Thursday, April 30, 2009

How u know if u an Obama Groupie

Ok, we just did a first as far as I can recall, count down the first 100 days of a standing president in office in the form of a formal press conference. The last time I saw count downs like this were for a space shuttle flight. Now Hats off to the President, from where I stand he has received a range of grades personally from an A+ to peace relations with the Muslim world and Health Care to a D- with respect to the economy and Pakistan.

With that said, I want to add how I am some what disturbed by the blind allegiance people give to anyone. In the African American community alone, we have a big problem with this and have labeled such folks as groupies, whether one follows Super head, Lil Wayne and yes, even President Obama. So with out further hesitation, my top reasons you know if you are an Obama Groupie.

  • You accept without question all that the President proposes.

  • You argue vehemently with anyone that disagrees with an approach or policy the President proffers even when one has not read the policy for themselves, and worse

  • His picture hangs on the wall next to Jesus Christ in the front room of your house.

  • You still have a campaign sign or bumper sticker on your car reading Obama Biden.

  • It is sacrilegious for any one to criticize a suggested approach offered by the President and that those who do in your eyes, will suffer eternal damnation in hell.

  • If someone’s disagrees with a particular policy, you are likely to question their blackness (just because i dont agree with giving banks that are gonna fail billions dont mean i am not as black as thou LOL).

  • You feel as if the policies he proposes are written by the president himself, even on Swine flu, health care and economics, when in fact experts other than the president write these positions.

  • You get mad and fuss at idiots like Sean Hanity, Rush Limbaugh and others when we already know that these lames don’t deserve our objective attention for they just plane ole hatters and sore losers (they wouldn't be down with him if he got the GOP a zillion new members).

  • You take the time to read the GQ, or Vanity Fair, or Essence magazines cover stories of the first family are in but wont read his budget plain of recovery act.

  • Last but not least you will not find this post funny,. wont laugh and get mad.

Now this is just a little fun to me, but on the real, as I say we must be critical of the office holder not the man, especially if we want him to succeed – it aint stop with your vote and remember that. Good Day

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

You forgot this.......If you name your son or daughter Barack....lmao

Sage (Shannon) said...

LMAO @ "His picture hangs on the wall next to Jesus Christ in the front room of your house." That's funny, some guy told me how his grandmother has a picture of Barack's whole family next to pictures of her own family and her husband spazzed out on her lol.

People are uneducated anyway. They'd much rather watch the latest music video or read about the next rapper in a magazine than to actually school themselves on what's going on with their government. Quite sad really. What upsets me most is that some people only voted for Obama because he's black. Sadness.

beautifulcurare said...

LOL, funny post, but its true...you're right, we have to stay informed on the policies of this administration and question them, not for the sake of doing so, but because we should all want this administration to succeed. If it doesn't we are thoroughly screwed...

LOL @ Anonymous...that is most definitely groupie behavior : )

N.I.A.naturally.... said...

This entire post is hilarious, and true for so many people. I have always found it funny when black people give blind allegiance to any politician. I remember about 3years ago, I made the mistake of criticizing President Clinton, and his policies toward Haiti and his inaction in Rwanda. From the way my law school classmates reacted, you would think I'd said something about their mamas. Of course, I then realized that they didn't know anything about Clinton's presidency, let alone his foreign policy.

I just pray that people begin to educate themselves on Prez Obama's policies, and stop just listening to what the talking heads on the networks are saying....

Sista GP said...

It's official..I AM NOT A GROUPIE. Never had yard signs or bumper stickers. I did pick up a few commemorative stuff, though, after election.

Carla said...

I AM MAD AT YOU FOR THIS POST!!! >-( LOL! Just kidding.

But I must admit, I haven't paid as much attention to politics as I did before the election. And usually when someone brings up politics or says something negative about Obama, my response is usually either to blow them off and disregard them, or say "The man just got in office. Give him a chance!"

Admittedly, that's irresponsible on my part. I don't really know all of the issues. But in my defense, I'm busy these days trying to start my own business (during a recession). That is currently more important to my everyday life needs. It's also a reason I visit blogs like this one: to get a small slice of what's going on outside of my own little world.

