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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Obama says, “I’m in Charge”

How many times will president-elect Obama let us know that he is "in charge"? Not since Alexander Haig's "I'm in control here" declaration when Reagan was shot, have I seen such posturing.

"Understand," he said Monday, addressing those who watched, "I will be setting policy as president. I will be responsible for the vision that this team carries out, and I will expect them to implement that vision once decisions are made."

In almost every press conference he reminds us that his team will come up with ideas, however it is he who will set the vision. And he makes his proclamation after informing us of the latest ex-Clinton administration appointee to Bill Clin…excuse me, to his cabinet.

I find it humorous that he finds it necessary to keep telling us that he is setting the vision. Could he be trying to convince himself? And setting the vision for what? He is not even president yet. Even when he is president, believe me when I tell you that a rerun of the Clinton administration is nothing for which he may want to emulate.

What you may not know is that it was the Republican congress that kept Clinton on the straight and narrow, at least politically they managed to keep him in check. Socially, Clinton preferred "thick and curvy" over the "straight and narrow". [Chuckle]

Contrast Clinton's tenure or what I affectionately refer to as "The Hillbilly Years", [pardon the double entendre but, note pictures)], with six phenomenal years under Bush.

Even with a devastating terrorist attack that sent the stock market plummeting into the 7000s, Bush was able to keep the economy moving, create jobs, and preserve investments, and take the market to over 14000.

Enter stage left: Congress falls under the control of the Democrats, and we get two devastating years. See what happens when inmates escape the asylum? Had it not been for Obama and cronies exacerbating the financial crisis, there would be no recession.

As for Obama's continual statements that he is "large and in charge", personally I take them as threats. It's like he's saying to people like me, "if you keep peeing in my punch, then I'm really going to start running the show. And you know how 'karaaaazy' I am."

OK Barry, we get it. You are not in charge, but you want us to think that you are. I can play along (wink). Black Power with White Supervision, as I have stated in previous rants. It is as you say, that you are "setting the vision"; the vision of a socialist America.

Despite the fact that socialism hasn't worked anywhere in the world, because Obama is the Chosen One, the Messiah, I am willing to give it a chance, something I would do for no other Liberal. OK, it's because he is Black or at least half Black, there's your race card.

So here are my needs, and then "you had me at 'hello'":

  • I'd like a phat house like the one you are vacating, and not one of these "guvment" project homes that are always near MLK Blvd in all big cities.
  • Though I likely won't be working, I still need a vacation home. The unproductive need getaways, right? I prefer my 2nd home be in Malibu, but I will settle for Lake Tahoe, Nevada-side, so I am closer to the casinos. I like to gamble, and will have the time.
  • I'd like to put my kids in private schools, so they can avoid the bad teachers and violence that comes with our "guvment" controlled schools. Even though there is no incentive for them to become somebody other than a politician, I'd like them to at least have been taught the archaic concepts of hard work and accountability.
  • I'd like two cars, Japanese and German of course, that is if the newly formed Unites States Federal Government Auto Company (FGAC) doesn't mandate that that I must get one of their vehicles.
  • Oh, and I need a truck for Home Depot runs. Since I will not be working, I will have time to do repairs and upgrades to my new home.
  • I'd also like a boat. I could really use two, since I'd like to park one at the vacation spot, but I don't want to appear greedy, and will settle for one. I will find a friend with a yacht in Malibu.
  • And oh yeah, as for my monthly stipend, I'm guessing around $25K a month tax-free should keep me going. It ain't Donald Trump coin, but I will figure out a way to survive on it.

I do reserve the right to vote myself more money, should I need it in the future. I never know when I might want to splurge a bit and do some "deficit spending". At the very least, have a billion or so in reserve that I can tap into, if needed.

As for Obama really being "in charge", just saying he is the toughest kid on the block is not going to keep him out of fights anymore. This Lincolnesque approach of surrounding himself with "enemies" will likely get him a knee to the crotch. If he can get me what I have requested above, then I will watch his back for him. If not, then I say to Obama, "Wear a cup"!

That's my rant!

© 2008 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved



Anonymous said...

Kevin, the Bush PR team needs to hire you. In one quick sentence you summed up what they don't say about why Bush was a good President.

And, the fact that it is only after the Libs got some control back that it all started to tank.

Rant ON!!

Biased Girl said...

You are a very witty man and You are correct about the Greatest Economic Disaster of our Time, I'm speaking of course of when the Democrats took congress in 2006. The rest as they say is History...but considering the fact that Half the people in this country don't know which Party controls Congress, how do you expect them to know What Congress does?

The Black Sphere said...

