Being Cool Doesn't Make Obama Worthy – From My Vault
The following is my Daily Rant from May 3, 2012. The answers to the questions I asked are the same; his being cool hasn’t helped one young person, in fact it has damned their future.
I have been saying and writing for the last month or so that Obama needs blacks, Hispanics, and young people in order to get reelected. To that end he is pulling tricks out of the bag with one hand, hoping people aren’t watching or paying attention to what he’s doing with the other hand. But people need to be smarter than that.
I recently saw a poll from January that said 62 percent of the people surveyed said they like the president. Personally, I’d like to know who those people are, but I digress. Here’s my point: Obama is using that likability as a tool among the groups that I referenced to get reelected. Unfortunately, what these groups are missing is that him being likable is not synonymous with him being capable of running the country.
What has liking him done for the so-called black community? How much better off are blacks today than they were under Bush or Clinton? Are more blacks working under Obama? Are more blacks graduating from college with marketable grades and degrees under Obama? How has liking him helped Hispanics? What has he done to reinforce the family matrix that is so cherished among Hispanics? Has liking him prevented his assault on Catholicism? Hispanics more than any other population group have strong, deep ties to the Catholic Church and the Pentecostal Church. Has liking him made his attacks on the Church more palatable?
Young people, especially those in college, think Obama’s cool, but how does him being cool create into a benefit for them? How does him being cool help your classmates who are victims of violent crimes? Crimes perpetrated by protected minorities (which his Justice department refuses to even so much as investigate) help you? How does it make you feel to know that a person with lower scores is awarded a scholarship because the school needs more of another particular color than it does of yours?
Obama might be cool but how does that help you find a job when you graduate? He might be cool but how long can you accept his claims that it isn’t his fault there are no jobs? Obama might be cool and he might be likable, but how does that help your parents who are watching their life’s retirement savings evaporate because of bad government policies? How much of the money your parents had invested in General Motors have they been able to recoup?
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here