ListenToLeon.net said...

I like this, especially the magazine cover story one!!! LOL

Craigjc said...

LOL "his picture hangs next to Jesus" ... sandwiched by the one of Martin Luther King.

DynamicDiva said...

I wouldn't say I'm a groupie but I definitely refer to President Barack Obama as My President. I may not agree with every single thing he says but I'm not going to let anyone talk bad about him. Anytime, he's on the news or CNN, I'm right there watching because I want to know what he has to say.

I'm not going to lie I have the newspapers, magazines, even Obama playing cards and I'm not ashamed of it, lol.

Sheliza said...

you are so funny :)

Red Snapper said...

He is the lamb of God..........


lol

BuelahMan said...

Damn, Bro'

You nailed me.

(I use an avatar of Obama on a tricycle smoking a joint with a funny propeller helmet on)

I must be a groupie.

{snark}

Geoge Malik Abdul-Mahdi said...

Man, you're a trip (lol). Keep up the good work...we all need to loosen up, and laugh every now-and-then.

Peace,

George M

Keith said...

Excellent Post and funny as hell, but so true.

Must admit...I foam at the mouth everytime Sean Hannity,Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are critical of him ,when I know that they would be critical of him if he decided to switch parties tomorrow..So I gotta check myself on that one fam.

Good Points!

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Real Spit, I'm not hating on B.O. either.

[Emeritus] said...

I laughed my ass off because I do none of the above and I'm still a groupie. :-)

President Anthony Taurus said...

lol..

you named your chicken spot Obama's Fried Chicken LOL

that was funny tho.. but in defense of the bumper sticker folk, them shits don't come off easy which is why i don't put any on my car.

Chanel said...

"you still have the free american flags they gave out at the inaugeration"

RiPPa said...

LMAO

I needed this one right about now kinfolk. Ye4ah, you pretty much broke it down on how this approval rating thing is justified.

Damn...

Obama's picture has replaced Martin & Mahalia.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

Great work, buddy.

I don't care for the man because...well you know why...everything from his Reverse Robin Hood Bank Giveaways to his Imperialist Expansionism to his oppostion to Pot, Porn, Poker, Penises, Palestinian Statehood, Partido Revolucionario Democratico, and PERSONAL FREEDOM.

It's the Palestinian Statehood issue upon which I have an "ethnic" bona fide, I guess. I'm Jewish. I hate Zionism. I believe in Pan-Semitism. I believe in Palestinian Statehood and I wish Amitai Ayalon could be persuaded to reclaim the Israeli Labour Party for Peace.

Arabs are my cousins. They always will be.

I'm glad Obama beat McCain in thunderous fashion crashing through that barricade.

Everything after, I've opposed.

Mizrepresent said...

This was funny! Love your humor with this post, and yes i have held onto my prez's pic on the cover of magazine...you know for history's sake.

Mahoganydymond said...

Well I am an Obama-maniac but I did think this was funny just a tad..

RiPPa said...

@KELSO: I applaud you for your honesty concerning the middle east conflict. I applaud you and the many Jewish brothers and sisters who are opposed to the plutocratic elites that holds the balance of power in Israel.

I salute you my friend.

uglyblackjohn said...

Yeah... Kelso said just about evrything I wanted to say (except for being Jewish).
I think that many feel that saying anything bad about another Black is saying something bad about them.

Mo said...

funny truths is what this post was..funny but really real

what sucks is because he's got so many groupies esp among black folk, people like to assume every black person they meet is just a groupie. ugh, annoying.

Linda said...

As for questioning someone else's blackness.. if you're a groupie, you wouldn't ever dream of questioning Obama's blackness.. eventhough he has his little daughters' hair straightened for special events....

Greetings from the netherlands ;)

msladydeborah said...

LOL!

Dang! I am not an Obama groupie!

*sigh* Oh well!

I did put up a nice set of items from his campaign. Along with a written piece on my participation for future generations. There is going to be a time when my unborn generations will wonder what we did during this time in our lives.
I want them to know that I was in the mix.

