My President, every once in a while, screws up. He compromises (he calls it) on the strangest issues. But this time he’s really got Black folks (who are 98% in his corner) mystified!
Just because the republicans keep jerking him around on judicial nominations, (it’s been going on for years) he’s decided that the solution is to nominate a basically racist conservative, Michael Boggs, for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He consulted with the two white conservative senators from Georgia but failed (again) to talk to the people on the ground in Georgia! Unbelievable!! John Lewis could have told him that Black Georgians do not need a racist on that court! Rep. David Scott could have told him the same thing.
Obama explains his strategy this way….”I figured if gave them a foot, they’d let me take the rest of my body and walk across the country!” (paraphrased in my words, of course); in other words, I’m compromising by nominating four conservative judges to get the two I want nominated! B.O., can’t you see something is wrong with that picture!!
Well, Prez, you’re wrong on this one…..again!!
Just say “Sorry!”, pull the nominations and find more compassionate, understanding and progressive judges because that is what this country needs…and, Boggs IS NOT what Georgia needs.
Lastly, the other conservative nominees… get rid of them too; for I’d rather see no judge rather than one who is against every principle black folks hold dear. In this case, if it is “all or nothing”, I think Georgians will take the “nothing” and so would the Black folks where the other conservative nominees would serve!
And Prez, please, please get smarter about compromising; I’ve yet to see one where there was a positive result. Talk to the Black Caucus; a lot of them have been around awhile, and they know the pulse of their constituents…please get some b***s, when it comes to dealing with those republicans….they hate you and despise you, yet you continue to think they consider you an equal when they bargain with you. They think you are a pushover, and you keep acting like it!
Enough said, I’m out!