Barack Obama: 21st Century Black Genius

In response to Fred Thompson column in The National Review Online

                                                         Why Obama won

                                                "United States decided on the best choice."

All of the lies and flip-flops Romney made, YOU can't even address them. America voted for the better man. Allow me to address your concerns elucidated previously.

“Being a businessman worked against him.” What kind of genius does it take to leverage a company into bankruptcy, destroying a viable American business in the process, take all the money, fire all the workers then ship all the jobs to china?

“Peanut allergies are epidemic and we’ve nominated Mr. Planter.” Few envy Romney his money but making it off the backs of fired American workers was too much for us average folk. He continued to lie and dodge about his tax reforms, obviously would support continuing super rich tax cuts and wouldn't ever show us his tax returns. How could we in good faith trust in his business acumen or in him?

“Role of money.” Your party were the ones overjoyed with the 2010 Citizens United decision but be careful what you wish for applies here. The citizens did unite and we gave freely to Barack Obama. Super PACs, 50l(c)(4)s and the ignominious Karl Rove fiascos, American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, were defeated by GOP arrogance and failing to understand the changing face of democracy in America; simple white man politics rhetoric is dead. Time for new politics for a new epoch.

“Couldn’t make the case.” Romney couldn't make his case because it was built upon a house of cards, depending on who was dealing to determine what he was saying that day. Besides, Ayn Rand or trickle down economics are not only ancient, but failed concepts. Giving money to those in need would much better drive the recovery than Bush tax breaks for the wealthy. That is just simple math. Those in need would spend it, thereby lubricating the supply chain all the way up. Trickle down leaves it to the largesse of the business community to generate jobs. The former, much more than the latter, creates inertia for a recovering economy. Finally, it isn't so much that the proceeds from the super rich will fix our economy, it's the idea that they are paying their fair share, a concept not connected with percentages and dollar amounts, but more with a concept that prides itself on fairness and justice for all. We call that democracy, remember her? She governs so that all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that are affecting their lives.

"Hurricane Sandy and the “Christie embrace.” Imma give you that one, see because I am objective, I believe. The president proved he was the man for the job and Christie, who no doubt played the race card, (the one for 2016 presidential election), knew which side his bread was going to be buttered on. It didn't help that Romney had bad timing when he said Fema should be dismantled and states should be left to themselves to rebuild from disasters. Romney showed he wasnt presidential with those positions. Additionally, his blathering about Benghazi, even before the bodies had been recovered, was clearly a mistake. Politicizing that situation inaccurately and trying to get President Obama involved in minutia regarding whether he called the attack a terrorist action, only highlighted the smallness of the man.

"Despite all of this, Mitt kept it close with good debate performances." If you consider losing 2 out of 3 debates a good performance, well that explains how your whole sanctimonious GOP platform failed; being out of touch with reality does have repercussions.

“People concluded it doesn’t matter.” That old saw, trying to suppress the vote indirectly didn't work this time. The supposedly no difference between the candidates spiel we saw right through. We concluded that Romney didn't matter, nor did the GOP vision of and for America. It's a new day and we are feeling mighty good, get used to it. On the diminished GOP vote, they didn't stay home, they switched sides. Had you considered that? Add that to your why Romney lost soliloquy.

It does make a difference who is President of the United States, which must be a shock to you. Also a shock to you no doubt is that a Black man won again. You all expected your patriarchal and patronizing, good ol' boy, racist dog whistle, class warfare, ultra-conservative and antiquated business as usual politics to win, but the good guys won this time. The gay, God fearing, Asian, weed smoking, freedom of choice, transvestite, young, civil union wanting, Black, bi-sexual, Latin, contraceptive using, white, single woman, bi-racial, moms, educated and Warren Buffett all say it makes a difference. That is todays America. And that is why our 44th President is Barack Obama, 21st century Black genius.

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