But as far as just going along with everything POTUS Obama is doing-aw hell 2 the naw! He has made me cuss a couple of times already over decisions he has made.

That is a good sign in my opinion. Because it indicates that I'm accepting of him in the position. I have been cussing about every POTUS since I first voted in the seventies.

I also believe that we are the ones who have to hold him accountable. If we don't we'll pay the price for our lack of questioning.

Miriam said...

Hi Raw Dawg,

This is kinda off topic, but do you know anything significant about the date of May 24th this year? I know its memorial day, but is there anything else?

Mimi said...

Yea, they are some folks that go extra hard for President Obama! LOL

Lovebabz said...

HA HA HA HA! SATIRE.

I am a FOO (friend of Obama) worked on the campaign...I am a democrat.

I am a GROUPIE! will argue any policy...any stance, any appearance on late night tv!

BARACK OBAMA IS MY PRESIDENT AND I OWN THAT WITH ALL SENSE OF PRIDE. MICHELE OBAMA IS MY FIRST LADY....a Sister ushering in a new era of BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.

Lot's of folks don't know anything about policy...nor do they about the inner workings of their cars they drive or the buses they ride.

Those that know share and teach...otherwise HUSH.

LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT OBAMA Yes We Can...POP CULTURE PIECE TO HANG IN MY HOUSE. Saw something cool at TJ Maxx & More :)

Aspasia said...

I thought there were always formal press conferences after the President's first 100 days in office.

"You take the time to read the GQ, or Vanity Fair, or Essence magazines cover stories of the first family are in but wont read his budget plain of recovery act."

HA! Yeah, no kidding! But I think that holds true for the average citizen's interaction with democracy as a whole. They can name the past five American Idols but not the first five American presidents.

BuelahMan said...

Lot's of folks don't know anything about policy...nor do they about the inner workings of their cars they drive or the buses they ride.

Those that know share and teach...otherwise HUSH.
Makes me wonder if you have it all figured out. I'm ready to learn, if so. But being a sycophant does not make oneself learned. As a matter of fact, it can force one to be enlightened to ONLY the O Man's rhetoric and ignorance to all else.

This is why Obama Groupies have very little credibility with me.

I love a good debate, but I cannot embrace ignorance in a debater. The two will not mix any better than oil and water.

Keli said...

You take the time to read the GQ, or Vanity Fair, or Essence magazines cover stories of the first family are in but wont read his budget plain of recovery act...

Man! That's it right there. Most people that bow at the throne of Barack could probably not tell you anything about his position in regards to any issues that matter.

And this Chrysler deal is already having me shake my head...why is the government buying ownership stakes in private corporations?

Me no likey!

OG, The Original Glamazon said...

LMAO!! and that is A LOT of laughing!

-OG

KELSO'S NUTS said...

@ RIPPA-UGLYBLACKJOHN: Thanks. I walk a lonely road on this with American Jews. It's a little different in South America because the Jewish and Arab communities are so close here and everyone enjoys that so much that nobody likes to discuss Middle East politics except in a joking way because the MATERIAL brotherhood is so pleasant.

There are a handful of us up there who feel this way about Israel and who are appalled by what was done from the bounce in our names. We have a tiny $20 MM lobby called "J-Street.org" and outside of university campuses and big cities you won't find too many of us. We are VOCAL, though!

Weirdly enough, HALF the ISRAELI population agrees with us, but your media won't tell you that. Surprised, I know.

It had relevance to Torrance's piece for a couple of reasons: (1) Despite his "words," Barack Obama is a Zionist, failed to criticize Israeli ethnic-cleansing in Gaza, receives lots of AIPAC money, and is less in favor of the 2-state solution than were George W. Bush, Bill Clinton or George H W Bush

(2) I view the issues through a worldview that's my own and never through an ethnic lens. I like that Diasporal Jews tend to favor civil rights and civil liberties as a culture but I abhor Zionism and elitist exploitation.

blackgirlinmaine said...

Great post, you are spitting truth. I know too many folks who just love Obama (don't get me wrong, I am happy he's the POTUS) but pay no attention to his policies and what's going on which is dangerous IMO.

