Obama’s America – Episode 167 – 50 Years Later Obama’s Failure

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Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr.
Would He Be Satisfied With President Obama?

By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 11, 2014: Thursday, April 10, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of  The Civil Rights Act.

Of course President Obama was there yesterday to claim the spotlight.

The New York Times offered a few classic comments in its coverage of Obama in Austin, Texas, at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum. Here is one …

“Though Mr. Obama often seemed reluctant to be drawn into discussions of race relations in his first term, he has seemed more open in talking about it since winning re-election.”

But yes, then The Times praises him ( really ) for all he has done in his second-term for African Americans …

“He made unusually passionate and personal comments after the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida and created an initiative called My Brother’s Keeper to help young black men. He has also been more vocal about issues like voting rights and equal pay for women.”

WOW isn’t he so brave in his second term and doing so much too?  Imagine that these simple things he would not do in his first term. Even though we would have expected  and much, much more based on his first campaign.

But even better and best of all …

“Mr. Obama’s inauguration was supposed to usher in something of a post-racial era but has not quite done so.”

That definitely gets an encore in Obama’s America.

“Mr. Obama’s inauguration was supposed to usher in something of a post-racial era but has not quite done so.”

It deserves many more but I won’t waste space. The idea that Obama wild bring equality to America has proven a ludicrous idea.

REALITY CHECK ….

Obama’s inauguration did not usher in ANY of the change may of us expected either from his campaign rhetoric or being African-America but it did usher in this weekly Obama’s America so we never forget.

Is it even necessary to note that most African-Americans are delighted that Obama is President rather than being outraged that the plight of most African Americans has worsened over the 5 years so far of the Obama Presidency? Even the Black elite in America have not seen any appreciable gains at the top of the food chain in high profile roles.

It’s been more of the same for African-Americans just like everyone else, with Barack Obama as President. We are all expected to jump for joy thinking about how much worse it might have been with another Right Wing Republican in The White House.

That is the game ladies & gentlemen among the Democratic elite and Barack Obama plays that game as well, if not better, than the others.

Which brings up a subject once again of how worse it can be with Barack Obama. Another constituency of Color, Latinos have found out how bad it can be with Obama as President with an unprecedented number of deportations in all of American history during the Obama Presidency. What does Obama say? It’s not my fault; I’m just following the law.
In fact a new report released this week made the point that the Justice Department has gone after mostly immigrants who have no criminal records at all or only the most minor offenses and who have been model non-citizens.

They get shoved over the border even if that leaves all kinds of collateral damage behind, like young children with no parents here to support them. Again Obama is just enforcing the law! Too bad!

Back in Austin on Thursday, Obama proved just how vacuous all his claims of championing fellow African-Americans and anyone else really is. Did he use his remarks on the anniversary of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to propose any new legislation or any kind of initiative at all that would address the needs of African-Americans or anyone else?

What a stirring occasion to propose something new!

SORRY all Barack Obama did was falsely claim he and Michelle are products of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He growing up in bucolic Hawaii and attending all the best schools in Hawaii and then elsewhere, never ever experiencing the stings, let alone worse of the discrimination poor and unprivileged African Americans experienced. Or how about Michelle and her brother?; both attending Princeton University! Such painful discrimination!

Here is the most useful comment of all I can end with to say.

I don’t think there is any doubt that if Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. were alive today he would be livid about how little improvement there has been with Barack Obama as President. But worse, he would be upset with Obama’s unwillingness to be vocal in condemning ongoing discrimination and the fate of too many Black Americans and that Obama is unwilling to attack the heart of the problem because the Status Quo is just too, too good for the Obamas’ personally.

And the game goes on and on ….. in Obama’s America.

About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas.