And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
I hear the following said, “If Barack Obama is a one term president, it will be due to racism. The respect and treatment for this President differs from any other president.” What are people thinking when they say this? It is reaction based on emotion for the first black president. Their reverence for this President goes far beyond any other President. A black president could not get elected solely by people of color. Those loudly speaking out against him, did not vote him in the first place and he has not won any of those voters (and non voters) over to his side. If Pres. Obama sees only one term, it will be due in part to people who voted for him in 2008 not voting for him in 2012.
The disenchanted Republicans and conservatives in 2008 that voted for the Pres, voted for a 3rd party presidential candidate, or did not vote at all. Many from those groupings maybe coming out of the woodwork in 2012 to make sure that someone other than Pres. Obama, another Democrat or a 3rd party candidate is the next President. I think what has gone down on the domestic front under the Obama administration has scared some moderate 2008 Republican Obama voters well over into the conservative side.
And then, the President is losing some more people. As quiet as it is kept, more and more Democrats, leftists and blacks are feeling disenchanted with Pres. Barack Obama. Will they be partly responsible for him losing in 2012? Well, most will not do a switch and vote for a Republican presidential candidate, but they may go with a 3rd party candidate or not vote at all.
There could even be a slight chance that a challenger can come from within the Democratic Party. For a long time, many believed Hillary Clinton was just biding her time and would be running for President again, but I no longer believe that. Whose else could it possibly be. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders who in caucus with the Democrats and calls himself a Democratic Socialist is one of those disenchanted with the Pres. and is calling for someone within the Democratic Party to challenge Barack Obama in 2012. Princeton Professor and leftist (member of the of the Democratic Socialists of America), Dr. Cornel West expressed disgust with the Pres. that he supported. Now another old leftist entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte says the President failed us. Leftist/libertarian Bill Maher is also expressing disappointment with Pres. Obama.
Even though Pres. Obama got something like 94/95 percent of the black vote (but not my vote), he is losing their support too! Some are holding him accountable for this jobless economy. Blacks along with Latinos are experiencing more loss of jobs than whites. Of course there are some like Dr. West who are angry with him for not giving priority to the problems within the black community. But why should he? He was not elected just by blacks. He is not just the President to blacks.
Pres. Barack Obama could be a one term president, but it will not be because of racism. If it happens, disenchantment from those who voted for him in 2008 will play a considerable part for his loss.
So MSNBC is considering Rev. Al Sharpton for a permanent spot on its roster! He is doing the 6:00 P. M. hour most of July. Cenk Uygur who was the host for that hour since January was given his walking papers. Al Sharpton improved the ratings. You know MSNBC is on their knees yelling, “Thank You” to whomever. The are experiencing a sustained ratings increase. Something they have not seen, like forever! I do believe he is giving them real hope to catch up to Fox News for at least one hour.
As I read around the Internet, I am seeing protest to Al Sharpton getting his own cable news TV program. Some prefer Cenk Uygur and say he got a raw deal. Some are saying Mr. Sharpton is the left’s version of Glenn Beck and for that reason he should not have a TV platform for his views. I also read that MSNBC is caving to pressure to add persons of color to their white evening line up. The National Association of Black Journalist are even protesting MSNBC, because Al Sharpton in not a journalist. They believe news program should go to people with journalistic credentials.
With the cable news honchos, it is all about ratings. Of course journalistic credibility is important, but when a cable news network viewer ratings are far lower than the competition that it politically opposes and has just about reached the blood feud level, journalistic credentials lose out. MSNBC is going with someone who comes across wooden when in free format and umms and errs a lot when not on script, but (at least for now) he is bringing in some new viewers.
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (Psalm 8)
The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (Psalm 24)
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Yes, Sen. Marco Rubio is definitely future presidential material. He is right about Pres. Obama and the Democrats not having a plan to deal with the deficit, while asking publicly for a compromise. The most that the congressional Democrats have done is vote down the Republican plan.
In a side note, I watched the Pres. earlier today at a town hall meeting in College Park, Md.. He surprised me when he said that our free market system was the best. There are a few Facebook folks who go back and forth with me on the free market system not being all that wonderful and feel good that the Pres. Obama and Democrats are moving in another direction. If they heard him this morning, they must have cringed big time.
Getting back to points made by Sen. Rubio, watch the video. He is really good.