Jackie E. said...

Great post! There's definitely a huge difference between being an ardent supporter and being a groupie, and that pertains to persons not named Barack too. People blinded by love tend to go that route too....defend till the end, regardless...

soulbrother v.2 said...

Let's just say a friend took the test and found that he (or she) is an Obama groupie. Is there, like, a support group or something?

Doug said...

Don't know if you ever hang out at Daily Kos, but there are a lot of non-black folk there who qualify as groupies. A lot of progressives want to believe he's One Of Us, but the more he dithers about naming a special prosecutor to investigate the Bushies, the more we worry.

We still have the bumper sticker on our car, but that's laziness, not unquestioning loyalty :)

KELSO'S NUTS said...

OK, there's no doubt anymore. Bush torture and GITMO policy is now OFFICIAL OBAMA POLICY. The military trials resume. There shall be no early releases. Enhannced interrogation once again permissible because of jurisdictional limbo bust BEST OF ALL GITMO is AN ACTIVE CONCENTRATION CAMP on again and will be taking on new Arabs for ethnic cleansing purposes.

I don't have time for Hannity or Fox or Republicans other than the libertarians whom I like (Paul, Flake, Rohrabacher, Campbell, Smith, Jones, Bilbray, Issa and Porter) and the liberal/moderates of good conscience like Collins, Snowe and occasionally Cochran.

But with his second overt act of war criminality, Barack Obama has lost me forever. I don't care how big the Senate Democratic Majority is. I don't care whom Obama chooses for the Supreme Court or any federal bench for that matter or any new US Attorneys, because why should I trust a war criminal with those responsbilities.

I will never visit the United States nor spend a thin dime there. I plan to live the rest of my life and die outside the United States.

Again, I ask was there a single word Obama said during the campaigns that was NOT A LIE?

I join in solidarity with my Arab cousins in GITMO in awaiting at the very least the beginning of the USA v Blagojevic trial. I cannot wait to hear the 1000s of hours of tapes and wiretaps collected by Fitzgerald and his chief informant, Obama campaign #4, US Rep Jesse Jackson, Jr, (D-RAT).

1000s of hours of in person and phone conversation with his closest advisors with no knowledge than he was being recorded.

If they can't find ONE FELONY to hang on Obama with all that tape, something's wrong.

This is going to cause him a lot of pain but given his indifference to the pain and suffering he's causing at GITMO, in IRAQ and in SOUTH ASIA, he should be able to handle it. He should not be impeached he should serve out his term and then be prosecuted in Federal Criminal Court for whatever the taps and tapes show he had done.

BuelahMan said...

@ Kelso,

He should not be impeached he should serve out his termWhy on earth would you say this?

Lovebabz said...

BuelahMan

I am not interested in a good debate with you. I don't have it all figure out. All I know is that this too will pass. I have been a public servant my entire life. I have been elected to public office....twice. I have served as police commissioner. I have served on national public policy boards. I have served time in federal prison.

I know more about public policy and politics than most. I AM OVER IT.

My pleasures lies in other arenas. Having a passing fancy for critical analysis is not enough to evoke change. We all can think and possibly discern a better world. But what are you and anyone else willing to do? Change that we can believe in starts with each of us working in community...where you are. We can be critical all day or we can go blinbdly over the horizon...whatever your poison or pleasure.

Do not concern yourself with my ignorance. Free your mind....

I care nothing about having credibility with you or anyone else...except myself.

BuelahMan said...

I know more about public policy and politics than most.Then type something that indicates such.

Lovebabz said...

Buehlaman,

LOL! Go ahead on man. Go ahead on. You are cracking me up.

Thanks, we all ought to laugh more.

Nikki Wadley said...

Glad I am not a groupie. I treat him just like I would any other president at this point. Just like all the others he is open to criticism and is certainly not above it.

enigma4ever said...

very very funny....
but kinda true eh?
( I confess his calendar is in my bathroom...that's a first....a President hanging on my bathroom wall...now that being said I did line the kitty pan with articles on Bush and Cheney....LOL)


thanks for this...

;-)

KELSO'S NUTS said...

