posted on May, 2 2010 @ 09:36 PM
Not only is he not the greatest black American ever, I think he has done more to hinder black progress, increase a racial divide and is
possibly the worst person to hold the title of 'First Black American President.'
To address the half-white issue, there are some who will say that is the only reason he was able to get as far as he did. Not that it is very
relevant, it would have been better if that position could not have been taken if he were 'all black.'
His associations with racially charged groups place him in a separatist category than one of that of unified races.
His political positions, associates and ideology are down right appalling to many who value the ideas and principles upon which the nation was
founded; namely individual responsibility, states rights, and limited government intervention in the lives of the citizenry.
These things, for some, have indirectly linked these philosophies with the black community, only adding to racial tensions.
Above all, I think that if it were observed through the eyes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Obama's election would be a great disappointment. The man
was not elected by the content of his character.
I never expected a black man to get elected at this point in our history for various reasons. mainly, society has not moved far enough past racial
divisiveness. I looked forward to the day when a black man would be elected president, because I thought it would mean we have truly left racism and
superficiality behind, and the individual would have to believe and adhere so purely to the ideas of America's founders that the nation would be
brought together in true unity. Instead, there was a perfect storm of Bush-haters, welfare recipients, a watered down Republican candidate, an out
migration to many third party candidates, and reverse racist 'just-because-he's-black' voters to get the man in office.
I think if things don't just utterly fall apart, it will be a long time before a black man ever has a chance of becoming president again.
edit to modify the 'perfect storm'
[edit on 2-5-2010 by Wolf321]