(Or the Messiah, or the Anti-Christ, or Superman, Or...whatever.)
And speaking against his policies does NOT make one a Sell-Out.
Honestly speaking, his term in office is too short to tell the effectiveness of his policies.
But what else do we lie about?
I have a group of cousins who always seem to speak a bit too loud.
When I noticed that their mother had lost most of her hearing by not wearing her protective earplugs over years of working at a local refinery - the situations made sense.
The grandmother was old and a little hard of hearing.
One of the children also had a hearing problem.
One of the grandchildren was born premature and failed to fully develop his ability to hear.
In this household, everyone had to be loud.
Being loud became their normal.
But when I asked them to get their hearing checked - they declined for fear of appearing handicapped.
But the thing is; the fear of appearing handicapped actually caused a problem of being handicapped.
But the bigger problem was in the child who was born premature.
Preemies usually have developmental problems and learning disabilities.
When I would help the kid with his homework, he had problems focusing.
Ritalin was their answer - ADD was the problem. (Imagine the shame of a family having a mildly retarded child.)
The kid may have been ADD, but the codling and excuse making of the family wasn't the solution.
Every year, the kid would have problems passing his classes at school and his teachers had to be begged to let the him advance to the next grade level.
Every year, his teachers would relent.
When I recommended remediation - the family declined for fear of the kid appearing slow of wits.
The kid never should have graduated from high school.
His level of comprehension in standard subjects is that of a sixth grader.
So their response to the fear of the kid appearing dumb... actually caused the kid to be dumb.
Their lying about their situations (calling that which is bad - 'good') actually made their situations worse.
IMO - They are almost beastly.
They are not good examples of African-American beauty.
Alan Keyes is NOT the Right's smart answer to Barack Obama.
Ray Nagin, Marion Barry or Kwame Kilpatrick may dress like Night Daddies - But they are NOT competent.
(Why do we often re-elect incompetent officials? Because they are Black?)
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton may have once been able to make a difference - But they are NOT relevant.
Maybe we should stop trying to protect other Black people just because they are Black.
Maybe we should be honest and call that which is bad "Bad" - and then maybe we will have better examples of that which is good.