Why I Don’t Support President Obama For Re-Election (By @TrillChris)
Written by @TrillChris
In our hip-hop community, there seems to be a heard-like mentality to support President Obama. I’m not sure if it’s racially motivated or if it’s the grip that the democrat party has on those of us in the hip-hop world.
Those of you who are frequent visitors of this site have already found out on many occasions that I do not support President Obama any longer. What some of those people don’t seem to understand though is I’m not anti-Obama because i’m an angry FOX News watching nut job who simply opposes Obama for being black or a democrat. I don’t care about any of those things and people who know me would, or should, know that. I’m anti-Obama because he lies just as much as any other politician and has failed me, and millions of others, on why he was voted into office.
These are the specific failures of President Obama for why I don’t support him any longer:
He promised to cut the deficit in half: he tripled it. Not to mention he promoted people like Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernake into higher positions of power, two people who were warned about the financial collapse and housing market bubble burst but ignored it and encouraged the behavior that brought on our economic collapse. Let’s not even go into the bailouts that slowed our economic recovery, which rewarded banksters with bonuses from OUR tax money, thus resulting in a higher debt and more inflation.
He promised to close guantanemo bay : it ramains open.
He promised to get rid of Bush’s patriot act : He renewed it.
He promised to end war(s):
- 10k troops remain in Iraq maintaining the world’s largest military base (even though we “withdrew” our forces)
- He has commited to staying in Afghanistan through 2024 (even though he set a 2014 deadline withdrawal)
- He sought U.N. approval NOT congressional approval for military actions in Libya (unconstitutional & illegal – just like Bush.)
But hey, he won the nobel peace prize, right!?
He claims to have been a constitutional law professor, but questions the U.S. supreme courts authority when they decided to look at the constitutionality of the health care bill…. Really?
He passed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which is an executive order that gives the president the right to detain or assassinate American citizens without due process.
Last but not least, he openly admitted in his first campaign that if he didn’t turn things around in our country, he wouldn’t mind being a one term president. Well, now that he’s had a taste of power and failed, that obviously isn’t the case any more. He seems to have been stuck in campaign mode ever since he took office.
These are all mostly the same reasons why I also do not support Mitt Romney. He either once supported or still supports most of these same ideals.
Congressman Dr. Ron Paul was very vocal AGAINST every single one of these issues, often years before they happened. He predicted the entire crap storm we are in now, but people ignored him… and people are STILL ignoring him. People forget that we are AMERICANS before we are Democrats or Republicans. People get too caught up in partisan politics to open their eyes and see the corrupt one-party government that has been bestowed upon us. I am realizing all of this for the first time so I am passionate and I AM getting involved, while people write me off and ignore me…
How am I so sure?
I have done more research on President Obama and the other candidates than I care to admit. Luckily, I am self employed, make my own schedule and do not have kids or a family to take care of, so I have time to become “involved”. Jobs and families are often things that leave people to get their information from what’s happening in the country from one source: the mainstream media. More specifically, biased organizations like MSNBC, FOX, CNN, etc. Sadly, these sources are becoming more and more about entertainment and political bias than real journalism and reporting. While CNN is one of the best out there, they still have their faults. The average person simply doesn’t have the free time that I have to look at other sources to compare and is simply not aware, or doesn’t care. This often leaves people with one side of the story: Republican or Democrat… and neither side is ever 100% right.
Yes, I watch FOX, CNN & MSNBC too, but it doesn’t stop there. I also go to BBC, Al Jazeera English, Daily Mail, Washington Post, New York Post and even some fringe sites like the Drudge Report, Media Matters or Infowars. And it doesn’t stop there. I try to get all sides of a story from different cultural and ideological perspectives from around the world, as well as fact check and filter through the propaganda, lies, conspiracies and other nonsense that is thrown out there or exaggerated.
At the end of the day, i’m often appalled, angry, agitated, discouraged or a little bit of everything with what I learn, but the fact is that i’m learning. I’m not going to allow myself to become one more sheep in a heard.
FACETHEPOLITICS.COM coming soon…..