans to see themselves in him.
Mr. Obama's success has always been ephemeral because it was based on an illusion: that if we Americans could transcend race enough to elect a black president, we could transcend all manner of human banalities and be on our way to human perfectibility. A black president would put us in a higher human territory. And yet the poor man we elected to play out this fantasy is now torturing us with his need to reflect our grandiosity back to us.
Many presidents have been historically significant in retrospect, but Mr. Obama had historic significance on his inauguration day. His inauguration told a transcendent American story. Other presidents work forward into their legacy. Mr. Obama is working backwards into his.
Of the two great societal goals—freedom and "the good"—freedom requires a conservatism, a discipline of principles over the good, limited government, and so on. No way to grandiosity here. But today's liberalism is focused on "the good" more than on freedom. And ideas of "the good" are often a license to transgress democratic principles in order to reach social justice or to achieve more equality or to lessen suffering. The great political advantage of modern liberalism is its offer of license on the one hand and moral innocence—if not superiority—on the other. Liberalism lets you force people to buy health insurance and feel morally superior as you do it. Power and innocence at the same time. "
We are beginning to see more Hispanics, such as Mario Rubio, the mayor of San Antonio, and the young black woman who is running in MS first district step into the batters box. Good for them, good for us, and good for the country.
Summer is starting in Oxford with a 85 degree Easter Sunday. Its going to be a long hot summer with only seven months left till the November elections. In November, when the polls close, they will count only one vote at a time. Our outreach this summer to the usually don't vote voter, the fence sitter, the borderline liberal, the aunt that hasn't voted in the last four elections, will be that "one more vote" and that is what it will come down to.