Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our First Post-Partisan, Post-Racial President

shoes Big Guy with his Red Queen at the Black Congressional Caucus Dinner

“The last election was a changing of the guard - now we need to guard the change.”

Isn’t it just like Big Guy? Keeping the Dream alive at the Black Congressional Caucus Awards dinner last night:

Which Dream might that be? Martin Luther King’s Dream?

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation were they will not be judge by the color of their skin but by the content of their character ."

the big O

Uh, no, not that one. The other one; where women and minorities are  perpetual victims of “rich white people” in America.

"As has been true with other recessions, this one came down with a particular vengeance on African-American communities,"

redguns Feeling your pain…

He reminded his audience last night that keeping control out of the hands of the Republicans (rich white people) is as important as the grassroots efforts that drove the civil rights movement; that making sure rich white people don’t get the keys back is equivalent to integrating schools and doing away with Jim Crow laws.

“Everything we’re for, our opponents have spent two years fighting against...They’ve said no to unemployment insurance. No to middle class tax cuts. No to small business loans. No we can’t. That’s their motto.”

So, hot on the heels of his post-partisan speech to the Hispanic Congressional Caucus ("But don't forget who is standing with you, and who is standing against you. ... ) Big Guy once again exhorted his troops to pull together, because Republicans (rich white people) have "a plan to turn back the clock on all the progress we’ve made."

Curiously, The Christian Science Monitor just released a report which indicates that Big Guy  has actually impaired race relations since he took office! Go figure: we finally elect our first Black, post-racial, post partisan President, and people are still unhappy! Boy, we just can’t win with the hand we’ve been dealt.

So, the O’s have studied the situation and decided to change it up a little. We’re returning to a game plan we’re familiar with: one where we can always play to our strong suit, and we always have our trump card to play. So, signing off from the Big White, where we’ll remain strong, fighting to keep our Dream alive - right through till November.

bo post racial council

Here’s Big Guy last night, telling the troops why we have to keep the limo we rode in on: