Michelle Obama was invited to give the commencement address at the City College of New York graduation. In front of the 3,000 graduates and their families she made the statement, “It’s the story of that I witness every single day, when I wake up in the house that was built by slaves.” This was the first attack by the Democratic Party playing the race card as they have done in many elections in the past.
I’m disappointed, but not totally surprised, that the first lady of the land didn’t finish her statement. I believe she should have added: “That only in a place like America could a black man succeed to the highest office in the land and live in a house built by former slaves.” She had a magnificent opportunity to acknowledge the progress made by both blacks and whites since that White House was built, but she failed.
The very same issues that were brought up in her husband’s two campaigns are being brought up again by Mrs. Clinton and other Democrats like Michelle. We hear about the war on women from Mrs. Clinton but we hear nothing from her about the countries who persecute women and who have donated money to the Clinton foundation. How can a person claim to be an advocate for women’s rights while at the same time ignoring the plight of her sisters on a global basis in exchange for millions of dollars?
Democrats tell us that they reserve the right to determine what is a racist hate speech for all of us. The police forces of the United States do not have as a mission of arresting more blacks than whites. The chant from the Democratic Party and the President is that the criminal justice system is biased against black people in the United States. The crime statistics from the Justice Department show that black people commit a disproportionate share of the violent crime in the United States. Democrats would much rather throw hang grenades of racial prejudice than to come up with solutions to address the high crime rate.
Democrats believe that if you say something enough times, even if it’s not true, people will begin to believe what you say is true. Democrats will say to people one thing while hoping to distract the question from the real issue. Mrs. Clinton said she did not email any documents that were marked classified. Yet, as the Secretary of State, you would think it wouldn’t be hard to say: “The email, that contains spy photos of installations in North Korea, may not have been marked top-secret but I, as a leader, can easily determine that it should be stamped top secret and I will make it so”. I don’t believe that you relieve yourself of the responsibility if somebody else didn’t do their job. To blame somebody else because it wasn’t marked doesn’t relieve you of your accountability to make the right decision.
As we approach the upcoming presidential election are we going to be distracted by the Democratic Party by claims of racism, sexism, prejudice and many more, or are we going to face the real issues impacting all Americans in the future of our country. In 1996 James Carville was made famous in explaining how Bill Clinton was to win re-election by saying, “it’s the economy stupid.”
In 1980 Ronald Reagan asked Americans, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” That one line brought home to the American people how bad things really were under Jimmy Carter. The question that needs to be asked today by whoever the nominee of the Republican Party is, “Is America better off today than it was eight years ago?” If the Republicans can focus on that question and force the Democrats to prove that America truly is better off then we will win a landslide victory.
So Michelle, had you asked the question, who would’ve thought that it would’ve been possible for black men to live in a house built by slaves, then you’re statement would’ve had a more uplifting message to the 3,000 graduates at City College, and to black people, old and young, across the United States. You and your husband have achieved what black people have been aspiring to for many generations, you didn’t give them a sense of pride and accomplishment, you made them feel like they failed.
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