Monday, January 19, 2009

President Obama

Tomorrow is certainly a historic moment for America.For the black community it is one of great pride and joy.
The Pres-elect has according to one Florida paper made about 530 promises in his campaign.This is double that of Clinton and Bush combined.If he will preside over an economic recovery,whether or not it comes about because of his programs,or because of natural economic cycles, he will be a hero.
In addition,if the world situation is quiet,then he will have breathing space to pay attention to his economic programs.If he stays smart,and avoids the pressure of Pelosi/Reid and the left to push card-checks(and other way left agenda items),then he will avoid the partisan ire of Republicans and allow the spirit of bipartisanship to grow, at least for a period of time.
While the black community has much to celebrate,it also has much soul searching to do.The cry that one of their own cannot succeed to the top is no longer believable.In politics media, law ,medicine and other fields the potential for meritocracy is there.
However the inner city and the lack of family units will always hold down their occupants,unless they take matters into their own hand like the Jews of old and the Koreans and Vietnamese.
Education ,Education and hard work must be the order of the day.
They have their heroes,Obama,Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Clarence Thomas and others who every American can look up to -black or white.