Here at The Urban Counterculture, we tend to keep our political discussions related to policy directives. We don’t even share all of the same political ideologies, so we certainly don’t use this blog to bash others for theirs. So, before I go in (and I am INDEED going in), know that this is NOT an anti-Obama rant. Obama’s record speaks for itself; you either like what he has done or you don’t.
Okay, so here goes: As a native Detroiter, I still have my ear to the ground and my people keep me abreast of what is happening in the city. So my sister sends me a photo she took this weekend at (get this, non-Detroiters) the “Obama Gas Staion” on Joy Road off of Greenfield – and yes, it’s Arab-owned in case you were wondering. I was IMMEDIATELY angered when I saw this!!! Since I am an avid SNL fan, I immediately went into “REALLY?!?! with Seth and Amy” mode (theirs was the best version of that bit) and here’s a summary of those thoughts…I was seething with RAGE at the time, so I might not repeat myself word for word:
“REALLY, Obama campaign? You think free food for one day is a sufficient payback for getting you into THE WHITE HOUSE, making you (arguably) the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES? So we’re EVEN now??? REALLY???
REALLY? So not only do you ASSUME these poor and working class black people (did you hear me say Joy Road and Greenfield?) need your free food, but you’re only giving it out one time, for one meal? I mean, why not give black Americans free food for four years like YOU got? But you have OUR back with your thoughtless charity? REALLY?
Seriously? THIS is how you have Black America’s back? After you have done nothing specifically FOR the black community (and you KNOW that’s what they were expecting) and have done more to scratch the backs of your non-black, rich, hyper-liberal donors and special interest groups in one golf afternoon than ‘your people’ in four years, but you want to ‘have their back’ with a plate of cheap food? REALLY?!?!?!? THAT’S what you think fair and equal compensation is for putting you in office and making history??? REALLY?!?!?!
REALLY OBAMA CAMPAIGN??? Your respect for the black community is SO HIGH that you don’t think of low-income blacks, your most LOYAL supporters, until NOVEMBER of an ELECTION YEAR??? And the way you woo them? WITH FREE FOOD? WOW, REALLY?!?!?!?! Are you such a paternalistic slave driver that you don’t even disguise your disdain for the ignorant masses, and you LITERALLY throw them a bone to get a vote? REALLY?!?!?!?!
So, Obama campaign, you really think that black Americans are just stupid bottom feeders who will support anything in exchange for free food? Really? You didn’t think that maybe a reparations tax break or maybe NOT going off on the Congressional Black Caucus when they ask you why you didn’t come through for them like you promised might have been more appropriate or have a more lasting effect on your relations with black America at-large than a plate of cold, gross food or a gleaner’s truck? Really? REALLY?
What’s even WORSE is that there were about four more Obama signs with other similar logos posted at this gas station…The “Obama Gas Station” – that is the legal business name of the establishment!!! Are we THAT predictable and gullible? REALLY, black community???
By the looks of things now, maybe we are…