This might make me sound like I’m a suck up but I’m fine with all the cabinet appointments the president has made so far. It’s not to say that I wouldn’t be glad to see him name some black members to his cabinet. Nor am I saying the most qualified members are not African Americans.
But what I am saying is that the president knows better than any of us the mess this country is in and I believe he has a strategy for getting us out of it.
I’m just a D.J., but could it be that he’s thinking “white people got us into this and white people can get us out?” (My words, not his). It’s kind of like
playing the race card in reverse. How many times have we seen major corporations and mainstream universities turn to a black man or woman when
things got their worst?
We’re in a financial sink hole, the result of the 2008 collapse of huge institutions like Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, bad
banking schemes and crazy home loan scams…events that disproportionately hurt middle class and poor people. If your house wasn’t foreclosed during this time, there’s a good chance that you’re probably upside down or underwater in the one you’re in now and probably the car you’re driving as well.
The president, it seems to me, is assembling a group of people who know where the bones are buried because this thing is nothing to play with and is going to take a lot of work to overcome.
A wise man once said, “if your house is burning down, who cares who helps you put the fire out.” Right now, things are figuratively being burnt to the ground in the U.S. and if the experts he sees fit to get the job done happen not to be black, I’m good with that; as long as it’s the right set of people who will get this country back on track.
You know how I feel about black people. But which is more important, having a diverse cabinet or getting us out of the hole, over the fiscal cliff and beyond sequestration?
For those who disagree and are critics of the president’s decisions, I say he is showing his love to black people in all kinds of ways that have an impact on our lives…gun control, education spending, etc. He’s in the battle of his life right now partially because he wants to ensure that entitlement programs like
Head Start can still exist.
Once again, I say if you voted for him, you believed in him and his ability to run this country. Now let him run it.