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Diversity Fatigue Friday: The Past Makes Imperfect Sense February 12, 2010

Are you at all surprised by anything that is occurring with the Obama administration? Did you expect things to be worse or better than they have turned out to be? In my case, I suppose that I expected pretty much what we experiencing now but to a lesser extent. Sure, Obama’s failure can be food for the conservative’s soul however, what does all of this really say about the future of politics in America? We elected an empty Ivy League educated suit, for the second time or perhaps third or even fourth. For some, electing Obama was a break from the crusty old white men of POTUS yesteryear. But how big a break was it? However illegitimate the liberals suspicions of racism on the part of voters against Barack Obama, we must acknowledge that our country fell for the bait and elected a man because of what was on the outside rather than the inside. For many, Obama’s election was a historic moment, a black man in office…FINALLY!!! But at what cost? Even as some liberals begin to mildly criticize the Obama administration, they remain loyal to the “we elected the right man” meme. They remain loyal to man that promised change and jobs.

The unfolding truth of President Obama, does little to confirm their fantasies.

You got your man, a black man, and that is exactly what you voted for. The Tea Party Movement has developed in large measure as not only a revolt against the Obama administration and Washington insiders but hopfully also the way we elect these people to our highest offices. Who says that our president always has to come from an Ivy League university? Possess a law degree and a penis?

There are many ways in which we could be diverse in choosing our elected officials. Color and sex does not have to be one of them.
Yes, Sarah Palin is a woman and it would indeed have been a historic moment if John McCain had won the presidency. Her vagina was not her only claim to diversity. There was those kids, and that “provincial” world view that drove the liberals crazy.

She didn’t go to school in the right places or wear the right clothes. When she did wear the right clothes, she was accused of spending too much money on them.

When it comes to choosing our president many Americans  propose that they do not desire Washington insiders. They claim to be anti-establishment, against the status quo.  But how can you aspire to be against the norm in Washington when you voted for Barack Obama?  He was the same Ivy League, lobbyist coddling, slick, Washington insider as the rest of them…only he can in a darker variety.

So much for true diversity.

For your viewing pleasure is this classic clip from an episode of  70’s Norman Lear sitcom, The Jeffersons.  Here characters George Jefferson and Tom Willis grapple with whether or not they should vote for a candidate because of his skin color.

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10 Responses to “Diversity Fatigue Friday: The Past Makes Imperfect Sense”

  1. yttik Says:

    I really don’t know what the future is going to bring. You never know, maybe Obama will be visited by the ghost of Christmas past, have an epiphany, and actually start leading.

    But in terms of Palin I just ask people to question their beliefs, their predjudices, their stereotypes. The day Gibbs mocked Palin’s hand was the day Blago plead not guilty, Monserrate was suspended from the state senate for slashing up his girl friend’s face, our President gave his famous “corpseman” speech, and John Edwards proposed to his mistress. Is Palin qualified? Are you kidding me?? Where is this land of perfect human beings she is competing against?

  2. 152 Says:

    The Tea Party is nothing more than a bunch of racists.

  3. manbearpig68 Says:

    See it wasn’t mindless television like my parents told me! Lots of good lines in that episode of the Jeffersons..

  4. Janelle Humbert Says:

    I’m not sure how many words that picture is worth, but it certainly beats 1000. And this post of yours is off the charts….in the best writing zone, Afrocity.

  5. Glennmcgahee Says:

    From “All in the Family” to “The Jeffersons”, a truer picture of America has never been portrayed on television.

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