An Underclass View of the "Presidency of President Obama"

Political View from the Underclass


An Underclass view of the “Presidency of President Obama”

President Barack H. Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America about 7 ½ years ago. At that time America was entering the worst recession since the last Great Depression. I thought that it was not a good time for a first Black President. I thought about all the first Black Mayors of all those urban cities in the 60”s and 70”s after white flight and the lost of those cities’ tax base. Most of those first Black mayors failed to make something out of nothing. I was angry to see President Bush pile on the economic burden by bailing out Wall Street on his way out of office. I felt like Obama was set up to take a fall.

The real set up for failure was established in the 2010 mid- term elections. Prior to the insertion of pledged Tea Party Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, the President was able to govern with slight majorities in the House and Senate. He was able to pass Health Care Reform and Financial Reform, both reforms were people oriented and opposed by Big Business and Wall Street. Once the Far Right took control the House, almost all Republicans in the House and Senate pledged to never, under any circumstance, vote to raise taxes. Just as it was not possible for the first Black mayors to maintain large urban cities without a tax base, it is very difficult to maintain a large Nation without a tax base for 7 1/2 years. The first Black President was and is up to the Job, like him or not. In spite of the Tea Party Republicans, the economy has recovered and the nation is slowly recovering. The president‘s credit card should be canceled, those on the right said, which was a precedent for a U.S. President. Many disrespectful precedents against the Presidency of the United States were establish in the first 3 ½ years. Through it all, the President has represented the Working and Underclass. The Republican Candidate for President has not shown me or the underclass whom I represent why we should not re-elect President Obama. We will also fire those sleeper cell pledged Tea Party agents in the U.S. Congress so the country can be governed in a democratic way. The complete tying of the President’s hands by both Houses and the Supreme Court is not good for the American people. These days in American politics, the President is the only spokesman for the American people, most other politicians fear and respect Corporations, not people.

April 26, 2012

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Gusser 4 years ago

Passed soon to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL healthcare. Put the US 4 Trillion more dollars in debt. This guy is shameful AND I loathed Bush.


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Josak 4 years ago from variable

Not a big Obama fan personally but I have to agree that he has cared more about the underclass than any other president in a very long time, things are tough enough as it is for those struggling financially at the moment I would hate to see how bad it would be under a leader who could not care less.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Gusser, I don't think The Highest Court will always uphold conservative causes only,Healthcare would be three in a roll


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junko 4 years ago Author

Josak,Under a leader that could care less, America's fall will begin for real and then the end.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

HI junko,

It has been a long time since I was priveldge to read one of your articles. Wasn't Teddy Roosevelt the first mixed president? And isn't Obama mixed?

You have to wonder why Obama would play a losing hand knowing he could not turn it into a winning one in four years?

But you know me old guard and on the fence about both candidates. Both candidates have to provide a reason for the voters to vote for him IMO.

JT


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Storytellersrus 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Voted up and interesting. I still believe!!!


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you, my good Republican friend for your comment. Yes, it is said that Obama and Teddy were not the only mixed race American Presidents. However Obama is the only President that looked African American. I guess Obama thought that after 4 years the American people will have a clear choice and they do have a clear choice. Anybody who votes Republican is clearly voting against President Obama the man and not his Presidency, because he has proven himself to be one of America's greatest Presidents. Until a real Republican stands up, the people have no choice but to vote Democrat or anti-American citizens.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you,Storytellerus. I also still believe and hope for change for the sake of the poor and working class in America. The underclass and working class is the majority class consisting of liberals and conservatives. We the people should fight the power.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

I don't know I have some pictures from the America Heritage Institute and Teddy looks pretty African American. If I vote it will be for the candidate I believe in the most. I am still looking:).

Vote old guard Republican Junko.

Good to hear from you.

JT


Gusser 4 years ago

Obama has more people on government programs than any other President. That means he's adding to your so called underclass not helping it. The RepubliCRATS OFFER LITTLE TO HELP.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Teddy was a serious outdoorsman, but could not and would not be considered Negro. On the other hand Obama could not and would not be considered Caucasian. If you vote? Do that mean before you vote Democrat you would not vote,at all? I know you know the lesser of the 2 evils, Democrat and the Old Guard's highjackers,(TeaParty). The Old Guard don't have a dog in the fight,just blue&yellow dog Democrats and red dog far right conservatives representing the Grand Old Party.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Junko,

Old Guard doesn't have a dog in the fight yet!! The far right doesn't represent old guard Republicans. As i wrote before I am still looking so I could vote either way. I have never voted a straight ticket in my life. We have two exceptionally weak candidates now and a weak president is a very dangerous thing in this country as it can lead to civil war. Teddy was a person of color to those who knew him. Presidents back then were not well known.

