Friday, July 10, 2009

Ghana Rejoices in President Obama's Visit; Racist Texas Granny Rejoices in Decrease in Obama's Popularity

I wonder if everyone in America knows and understands how significant the election of Barack Obama is. Barack Obama's election is significant because now, all the world knows, a minority can be elected to the highest office in the most powerful country in the world. His election has BROKEN the glass ceiling. Forever more, the Presidency will be OPEN to ALL minorities.

Sure we have SAID it could happen, but it never could happen until someone was elected. This is greater than Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball or Tiger Woods breaking the color barrier when he won Golf's Master's Tournament. We have a minority President. Now every door in the world is OPEN to all of us: Women, People of Color, People of every ethnicity, race, sexual preference. This means we truly ARE all equal! We ARE the Land of the Free and Home of the brave.

But not everyone is rejoicing in this great achievement!

I was in IHOP yesterday morning. My hubby and I were casually having breakfast. Across from us sat an elderly white couple, probably in their late seventies. The little grandpa and grandma had white hair, were slightly bent and, I imagined, both here for their senior breakfast. They were reading the paper. Suddenly the elderly granny excitedly and happily exclaimed in a loud voice (we all jumped and automatically listened): "Barack Obama's popularity rating if finally below 50%." Old grandpa jumped and looked embarrassed. He gave her a dramatic "shush" holding his finger to his lips. Old granny continued to beam, smiling from ear to ear, repeating what she had just said in a dramatic whisper.

My husband and I just looked at each other and giggled. "Old, racist coots," I thought. I mouthed to my husband, "Why do you think she is so happy?" He just shrugged. We didn't discuss it, but I knew. The old woman reminded me of Fuzzy Zoehller when he said about Tiger Woods, "that little boy should not order fried chicken or collard greens for the Champions Dinner next year."

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, the most powerful country in the world, has made a significant difference. His election is more significant than the Civil Rights Movement. His election is more significant than the Civil War. His election means a change for the world. All people of all colors, of every ethnicity, race, sexual preference know and understand we are all equal! There is NO going back now. No ONE group (or race/ethnicity or gender) stands superior or in power any more!

I saw on the news todayPresident Obama met with the people of Ghana, South Africa. The people of Ghana are rejoicing in the streets. For the first time in their history, the first time in the history of the world, the people of Ghana are rejoicing in the streets, heralding the visit of a U.S. President, our President, Barack Obama.

We as a nation should be PROUD! We should be rejoicing that diplomacy and honor and respect have been returned to the highest office of our land. People across the world are welcoming our President again, NOT hanging him in effigy, as they did with President Bush.

Yet, the same day, a little old white haired, white skinned granny was rejoicing in her IHOP booth in Dallas, Texas happy that our President's popularity ratings dipped below 50%.

Sadly, she is not alone. Many extremist right wing websites, tea party attendees and Fox News are also rejoicing at the President's decline in popularity.

Oh sure some will say they have the 1st ammendment right to hate our president, to chastise him and to wish him and our country into failure. They can be like the Limbaughs and Becks of the world who are drooling and wishing for another al quaida attack upon our nation to bring popularity back to their own agendas, regardless the impact and detriment to our United States of America.

What does that say about the right wingnuts in America? They are an embarrassment not only to our country but to the world. While most of us in our country and across the world are rejoicing in a return to sanity in the White House, these right wingnuts are wishing for failure for our President and are thriving in racism, hatred and anger right here in the U.S.A.!


People Power Granny said...

I examine the Obama Administration post inauguration with the Obama of the campaign, and the two are about 180 degrees apart. You can check it out at You can also vote in my poll about what you think Obama is doing best. I know he has a tough job, but he must go in the direction he said he would.

The Arizonian said...

Maybe the reason they exclaimed is in the idea that others are seeing through the facade of of the pretty wrapping and seeing what many have suspected as coming: more taxes, restrictions and B-S?

I fear this administration as much as I feared the last. Unfortunatley, for the same reasons.

Anonymous said...

Obama is every bit as much white as he is black racially regardless of his skin color. It is BS to call him a minority based on his genetics.

ultima said...

Why granny has her drawers in an uproar!

The actress Natasha Richardson died after falling skiing in
Canada. It took eight hours to drive her to a hospital. If Canada had our healthcare she might be alive today. In the United States, we have medical evacuation helicopters that would have gotten her to the hospital in 30 minutes.

In England anyone over 59 cannot receive heart repairs or stents or bypass because they are not covered as being too expensive and not needed. Obama wants to have a healthcare system just like Canada's and England's.

I got this today and am sending it on. If Obama's plans in other areas don't scare you, this should.

Please do not let Obama sign senior death warrants. What if it was you, your spouse or your grandparents?

Send this to every a senior citizen or about-to-be senior citizen in your address book.

Most of you know by now that the Senate version (at least) of the
"stimulus" Bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior citizens.

The author of this part of the bill, former senator and tax evader, Tom Daschle was credited today by Bloomberg with the following statement: Daschle says "health-care reform will not be pain free. Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them."

If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that our esteemed Senators and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not subject to this new law if it passes.

Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out. Talk it up at the grassroots level. We have an election coming up in one year and nine months. And we have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the Obama administration and its allies is taking and in the interim. We can make a difference in Obama’s outrageous health care proposals: add all the uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions; reduce Medicare for seniors by $400 billion to help pay for it, cutoff treatment for seniors, and stiff those struggling with the costs of private plans with the additional burden. Create a three class health care system: seniors, sub-seniors, and congressmen and women.

