I have hit a prolific streak........ One can one say, there is just so much going on, I don't have school or anything to prepare for. So I just write.
I really didn't plan on writing this morning, but I read my facebook little updates, and the hate on crabtree is just astounding, not necessarily surprising, but the intensity can catch one off guard. I already saw the talk shows this morning, but I have been not commenting on them, just b/c I don't want to give any networks any media love.
Right now, there are many little battles going on, there is a battle within the democratic congress to proceed without these mean ole' republicans and force the public option through which will no doubt satisfy the liberal base and pretty much take the bottom out of our economy, leaving team obama as the only employer who can afford to employ versus just biting the bullet and working with the right to come up with something that will not sink legislators during the campaign season.
There is a battle within the crabtree family and team about signing and just taking the loss that he was forced to the number ten slot and making up for it on the field and making a stand about being tired of this getting screwed early to possibly win later.
There is a battle within the obama administration to save face and how to save face. Some in his camp have let loose Bill Clinton and Al Gore to foster some sympathy and some direction, but another part of team obama knows the more you utilize these two the more likely you are to see Gore/Clinton 2012. Kind of damned if you do, damned if you don't.
There is a battle that is going to brew at the supreme court level, where sotomayor is going to show just how much of a judicial advocate she is, about whether corporations can have open interactions with campaigns or will they be rendered to the back room and prepaid credit cards that cannot be traced a la the obama campaign.
There are some battles no doubt.
There are some battles within Pakistan, some have chosen to respect US law and keep missiles that we sent them unmodified, versus other have said, we gotta a chance to blow up India, modify those missiles so we can get our own military agenda popping...
But these little battles all highlight different wars...........
Crabtree/Dallas Carter: With crabtree, we all know he got screwed....... no doubt, but he has to realize that there is a bigger war that is at hand than the battle that he is fighting. He represents Dallas Carter. An area of Dallas that I also hail from, but larger than that a successful, very successful urban black neighborhood. We are educated, we are flashy, we are Christian, we are fighters, we are trendsetters. We don't accept shorts for anything. We are strong and we are winners. Now if we were white, and no white America this is not your fault just a cultural reality, our neighborhood would be hailed as the next hotspot for leaders. The Dallas DA hails from this neighborhood. It's not like this school is just known for athletics........
But we are black and that includes you, Mr. Crabtree. So assertive is interpreted as arrogant. Demanding your due is viewed as being greedy. Having a family financially have your back during your holdout is why the NFL is driven towards single-parent sob story young men so they won't have to even acknowledge this type of situation. It is what it is.
People feel like when you play sports, it is a blessing and it is no doubt. But America, we must acknowledge that it is a job as well and just like you, everyone wants to be compensated fairly...... Everyone if we had a chance to negiotiate, would try to play their position. But Mr. Crabtree, when you have Jean Jacques-Taylor from your own hometown newspaper dogging you and your efforts.........
You have to realize that you are winning the battles of standing up for what you believe in which is important, but you are losing the war of public perception and empowering each and every person that hates on Dallas Carter black products and the hate is very real and visceral. You are empowering every person that cannot fathom, handle, deal or stand with young black people like yourself who are early in their career, yet know their worth and demand that it be acknowledged as soon as possible. It ain't right, but it is what it is.
I know first hand, Mr. Crabtree, I know what it is to get screwed and people tell you, to make it up. So, look at what you are going to get in the end. I KNOW HOW THAT FEELS INSIDE, B/C YOU FEEL LIKE JUST B/C I AM THIS POSITION DOESN'T ABSOLVE MY RIGHT TO BE HEARD, TO EXPRESS MYSELF, TO STAND UP FOR MYSELF...
Please don't think I am hating on you, b/c I am not, but what I am trying to tell you is that b/c of your background, YOU WILL GET NO LOVE, YOU WILL GET NO SYMPATHY, YOU WILL GET NO CONTRACT. B/c you already got too much going for you.
You are the most techincally proficient receiver since Jerry Rice.......... you are attractive, got a nice smile which is always important, you are flashy, yet substantive, you got the whole package and the system by default cannot give you your due worth. You have to earn it on the field, although you shouldn't have to.
That is the way you will be treated. As much as I have done for the GOP, as much as I have done for getting urban people involved in politics in my own way, do I get any love.............. No, b/c of what I represent, b/c when I do break down these doors, I ain't leaving no hinges on it, and neither will you when you step on that field. The 49'rs really don't want to sign you, b/c Goddell don't want a lot of Dallas Carter in the league............ He knows the impact you can have on this league and the floodgates of Carter products that will enter the NFL. Black families, two-parent homes, no more images of chasing chickens in the ghetto...... Your battle is worthy but Obama is putting about 5 American families on the street each day, America not in a position to feel your battle right now.
Win the war, Mr. Crabtree, END THE BATTLE. AND EACH AND EVERY TOUCHDOWN YOU MAKE, DON'T TWO-STEP, NONE OF THAT, JUST LOOK AT THE CAMERA AND SHOW THE WORLD WHY YOU FEEL THE WAY YOU DO. THEY AIN'T GOING TO GET IT UNTIL YOU SHOW THEM!
Clinton/Gore: I knew when Obama had him and his wife campaigning, that bringing brotha bill back into the fold was a bad idea for team obama in the long run...... Bill Nichols talks about it politico. Although I do believe that the obama administration is not legitamate, although I do believe that nothing will be done about it to open the door for non-American born citizens to run this country, I don't like people being backdoored. Especially those who are so politically naive, they can see it coming sans Barack Obama. Bill Clinton ain't Ted Kennedy and Clinton plus Gore ain't either.
