Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Obama Remodels The Oval Office Amid A $1,300 B National Debt

USA Today: Obama Remodels The Oval Office

Merril CEO Thain forced to resign after remodeling his office for $1.2M as the company was collapsing. 

Full Disclosure:
No word on the cost of the redo, other than it's in line with what past presidents have done. The money was left over from Obama's inaugural committee and given to the White House Historical Association, which paid the bills.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Black Economic Distress & The Black Establishment's Guidance Instead Of Attacks Upon Obama

"The Final Call" is best understood as a syndicate for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) with extra content that highlights information and issues specific to the Nation of Islam and the Islamic faith.

Two articles, one of which appeared in the Final Call show the same pattern as it relates to Black Establishment opinion leaders and their words directed toward President Obama in relation to the present distressed situation with the economy in Black America.

Note that with Ron Daniels he speaks in terms of what will happen to the Democrats as a results of the continuing economic malaise - 19 months into the Obama Administration.  Ironically this same meltdown that occurred leading up to the election was responsible for solidifying Obama's victory is also the condition that has him most imperiled. 

Mr Daniels fails to speak in terms of the Black community and what, if any punishment will be rendered if, after exposing so much of their enthusiastic support for the hope promised by Obama, the economy does not come through as was anticipated.  

My criticism of both of these stories is that both fail to make note that the same machine that Obama sits atop of is also the same machine that has been dominating all majority Black communities and the local economic policies that are in place.

In the case of Jesse Jackson - he makes reference to Detroit having collapsed.  He stands, shoulder to shoulder - with the forces of the labor unions and yet dismisses the claim that increased costs of production that came with demands for increased wages and compensation packages - aggressive regulations and in some cases punitive taxes and judicial rulings hoping to render punishment with an exclamation point against the "consumers of labor".  I am not willing to pretend any longer that the corporate management operated out of pure greed as they went off to find a new set of workers that they can exploit.  Instead there is a balance that must be achieved from the various interests.  When the balance beam becomes too far askew - those who have invested millions in capital plant and equipment will merely wait until the facilities reach end of life and choose to not refurbish but to find a new location to plant their roots.

Both Daniels and Jackson need to have their viewpoints about Obama's policies -which are ultimately that of their own - in line with the RESULTS and not the HOPED FOR results.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Obama's "Black Media" Coordinator Quits - Tired Of The Black Press Doing His Job For Him?

White House Black Media Liason Quits

If there was ever a redundant position in the Obama Administration - Mr Ealons had it.

With the Black Media proceeding upon a mission to "Protect Obama's Legacy" so that "Black People's Legacy Can Be Protected" - what exactly is the challenge to Mr Ealon's former position?

This is one of COORDINATION with complicit operatives that are fused to the mission not a "liason" - such as a "labor/management liaison" who has the challenge of working between groups with conflicting agendas.

*Corey Ealons, director of African-American media for the Obama administration, has decided to resign from his post effective immediately.

“It is with some sadness, but also great anticipation for the future, that I make my exit from the White House today,” he wrote in an e-mail sent Friday at about 5:30 p.m. “It has been an honor to serve in my capacity … and on behalf of this President during this extraordinary time in our history.”

Formerly the director of African-American media during the Obama-Biden campaign, Ealons was the liaison between the administration and all black media outlets, a position he’d held since President Obama took office.

His next steps, he said, will include a “new role” at an unnamed communications firm.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Spike Lee Now Sees That Things Are Not So Different "After Obama"

I have to pay special acknowledgement to Spike Lee.   His 2008 Campaign phrase in support of Barack Obama gave this blog its name.

Mr Lee said that "America will be evaluated with respect to two periods in its history:

  • Before Obama
  • After Obama
It appears that the "vapors" that Mr Lee once had regarding the universal benefit of an Obama presidency has forced him to sober  up a bit due to time and circumstance.

Though I am sure that his son will fight anyone who directly criticizes Obama (as was indicated in the Essence Magazine article), Mr Lee escapes direct attack upon Obama by noting that the "Obama Administration" has been off in its assessment of the continuing presence of oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Democrats Relate To The JetBlue Flight Attendant And Flee Obama

CNN: Obama Message Incoherent: The Difficulties Of A State Legislator Who Voted "Present" Becoming "President"

CNN: Critics Say Obama's Message On The NYC Mosque Is Incoherent

Washington (CNN) -- President Obama's comments on a plan to build an Islamic center in the shadow of ground zero are not only giving opponents an opportunity to attack him but also reveal a messaging problem from the White House, a communications expert said.

