I [heart Obama]

I [heart Obama]

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In his nearly two terms as president, Barack Obama has solidified his status as something black people haven't had for fifty years: a folk hero. The 1960s delivered Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, forever twinned as larger-than-life outsiders and truth tellers who took on racism and died in the process. Obama is different: Not an outsider but president, head of the most powerful state in the world; a centrist Democrat, not the face of a movement. Yet he is every bit a folk hero, doing battle with the beast of a system created to keep people like him on the margins. He is unique among presidents and entirely unique among black people, who never expected to have a president so soon.

In I Heart Obama, journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan offers an unapologetic appreciation of our highest-ranking "First" and what he means to black Americans. In the process, she explores the critiques of those in the black community who charge that he has not done enough, been present enough, been black enough to motivate real change in America. Racial antipathy cloaked as political antipathy has been the major conflict in Obama's presidency. His impossible task as an individual and as a president is nothing less than this: to reform the entire racist culture of the country he leads. Black people know he can't do it, but will support his effort anyway, as they have supported the efforts of many others. Obama's is a noble and singular story we will tell for generations. I Heart Obama looks at the story so far.
Publisher: Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, An imprint of University Press of New England, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781611685367
Branch Call Number: 973.93209 Ob1K 2016
Characteristics: xii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: I love Obama


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Feb 18, 2016

This clown is in serious need of reading Buyer's Remorse, by Bill Press!
Long before Matt Taibbi's article appeared in the Rolling Stone, I was tracking the almost 100% neocon appointments of Obama - - long before he signed the union-killing bill in 2012, the Federal Reauthorization Act, and that was after his presidential pressure killed the Employment Free Choice Act from ever seeing the light of day - - I was tracking his anti-worker moves, and with Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership the least negative effect on American workers will be a decrease in real wages of 90% of American workers!
This author worships the God of Ignorance, and the sooner the author faces up to this the quicker the author may return to sanity.
The Obama Mantra: What can I give to the Republicons today?


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