I could not believe what I was watching/listening to when I turned on CNN this evening (that’s what I get for no immediately turning to MSNBC); there was Roland Martin explaining why President Obama could not be an angry Black man! Ummm, WTF is going on?
Barack Obama ran one of the coolest/calmest campaign for someone who was relatively new to the big stage of politics. It was his cool demeanor that helped him handle the ups and downs of a Presidential campaign. Who else could have handled the difficult subject of current day race relations? Well Barack Obama took that challenge on and delivered one of the all-time great speeches. There was endless praise for his handling of a difficult situation; he made it look easy!
This is the same guy that displayed leadership while still a presidential candidate during the financial crisis. As McCain and Obama sat in a room receiving a debriefing on the financial catastrophe that was occurring towards the end of 2008. Who was Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson “impressed with”? Barack Obama…
Then becoming the first African-American President of the United States; the man seems to never sweat. Let’s be honest he has “Too Much Swag” (TMS), HAHA!! Seriously, while in office President Obama has guided the country back from the brink of financial ruin all while never losing his cool.
He was elected because the country was ready for a thinker who didn’t overreact. The nation had enough of that with President Bush and his rash decisions. So why now with this crisis in the Gulf is the media looking for the President to be a “Ra Ra” cheerleader. That’s not this President style, he will manage the situation and make sure he has all the information before reacting.
Now we are seeing the President react; telling Matt Lowery that he basically wants to, “Kick Ass”! He is doing this now not because he is feeling the pressure from the media; but he has more information. Not sure what else the media or people are expecting from the President. He is handling this with the say calm and cool.
So why is everybody surprised at the way President Obama is handling this situation?
There is no need for the President to be angry and there is definitely no need for any debate about if the President can be an Angry Black Man. Race has no place in this, when will we just judge this President based on him being just the PRESIDENT!
I am honestly surprised that Roland Martin even discussed this topic; but I will give CNN a pass this time around. I just want CNN to be better, there is so much to talk about with this oil spill. Shed light on the work that still needs to be done with the cleanup; this spill has Florida in its cross-hairs. Let’s focus on a plan to protect Florida!!
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!