Years from now historians will look at the presidency of Barack Obama and assess that while his goals could have perhaps been well intentioned when he campaigned for office for his first term, the ensuing campaign for his second term and the desire to change very little was conclusive proof that he couldn't care less about the nation's outcome.
I say that, and I'm not one of the pointy-hat types screaming about his islamic leanings, the place of his birth, or (the newest pointy hat fascination) that Obama's namesake father isn't even his actual DNA donor.
I've seen the circus barkers and the moon howlers and I've kept my distance.
But there is no distance that can be kept far enough to do anything other than observe that when the Friday job numbers were released, the message was simple and right in front of our very eyes: Obama's policies are a curse upon this nation.
Yes of course this means that anyone who observes such must endure accusations of being someone who automatically hates black people... simply for criticizing the man.
But the far more intelligent argument is that Barack Obama must hate black people.
How else can he preside over an economy that has made their lives nearly 50% worse than it was under George W. Bush (you know, Satan)--a man they were told by community leaders to hate. And in most instances they followed the voices that told them to.
Yes Friday was an odd day for headlines.
For while President Obama was stuck trying to explain why his economy was sputtering to a halt, with black unemployment skyrocketing to nearly 15%, President Bush was seen on some news outlets holding a girl in Zambia. A girl that he is personally rescuing from the perils of HIV and cervical cancer.
(In case you missed it President and Mrs. Bush have been busy raising 85 million dollars to continue the work in Africa he began as President to help halt the advance of AIDS and cancer amongst the women of the African continent.)
Meanwhile President Obama's playing golf, attending more and more cranky campaign fund-raisers, pouring, serving and drinking beer, all while declaring that his health care plan -- which fewer than 4 in 10 Americans even want, "ain't goin' nowhere."
The Obama presidency has done almost everything at the very least out-of-order, and at absolute worst divined a path of almost complete economic destruction.
Couple Friday's job numbers--numbers that claim 80,000 jobs were created for the month, while 300,000+ more people filed for first time jobless benefits that same week--and add to them his announcement two weeks ago that he will seek to funnel 1.2-1.7 million new job seekers into the mix via his amnesty plans, and one can only wonder, "Does this president seek the destruction of the American job seeker?"
Few remember that he promised in 2009 that by this point in his presidency, if he was merely given his stimulus plan, that the unemployment rate would be 5.6%. As it stayed in place as though it were frozen in granite on Friday at 8.2%, I wondered if anyone will hold him accountable.
In all seriousness if a "white" President had this poor of a job performance with reducing the unemployment numbers amongst African Americans (14.4% as of Friday), Rev.s Sharpton and Jackson would be most likely be leading--anything but peaceful--protests, and portions of Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia would be ablaze in the evening skies.
After all, why should they tolerate, a President of any color, increasing the soft bigotry of low expectations, by telling the African American community that the state of where things are is actually "a step in the right direction?"
The only conclusion one can come to is that his economic team is the most willfully ignorant bunch ever to hold the job, or they are the most heartless people too.
Damnation is an interesting concept and though it has biblical origins -- it's concept is not lost on those who disbelieve God.
But if the concept of damnation is to willfully be forced to endure pain, agony, sorrow, sadness, loss of feeling...ambition...strength...courage... and hope, then President Obama has damned us all to a future that he seems to be just fine with.
And this is where this little experiment of social engineering of his must come to an end.
On the take over of healthcare...
On the destruction of small businesses...
And on the total annihilation of the American economy and way of life...
The numbers don't lie.
Perhaps President Obama's pastor and mentor--and the man who baptized himself and his children--Reverend Jeremiah Wright was speaking a prophecy when he bellowed it from the pulpit, "God damn America!"
From where this non-pointy-hat wearing observer sits, President Obama sure seems to be doing his best to see that He does.