@ BUELAHMAN: I think he should serve out his term in shame. If he's impeached and expelled the process will be halted there. It will be one more bit of POLITCAL THEATER. After Clinton was impeached, the concept lost all meaning. I have watched the Paula Jones deposition in front of Judge Webber maybe 70 times now and I am convinced that he committed no crime in his presentation in the deposition and was not at fault in the civil matter. I should have died there, the moment Bennett asked Jones's attorney for a list of the specific instances of harrassment she was alleging and he demurred preferring one non-specific blanket accusation of "harrassment." Judge Webber had partisan motivations for her unconstional ruling right there for the plaintiff. It was dead the second the man was not informed of the specific acts he was accused of. End of story. Nobody should ever have heard the name "Monica Lewinsky." It was over. That it went any further than Jones's demurral was something out of Kafka.

So, what's the big deal about impeachment now? If he's not impeached for a felony but instead faces the normal federal criminal process afterwards there's a chance justice would be done. As for Bush, Cheney and all the rest because they too served out their full terms.

Waiting for Zufan! said...

I'm a groupie, and proud of it. :)

I'd put the picture up next to Jesus, but I don't have Jesus up there.

This was funny. Hope you are doing well.

Carla said...

@Kelso's nuts

What exactly are you talking about?

Now before anyone gets indignant about my ignorance, let me just agree, because I don't know of what you speak. What has Obama done that he deserves impeachment?? If you can point me to your source (rather than regurgitating it here), that would be great. Thanx.

Angel said...

Oh dear im not a Obama Groupie by your standards but your post is hilarious!

Shamontiel said...

Remembering that I still have a Bikers for Obama patch on my ride. Looking over to see the cover of N'Digo newspaper with Obama...and the fan, and the pic of him with a drawn-up Dr. King, and the postcard. And the tweet I just left about how he can go to Ghana over Kenya if he wants to and to leave him alone. Man, I might be a groupie. I stopped talking to a guy who voted for McCain just because he didn't like Obama's views on homosexuality and abortion. But wait...at least I read them. I didn't agree with his views on Reverend Wright all the way (thought he should've kept in contact), so maybe I'm not a groupie. But I snapped on somebody on YouTube for dogging him. *thinking* Yeah, I might be a groupie. I'm laughing though.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

@ CARLA: I don't think Obama should be impeached. Isn't that what I wrote?

I think he should keep on doing exactly what he's doing. It's flawless. It's a pitch perfect continuation of Bush's policies.

He's not burying me at all. He's making Latin America rich by borrowing to fund his beastly wars and corporate giveaways. Dollars are kleenex down here. Nobody's parting with sovereign currency!

But just for fun, let me show you what a real agent of change does when the people want change. Ecuador was on its knees under Obama-style corporatist government. They put the IMF handcuffs on and sold the potable water supply to Vivendi and gave a cheap off-shore drilling least to Royal Dutch/Shell.

The people said "that's enough...no more!" They elected Rafael Correa to make changes. Instead of flip-flopping on his rhetoric, Correa, sued the IMF and Vivendi at the World Court and got the peoples' water rights back. When the drilling lease ran out, he put it up for open auction instead of renewing Shell's IMF mandated sweetheart deal. When the Americans fussed about how badly he was treating the poor IMF, Correa closed every US military base and kicked them all out. When the Defense Deparment says jump, Obama says "how high?"

Correa's a peoples' president. What Obama does is a pathetic disgrace.

I know Americans like this sort of stuff so I can state categorically that Correa was more of a man at 6 years old than Obama will ever be.

Aspasia said...

@KELSO'S NUTS: Correa was awesome, wasn't he? When Obama did his flip-flop though, even if I wasn't surprised, I started seeing shades of Carlos Menem (former Prez of Argentina years back for those who don't know).

You should look Menem if you don't already know about him, Torrance. His political about-face was epic.

Tafari said...

Our picture of Jesus was replaced with a picture of Obama. just seemed natural.

Charleen said...

Man, you're a trip (lol). Keep up the good work...we all need to loosen up, and laugh every now-and-then. Peace, George M

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