Smiley:

"He starts the speech talking about Tucson, but never talks about gun control."

   
West:

"We got a lot of orphans out here who don’t feel part of the American family at all."

   
 

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I would like to ask the two of you, What would ya'll suggest the President do for poor and working people?


i do think it's much easier to criticize those in power without readily suggesting solutions to the leadership problem. egypt wants to remove their president with no stable replacement in sight. i would like to know what u think he should do or could u point out things he has already done? i look forward to the universal healthcare bill even though that'll take a few years to enact but i must say despite my undying support for obama i was disappointed that he planned to cut back on community action programs. i suggest that obama continue to fund community programs in poor neighborhoods so it may encourage his educational reform plans.
Osirian said:

I would like to ask the two of you, What would ya'll suggest the President do for poor and working people?


Barak Obama is doing the best that he can do for this country, including Black people, so there is nothing I can suggest that he do considering that the people he is representative of in regards to race are a fractionalized peoples. Some of the things he has done that impressed me was; At the press conferance when he bailed out GM he stated that it was because of the reluctance of a hedge fund to negotiate their holdings that he had to invest more than he should have to get it done, outting the greed and patriotism of the fund managers; In another press conferance when asked by a reporter what he found to be humbling about the office he alluded to the office of the presidency not having as much power as most believe; At a townhall concerning the healthcare debate he was asked about the federal reserves 600 billion dollar treasury swap, and the President said that he had to be careful on this one and begin to tell the Man how the federal govt really has no control over the fed. As far as Egypt is concerned, Barack has possibly dealt the largest blow (depending upon if the people of Egypt accept the parameters of Mubaraks' concession) to radical Islam by "Not" getting the US directly involved with the affairs of Muslims. If there is a smooth transition, so called 'moderate' Muslims will begin to ostracize the radical element. And during the state of the union, he never said the phrase 'american exceptionalism', hinted towards it, but never said it, meaning that he understands that it is an 'imperialistic' term.
safirah chinwe said:

i do think it's much easier to criticize those in power without readily suggesting solutions to the leadership problem. egypt wants to remove their president with no stable replacement in sight. i would like to know what u think he should do or could u point out things he has already done? i look forward to the universal healthcare bill even though that'll take a few years to enact but i must say despite my undying support for obama i was disappointed that he planned to cut back on community action programs. i suggest that obama continue to fund community programs in poor neighborhoods so it may encourage his educational reform plans.
Osirian said:

I would like to ask the two of you, What would ya'll suggest the President do for poor and working people?

Hey Bro. Tavis and Bro. West. I loved the program and I just wanted to comment on the matters regarding the President and his strange lateral move to the Center of the line. I ask please don't take offense to this statement as it is not an attack. I am using it to make a point. Neither of you, nor Oprah, nor any other person with some with a strong financial stance can afford to fund the President’s re-election campaign nor are there any lobbyist with the financial backing to support his re-election so in collaboration with the whomever of the corporate backers and the grassroots corroboration methods this I believe is a move that he has had to make. With the President fighting for the middle and the less fortunate those with in those racks do have the finances to give the support he needs either. So as we know that politics is a professional lairs game to support whatever his or her views/cause. It is important to plan your strategy with care and caution because of a caveat of matters that could force him to reveal his true intentions that may cause centrist supporters to lose steam and pull support.

I believe that the Pres. is a skilled modern day Peter Pan. He uses power as his bow to assist those in need and overlooked. Only so much can be done by this Pres. in one term because I truly believe that the opposing republicans are using the Tea party's rage and racial hate to fuel Obama's undoing. Though there are poor in their party, as it was said, those of their supporters that are also in need of unemployment extension voted for the republican's that voted against the support of the extension.

 So many want to see him fail to prove that being a smart & successful as a black person is an oxymoron. There was a report in one state where the local republican chairperson, who was black, chose to step down because of the violence of the Tea Party and their rage against him. I suppose they thought he was the janitor, LOL.  This nearly justifies the belief of so many that believe the Tea Party is a racially motivated group, with very few (forgive me) uncle tom blacks, seeking to over throw our President who is a legal citizen, law abiding, educated, Commander in Chief; that has not had to go into a drug rehab to kick a illegal drug and alcohol habit, who won his office by a majority election and not by a lawsuit.

There are positions that he must take and compromises that must be made to win in the bigger picture and gain the support of more liberal republican citizens and more conservative democrats as he did in his first election and those that elected him of his base again. Bro. Tavis, you asked Sen. Bernie Sanders a question, should we give the President some slack? My response is yes, we should put more faith in his skills and continue to watch the promised change continue to unfold and just watch his strategy work, if he can stay in. We should continue to stand behind him to make sure that he gets another chance to prove himself to the more critical centristic whites, just as the woman stated how tired she was of backing him up with regards to those that don’t understand what we are hoping for and get behind him so that he could continue to help fight for the voiceless and the middle class that are trying to make it. We should be establishing those small green companies that can support a small portion of the economy that effect working class unemployed citizens in their everyday debts (just imagine how solar on your roof home or office could assist you to have more to reinvest and support your lifestyle and cause/s) and other small businesses that can sure up micro-communities and neighborhoods and municipal economies where most of us are, live, and need the local support. His arrow is not point at us, but for us all that no one would be less significant. I too do not like all of his choices but just like those of the Lord they will manifest on time, for my children if not for me.

