|With his family by his side, Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Reading many articles supporting and opposing the final decision, my conclusion on this law upheld as Constitutional, is a majority of individuals rejecting ACA dislike the law because a Mixed Race Black Man signed it.
Follow me here. President Barack Obama is Mixed Race African-American in the truest form. His Father Barack Obama, Sr. was a native of Kenya. The President's Mother as most know by various reports in media resources and President Obama's written dictations on his life, Stanley Ann Durham-Caucasian- was born in Kansas, later moving to Hawaii.
From the moment President Obama was sworn in office, these same individuals that deeply dislike the fact a Black Man signed into law to date the most historical act of the 21st Century, wanted him to fail. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has been quoted on the record saying this exact same thing.
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
-- Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in an interview with the National Journal, describing his goal in retaking the Senate, quoted in the National Review October 25, 2010.One-term President and "failure" are the same, just "coded" a bit differently. We will make the connection on "code words" later in this article.
McConnell is just one of many on the far Tea-Party drinking right wing Republicans who secretly desire to jump off the bridge into the Boston, Massachusetts Harbor, anytime President Obama wins an actual achievement.
Historically the last Democratic President prior Republican George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, experienced an extremely bias witch hunt during the Monica Lewinsky scandal; but during the worse moments of "Monica-Gate" although deep settled hate and jealously existed, the racism factor was non-existent since Clinton is Caucasian-American.
For instance, its' extremely doubtful this statement newly hired MLive "Journalist", attorney and former Michigan Republican Party spokesman Matthew Davis, calls for a "Armed Rebellion" would have occurred if President Obama was not ethnically the person he is. Let's read this tirade and think about it, shall we:
From Michigan Capitol Confidential via the written email by former State Republican Party Spokesperson, Matthew Davis:
Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?
Implicit in Benjamin Franklin's fabled response at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention was a dire warning: That the Republic would one day devolve into tyranny unless we the people prevented it.
In 2008, we the people elected Barack Obama as president, and the 100-year progressive trek to tyranny begun in 1912 with Woodrow Wilson's election was complete.
It cannot be said too many times — for the purposes of emphasis and clarity — that the Constitution was possible ONLY AFTER the American Revolution; and that the war itself would not have been possible without the collective agreement, as so eloquently articulated in the Declaration of Independence, that the course of human events will sometimes justify one group of people to sever themselves from their oppressors.
In other words, America itself was possible only after its people summoned the will to risk their lives and their futures — as well as those of their children — for a freedom they did not enjoy but knew was their gift from God. Along with their desire to be free came their willingness to engaged in armed rebellion for their freedom.
If government can mandate that I pay for something I don't want, then what is beyond its power? If the Supreme Court's decision Thursday paves the way for unprecedented intrusion into personal decisions, then has the Republic all but ceased to exist? If so, then is armed rebellion today justified?
God willing, this oppression will be lifted and America free again before the first shot is fired.Oh...reviewing highlighted sentences above and really sink in the "code words": Tyranny & 1912, sever themselves from oppressors, for a freedom...was their gift from God, armed rebellion for freedom, America free again before the first shot is fired. Downright scary, right?
African-American female I have always been proud of my keen ability to connect dates, times or years in history. When I read Matthew Davis written letter sent to media outlets and Republican party activists, my eyes focused on the year 1912.
Then I quickly remember-although having a strong preference to rather forget- this publication written by E. Benjamin Andrews, a hero of the Ku Klux Klan organization via "Great Epochs in American History Vo. IX" in pages 65-69, copyright 1912.
As a person that shares a similar ethnic background as President Obama, the "code" connection to Davis and McConnell's words on the ACA Law made, were easily found. One point to remember while reading, in the late 1800's, the Republican Party of then was in comparison the Democratic party of this day and time.
The below readings contain parts of Andrews' written thoughts on "The Evils Of Reconstruction".
"The war left the South in indescribable desolation. Great numbers of Confederates came home to find their farms sold for unpaid taxes, perhaps mortgaged to ex-slaves. The best Southern land, after the war, was worth but a trifle of its old value.....
Their ruin rendered many insane; in multitudes more it broke down all energy. The braver spirits—men to whom till now all toil had been strange—set to work as clerks, depot-masters and agents of various business enterprises.
High-born ladies, widowed by Northern bullets, became teachers or governesses. In the comparatively few cases where families retained their estates, their effort to keep up appearances was pathetic.....
Causes were at work which soon lessened Sambos respect for "Old Massa," and "Old Massa's" for Sambo. Republicans from the North flocked to the South, whom the blacks, viewing them as representing the emancipation party, naturally welcomed and followed....
