Friday, January 11, 2008

The Time Is Right Now - Endorse, Support, and Vote for Barack Obama

Pictures of sick Katrina victims at the airport. When elected "President" Barack Obama will respond in a timely manner. We must save ourselves.
I love President Clinton. I still believe that he was the best president in my lifetime. To quote a favorite sentiment of our current president "history will judge President Clinton’s time in office." I believe that history will confirm that he was one of the best presidents to served this country.

President Clinton graduated from Yale Law School and still lied under oath during a deposition. The alleged sexual harassment case was toss out of court by the filing of a summary judgment motion. After it became public knowledge that he lied under oath President Clinton paid Paula Jones over $900, 000.

As a Christian, I am not judging President Clinton but he did have --- with that woman. Do we as a nation what to worry about Hillary compromising the good of the country in general and the welfare of Black Americans in particular to conceal bad behavior by President Clinton? Behavior that she tolerated and suffered silently about in the past.

Do we want to worry like many of us have for the past seven years about who is really making presidential decisions? Call me a conspiracy theorist or what ever, but isn’t this a perfect way for the Clintons to circumvent the Twenty-second Amendment of the United States Constitution? ( Serve more than two terms)

The Twenty-second Amendment of the United States Constitution sets a term limit for the President of the United States, providing that "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once."
(Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Taking this one more step further, Senator Clinton voted for Bush Administration classification of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group. What intelligent, knowledgeable, and “experienced” Democrat would give Bush that much power to start another unprovoked war for a second time? Could it be that she wants to have the same unchecked power exhibited by Bush during “her” term as the “President?”

Only after she came under fire from rivals Obama and Edwards did she attempt to adjust her position by co-sponsoring a ”resolution” that prohibits the use of funds for military operations against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization.

I hope that Americans especially Black Americans are sick and tired of not being able to trust our president. We know that the rest of the world is tired of the same political game and names in the White House. As I typed that last sentence, I realized that for the last 20 years there has been a Bush or a Clinton in the White House.

If Hillary is elected this country would have 28 years of the Clintons and the Bushes in the Oval Office. Is this a coincidence? Conspiracy theorist again, after all Bush 1 and Bill like each other and are now “good” friends.

Edwards is a recent statement said that he was confident that he would be the Democratic nominee because the last time he checked all of the previous presidents of this county looked like him.

Today one of Edwards’s campaign staff stated that he was going to stay In the race because of his elect ability. Really, Mr. Edwards part of getting elected is winning the nomination of the party. You cannot win the party’s nomination.

Although, his comment includes Senator Clinton, it really touches a nerve because I am a black woman. If the party that has received over ninety percent of our vote year at year don’t value us who does? Is it too much to ask that Senator Edwards respect Black Americans and the support that we have given the Democratic Party?

To Edwards I say, Sir go home to your beautiful wife and family. You are young, male, and white. In eight years you will still be a white male. We supported you when you were on the Democratic ticket for Vice President of the United States of America.
It is now time for you to show your support for us by getting out of this race. To President Clinton and Senator Clinton I say, we as a people loved you President Clinton. We loved you so much that our great black representatives saved you from the disgrace of impeachment. We loved you so much that we elected you for a second term.

Thanks for bringing us to the table during your two terms as president. We are a diverse group of intelligent and educated people. We are capable of solving our own problems and we are ready to demonstrate that fact to your family and the world.

To the Democratic Party I say, that the time is now, it is time for you to pay us for being loyal and true. This is Barack Obama’s time to run for the Presidency. Support him and the Democrats will not only take back the White House but we will also gain additional seats in both the House and the Senate. Seats needed to implement the “changes” that Senator Obama is so passionate about making.

To white Democrats I say, you can choose Hillary and her promise that she can beat the Republicans this time. You can choose Hillary because as evident from what she says after her “crying” moment, only she can save this country and I guess my implication, “us.”

To Black Americans regardless of party affiliations, you can choose Senator Clinton for the seats that we may get at the table this time. The other choice you can make is to choose Senator Barack Obama. You can choose Obama and not only get a seat at the table but also have the person sitting at the head of the table looking like you and I.

There are over 300 million people living in this country. Isn't it time that someone who doesn't look like Edwards and isn't a Clinton or Bush have the opportunity to represent us and to represent the United States of America to the world.

I know there is the fear that we may lose the general elections if Obama becomes the Democratic nominee. We know for a fact that we lost the last two elections. We also know that Hillary cannot win the November 2008 general election without “our” vote.

The white pundits and Hillary are now arguing that Senator Barack Obama isn’t qualified for the presidency because he only has two years of experience in the United States senate.

Article Two of the United States Constitution establishes the qualifications required to become president. The above-mentioned articles states that the president must be (1) natural-born citizens, (2) at least thirty-five years old, and (3) must have been a resident in the United States for at least fourteen years. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

As a race of people we have heard it all before we are not qualified although we are looking at the qualifications and we are as qualified as all of the other applicants. We know that our life experiences, as a black person is this county gives us skills that prepares us for the world.

Obama is as educated as the Clintons and is as qualified as former Presidents Ford, Carter, Clinton, Reagan, and Bush Sr and Bush II. The only difference is that the former presidents all look like John Edwards.

Finally, win, lose, or draw, I am appealing to all Black Americans to vote for Obama in South Carolina and the remaining primaries. To Black America especially our leaders who like me could not dare to “hope” that Senator Barack Obama could win, I say the time is now. It is time for you to choose Obama.

I encourage our black leaders (yes we still need and appreciate you) to chose Obama and endorse him now. After you publicly endorse our Senator, please lead, encourage, and inspire us to victory.

We have the chance to witness the manifestations of the promised made by God to Martin Luther King and to our forefathers. We don’t have the luxury of time on our side. We must win in South Carolina.

Lets really celebrate King's birthday this year. He match on Washington to give us this opportuity. Please examined the content of character of Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton (you get both of them). As you are examining these two choices, remember that the next president will appoint federal judges and possible a Supreme Court Justice.

Karl Rove and Fox News wants Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee. That fact alone is reason to vote for Senator Obama.

This is our moment in time to save ourselves. We can do this by to casting our vote in the primaries and the general election for someone who looks like Dr. Martin Luther King. Lets really celebrate King's birthday this year.

Vera Richardson is the author of “A Case of Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Real or Imagined.”
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1 comment:

millie said...

I am a white woman married to a wonderful black man. It has taken me four years of talking and talking just to begin to see the surface of what has hppened to him inside because of totaly wrong thinking on white Americas' part toward him and other balck sisters and brothers.
I don't know if this will do any good or not, but