I get the same answer from all of them.
By them, I mean my older Uncles, my Grandmother, and some of my older Aunties.
The answer I get is, 'Well baby. Let me tell you. When Bill was up in the White House he did a lot of things for us black folk.'
I am so sick of hearing this bullshit, I don't know what to do.
My people act like Hillary was sitting on Bills lap in the the big seat, in the big office, in the big white house. (We all know that is not the case, or Monica would not have been an issue. Wasn't she (Monica)hiding under the big desk, in the big office, in the big white house?)
My people act like Hillary's hand was over Bill's whenever he signed a piece of legislation into law.
My people give Hillary more credit than she deserves.
Hillary was nothing more than a FIRST LADY.
That is all.
If she had power to change anything, it was what color drapes she wanted up in the private residence of the White House.
Hillary got her power from being in the Senate,which she won because she was a popular FIRST LADY. Why else would the people of New York elect a person to represent New York, who had never lived in New York?
Things that make you go Hmmm.
Anyway, what did Sweet Dick actually do for us 'black folk' while he was the "First Black President" of these here United States?
Well let me see....
1. He signed NAFTA into law which sent jobs that Blacks (and Whites) were doing over seas to cheap foreign markets.
2.He refused to help the innocent (black)people of Rwanda when thousands of men, women and children were being slaughted every day during their brief spat with genocide.
But he did send troops to Bosnia to help out those (white) people during their brief spat with genocide.
I should know. I was one of those troops.
3.He refused to change laws that would make powder cocaine and rock cocaine drug sentences the same. Which was a key factor that sent thousands of black men to prison longer than their white counterparts for dealing the same drug.We know rock cocaine is a "black" drug, and powder cocaine is a "recreational" drug. Whatever the hell that means. In my eyes cocaine is cocaine, whether it is being cooked with a little bit of baking soda or being snorted, but that is just me.
4.He did move his headquaters to Harlem after he left DC, but it was his 2nd choice. Real estate was too high in Mid Town Manhatten. So he moved uptown to the "hood" where he could get what he wanted cheaper.
So why do some blacks feel inclined to vote for Hillary?
Is it because of what her husband "did"?
I am inclined to say yes.
I believe that most older black folk want things the way they were yesterday, instead of wanting something different for today.
I was not going to vote for Obama, I was throwing my vote behind Edwards. But since Edwards is no longer an option for me, I have to throw my vote to the "O" man.
I have never liked Bill or Hillary Clinton, and my feelings have not changed.
I could care less about how things used to be.I cannot make decisions that will effect my life based on how things used to be.
I want something different.
To me it is almost like eating bologna everyday because that is what you are used to eating.
Me personally, I like to change up every now and then. So I am putting the Bologna back in the refrigerator, and I think I will thaw out a big juicy steak.