Is it any wonder folks are going nuts about President Obama’s visit to Chi-town last Friday to address gun violence and the economy.
Here’s Chris Rock’s idea of what this president and First Lady represents to him and our country.
THE OUTCRY STARTED WITH THIS SPEECH FROM THE PRESIDENT IN CHICAGO, FRIDAY.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 MHP-VALERIE JARRETT INTERVIEW
How can a father not be an influence to his children? Folks can’t have it both ways. On one hand, they want equal opportunity, a fair shake in America, good education, healthcare, jobs, on the other hand, they don’t want to take responsibility for ensuring they and their children get their fair share. We can’t keep screaming against society’s racism and inequalities, and not face the realities and lessons of how those who became successful achieved it.
What is the matter with this picture, when asking fathers & mothers to take care of their children is seen as a mockery to achieving educational and economic success, and a call to band together as a community, love, nurture, and support each other? Our fathers need jobs, education, not guns, drugs, and prison.
It’s like these folks thrive on blacks being disconnected from society, always having to beg, scrimp, and ask for handouts from MASSA. Of course there’s institutionalized racism, and one way to combat that is FAMILY UNITY. All families aren’t healthy; there is abuse, poverty, drugs, etc., these are symptoms of a larger issue. Even single parent households can thrive, but to discount the roles of two parents is detrimental.
This is what gets me. On one side of her face Melissa was cheering the Potus on for same sex marriage & all of its benefits but the other she was belittling him for advocating marriage to African Americans. I mean really! Is advocating marriage for African Americans a “bad” thing? Have we not been saying the same thing? But when the Potus advocates, it’s foul! And how insulting to mock him for wanting his father around while he was growing up. It’s his life. How dare any of us to have a problem with that! To say having Moms and Dads in a child’s life is a right wing talking point is asinine to the 10th power. What is wrong with these educated negroes with this foolishness?
I get tired of educated fools.
WHAT THE HELL did the President say that was ‘ controversial’?
I have to know.
The Black community is in trouble. WHO could argue otherwise?
I don’t minimize the economics of the situation of our community. But, here’s the thing, Black folks have always been on the lower rung of the economic ladder. What we have not been, traditionally, is lacking morals and values.
The President of the United States grew up without his father. Yes, he had a loving set of grandparents, but, from his own mouth – HE MISSED HAVING HIS FATHER IN HIS LIFE.
How are you going to dispute what came out of his own mouth. How are you going to minimize his life’s experience? He lived it. He owns that he lived it.
here’s what the President said:
“As the son of a single mom who gave everything she had to raise me, with the help of my grandparents, I turned out OK,” he said, calling single moms “heroic” and worthy of praise.
But he added, “At the same time, I wish I’d had a father who was around and involved.”
The president said there are neighborhoods all over the country where young people don’t see adults succeeding and where they come to think the future “only extends to the end of the street corner or the outskirts of town.”
Young boys and young men, in particular, “don’t see an example of fathers or grandfathers, uncles, who are in a position to support families and be held up and respected,” Obama continued. Yet the biggest factor in determining a child’s success — and preventing a child from sliding into a life of crime — is having a “loving, supportive family,” he said.
“And by the way, that’s all kinds of parents. That includes foster parents, that includes grandparents, extended families. That includes gay or straight parents,” Obama added to applause. “Those parents supporting kids, that’s the single most important thing. Unconditional love for your child, that makes a difference.”
It was disappointing to see MHP blatantly distort what POTUS said and insulting and disrespectful for her to reduce his words to him having “daddy issues.” Has a President ever been insulted so much? Even by so-called liberals? Where are they in holding the GOP accountable for obstructing bills and changes POTUS wants that would improve the lives of millions of Americans?