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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dear Democrats, Burn In Hell...

I'm calling Howard Dean out.

As chairman of the Democratic National Party, it should be YOU that acts as an adult in your party and not John Edwards.

I'm also calling Harold E. Ford Jr. out.

If you don't know who he is, he is the chair of the Democratic Leadership Council. No way on my watch, seeing as Bill and Hillary (yes, in that order) are members of said council would I let that BS happen like it did Monday night.

To give the Republican Party audio and video clips to use against the Democratic nominee this fall is ludicrous. To have members of the party quipping at each other about personal issues and not laying out an agenda is utter bullshit. To have them do it in front of the world is unacceptable. Some young leader you turned out to be.

These two gentlemen (and I use that term loosely) are AWOL.

I also an officially ashamed of the Congressional Black Caucus.

In 2000, there was a democratic debate at the Apollo theater that had Bernard Shaw as host and moderator and all of the questions came from the audience. Real questions about real issues, not that nonsense that was asked Monday night. It is unnecessary to say who those people were. Thanks for sponsoring a total waste of my time. Thanks for letting CNN ask all of the 'hard' questions (Clinton, a black president? Negroes please!). Thanks for not pushing for a single brown journalist to be on the panel.

You people are dead to me.

I also want to thank William Jefferson Clinton who I am assigning the title 'Modern Day Willie Lynch' for snoozing on Martin III at Ebinezer Baptist. I would also like to remind you that you cannot have a third term, so take a break and let your wife, the candidate come on talk shows and defend her position.

You also thought that since Barack dips in and out of black America on this talk show and that one, reminding us that he's black enough but has to get other votes as well that you could draw out his niggerdom membership card by making this thing personal. If he keeps having to defend himself he will never get to unravel his agenda as well as showing his 'black hand side' in getting indignant, thus making him a 'black candidate'. Americans want an agent for change, not a 'black candidate' and you know that. By making Barack defend his blackness, you push him against all them young, white folk that can barely relate pushing them independent and taking them away from Barack's, confusing their vote.

Smart.

Also tell your wife to mask her hateful eye contact and body language better. The fact that a black man is in the way of your wife's supposed birthright does not give you or her license to act like high school sophomores. I thought you were better than that.

Shame on you John Edwards.

You told Hillary and Barack that because she is a woman and because he is black they have no chance in rual America to gain enough trust to get votes seeing as you're the right white man for the job. So much for change in America, huh?

I still haven't decided to cast my vote but I can bet you one thing, if Hillary gets the nomination a Republican will hold the White House. If Barack gets the nomination, it will be a nasty general election where America will choose sides. If Edwards gets it, he becomes slicker than Slick Willie ever was.

Welcome to Decision 08'. Slimier than ever, and no one is taking responsibility for anything.

Lord help us.

Oh, and one more thing...

To use the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name, likeness, dream or spirit in partisan politics should be damning in the eyes of God.

That's right, God damn you all for doing such a thing.

He lived a life of service to the community... For all of us and was murdered for what he thought of, accomplished and was fighting to accomplish. To even go near the political arena and use him to further your own acquisition for power should damn you to hell. Some of you are habitual line steppers and need to get checked post haste. There are better and more effective ways to politic to the people. Learn from the old school and get your act together dammit.

Some of us will not let this fly, I am one of them. You need MY vote to get there and I ain't no whore. No political party will pimp me or my people and shuck and jive on a world stage just to get a seat in the oval office.

Grown folks should act like grown ups. I'm starting to hate all of you.

17 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

Um, it's not that bad is it?

Ladynay said...

I loved the way you put this! It took some of my thoughts to the next level.

Even managed to teach me something new. 'Preciate it.

Lola Gets said...

Um, dayum! I dont like politicians either, but whoo, you certainly said it!

L

deepnthought said...

in Bill's defense, that was a long azzzzzzzzzzzzz service. And III is not very charismatic. I was sleepy watching it.

aquababie said...

i finally got to watch the debate on cnn.com. i wondered when did the boxing match start.
you're right. howard dean needs to do SOMETHING!

and i was pissed when they are about the first black president question. obama really answered it with much tact. as much as i love toni morrison, i really hate she said that shit years ago.

and i knew when i heard the debate was on the king holiday, folk would be invoking his spirit.

Dirty Red said...

Man, I could not have said this better myself.

Good writing!!

Bananas said...

Dude, I was gonna write something like this but you did it SO much better! I am with you all over this post. I'm tellin' ya the Rebuplicans are watering at the mouth over this shit.

Very, very well stated.

(you hearing me national columnist? Give a Chi-town Brother a stay home job.)

Gallis said...

FIYAH.

A.u.n.t. Jackie said...

my fist time visiting and clearly you are on fire!

like my bi-partisan governator..i'll be back!

LadyLee said...

That was some ol' Original Oldboy ish right there, man... Really though. I do feel your anger and your pain.

You know what my biggest problem is?? I need for Hil' Clinton to MAN UP! She is running for president, NOT Bill. You know they are laying up in bed at night talking strategy... It is really irking and confusing me!

And I didn't watch the debates. However, when I saw the soundbites here and there... I was ashamed of it all.

I think you are right. If Hilary gets the democratic nomination- she won't win against the republicans... You have to be death, dumb, blind and stupid not to see that...

I don't care for the elections because there is never no one I like, and the people who are well qualified for the job, well, they just don't have the big money to make it happen... ~sigh.

The Brown Blogger said...

Nail on the head Oldgirl.

Aly Cat 121 said...

Folks so high of sugar and tel-LIES-to-yo-VISION that now they don't have to be "discreet" in the dirt they do, just be gangster in public and TAKE some sh*t. . .. like they BEEN doing.

ChezNiki said...

These debates are all for the theatrics and ratings. If you want to actually understand the candidates and their platforms, you have to read up on their websites or the transcripts on CNN.com, etc.

For instance, Ive been waiting since New Hampshire to hear Obama answer Hilary on the "present" vote issue. He did answer, but I had to find and read the transcript to get the answer. The nightly news soundbites and even the full footage of the debate proper was garbled and edited. Even the Clinton-as-first-Black-President had a serious answer before the soundbite. Obama knocked it out the park, but all we heard on the news was, the "let me check his dancing" part.

If you want to go with a kneejerk and vote for the woman or the Black person, or the white guy on GP, then go right ahead. But to find out what their actual platforms are, you have to do a little non-debate research.

Sorry to post in your comments.

chele said...

well said Hassan.

Anonymous said...

I will not vote for Hillary if she gets the nomination. I just do not trust her. I really don't. If she gets it, I hope McCain gets the Republican nom or I will not vote at all. Or maybe I would vote independent.

Anonymous said...

I actually am very sick and tired of this primary/election BS already...the back and forth mudslinging is pitiful and quite juvenile...its like enuff already....but hey what do i know

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Aw well. So much for me posting this stuff. Like Terry said, you did a much better job.

The last line was the best of all in my opinion.