Pimp this, Senator Obama
By: Erik Rush
One of the fundamental (though perhaps not prioritized) questions people ask pertaining to presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is that of what his ideas are for improving the lot of black Americans. Whether or not he feels a special affinity for this group (he identifies as black, after all, and until recently belonged to a black militant church) notwithstanding, it is only normal for the average American to consider this question despite the presumption that a President ought represent all the people.
After some digging for a platform or position of some sort to analyze, this columnist found on the subject what innumerable individuals have discovered as regards Obamaâ€™s plans to address any number of issuesâ€¦
We have to do more in our own lives, our own families and our own communities. That starts with providing the guidance our children need, turning off the TV and putting away the video games; attending those parent-teacher conferences, helping our children with their homework and setting a good example.
- Sen. Obama, July 14, 2008
While the candidate has adopted some of the â€œtough loveâ€ rhetoric proffered by legendary comedian Bill Cosby (the sort of thing that prompted corporate blackmailer and poverty pimp Jesse Jackson to declare that he wanted to castrate Obama), the expected sagacious proposals for rousing black Americans to greater participation in the American Dream are as elusive as his grand design for â€œChangeâ€ in America. If inspiring talk was all that blacks needed, Jesse would have accomplished this decades ago.
Unfortunately â€“ as is not surprising to many of us â€“ Obamaâ€™s vision for American blacks doesnâ€™t seem any more, well, visionary than was Bill Clintonâ€™s or any other Democratâ€™s over the last 40 years. This might seem a tad strange considering that weâ€™re dealing with a person steeped in a theology which teaches that being black is the black manâ€™s â€œultimate realityâ€ (James Cone, Black Theology, Black Power, Orbis, 1997.). Judging from his nebulous, boilerplate far Left oratory, which includes such things as taxing corporations, the evil, faceless â€œrichâ€ and cyclopean spending proposals for domestic and foreign poverty programs, it doesnâ€™t appear that blacks can expect any more from Barack Obama than his perpetuating the institutions and cultural subversions that have kept so many black Americans poor and ignorant while incrementally degrading the spirit of those who arenâ€™t as yet in that position.
This song is not only outrageously offensive to Sen. Clinton, Rev. Jackson, Sen. McCain and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear.
- Sen. Barack Obama, on Politics as Usual, by Ludacris, July 30, 2008
This of course refers to a recent offering by the putrescent gangsta rapper and genetic throwback Ludacris, which not only ripped Sen. John McCain, but â€“ in true chaotic rapper fashion â€“ hammered Hillary Clinton and Jesse Jackson as well. Iâ€™d like to say that Obama canâ€™t have it both ways, condemning a rapperâ€™s lyrics while asserting that he is a â€œtalented individual.â€ The problem there is that the press has determined he can have it any way he wants.
If any gangsta rappers possess talent in the understanding of most Americans Obamaâ€™s age (which is doubtful), they are simply prostituting their talent for dollars. As this columnist has asserted, rap is crap, and rappers are bums. If indeed Obama is the agent of change so many believe him to be, he should be throwing the entire rap industry under the bus with extreme prejudice, from each and every unintelligible performer (such as Ludacris) to leeches like rap moguls Sean Combs and Russell Simmons.
Apropos Obamaâ€™s comment above, given the opacity of the candidate pertaining to what â€œthe values we hold dearâ€ actually means to him: Here we have another instance of the press essentially acting as an arm of the Obama campaign; the press reports his remark, yet we are to believe no one within that body ever thought to request that he clarify those values. He steps in it, like heâ€™s done so often, but the cameras quickly pan away as not to cause embarrassment as he wipes his shoe.
From what weâ€™ve been led to believe, black voters are champing at the bit to cast their votes for the senator. It is truly sad that such a large percentage of any subgroup of Americans could be so thoroughly misled, as is the fact that Obamaâ€™s race counts for so much among them even though itâ€™s clear that heâ€™s just another grabbastic politician and Marxist who is already selling them out. This is unbeknownst to them, to be sure â€“ but what else is new?
Erik Rush is a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. (www.thenma.org).