I have refrained from posting and/or responding to anything political lately because it is sad to read the many comments on here just as it is to hear what is being said on talk radio shows; political shows; in print media and at the debates.
Bottom-line, people will vote for whomever they want and for whatever reason they choose. Someone posed the question about whether or not the current POTUS deserves another term. It is not about whether or not he deserves another term, but for anyone that will not be voting for him need not give a reason other than to say that they are supporting another candidate. That’s the only reason I will give other than stating my concerns that are applicable to me, because I don’t owe anyone an explanation for my choice in a candidate. If Mitt Romney is the nominee of his party, I will vote for him. Any other candidate from that party will not get my vote and it has nothing to do with their political affiliation, but it is not my preference to support the candidacy of Gingrich, Paul or Santorum.
However, if Romney is not the opponent on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, I will not be casting a vote for president. It’s that simple for me and I am more than comfortable with my decision. I will vote on the aforementioned date because the local and state elections are just as, if not more important, to me. Furthermore, the POTUS is nothing more than a figurehead and that is why it is even more important to focus on the homefront and get engaged with the local and state issues impacting where you live. Again, I will not lose a wink of sleep if I choose to not cast a ballot for the Democratic or Republican candidate to continue on as the 44th POTUS or become the 45th POTUS.
And for those that support President Obama, I am fine with that and respect your decision to do so. Because I am not a supporter of him in 2012 as I was in 2008 has no bearing on how I will live my life going forward. Far too many get so wrapped up in the skin that they are in that they fail to want to be critical of the current POTUS. But they are so quick to be critical of those of the same hue that are critical of him.
There is hypocrisy on both sides and the argument that is so bothersome to me is when people speak of what the guy inherited. Thing is he signed up for the job and whatever it was that he took on, he owns it. Blame was placed on the previous POTUS for high gas prices and they have remained consistently high under President Obama’s tenure. The silence is deafening with outrage. The plight of urban areas is no better today under a black POTUS than what it was under any of his white predecessors. Again, the silence is deafening. The appointment of blacks and/or this black POTUS surrounding himself with folk that look like him is a complete and utter joke. Once again, I will point out how deafening the silence is.
Can anyone really say that they are better off today than they were four years ago? I doubt if that can be said with a straight face. The year 2008 was a monumental occurence and once it became apparent that then Senator Obama was the better candidate for the job, people swooned to his side and the rest is history.
I am not hating on him, a sellout or any other label attached to a black person that is on record stating the lack of support for him seeking a second term. Plain and simple, he is not the candidate in 2012 that I saw and supported beginning in February 2007.
He represents a lot of what I have come to detest; i.e., unions, apologists, enablers, those that lack accountability and/or are not willing to take responsibility for their actions. So it is not just about policies and politics for me.
The argument from so many with regard to whose interests are better served from either of the political parties here in America is as asinine as all of the arguments that I hear for and against one party or the other. Once we (Black people) understand that neither political party serves our best interests, the better off we will be. Support a candidate based on who they are and quit hiding behind that political ideology bs. That same crap that the so-called occupiers argue against is a premise that many support based on their view of government. Ironically, the current POTUS falls into that same category of what is wrong with government.