Saturday, November 8, 2008

From Community Organizer to Country Organizer

During President-Elect Obama's presidential campaign he was oftentimes called "arrogant" and "elitist" because of the way he portrayed and carried himself from the time he set out to be President of The United States of America. (Gee, I wonder if the expectation was that he would be sagging, with his cap turned backwards or to the side and talking in Ebonics). This critical thinker finds these assertions interesting because in actuality Barack Obama was and is really about promoting excellence and it showed throughout his campaign. I even heard IMUS the shock jock known a couple of years ago for making disparaging remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team, say that if Obama runs the country in anyway like he ran his campaign, that Obama and the country will be fine.

President Obama showed he was very familiar with the principal of "Act as if it were so" also known as "fake it until you make it," as he presidentially moved from venue to venue. He had his own seal; a seal that was displayed on his plane, his podium, his website, etc. etc. etc. He travelled abroad making speeches in places like Germany again looking and sounding very presidential. His acceptance speech for the nomination of the democratic nominee for president was in front of a setting that looked like the backdrop of the White House and his attire was always presidential as noted by Laura Ingram who said that Barack was always in a white shirt suit and a tie opposed to John McCain who was sometimes seen in a gray shirt or other interesting color combination.

Many of his pundits throughout the campaign touted how Obama was nothing more than a "community organizer," and what experience or know how did he have to run the country. They asked folks to name one achievement of Barack Obama and many played the stupid role and acted as if this man had accomplished nothing. O.K., let's go down that stupid road for a minute and say that Barack Obama had not accomplished anything; wouldn't it stand to reason that the fact that he had gotten as far as he did in a presidential race without accomplishing anything be an accomplishment in and of itself? Even the dullest critical thinker among us could figure out that Barack Obama is obviously an intelligent and qualified individual to be president of this country.

It's the skills dummy; the skills. The skills Barack Obama used to organize communities are transferable. As we were able to see him transfer these skills to run his campaign, he will undoubtedly transfer those same skills to run the country. So I am grateful to God that Barack Obama was a community organizer and I am even more grateful that God saw fit to elevate him from the "community organizer" to the "country organizer."

If I were President Obama, I would send a thank you card to Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingram, Mark Levin, President George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, and possibly even the milder Bob Grant for constantly putting his name into the energy field. They focused so much on what they did not want (Obama as president) that they did not do enough to place enough energy towards what they did want (a republican conservative candidate). Barack Obama received more advertising from these folks then he could have paid for with all of the funds he raised.

Barack Obama showed true focus and faith. He constantly acted and Felt As If The thing had already Happened (F.A.I.T.H.) Praise God for his works in this campaign.

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