The good carpet-baggers and the bad alike somehow exerted an influence which had the effect of morbidly inflaming the negro's sense of independence and of engaging him in politics....
Colored men were quite too unintelligent to make laws or even to elect those who were to do so. At one time dozens of engrossed bills were passed back and forth between the two Houses of the Alabama Legislature that errors in them might be corrected. . . .
The average negro exprest his views on public affairs by the South Carolina catch: " De bottom rail am on de top, and we's gwineter keep it dar."
"The reformers complain of taxes being too high," said Beverly Nash in 1874, after he had become State Senator; "I tell you that they are not high enough. I want them taxed until they put those lands back where they belong, into the hands of those who worked for them. You worked for them; you labored for them and were sold to pay for them, and you ought to have them....."
The guns of the War of Northern Aggression are silenced, the plantation is but a dim memory, chattel slavery ended 150 years ago. History can be fun and an excitng thing to study, but to blame the past and those that lived it is not the purpose of history it exists so that we might learn from it....
Even today when a Klansman speaks, he is exercising the Constitution, keeping strong and immutable the peoples right to speak and publish their ideas. Whether in the public streets or the halls of Congress as long as our voice can be heard, then every citizen may be heard. Silence the Klansman, and America will be silenced, this can only happen at the hands of despotic rulership....."So when the political correctness -if that's what its' called- ends and real thoughts "un-coded" by far-right wing Tea-Partying Republicans begins, it goes a little something like this, minus other "N" word.
How dare this African-American man, Barack Obama, son of Africa where Slaves up-rooted anyway possible by our ancestors from that land of salvages forcibly work our plantations (insert "our land"), mandate any law to provide a form of Health Care we God-Fear, Gun-Towing, Freedom-Living citizens must oblige?
This Negro must be removed from office at all costs now. He must be a one-term President by any means necessary. If not, we must take a "Armed Rebellion" to take our country back.The open question is who's the "Armed Rebellion" going to be against? The President of the United States, the Supreme Court or both?
Another important aspect of our history is the law set to protect our President from threats of harm. Specifically, its' the United States Code Title 18, Section 871. When I read the words, "Armed Rebellion" along with reviewing early 20th Century writings of Andrews, I openly wonder where's the Secret Service and why is this man not facing a in-depth investigation on his written thoughts?
Why is the man is tried but failed to mask these "code words" not undergoing hours of questioning on their intent, and instead will write for a major Michigan news resource of M-Live starting Monday, July 2nd. Wonder what musings Davis will come up with about President Barack Obama or laws he signs into place next?
Still Matthew Davis and Mitch McConnell are just two prominent figures of a insane far-right mindset who cannot wait for President Obama to truly fail, in the worst way at something.
They believe in this conviction so strongly, if 30 million Americans remain uninsured and die, these people are "collateral damage" so to speak to the overall war. In other words, remove the Mixed Race Black man, President Barack Obama, along with any of his successes like the Affordable Health Care Act at ALL costs.
Many Republicans have repeatedly stated the landmark health care reform law, upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court last week, must be repealed and replaced. Republican Minority Leader in the U.S. Senate, Mitt McConnell gave a surprising answer on "Fox News Sunday" when asked how Republicans would provide health care coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans.
From the Huffington Post:
"That is not the issue," Sen. Mitch McConnell said. "The question is how to go step by step to improve the American health care system. It is already the finest health care system in the world."
"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace interrupted, "You don't think 30 million uninsured is an issue?"
"We're not going to turn the American health care system into a western European system," McConnell said. "That's exactly what is at the heart of Obamacare. They want to ... have the federal government take over all American health care. The federal government can't handle Medicare or Medicaid."Readers, do you get it now? If not, allow us to engage in brief moment of explanation. As long as it was President Obama who signed ACA into law, far-right wing Republicans will hate this law, as much as they deeply dislike this President.
In reverse, although Republican Candidate Mitt Romney signed the exact same law into place in Massachusetts just shy over six years before in 2006, these same far-right wing GOPers have no problem with possibly of him becoming President of the United States of America.
The difference is Romney is Caucasian, so his act of previous so-called "betrayal" against their "freedoms" is forgivable. Meanwhile, anything African-American/Mixed Race President Barack Obama signs into law while being President will never be.
Time we call this what it is, the far-right wing Republicans problem with the Affordable Health Care Act is that a Mixed Race Man, with Strong African roots, signed this historical and ground-breaking legislation into law. It's racism, plain and simple.