"The danger here is an incoherent presidency," said David Morey, vice chairman of the Core Strategy Group, who provided communications advice to Obama's 2008 campaign. "Simpler is better, and rising above these issues and leading by controlling the dialogue is what the presidency is all about. So I think that's the job they have to do more effectively as they have in the past [in the campaign]."

Obama has faced a torrent of criticism for what was called mixed messages on the controversial plan. On Friday, Obama said Muslims "have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country ... That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances."

The following day, Obama told Ed Henry, CNN's senior White House correspondent, that he was "not commenting on the wisdom" of the project, just the broader principle that the government should treat "everyone equal, regardless" of religion. Then a White House spokesman clarified those comments.

"There is no question they are having messaging problems at the White House," Morey said. "They've lost control of the dialogue, and they've gotten pulled down by the extremes on the left and right. They've just not had a coherent set of themes."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Left Wing Editorial Cartoonists Still Have Obama's Back

Of course we should not consider that this is the closing months of the 4th straight Democratic Controlled House and Senate (Since the 2006 elections).

With so many local economies that the progressives control in shambles they look to focus on the national economies rather than find the places where their policies are in place which are thriving.

Instead Obama is their hope to nationalize these policies upon the entire nation.

Monday, August 9, 2010

BET's Web Site Chronicles The Obama Magazine Covers - No Sign Of Them Tracking The Campaign Promises Made

Obama - The Magazine Covers

I knew that this would be problematic.

When the worship of the "portraits upon the wall" of their permanent friends grew more important than a people's desire to have their permanent interests addressed - the process of seeing the truth about their real motivations is quite disturbing.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Obama Economic Advisor Romer Resigning - Someone Else Will Have To Sell Administration's "Mission Accomplished" Story

Christina Romer, key Obama economic aide, resigning

WASHINGTON—Christina Romer said she would resign as chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers to return to her teaching post at the University of California at Berkeley, effective Sept. 3.

Ms. Romer is the second member of Mr. Obama's economic team to leave. White House budget director Peter Orszag left earlier this summer. She said she is returning to California so the youngest of her three children can begin high school there.

Ms. Romer, 51 years old, was a high-profile salesperson for the Obama economic program—and considered successful at that mission, in part because of her sincerity and plain-spoken style.

The post, she said in an interview Thursday, "was definitely as hard as I thought it ever would have been."

"I never anticipated the amount of the contact I'd have with the president," she added. "If anyone had told me that I'd meet the president of the free world every day, I never would have believed it."

Among her challenges was explaining why her prediction that the Obama-backed fiscal stimulus would keep the unemployment rate below 8% proved overly optimistic. The unemployment rate is now at 9.5%.

"I certainly hoped it would be lower," she said. "The world deteriorated between November 2008 when I started" and the initial estimates were made "and when we took office January 21. Do I wake up every morning and wish it were 8% instead of 9.5%? You bet."

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Top Corporate Brands In America Can't Top The Man Who Has His Boot On Their Necks

MSNBC: U.S. dominates list of most valuable brands

However none of them can sell more "Obama Commemorative Limited Edition Plates"

In honor of our president’s 49th birthday– we’ve decided to take a look back at how he got there (to be president that is). From revolutionizing internet fundraising to placing equal importance on his visual communication and not just verbal, it seems Mr. Obama has done everything right. As president, he’s kept the brand conversation going with his die-hard supporters and has extended his brand to surround the entire Democratic Party. The Obama Brand is the “branding blueprint” of this generation, not just for politics but for business as well. Check out the folks at Fast Company and Entrepreneur as they take a closer look at the Brand of the Decade.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Some Georgia Democrats Avoid Obama's Visit - Won't Be Called Racists

Gov. Roy Barnes cites scheduling conflict as Obama appears in the state

ATLANTA — Georgia's most prominent Democrat will be nowhere near Barack Obama when the president comes to Atlanta on Monday.
Former Gov. Roy Barnes' campaign said it was simply a matter of conflicting schedules as Barnes tries to catch the attention of voters more than 100 miles away in southern Georgia and ultimately win his old job back.
It's a tough year for Democrats, who control both the U.S. Senate and House, with voters frustrated by the sluggish economy and high unemployment. And Georgia is a GOP stronghold carried by Republican John McCain in 2008. Political experts say that means Barnes needs to distance himself from national Democrats — and Obama — as much as possible if he's to win in November.
"Among white independent voters in Georgia — which Barnes needs — he (Obama) is pretty unpopular," Emory University political science professor Alan Abramowitz said. "Barnes needs to stay away."
Barnes' campaign manager, Chris Carpenter, said he had already scheduled the campaign trips elsewhere when he learned of Obama's visit and decided to keep those commitments.