I will not vote for Barack just because he is a person of color. I will vote for who I think will do the best job and I am still looking. My mind is not made up at all.

Always good to debate you my friend.

JT


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junko 4 years ago Author

Gusser, the Republicrats is the reason for the season of food stamps and unemployment. Remember their pledge to make Obama a one term President by causing his Presidency to Fail. Yes, and that caused the underclass to grow in numbers,you're right, Gusser.


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junko 4 years ago Author

JT, Take your time, Of course. I have a clear choice now and don't expect Mitt to change my vote before the election. It's going to take a few months for him to walk back from the far right. I see only one weak candidate and a President of the United States who happens to be a man of color and courage.


Gusser 4 years ago

Junko-- avoid the facts much? Obie had both the Senate & House for 2 years. The RepubliCRATS could do nothing to stop his desires. RESULT: Welfare increased by 42%. Try to keep up.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Gusser,I mentioned that the President did get Healthcare and Financial reform through the house and senate in those two years before the 2010 mid-term election. He was able to get those bills passed inspite of the Republicrats and the blue dog Democrats in the house and senate, thanks to the help of a couple of Old Guard Republican women of courage. You must also keep up Old Timer and understand cause and affect.


Gusser 4 years ago

Junko--stay on topic, 42% increase in welfare (underclass) has nothing to do with healthcare or financial reform. Your boy is an utter failure.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Okay Junko,

Thanks for the advice!! I will take my time. But the window of opportunity for Barack Obama to win me over is closing.

Have a Good Day!

JT


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junko 4 years ago Author

Gusser, I mentioned cause and affect to you... because more white people voted for Obama than black people he became POTUS. the Affect of more whites than blacks voting for Obama cause him to win. The affect of the Republicrat's attempt to make the POTUS an utter failure caused the 42% increase in welfare,you referenced. What boy are you talking about,one of those good old boys on the right side? Maybe you are being disrespectful because the POTUS is not an utter failure and you hate he may win re-election. Hate the game not the player.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thanks for the advice!! I feel you JT, and you feel a little warm over what you describe as advice from junko. I do understand your position, I have already decided against Mitt and will not except advice from friends or family to change my mind. Now, between now and the election Mitt can say and do things that would make me take a second look, but I doubt that would happen. JT, I value your friendship and believe it positive and mature. We should continue to relate to each other.

junko


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Our friendship has never been based on partisanship bgut respectful discourse. My mind is never made up until I cast the vote and I do appreciate your hubs as i find them enlightening.

All My Best,

JT


Gusser 4 years ago

Junko please explain HOW the RepubliCRATS had any responsibility for that 42% increase between 2008 and 2010 with ZERO control in either the Senate or House to do that. Since the 2010 election cycle the number of (lower class) has remained the same. This is proof positive who is the guilty party. The RepubliCRATS add wealth to the upper class but do not ADD to the lower class. They simply INCREASE wealth disparity.


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junko 4 years ago Author

JT, I also have been enlighten about the spirit of the Old Republican Guard that has been over shadowed by the far right It gives me hope for bi-partisanship in Government again. All the best, back at you.

junko


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junko 4 years ago Author

Gusser, If you can't find the answer to your last post in this hub and in my comments to your comments, I can't get you to understand what I wrote. I'll take fault for not making what I wrote clear enough for you to understand. No harm no foul, my bad.


Gusser 4 years ago

In other words --you can't explain your total lie.


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junko 4 years ago Author

NO, the problem is you can't handle the true or maybe you can't comprehend what I wrote. I stated the answers to your questions in the hub and in my comments to you, you just didn't read to understand. IT IS INSULTING for a man to call another man a liar. It is one thing to be insulting to your President, but it speaks of your character when you insult a stranger, you got to be a Bad A. MAN.


Gusser 4 years ago

You are no longer worth my time


Mary Wells 4 years ago

junko,I wish you would write more often, your articles are very interesting.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you, very much Mary. I really wish you would join hubpages, it's easy. If not now, don't stop commenting.


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feenix 4 years ago

junko,

You wrote, "...he (Obama) has proven himself to be one of America's greatest Presidents..."

Wow, man, every day, I learn something new.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Feenix,

I also have learned something from your writings and views on hubpages. You and I must continue to debate each other, it's the American Way.


