By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher
Republican Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives Mia Love, who was defeated by Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson makes an assertion.
In this claim she asserts that, “President Obama’s version of America is a divided one – pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status. His policies have failed! We are not better off than we were 4 years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker, or campaign ad can change that.”
It never ceases to amaze me how members of the Black community are so quick to undermine and criticize one another. Obviously, the nation did not agree with Love, which is why she was not chosen to represent the American people during the most recent election anyway.
But there is one thing that she has wrong in her opinion that the President is the one that has this country divided. Contrary to popular belief this country has been divided almost since it’s very existence. And We Must Understand that it will not change any time soon; especially as it relates to Blacks and Whites seeing eye to eye and working together to create a perfect union.
President Obama has done the best that he could with the resources and support that he has been given. Republicans, members of the House of Representatives and Congress have tried with all their might and power to make it very difficult for the President to be the President!
The one thing that upsets me the most about this scenario, is how these Black Republicans are the ones that are at the forefront of the rhetoric against the President. They are allowing their colleagues to use them as bait, at an attempt to get their point across to the American people. The sad part is that they are too stupid to see what is being done.
Nevertheless, I will say that I am glad that the American people no matter how divided the country may be showed support and voted for the best man for the job.
Additionally, it brings me much delight knowing that this nation as a whole saw Governor Romney just as his hometown state did. For, if you cannot get any support from your own state, the one in which you govern it definitely relays a great message about your character and disposition.
These are the very people who have the knowledge of the type of leader that he is and would have been. Therefore, the fact that Obama won Ohio and Romney didn’t speaks volumes.
Moving forward, if this ‘2012 Presidential Election’ did not teach or demonstrate anything else, it should have given members of the Black community a first-hand look as to how our nation is still divided. Here we reside in a nation over a century later that according to the United States Constitution is supposed to be rid of all slavery, oppression and prejudice in regards to cultural and racial differences but yet there is still a great division.
Records indicate that this is the first time in over fifty years that our nation has been so divided.
The sad part about all of this is that not only are the citizens of the United States divided, but our leaders and the individuals responsible for making our legislative decisions are as well. This element is part of the reason why our unemployment rate is so high, our economy is in turmoil and the American people are suffering.
People can dress it up however they please, but at the end of the day, I know what the bottom line entails. There is STILL a BLACK man in the WHITE house. Believe it or not, many people have a major problem with this factor!
It does not matter what President Obama has accomplished within his four-year tenure or who he has helped with the initiatives that he has set in place. He is a Black man and that fact alone just does not sit well with many of his counterparts as well as half of the country.