Monday, November 24, 2008

All Hail ObamALLAH!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

There are high hopes for big change when Barack Obama becomes president of the United States of America in about two months. The expectations for this man are approaching euphoria -- and deliria -- and that could set the stage for a big disappointment.

I’m sometimes amazed by people’s comments regarding this man: “Oh, I’m 7 months behind on my mortgage and am already into foreclosure, but it’s OK. Barack will take office soon. He’ll save me.”

No, ma’am, he won't save you. Although you may have gotten a chain email to the contrary, our President-elect doesn't walk on water or part red-colored seas.

Barack Obama will not save you from having to pay your bills. He will not absolve you from your delinquent Sprint bill, clear up your credit or make your baby daddy pay his child support on time. He won't clear up any outstanding warrants or make your kid perform better in math class. Having a black man as President does not mean you will no longer have to do jury duty or pay taxes. It just ain’t gonna happen. I’m just saying it so you’re prepared for the long haul.

Now, of course you'll have some people who oppose Mr. Obama's election (like our very own bitter and salty black Republican, Blaq-N-Mild) who will claim that my admonishment to all Americans is somehow tempering expectations for an inadaquate President-elect. That isn't the case at all.

Reality is, we've got huge problems in this country and no one is going to wave a magic wand and fix them in a matter of weeks or months. It's likely going to take several years, if, in fact, they're fixable.

Here's the question: Are expectations, particularly those of black people, too high for Barack Obama's presidency?


bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

"Like our very own bitter and salty black republican, Blaq-N-Mild..."... Cute.

I'm far from bitter babe. No reason to be. Fact is how could you blame many in the masses for believing the 'Messiah' is going to provide for all, fix all, heal all...? He stopped just short of saying so in his campaign and seeing that bailout's are envogue for 2008, I don't fault the woman you referenced for thinkin that she doesn't have to pay her mortgage. Hell, if I had a mortgage I wouldn't pay it either if I had a high interest rate and I knew that the federal gov't is going ot force companys to renegotiate interest rates on mortgage loans (just announced today as part of the Citi bail out). LoL.

BO is right about one thing Jones. It is gonna take time to get out of this mess that we didn't get in over night. The shade is we got into it a lil over a decade ago...

Thanks for the honorable mention.


Cocoa Rican said...

Any chance he'll do something about paying my auto repair? I've always been lucky with brothas and shit.

Mr. Jones said...

That man's picture makes me swoon!


Lyrically speaking said...

He is not the savior, it's funny to hear all these comments about the new Prez who will save the world, as if he's our black Superman...poor Obama, lol, he has a lot of weight on his shoulders

dickspot said...

Great Post, Mr. Jones.
I like how you participate in the Comments of your own Blog. That accelerates the Dialogue.... and Hell, it makes it more fun !

Mr. Jones said...

^^Thanks again for the kind words. Come back often...and comment!

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