Sunday, October 19, 2008
Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama...So What.
It's all over the wires today that Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama. My inital reaction to said news is: so what. Who cares. Colin Powell lost all of his credibility when he allowed Jr.'s Administration to trade on his good name and go lie to the UN about the non-existent weapons of mass destruction that Saddam didn't have.
And after they had him do their lying, they treated him like a house nigger where all he could do was say "yes Master," 'cause they damn sure wasn't listening to anything he had to say. They shut him out and he allowed that foolishness.
And while I will be voting for Obama, I feel his politics fall into the same "safe Negro" vein as Powell's. At least Powell had the balls to talk about affirmative action at the RNC back in the day. Obama gave classes on how affirmative action wasn't the best of ideas. Let's just say I'm not holding my breath for Obama to do anything that would directly benefit Black folks in this country.
I'll settle for the symbolism that having a Black man in the White House offers...'cause that's bout all a Black girl is gonna get.