Obama Out of Touch at MLK Monument

President Obama at the MLK Monument

Blog by Charles Butler, Oct. 19, 2011


Commitment quotes: by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

            Commitment to Non-violence and Christianity click here


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a man whose whole life revolved around commitment spoke these words above over the years.  Dr. King was raised by an intellectually progressive (not Liberal), who was a Republican and a strong Black man, his namesake Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. He was taught the importance of commitment to your family, God, and country as part of his belief system from a very early age. We must remember, that Dr. King always stressed that he was a proud American, and proud of America which in his own words had many shortcomings. He wanted America abide by the principles the country was founded on and to make it a better place for all Americans and his message grow to encompass all of mankind.


As I watched the introduction of Pres. Obama and listened to his initial comments at the MLK monument, it struck me as odd that Pres. Obama, who throughout his life has been the epitome of the word noncommittal, would be the keynote speaker for a man dedicated to commitment.  I want to add that President George W. Bush oversaw securing a place on the Mall for the MLK monument and the creation of the Smithsonian African American Museum.  Sen. Obama didn’t want to participate in the effort.


Dr. King often stated, “I was not moved after reading the “works of Marx and the whole Communist emphasis, and from the very beginning I was never moved by its suggestions as to how to remove the problems we confront in society.” Dr. King quoted verbatim; I did not paraphrase his words.  Check it out on YouTube.


Okay, where am I going with this you might ask?


Let’s briefly look at the NONCOMMITAL Mr. Obama:

  1. Mr. Obama admitted that he was confused about whether he was Black or White as a young man, which drove him to write his first book.
  2. He experimented with drugs to try to find himself and define his identity.
  3. He converted from Islam and being a Muslim to Christianity.
  4. Since becoming President, will not choose a church to attend in Washington, D.C. for fear of appearing Black, if he attends a Black church (where he and his family are most comfortable), or too white by joining a white congregation, like other presidents.
  5. He cannot commit overt support of Israel, as to not to offend the Arab World.
  6. Rejects his Christian teaching of morals and values in the face of campaign donations from the Gay community.
  7. Rejected his long-time donors and supporters in Chicago in exchange for big money donors in Hollywood and Wall Street.
  8. He was the first presidential candidate to opt-out of public funding after criticizing private donations for candidates and committing not to take them.
  9. Accepted Dan Poulffe’s strategy spend less than $350K of $310M advertising dollars with Black media during the 2008 campaign, and were proud of it.
  10. Speaks condescendingly to Black American audiences (CBC event Sept. 2011) and openly fawns over Latino, Gay, Arab, Socialist leaders from every sector.
  11. Arrogantly took $85M out of the budget from HBCUs before Black leaders called him on the carpet.


Now mind you these are not things that I have made up, or are my interpretation. These are just some facts that I assembled based on the knowledge of Pres. Obama, and there are too many to include in this small space.


My point is that if there ever were a person who could be more the antithesis of Dr. King, it would have to be Pres. Barack Obama. The comparison of the Occupiers of Wall Street, to Dr. King’s message and effort was truly a disgrace to his legacy.


“At this moment, when our politics appear so sharply polarized, and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished, we need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King’s teachings,” Obama said. “He calls on us to stand in the other person’s shoes, to see through their eyes, to understand their pain.”
Well, I can only say that Mr. Obama needs to stand in the shoes of other presidents before him and stop his beckoning from his “bully pulpit” for class warfare, and rebellious behavior from the Occupiers of Wall Street protesters. He would be best advised to stand in the shoes of prominent Black Americans whom he continues to denigrate, condescend too, and embarrass with his Black jive talk and lack of action on urban and economic issues that disproportionately effect their constituents.


Mr. Obama does not have to declare his racial identity, that is obvious, but he should claim his Christian moral compass and stop trying to social engineer, you usurp the legislative process, and impose the fundamental changes on America to meet his own naïve, shallow objectives and his goal of being remembered in history like FDR.  That’s why I call him BHO for Obamacare, Stimulus Bill, 32-Czars, and the list goes on.


I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, Mr. Obama is a one-term president because his policies are more like Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter, and he’s not listening to the majority of the American people. He would do well to read Rudyard Kipling’s poem “IF”, because this is a president who has truly lost the common touch.









One Response to “Obama Out of Touch at MLK Monument”

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