The battle of having some major democratic heavyweights getting some credibility and focus back onto the health care debate is admirable. But actually team obama, this war discussion is for your benefit. Winning the battle and letting these two loose will ensure that you will lose the war for your party's nomination in 2012. Am I now a democratic stratigiest..... Of course not, but all of this bringing former presidents to handle a current president's problems loses the war of credibility for this president and others...
Sometimes, Mr. Obama, you will hit a road block. You had to be aware when they signed you up for this, that health care reform had a good chance of not being successful. You had to know that you would win battles in futhering the information regarding the need for reform, but you had to know that you were fighting a losing war from the start. For God sakes, man, be presidential. Stand up to the fray........
For good or for bad, take the heat just as well as you take the love. The way you act, team obama, you act like you don't have that much time. You act like you don't have other legislative sessions to work on health care, you do. And if you don't, then realize and acknowledge this battle of saying we did something and this public option that you are determined to win, WILL COST YOU THE WAR ON SO MANY LEVELS, IT WILL BE AT LEAST TWO PRESIDENTIAL TERMS AND PROBABLY THREE CONGRESSIONAL TERMS BEFORE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS EVEN SOMEWHAT CREDIBLE LEGLISLATIVE POWER AGAIN.
I AM NOT SAYING THIS FOR MY BENEFIT, I AM SAYING THIS FOR THIS COUNTRY'S BENEFIT. Micheal Falcone highlights the growing anger and tactics in health care in politico and it will only get worse, if you all USE RECONCILIATION TO PUT THIS PUBLIC OPTION THROUGH. IT WILL BE THE POLITICAL LYNCHPIN, THAT WILL FINALLY BRING LIGHT TO THE BIRTHER ISSUE AND GET OBAMA OUT OF HERE. If that is the war you are really fighting, team obama, health care for everyone and then you don't give a damn what happens to your career after so be it. But understand that the ramifications that come from it, will be far more than you retiring and living off your book deals, Mr. Obama, and all of those who helped, will not be sitting easy.
The public option will take the money away, and in America, when the money gone................
All I can say is that it gets as ugly as a catfight at the hermes purse premier each year, some ugly business indeed.
Your wars, your battles, but as a concerned citizen before I am a politician, don't say someone didn't warn you.
Court Cases: Adam Liptak in the Ny times, highlights a very important case, and why Sotomayor will come back to bite the democratic party, the hispanic movement in politics in the end. Although obama won the battle of saying I nominated the first latina, he will lose the war regarding her decisions and her open defiance of following the law and her precedent of making law through judicial advocacy. This is an important case, people, and although we cannot write our supreme court justices, I highlight this case to get you to understand the importance America, of stopping the practice of PLAYING RACIAL POLITICS TO BUY DEMOGRAPHICS FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS, STOPPING THAT BATTLE AND START WINNING THE WAR ON NOMINATING PEOPLE THAT REPRESENT THE VALUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT........
Trust me, watch this case, and see how quickly sotomayor proves that she has no business being there. This case will affect how every campaign from the local PTA to the next Presidential election is ran..
When you read the court decisions that come out of this case, ask yourself, that although you got your social battle of saying we are being inclusive in this country, as yourself was it worth the war of our rights being decimated just so team obama can say we did it first.
Health Care: again, read the health care bill of rights for seniors on www.gop.com. I would name a democratic site but when I reviewed the democratic page, there is nothing substantive, outside of just saying we are going to do something. Don't let the battle of trying to ensure everybody costs this country the war of being able to employ and survive. THIS IS A WAR, PEOPLE. WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY FOR THE PUBLIC OPTION AND TEAM OBAMA SHOWS AND PROVES JUST HOW MUCH OF A FISCAL TERRORIST HE IS, BY REFUSING TO TAKE IT OFF THE TABLE AND GET SOME REAL HEALTH CARE REFORM DONE. DOING LITTLE THINGS RIGHT, PAVES THE WAY FOR FURTHER LEGLISLATION DOWN THE ROAD.
DON'T LOSE THE WAR, PEOPLE. DON'T STOP FIGHTING. THIS PUBLIC OPTION, WE CANNOT AFFORD. WE CAN'T. IT IS WRONG TO TAKE MEDICARE AWAY TO PAY FOR EVERY WORKING PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY ESPEICALLY WITH THE REFUSAL OF THIS ADMINSTRATION TO SIGNIFICANLTY ADDRESS ILLLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ITS CORRESPONDING FRAUD FIRST!
Pakistan, and other foreign issues: Right now, there is a lot of regional violence that is going on from Russia, to Pakistan, to Iran. and after those little battles are resolved, WAR WILL BE WAGED ON THIS COUNTRY FROM ALL FRONTS...........
THE WORLD KNOWS WE HAVE A LEADER THAT IS USED TO LOSING, THAT IS USED TO BEING LED, THAT IS NOT AMERICAN IN SOME OF HIS VALUES........
SO THINK ABOUT ALL OF THESE LITTLE BATTLES, I DISCUSSED THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND REALIZE THEY ALL PLAY A PART IN THE WAR AGAINST AMERICA, SOME OF US FIGHT EACH AND EVERY DAY....... KEEP YOUR HEAD UP CIA! KEEP PROTECTING AMERICA, HOLDER WON'T BE THERE TOO LONG, WE AS A COUNTRY GOT YOUR BACK.
God Bless everyone and have a blessed week.