Tuesday, February 9, 2010
President Obama: It Ain't Going to Happen
We are having snow today and it is snowing right now. How much snow? Who knows? The weather report on TV says just a few inches, but this snowfall just keeps coming. It sure looks pretty.
Turning our attention to Washington, and President Obama's desire to work with Republicans in Congress on the Health Care Bill, I find it to be just so much nonsense. Nonsense in that the Republicans are not going to work with President Obama on anything. I admire President Obama for trying, but my gut says that the Republican Party, a political party largely built on the Southern Strategy that came out of the Civil Rights era, will not work with a black president. Name one black Republican in Congress. There aren't any. People might point to Michael Steel, the head of the Republican National Committee and say see, there is a black Republican. Yes, there are black Republicans, but there are none in Congress that are in the Republican Party. And, for me that speaks volumes about just what the Republican Party is all about. Cooperating with a black president is not in their playbook. People will say that this is because of policy issues, and I say, my foot. It is about race and nothing more. President Obama can not acknowledge this, nor can any members of his administration. At least not now, perhaps some day when they write a book, they will give their frank opinion.
Democrats will have to do it by themselves if they want to get anything done. And, unfortunately, I think too many Democrats are hearing footsteps. With the economy and the stock market and some European countries having serious trouble economically, I don't see much of anything getting done in this Congress.