MUHAMMAD: The Late, Great Barack Obama

Askia Muhammad | 11/20/2013, 3 p.m.
The Ku Klux Klan Kaucus of the United States government (the Republican Party) has just about gotten its wish.
President Obama participates in an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC News in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Nov. 7, 2013. (Pete Souza/The White House)

Now back to the wounded president. The Obama-haters – with the help of their pals in the corporate-owned media – managed to turn the tables on the flawed initial roll-out of Obamacare registration to the place where that awkward process (which proceeded by six months the deadline for the measure to actually kick in!!) is now being compared to the George W. (for Worst in history) Bush administration’s 2005 handling of Hurricane Katrina relief, in which dozens of people were killed, and when the worst storm to ever hit these shores destroyed much of New Orleans. Really? Really! That’s exactly what they’re saying.

So, never mind any warm and fuzzy feelings Americans might have had about their first Black president, he is now being portrayed as a failed leader, whose “lame-duck” status began with three years left in his second term in office.

In so doing, the race-haters who hypocritically proclaim “post-racial America,” invoking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wish that people be judged by the content of the character rather than the color of their skin, those race haters have also driven nails into the political coffins of Sen. Corey Booker (D-N.J.), Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.), and to any and all other Black politicians who might see themselves as players on the national political stage. Post-racialism, hah! Fuhgeddaboutit! LGBTQ yes! Black politicians no!

We’ll likely see a woman, two White males, and a Latino in the Oval Office before another Black person even gets on the ticket as a vice-presidential running mate.

That’s all in the wake of the demise of The Late Great Barack Obama.