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Junko, a writing I find interesting in points that you've made. I suppose I may have let my racism show, the little there is, but if we all have truth then as Americans we all have a bit of that "racist thought" creep into us at one time or another. My shining moment was when I thought "Thank God, a black president, that should end the bickering between us"

Buddy, I was wrong it seems in a monumental way. God didn't give blacks a break, he didn't and doesn't and never will see a man/woman of any single thing but sinners, repentant or not. He didn't have a dog in any presidential race ever and I'm kinda getting the picture that AM Werner has been painting for me, that if I vote and evil proceeds forth from that vote I hold stock in that evil. I'm afraid that being undecided as JT Walters above is probably a good thing. I am however decided on two things, No Mitt, No Obama, alphabetically by common call. That leaves me only to siphon my vote or abandon it. Like JT I've never voted a straight ticket and doubt I ever will. It is a long drive for me to vote, so I may need gas money to do so, I have to vote in person, 'cuz I have only a PO Box address and that don't cut it for absentee, but I'd have to drive to mail it anyway. I'm in but not recognized as in this country unless I have a valid physical address.

My problem is single fold the potus had all the houses and was not ready day one to go by storm and throw down his "hope and change" two great words that slid off his tongue over and over again in 2008 while the preacher Dr. David Manning of Harlem denounced him on grounds of "who is he, what has he done?" He did it so well that I didn't vote for Obama based on 2 questions that lay unanswered to this day in my minds library of thought.

Sadly, I can't figure out who he works for, a seemingly simple question but in todays world it has been hard for any to answer. They crucified Jesus based on the same line of thought. To me it's sort of a conundrum that mirrors it's self. Only it wasn't about money and who got custody of it back then. Either way this goes I'm past the age of matter so I can only contribute toward future generations of a good or bad legacy. There lies my problem in decision, who is the bigger liar or the best horse to bet on or to not bet at all?

Peace,

Blessings,

dusty


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junko 4 years ago Author

Dusty, you and JT Walters are simular and alike in being Old Guard Republicans. The dilemma faced by you two is faced by millions of moderate Republicans. Being Republican you would like to vote Republican, but you really don't see the candidate as a real republican. I have faced the same dilemma every time I've voted, will the person I vote for represent my hopes and make changes that don't negatively affect my love ones and I? So I been voting and hopeing all my life and there were times when there was no hope at all and I didn't vote at all. I trust that you and JT will do what you have to do when you have to do it, my friend. It's between you and your God.

May God give you guidence

junko


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feenix 4 years ago

junko,

Personally, I never have, and I never will, look to a particular political party or a particular politician to look out for the interests of my loved ones and me, or to make life better for us.

Because I am a liberated man who does not think like a slave or a serf, I always take it upon myself to look out for the interests and well-being of my loved ones and me.

The only thing I want from government and politicians is for them to carry out measures to defend me from foreign and domestic enemies and to pick up the garbage on time.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Feenix, Like or not life in America is political. A liberated man, Whatever that means, you are a Great Pretender. Personally I don't care what you think of Feenix. I've never read anything you wrote about your wife and children, do you you have any children? This comment express your ignorance of politics in America and the importance of choosing law makers. Sometimes your ignorance is painful, and you are not being cute. As I said recently, you think too much of yourself. My children are all successful professionals and my wife and I are fine, I care about those that don't have what I have, and no chance to get what I have accomplished because the wrong people were elected. Do you vote for garbage all the time. People like you are the problem, not the solution. Sit down and put your finger on your lips. Stop trying to be cute when real people are in an adult conversation.


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feenix 4 years ago

junko,

Whoa is me. I am nothing but a lowly wretch; the worst figure in the world.

I am going away from this page, because I do not deserve to be in the company of a great and wonderful family man and father like you.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Junko, I wish more people understood how much Mitt Romney cares about underclass people. NOTHING! He doesn't care at all. Their children could starve because their parents are umm, lazy? ummm, drug users? ummm useless? (to him)


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by and talking about how caring Mitch is about the underclass. Michele thanks also for the follow.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Do you mind if I share your hubs with others? Not enough people know how much Mitt is a liar.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Please do share, Michele. There are those Americans who don't love a lie. Thanks for the help, I'm not computer wise.


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The Republican 4 years ago from USA

I wanted to just thank you so much for following me. Thank you again!!


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junko 4 years ago Author

It is my pleasure, Republican. Iron sharpens iron, you're welcome.


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Leo Ham 4 years ago from earth

Interesting and true, good hub


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junko 3 years ago Author

It's never too late to be thankful, Thanks Leo


Niles 3 years ago

The blackest thing about Obama is Michelle.


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junko 3 years ago Author

Niles, Why did you post that declaration? Why would you say that, knowing the blackest thing about Obama is his father? I want to know your intent with and in this short post, thanks.

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