This is why granny wants Obama to fail! This hardly a racist sentiment and those who continue to characterize it as such are being disingenuous. They make the gross error of equating an Obama failure with a failure of our country. Instead of a failure it would be a victory and a success for the people who are America. Obama’s success would be a disaster for this country’s health care system and for seniors in particular.

Vicente Duque said...

Dee :

This is a beautiful and wonderful post and I agree with you 100% ...

Thanks for your Kindness and Nobility ! Thanks for your presence.


Abundance of Idiots and Ignorants, the Top Echelon of Evolution and Born Again Friends of God.

We do not visit the Websites of Idiots but they constantly visit ours and we continuously erase their Imbecility.

The Future of America is bright, but there are bastards and idiots tattooed with Swastikas.

The Future of America is bright with kind and noble people like most I know, and I am sure that they are the majority.

Before the Election of Mr Obama as President, Franck Rich, of the New York Times, said that Americans were not as Racist as portrayed by the Media and Networks like Fox News.

And that McCain, Palin et al had a strategy of persuading People that Obama was impossible as president because of Racism. So voting for Obama or the Democrats was a waste of Time.

Some Friends ask that we blog relentlessly against all these Bastard Racists of TV Networks, and Newspapers that hide the Depredations of the Minutemen, like killing children and threatening Kindergardens.

If a drunken Mexican hits someone with a car that appears for many days in triple AAA TV schedule. But if some Racist Coward Bastards kill children and threaten kindergardens, then that is not newsworthy.

The Racists in many blogs, perhaps all blogs, including this one of yours and mine, constantly write that World Opinion doesn't matter or that Africa or Latin America does not matter, or that Europe and Asia are Garbage and do not matter.

And that the "Third World" is garbage. But they are more "Third World" Rednecks and White Trash than all the slums of Africa or Latin America.

I clarify : They are perfect stupid and ignorant idiots.

And they have to visit our Latino Dignity blogs because we do not visit theirs. Why should we visit the Blogs of Imbecile Red Necks ??.

And they try to fill our Latino Blogs with their filth, dirt and imbecility !!

So let us continue informing about these Racist Scoundrels, Minutemen Cowards, that are no different from Shawna Forde and Gunny Bush killing children.

White Trash, failed lives, filled with inferiority complexes, and self inflicted shortcomings, so that they have to patrol deserts and stare at empty screens for hours in the hope of seeing something human, and ask for alms in the hope of becoming rich by preaching hate, instead of making money in Wall Street, in Industry, Commerce, Decent Work, etc ...

Or instead of being useful in "Community Organizing" like Mr Obama that reached the Highest Presidency of the World.

Meanwhile they drink the bitterest juices and liquors of anger, frustration, desperation and even poverty.

The only riches and fortune that they have is to believe that they are the Superior Race, the Mythic "Aryans", the Highest Echelon of Evolution, the Topmost in Narcissistic Beauty.

The Fat Tattooed Bastards, killers of children and coward threateners of kindergardens.

Only and idiot like them can believe that the outside World of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, does not know of their Imbecility, Cowardice and Bastardy.

We never visit the blogs and websites of the Tattooed with Swastikas, of the idiots that believe to be owners of "Western Civilizations" and despisers of the "Third World", the most idiotic and stupid concepts in their minds and that only deserve a Big Laugh !!!

Let them, only them, alone and lonely, in perfect solitude and loneliness, eat their own shit.

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the Scoundrel" - Samuel Johnson

Vicente Duque

Anonymous said...

What a load of CRAP !
Anonyomus so that the leftist loonies are not able to load me up with hate mail.

Dee said...

Thanks for your link Granny. I will check out your blog.

Dee said...

As I recall, Ms. Richardson sent the ambulance away. That is how it is with head wounds of that nature. You think you are ok, then you realize how serious the wound is. Once they realized how serious the injury was, they called back the air ambulance. It was too late. Very sad event.

Dee said...

I agree we should all discuss Healthcare. I also beleive we need sensible Healthcare reform. I think the President should not be so concerned about compromising with the Republicans. Most Republicans are more concerned with satisfying the pharmaceutical lobby.

ultima said...

Do you think there might be also have been a little racism mixed in with Obama's reception in Africa?

He told the African governments to get their in respective houses order. Is this something that would do any good if the Ghanians knew about our own domestic brand of corruption, perfidy, and deceit.

ultima said...

Dee wrote, "I agree we should all discuss Healthcare. I also beleive we need sensible Healthcare reform. I think the President should not be so concerned about compromising with the Republicans. Most Republicans are more concerned with satisfying the pharmaceutical lobby."

Lord Keynes had something to say about this:"It is a mistake to think businessmen are more immoral than politicians!"

Here is my letter to Obama regarding health care reform

The Arizonian said...

Maybe I missed something, but since when was the terms 'health care' and 'health insurance' interchangable?

Then there is the term 'affordable health care'. I always wondered what that meant, and what comparisons they are making when they say 'affordable'. It is interesting to note that you can get breast implants ($5k-8k)cheaper than a stent ($10k-15k).

The idea that Government does ANY 'Sensible _______ reform' is ludicrous at best. It seems that whenever they reform something it gets worse.

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