Obama supporters share disappointment – not racial issue
If you voted for or against Obama based on race, that was racial preferencing wasn’t it? Race has no bearing on the effectiveness of a candidate and is an irrelevant factor isn’t it?
Well, you probably can’t say that it is not a factor if you are an African American or other racial minority seeking to demonstrate equality. Election of Barack Obama was a milestone in that regard affecting everyone.
But, now, how have he, his administration, and his congress performed? It is an Obama government that is in charge. Custis Adams, the barber from Kansas City in the story post said it best, “That man has a hell of a workload, and Bush left a hell of a mess. I like what he's doing. But I can't feel it."
1. He stabilized a runaway Wall Street that was like stopping the bleeding of a patient with a sucking chest wound.
2. He gave the economy an infusion of capital that was like putting the patient on life support.
3. He wanted to keep the patient on life support a little longer but there is no more oxygen in the tank.
There are other things that can be done to save the patient, like get some oxygen that is capital generation and infusion from the private sector. So while the patient is approaching the end of life support, there had better be some bottles and a wheel chair on the way.
Patients have to get better because Curtis Adams needs some hair to cut.
“Black voters still support Obama but are ambivalent about midterm elections
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, July 11, 2010
KANSAS CITY, MO. -- Curtis Adams, who owns Curtis A's barbershop here and who is also the establishment's senior political analyst, is a close observer of President Obama. This is something of a full-time job itself at Curtis A's, a gathering place in a black neighborhood five miles from downtown. All day every day, men (and occasionally women) come for a trim and wind up lingering to argue about jobs and the oil spill and the war in Iraq.
But mostly jobs. "If Obama was in this chair right here, I would tell him to give me a job. That's what I would ask for," said customer E.J. Jones one recent afternoon. Jones has worked off and on since he was let go from an Army ammunition plant in 2008.
The recession was especially rough on Kansas City's black community, where unemployment is 15 percent, nearly three times the rate for whites. Adams pointed to the empty chairs in his shop. He's down 75 customers a week. Of Obama, he said: "That man has a hell of a workload, and Bush left a hell of a mess. I like what he's doing. But I can't feel it."”