Monday, January 14, 2008
Politics are everywhere you turn...the job, dating, parking spots, pretty much anywhere we are these days, could be political. Now whether it be a democracy, dictatorship or something else is unique to each situation.
With politics, things can get heated, emotional-dare I say, um sh...y. For those situations, you usually want to have some TP on hand, your Charmin's, Scotts, etc. What I don't get however with this is when the stuff starts flying, then you know the politics are serious, the issues have taken a back seat, but strategy is in full force and lines are drawn, battle upon us.
Take Bob Johnson, overall wealthy African American male, endorses said Caucasian female candidate and verbally rebukes a candidate some may have felt deserved Johnson's endorsement regardless. He recently was quoted questioning the candidates background based on statements from his memoir.
Tavis Smiley recently had an overall excellent breakdown in his weekly commentary imploring minorities to fully examine their needs and the issues being addressed by all candidates and not blindly handing over their vote to anyone-including someone who looks like you. Seems like Mr. Johnson was doing just that-while his style might have been abrasive to some who took notice. I do however believe it's neither here nor there, but as Mr. Smiley stated, more important to address how while in Iowa none of the candidates addressed the issue of the overwhelming disproportionate number of African American males in prison and Iowa is one of the top 5 states for male incarceration. But hey--it's politics, no one's going to address that on their own right?
A wise man once said, "...it's only entertainment" and you better believe the founder of a media station with that very word included in it's acronym and billionaire is entertaining...but not as a show, but as the audience.
If you missed the underlying contexts of this one, sorry it got a bit complex, you might need a re-read.
Around my way, when things got um, you know, we had the TP handy and either some air freshener or incense...with super Tuesday just a few weeks away, they might want to stock up out there on those trails.
Heard T.O. once say to get the popcorn ready...we'll seeing as how he's done for a while, he may want to take his own advice and get ready for the coming weeks to unfold...we may be about to see a show like none other.
Let me have extra butter on that...