That quote has little to do with anything but I felt it appropos seeing as it uses a derivation of the ubiqitous since 1997 word “hatin’”. So getting straight to the point, why do Black people take it so personally when white people do not like Obama or his policy ideas and goals?
Last week, long-time VSSer Miss Patterson sent me a link to an article about a doctor in Florida and a sign he placed on his door that basically said: if you support Obama’s health care plan, then kick rocks in Jesus sandals, beyotch. Or something like that, I may have gotten part of it wrong. But check the article .
The sign on a Florida doctor’s door couldn’t be much clearer: “If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your health care begin right now, not in four years.”
Dr. Jack Cassell defended his actions in a story in today’s Orlando Sentinel, saying he’s not actually denying care to anyone who comes to his office for treatment but wanted to send a message to people who supported the president’s health care overhaul efforts.
“I’m not turning anybody away; that would be unethical,” he told the Sentinel. “But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it.”
Dr. Cassell is a douche. But I really can’t be upset about his stance here, especially considering that he’s not actually going to turn anybody away who walks into his door. While Miss Patterson and I agreed on his being a d-bag, the fact is, I fully support his right to be one. And specifically because this isn’t about race. But it went there. And it highlights a problem I think we have in this country at times. While 99 percent of the time if something can be about race it is, this is the 1 percent when its not.
Dr. Cassell, and seemingly half the nation, do not agree with Obama’s “health care plan” (in quotes since it is only Obama’s in his saying to Congress “go fix health care”). It’s a contentious issue to say the least. So much so, that on Twitter, thousands of people actually watched the vote, something most members of Congress wouldn’t do if they could help it. Of course, upon all of the Republicans voting it down, shouts of racism flooded the marketplace like Noah showed up with 2 pigeons and Mike Tyson. And while I don’t think this had much to do with race and moreso to do with vastly different points of view (I really don’t know where I stand on it, I’m not a big fan of basically being taxed because you are alive, which is what is about to happen), Black people took this as a personal affront to Obama.
So the f*ck what?
I find it so curious how we are quick to defend the actions of our President just because he’s Black. He signed up for the job with a target on his back. It’s his job. And the nice white people who didn’t vote for him for various reasons (ranging from him not being American to him being Osama Bin Hussein Akbar’s third cousin and Reich) will never like him, no matter what. Why do we care so much? Why do we care that people don’t like Obama? He’s the president, it’s his job to be hated. Dubya perfected Presidential hate.
Then there’s the other side of it, Obama really hasn’t done much of sh*t. Everybody thought change was going to come and the most delusional actually believed it could happen in a year.
Not to piss in his Wheaties, I know change takes time, but you have Black folks defending him like we know his moms. I say let people hate him. Write the check before the baby comes, who the f*ck cares? In America, folks disagree with policies all the time, especially health care. There’s a reason Clinton couldn’t get it done and his attempt flipped Congress back over to Republican control. Clearly it’s contentious. But my people, sometimes, when folks don’t like sh*t, it’s actually policy, not just the Black man shepherding it through.
Plus, they got a right to hate him if they want. I hate a lot of y’all ninjas farm animals. You don’t hear me complaining do you?
So I’m just wondering if you could help a brother out, why do we get so mad when white people hate Obama??
-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL, HE A 3