Wednesday, June 6, 2012


“Oh, how the rules change when Black Folks come up to bat! It's like you told us the game was Basketball, we showed up with sneakers, and now its Ice Hockey. Race continues to trump all other concerns. With all the achievements realized by President Obama, why the Democrats can't sell their agenda remains a mystery to me.    Regrettably, Progressives are lousing the opinion shaping wars in the electronic and print media. When you consider what will happen to all the progressive legislation since FDR if the Republicans retake the White House, it becomes a very scary picture.

Wake up Folks and get the vote out.” —Kenyon C. Burke,  Ed. D (a Civil Rights pioneer in New Jersey and elsewhere back in the day and still going strong)

And here’s my revised version of a post from Lydia Rivers that Doc Burke  sent me and others:


Once Obama was elected, all of a sudden,
folks got mad and want to “take America Back”...
BACK TO WHAT/WHERE? Who took it?

After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster,
Now They Get Mad?

They didn't get mad when the Supreme Court
stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
They didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy
company officials to dictate Energy policy and
push us to invade Iraq .
They didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a
country that posed no threat to us.
They didn't get mad when we spent over 800 billion
on said illegal war.
They didn't get mad when Bush borrowed more
money from foreign sources than the previous
42 Presidents combined.
They didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash
just disappeared in Iraq .
They didn't get mad when Bush embraced trade and
outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American
jobs out of the country.
They didn't get mad when Bush/Cheney didn't catch
Bin Laden.
They didn't get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion
dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.
They didn't get mad when they saw the horrible conditions
at Walter Reed and other military hospitals.
They didn't get mad when we let a major US city,
New Orleans , drown.
They didn't get mad when we gave people who had
more money than they could spend, the 1%, over a
trillion dollars in tax breaks.
They didn't get mad with the worst 8 years of job
creations in several decades.
They didn't get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens
lost their lives because they had no health insurance.
They didn't get mad when lack of oversight and
regulations from the Bush Administration caused
US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments,
retirement, and home values. Etc. etc. etc.

They finally got mad when a black man was elected
President and decided that people in America
deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.

Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses
by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the
rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since
1929 were all okay with them, but helping fellow
Americans who are sick...saving the auto industry…
getting Bin Laden…actually reducing government
spending compared to Bush/Cheney…actually
creating jobs (but not fast enough because the
rightwing Republican Congress and governors
et. al. were cutting government jobs like cops and
teachers, faster than private sector jobs could be
created and corporate fat cats would rather sit on
their profits than invest in the economy while 
there's still uncertainty around the globe and 
just maybe because it will get someone more
sympathetic to their greed elected)...etc. etc. etc.

[And in many ways the above goes for a lot of
folks on the left as well as almost all on the right.]


tom said...

Yup - but we have to keep telling people this - over and over.

Anonymous said...

Couldnt have said it better myself! Great job, if we could somehow get this to the mindless millions we would be better off. They are still stuck on Birther issues and "Socialism"