As I've observed for the past year, people are pissed at the president, mainly over the oil spill since it's on the minds of the public right now. It's funny, though, most of those same people who are pissed the most are white and working.
I think the big issue now is the fact that the president is perceived as aloof and distant from the emotions of the American public, especially those suffering in the Gulf States affected by the catastrophic oil spill. In other words, Obama is not pissed enough.
Cool heads prevail, though, right? Do we need another knee jerk president like George W? In this instant gratification society, you're pretty much damned if you do and damned if you don't, especially if you happen to be, you know I am going to say it, black.
That's the real issue here. Just like Jimmy Carter pointed out many months ago, people just can't get past the fact that an intelligent black man is running the country.
When George W. was in office, the vitriol was nowhere near as bitter and even hateful as it is now. People in this country are so angry at each other and so polarized, you'd think there was something wacky in the water, or tea or whatever they're drinking.
My suggestion is to take a tranq, people. The guy is at least making an effort...here's a link [below] to a list of 111 accomplishments, which, at this writing, is still incomplete:
Facebook List of President Obama's Accomplishments
So, if you're looking for him to just step up to the microphone and say,
"Yo, Be Pee are greedy motherfuckers who have effectively ruined the lives of every man, woman, child and animal on or near the Gulf Coast and I am going to kick their sorry asses into the middle of next week!"
Well, probably not, unless somebody slips him a LOT of Vodka and Red Bull. But I said it for him. I still like the guy, I think he does care, and he is doing stuff for working folks in this country. If that makes me a target, well, good. Bring it on!
Still....could ya just growl a little, B-Rock?
Have a great weekend, y'all!
Be cool, be nobody's fool and don't dismiss the bliss.