Dr. Boyce: Why I’d Gladly Trade Obama for a Competent and Courageous White Guy
Quick note from Dr. Boyce:
Before you read this article, I’d like to make the following things clear:
1) No, I don’t hate Barack Obama – I just believe in demanding something in exchange for my political support. In 2007, I was one of the first on CNN to note that Obama might actually have a chance to defeat Hillary Clinton. This is largely due to the fact that I am so impressed with him. My daughter even went to the same college (Columbia) as Obama (and I told her to go there).
2) No, I don’t think that Father Michael Pfleger would ever be elected President of the United States, nor do I believe that he would ever want to be
3) Critiquing Obama does not make me a “hater,” “Uncle Tom” or all the other buzzwords that have been heavily marketed by men like Steve Harvey and Tom Joyner who have a direct interest in convincing you to vote without thinking.
Personally, I encourage you to disagree with me if I am wrong. The goal is not to let others think for you, it is to learn to think for yourself. You are your own greatest black leader, and the best use for your Democratic voice is for you to analyze policies of political leaders to determine if they are keeping campaign promises or just wooing you with meaningless banter.
If the Obama Administration wants to shut down all of those who’ve chosen to speak up on matters of relevance to the African American community, the solution is very simple: Show one example in which an action on the part of the Obama Administration has been as bold for the black community as it has been for the gay community, the Latino community or women’s rights groups. If the White House were to produce such a thing, the debate might come to an end.
The easiest way to kill a message you fear is to kill the messenger himself – that is when the truth has effectively become the enemy.
Without further ado, the article is below:
I woke up this morning asking God if I could make a trade. Similar to the NBA, when you have one player on the team who isn’t performing at the level you’d hoped, you try to get someone else who fits the criteria necessary to help the team find victory. In this case, we are playing for Team Black America.
Of course I know that America is not the kind of country that would elect someone like Father Michael Pfleger as its president. Father Michael Pfleger is the kind of pastor that becomes the nightmare of anyone who chooses to live his/her life cloaked in the comfort of a hypocritical life. In fact, I would dare say that Father Michael Pfleger might be well defined to be an angry black man.
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