While many Patriot News Daily readers are looking forward to the end of President Obama’s tenure with gleeful anticipation, some of Barack’s most visible supporters have mixed feelings. Take Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, for instance. The rapper/music mogul rode the Obama Train hard in 2007, but he’s not as impressed with the first black president as he might have hoped.
“We got Obama into office, the give back, the deal, where are the things in our community that have gotten drastically better?” Combs asked on NYC radio station Hot 97. “The hugest group of people that get you into office, you have to change their lives for the better.”
Combs, whose expert political commentary makes up for in absurdities what it lacks in a thorough understanding of democracy, said that Obama owed the black community big time. When the host suggested that the president could have done more to create more jobs and opportunities for black people, the rapper said that wasn’t going to get it.
“No, no, but it’s like direct aid,” he said. “Unapologetically sending direct aid to black communities. Unapologetically spend billions of dollars to uplift black communities and black people,” he said. “Let’s stop skirting around everything it is.”
You know, he might just be on to something. One big dump, all at once. Two, three, four hundred billion dollars, whatever number you come up with. Just sign one big bill, back up the Brinks truck, and let’s get it over with. And then we’ll just see. The only problem is that Democrat voters still wouldn’t learn anything. In ten years, when all of that shiny new infrastructure is crumbling and the new jobs are gone and all the same problems remain, they would be back with their hand out once again. We miscalculated, sorry. It’s actually going to take another trillion or so. But this time, it really will work.
One of the left’s favorite conundrums is to wonder why poor southern whites “vote against their own interests.” The premise of this puzzle says that these whites would be better off voting for Democrats because the Democrats are trying to put more money in their pockets, yadda yadda. And they won’t do it because they have this notion that maybe one day, they’ll be rich, and then all of these Republican policies will benefit them!
Which is, of course, absolute nonsense.
What’s really going on is that these southern whites, like most Republicans, understand that their lives are not dependent on who is occupying the White House. Yes, we would like to see conservative policies. Yes, we would like certain things for the country. But Republicans don’t vote for president with the foolish belief that, if only the right guy wins, their lives will somehow magically get better. This is fairy tale stuff, and it is the stock and trade of the Democratic Party.
People who vote for Democrats are not, by and large, evil people. They aren’t greedy. They are just woefully out of step with reality. If you are an individual in any circumstance, of any race, of any gender, and you are waiting on a politician to make your life better…you are going to wake up one day and realize you wasted your life. You live in the greatest country in the world at a time of unprecedented freedom, prosperity, entertainment, and opportunity. If that’s not good enough for you, you might want to consider that the problem isn’t with the country. The problem is you.