What we see happening in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen is a revolt against a neoliberal program imposed on these nations by the International Monetary Fund. Who's next?

safirah chinwe said:

i do think it's much easier to criticize those in power without readily suggesting solutions to the leadership problem. egypt wants to remove their president with no stable replacement in sight. i would like to know what u think he should do or could u point out things he has already done? i look forward to the universal healthcare bill even though that'll take a few years to enact but i must say despite my undying support for obama i was disappointed that he planned to cut back on community action programs. i suggest that obama continue to fund community programs in poor neighborhoods so it may encourage his educational reform plans.
Osirian said:

I would like to ask the two of you, What would ya'll suggest the President do for poor and working people?

i can't say. but when the dust clears from these revolts, i just hope the leaders' replacements are better for the peoples' progress and not worse.

Michael E. Brunson said:
What we see happening in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen is a revolt against a neoliberal program imposed on these nations by the International Monetary Fund. Who's next?

safirah chinwe said:

i do think it's much easier to criticize those in power without readily suggesting solutions to the leadership problem. egypt wants to remove their president with no stable replacement in sight. i would like to know what u think he should do or could u point out things he has already done? i look forward to the universal healthcare bill even though that'll take a few years to enact but i must say despite my undying support for obama i was disappointed that he planned to cut back on community action programs. i suggest that obama continue to fund community programs in poor neighborhoods so it may encourage his educational reform plans.
Osirian said:

I would like to ask the two of you, What would ya'll suggest the President do for poor and working people?

DEAR SMILEY AND WEST,

LUV YOU BROTHERS, AND RESPECT THE WORK YOUR DOING

BUT I HAVE TO SAY ,YOU'VE GOTTA GIVE PRESIDENT OBAMA A BREAK

IT GONNA TAKE TIME.

DURING HIS SECOND TERM I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT WILL ADDRESS THE CONCERNS

OF GUN CONTROL AND THINGS PERSONALLY CONNECTED TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

I TRULY FEEL YOUR ACTIVISM IS GREAT, BUT ATTACKING PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOT RIGHT.

THE COMMUNITY LOOKS TO YOU BOTH FOR POLITICAL ADVICE.

SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA .

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Hey Karen,

I don't think they are attacking Him but perhaps being very critical of His tactics as we all should be of any leader but we also should try to understand his methodology and that time isn't on his side. They must set ten year policies within 4 years time as you know and it can be very hard for the people to keep up. I enjoyed reading your post!

KAREN IRVING said:

DEAR SMILEY AND WEST,

LUV YOU BROTHERS, AND RESPECT THE WORK YOUR DOING

BUT I HAVE TO SAY ,YOU'VE GOTTA GIVE PRESIDENT OBAMA A BREAK

IT GONNA TAKE TIME.

DURING HIS SECOND TERM I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT WILL ADDRESS THE CONCERNS

OF GUN CONTROL AND THINGS PERSONALLY CONNECTED TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

I TRULY FEEL YOUR ACTIVISM IS GREAT, BUT ATTACKING PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOT RIGHT.

THE COMMUNITY LOOKS TO YOU BOTH FOR POLITICAL ADVICE.

SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA .

Wow!  The challenge of gun control runs very deep in our nation because of the 2nd Amendment, but this should not keep us from controlling the very thing which has caused the most suffering.  It should also be attached to terrorism laws.  When someone goes to a public place with a weapon with multiple rounds of ammunition it is an act of terror.  Gun shows need to be taken to task for identifying all sellers and buyers.  An instant identification system with the FBI, NSA, ATF, Secret Service, Military any agency which says they serve the best interest of the security of our nation should be at those shows ready to take information from perspective sellers and buyers.  It would be easy to get black market sellers off the street, but it would require a very intelligent organizational community to communicate, such as the ATF, who should be on the street ready to catch the culprits of black market weapon sellers.  If our community police were not so occupied by drug dealers just for the drugs they sell, they too could help in stopping this crime of the public at large, because drug dealer are large buyers of black market guns.  Until there is federal law across the board in our nation we will never see the JUSTICE in this area of our society.  Of course, the NRA would have to apart of the conversation at the table.  They should be apart of the solution and not the problem when it comes to the rights of the people.  Safety and rights are the two sides which need to be addressed and the side the NRA should understand the most is safety.  Having the right and taking it for granted is a clear problem for their organization.

As for the president's address, a lot was left out.  If our political leaders would think in terms of the next 25,50 or 100 years instead of the next election a lot more could be accomplished like getting the economy to work effectively efficient, but this must be done through regulation of those who pilfer our poor in order to get rich.  People just don't get it.  Taking care of the small things is what matters most:  Workers and Consumers, the bigger picture; one can't happen without the other; everything else will take care of itself...TRUTH!

This under general discussion:

 

IS OBAMA REALLY BLACK?

 If it were not for the one-drop of blood rule adopted in Tennessee in 1910 to describe Black heritage, Obama could be considered White.  Thomas Jefferson’s surviving children from Sally Hemings were seven-eight of European ancestry and at time of their birth were legally considered White.

Well the issue is:  if the reverse was established that the one drop rule or the seven-eight rule were adopted to categorize children of mixed parents to be White than Obama could be classified as White.  In fact, Obama’s background brought up in a White household and being subjected to a While culture and privilege makes him more White than Black. This could be why he is reluctant to be fully integrated into Black culture and his studied ignoring of Black people unique problems due to their race in American society.

Are Blacks letting themselves be classified by a slave-minded rule or by self-identification?

 

Denise of San Francisco

Thanks to a true sister, Cynthia McKinney, who made the trip to Libya in order to experience the truth of this war!

 Hopefully, it will be her face that the world remembers rather than the evil, ugly faces of condolences and sleezy rice, and a michelle o'bomber who's on her way to Africa to champion the slaughter of innocents.

                                                   Cynthia Mckinney in Tripoli

 ....now if king barrage insane o'bomber starts talking about "gun control", one could truthfully say that he is a lying, thieving, torture-loving, baby-killing, warmongering, mass-murdering, jig-dancing puppet, traitor to the race AND hypocrite!

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