I hope everyone is having a great weekend even though it has been raining for two days straight. I am going to enjoy this first week of college and professional football. That means instead of thinking about things like crime, health care and the future of my city, I will be focused on beer, hamburgers and The Saints not embarrassing themselves and losing to Detroit. I will be at that game tomorrow and hopefully my boy won't have to drive my truck home because I am in a state of shock. When I come back to my blog sometime next week I may have to take a break from writing about anything political unless something crazy happens like Lil Wayne entering the mayor's race or Glenn Beck having a rational idea about anything. Before I go I do have two things to get off my chest.
Living in the south is a funny experience. There is probably no place in the country where black and white people live so close together but politically they act like it's 1955. I'm watching this SEC Conference game and looking at all these people in the stadium cheering for these brothers. I bet you some of these same people kept their kids home Tuesday when Obama was speaking to the kids. What if black people in the south decided not to go to any SEC schools anymore and went back to HBCU's like the old days. Florida A$M, Southern and Grambling would be in the top ten rankings and Obama would win 40 states next time. America leads the world in rhetoric that doesn't match doesn't match our lifestyles.
The second thing I want to say is that Democratic leaders must have been the kids who got their lunch money stolen as a kid the way they get bullied by Republicans. I think they try too hard to be intellectually superior over everyone so they won't get in there and scrap. They could have gotten together and pushed through health care reform, combined that with a good immigration bill, and when the stimulus started working locked down the next two election cycles. Instead they couldn’t unify to push through what they wanted and they are too concerned with coming up with a plan that every single American is going to be happy with. That is impossible. Also, at the time of their greatest political power, they let a few talk show hosts rally their opposition and have been getting slapped around for months like they were the losers last November. Everything that happened during the eight years of President Bush’s term makes sense to me now. When President Obama calls out the Republicans for scare tactics he better call out his own party for sitting there and taking it because it appears to me he is fighting against everything by himself.
Now I am done talking about politics. Enjoy Tyler Woods and my new anthem.