Yesterday's blog post by Jayne Martin struck a chord. She reprised a 2 year old post about the continuing dominance of "tired old white men" in our political system and the not-so-hidden prejudices of the political and emotional landscape.
I watched PBS' airing of the two part "Clinton" series last week. It was interesting to go back in time and realize how similarly their presidencies began and the hatred directed towards President Clinton and, worse, towards Hillary. In most respects, she turned out to be the more politically prescient of the two. But the nation wanted her head. They obviously overcame some of the derision only to become mired in the Whitewater and Monica-gate scandals. Clinton was his own worst enemy as those who worked for and admired him note in the program. But even he has come out on the other side.
My husband and I are convinced people hate Obama because of his color more than his policies. In the spirit of bi-partisanship, he's attempted to appease those who do not deserve to be appeased, i.e. McConnell, Ryan, Cantor, Boehner. They've done all but spit on him.
ttaken from the The Schiller Institute newsletter of Lyndon LaRouche Note remark re: Constitution
We have journalists like Mark Halperin calling him a "dick". This is our president! I may have thought G.W. was all those things & more but I don't believe I put it in print, let alone say such a thing on national television.
We can only hope President Obama, if re-elected, has the opportunity to achieve his goals in the second term, unencumbered by the need to seek re-election and please an old white bread male dominated Congress of politicos indebted to PACS, lobbyists and corporate America.