Thanks Kelly B. We try to cut to the chase scene here at The Black Sphere!

Biased Girl, yes unfortunately people are just plain ignorant when it comes to knowing anything about politics. How else could Obama/Biden get elected?!

Anonymous said...

Kevin, all I can say is you rock!

I love your blog! The pics are a little creepy though, especially the one of Hill-Bill.

Keep up the great work!

The Black Sphere said...

No Ace, YOU rock! But I accept your compliment, and the check is in the mail! Keep coming back and commenting, as I respect those that do. They validate that I am not just "preaching on the street corner"!

Sher said...

Love your blog. I have passed it on to my friends!

The Black Sphere said...

Thanks Sherilyn! I can tell that you are a discerning woman, and your friends will flock to my blog! :-) Thanks also for the comment!

frmrDJ said...

Socially, Clinton preferred "thick and curvy" over the "straight and narrow". [Chuckle]

I feel that line deserves more than a line of the week. You should have a late night talk show. ;-)

The Black Sphere said...

Former DJ, that's you you are my main man! Gratzi!

Anonymous said...

Great article Kevin. So many things could be going on but you certainly picked up on something. Whether he's speaking to himself or the Clinton crew, or the Dems, or even the Senate or Congress, having to say it certainly sends the wrong signal. Should be an interesting first 100 days.

By Tim O'Brien Principal at O'Brien Communications

Anonymous said...

Well, he'd best be very careful. When things go sour, he may well be the only guy on stage with all the lights focused upon him. It won't be so much fun to be in charge then.

Experienced leaders say, "When you wear the crown, it hurts... it's not a crown of gold, it's more a crown of thorns."

I think this guy is going to learn this lesson, and others, the very hard way...

I just hope we are not all fodder for his experience...

By Brian Kelly Logistics Management, Transportation and Warehouse Operations Executive

Anonymous said...

this is the making of a Hollywood Presidential story. Obama/Clinton. All I have to say is THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

By Gary Hagopian VP
posted 23 hours ago

Anonymous said...


Good article. Nice wit. You need to stop reading the same stuff I am. We are thinking too much alike lately.

Jim Byrd

Anonymous said...

Kevin... there is such great insight and truth here. I'm laughing my butt off... and crying over how on point you are. God help us!


The Black Sphere said...

Jim, what a compliment to think you like you. Everybody check out A Skewed View.

Jen, glad to make you laugh and make you think. That's how I roll!

Palinesque }*~*{ said...

Kevin you really ARE conservative . . . 25k a month?? that barely covers hair and makeup, what about wardrobe?? and all of the accoutrements for the family pets??

The Black Sphere said...

Palinesque, I stand corrected and up the stake, since I forgot about the family pet. Make it a cool $50K. And no bad feedback, because it is tax-free! Taxes are for suckas!

Batman said...

Malibu is closer to me, so we can hang and get to know each other, then maybe we can connect on Linked In :)

So, my question to you is, how many people will have to have “accidents” in order for Hilary to become President, and was this the deal they made for her to 'bow out' during the primaries?

The Black Sphere said...

Resend the invite Batman, and we can connect!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one sickened at the "Hey, look at me, I'm in charge" posturing on "President Elect" Obama!


He has an "Office" of the President Elect - WHAT? You made that up. It has no real power because it is not a real office! Yet, in an attempt to terrorize Americans and brainwash us all into thinking he has the cahones to run this country, he gets in front of a camera every chance he gets to tell us all how powerful he is.

Like Christians who have to remind everyone how saved they are all the time, it's all to convince himself and his team that he is who he has hyped himself up to be.

But we know better...

GOPGirl said...

Kevin - another amazing article! You should bust down the doors of his "presidential elect office" - and offer a debate LIVE..

Your witty responses vs. his ugh, umm, that is not what i meant, even though its ugh, what i said... well obviously it must be because we still have those damn conservatives in congress, "Im in control, I will make them all mysteriously dissapear"....

You actually have the intelligence and KNOWLEDGE about politics, RIGHT politics to be our uh... !!!! 1st "black" president :) giggle...

YOu are terrific - I have turned to date 11 black women "demos"! They are regretting their votes - and well, are mad at me for not showing them this Blog before...

yeah, I did - I am surprised I was not accused of SLANDER or SPAM mail - LOL

Keep it coming! My 12 year daughter agrees with you 100%!!! and she is 12!!!!!!!!

GOPGirl (Michelle)

The Black Sphere said...

Michelle, you keep turning out those Dems, particularly the Black ones. Get them to comment and follow this blog as it is likely educational to them. And I promise to give Obama as much "heck" as the Libs gave W!