Tolliver: Obama … pull your pants up!Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
by Lafe Tolliver
I do not know about you, but lately I have been averting my eyes when President Barack Obama comes on the national news and starts spouting the party line that you will not lose your present health insurance carrier or doctor under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
It is now an almost established fact that you could lose your existing medical coverage or doctor depending upon certain yet-to-be specified circumstances. Obama’s statements remind me of kids who walk around in public with their pants pulled down showing their underwear; they think they are trendy and hip but in reality they are ignorant and have no shame.
What makes this health care revelation even more egregious is that this was known to the Obama administration months or years before he started that mantra of not losing your present medical coverage.
Why then did he continue to act like a shrill carnival barker and continue to push that line? Because he recklessly believed that hype and was desperately trying to sell that pig in the poke to a now very skeptical public.
It appears that the White House is in bunker mode and trying to extricate itself from a very bad political position; they are taking a huge hit in the credibility department and also with yours truly. I always had Obama pegged as an intellectual elitist who thought that he could walk on water and with his GQ grin and handshake, have a voter drop all discernment and go his way like a marionette on a string. But not in today’s instant media climate where every fact is up for public inspection and minute parsing.
Obama’s winsome smile is just not cutting it anymore with an economy that is still in shambles, with a divided bickering Congress and with an electorate that is becoming more cynical about politicos and their hot air diatribes.
Obama, in my opinion, has never had the stomach to roll up his sleeves and wade in the mud and fight for his programs. He leaves the grunt work to his underlings who seemingly fumble the ball all the time. The disastrous health care rollout is a prime example. He needs to clean out his cabinet of personal advisers, including Valerie Jarrett, and get some people around him who will tell him, when needed that on certain positions he is naked and has knock knees to boot!
His selling of Obamacare is one of those times. It may be he thinks that because he is Obama and he is in second-term mode that the public is still gushing over him as the first black president. Not so. Check the latest polls. He is bouncing off the walls like a bad check.
Obama has shown all who care to take off their rose-colored glasses that he is not all of that and a pack of gum.
Two cases in point: It does a grave disservice to the black community in particular to have an intelligent black man rooting for abortion. In light of the fact that black females are aborting babies at a higher rate than their white counterparts, why in the devil do we have a black man espousing an irreversible procedure that can decimate the perpetuation of the black family?
I wonder out loud if either or both of his young daughters were to become pregnant, would he tell them to kill the fruit of their wombs? Would the future granddad drive his girls to an abortion clinic and wait for them in the lobby while they go in and have future Obamas flushed or pulled out of their wombs?
I wonder … would Michelle Obama condone it? Yet we as a block of black voters allowed him two terms in office as a proponent of abortion. Remember now, this man professes to be a Christian and as such, we have to ask: Would Christ advocate abortions? If it took you more than a nanosecond to answer that question, there is a problem!
The other case is this president vociferously advocating for gay marriages, which is diametrically opposed to the advancement of a reproductive family composed only of a husband and a wife. Again, why would black voters, who for the most part, hold to the traditional religious belief that gay marriage is contrary to God’s will, vote for a person who adheres to such anti-Bible policies? Again, would Christ officiate at a gay marriage? If you took more than a nanosecond to also answer that question … we have a problem!
Was it strictly for purposes of vanity and the pride of seeing a black man hold the highest elected office in the land that we voted en masse for this person? Were we that bamboozled about the fallen nature of politics that we left our discernment on the curb gave this man about 90 percent of our votes because of the color of his skin?
Even many of the black clergy who should have known better were caught swooning and rhapsodizing over Obama as they waxed eloquent from their pulpits about him as if he were the second coming of Jesus.
How sad and how pathetic. Do not place your hope and deliverance on or in a political system or a political party no matter how charismatic the candidate appears to be.
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