- Post 09 August 2011
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It is with great sadness that we must introduce the “race-card” into the present debate about the American economy, presidential leadership and the direction of the country. But the reality is the facts lead us to no other conclusion.
Let us never forget that at the beginning of the current U.S. Congress, PRESIDENT BUSH LEFT A NATIONAL FINANCIAL DISASTER THAT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA INHERITED. In spite of this national disaster, the Republican leadership actually announced that its primary agenda was first and foremost-to make Obama, elected by the people, a one term President of the United States.
This “prime directive” goes back to the founding fathers. The difference between them and present leadership is that they made laws for the good of the country and well as their own business interest because the understood the connection between the two. Hence, they were “statesmen” because they were concerned with the future of the country and not “politicians” who are only concerned with immediate responses to their own interest and needs.
The Tea Party members of Congress and Republican leadership who have committed to “no taxes” at any cost demonstrated their party's doctrine last December when they held an extension of unemployment benefits to millions of Americans hostage for an extension of the exemptions to the estate tax which benefits the wealthy. These same Tea Party members are calling a failure the economic stimulus, which did create some jobs, provided loans to the auto industry (much of which has since been repaid) and bailed out financial and insurance institutions such as AIG. In reality, these actions represented presidential leadership by Obama.
Both American history in the last 80 years and economic theory prove that every period of high unemployment since the Great Depression of the 1930s has had some form of publicly financed job creation to put people back to work.
With full knowledge of this reality, how is it that Tea Party supporters can demand that the president create jobs with no available funds, a freeze on the debt ceiling while fighting any tax increases which in fact represent the only way to raise additional revenues without cutting entitlement Programs? These same educated Tea Party members know that such program cuts would virtually destroy and even kill millions of Americans on Social Security and Medicare, and eliminate the possibility of additional benefits to the 25 million Americans still unemployed.
Those Tea Party members of the U.S. Congress that created the debt ceiling crisis did so with full knowledge of everything mentioned here, and therefore represent a violation of their oath of office in which each of them pledged to “uphold and defend” the Constitution of the United States.
Such actions constitute a conspiracy which is defined as two or more people planning or engaged in an illegal act. The desire to make Obama a one-term president and to do so by causing government to fail under his leadership, is intended to not only eliminate America's first Black president but to ensure that any future effort to place a person of color in the White House will instantly bring association with America's first Black president.
Americans should take a closer look at the track records and activities of their elected officials against the historical background presented here. Most, if not all, of these problems were created under President George Bush who is rarely mentioned. He was white. Obama is blamed for everything. He is Black.
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