Blacks Bashing Barack
Askia Muhammad | 9/13/2012, 11:42 a.m.
What's more ironic is that now, Black folks are arguing among ourselves again about who is the "blackest," defined by whether or not we support a man everyone knows was not elected to be our "Moses" to deliver us from "bondage," but rather to be the POTUS - President of the United States.
The last time I checked the job description was not rewritten when President Obama took office, in order for him to be our "savior." Instead - to complete the biblical metaphor - the 44th President sits in the seat occupied by the "Pharaoh" in our past. And at least four or five of the previous 43 presidents actually owned Black people as slaves. And of course Willard Mitt Romney says he can relate to Black folks if he's elected because his ancestors once owned slaves.
Mind you, Tavis and Cornel have to stand in line alongside folks from the Tea Party when they want to bash Barack. But at least the Tea Party is hoping their criticism leads to their White GOP candidate winning the presidency Nov. 6.
Meanwhile, we have these Black "West" guys - both Republican Allen West and self-described progressive Cornel West - taking swings at the Black President. Allen says Black voters are on the Democrat "plantation" and that he [Allen] is our liberator who will lead us to freedom if Romney is elected, while Cornel says we're on the plantation all right, but he doesn't have any electoral alternative.