LET’S CALL THIS SONG EXACTLY WHAT IT IS

That’s what the Queen of Soul, the one and only Aretha Franklin, sang in her 1971 hit record Rock Steady and that’s exactly what President Obama, the Democratic Party and the mainstream media should be doing between now and Election Day: calling the so-called Tea Party and “angry Americans” exactly what they are – a bunch of angry WHITE Americans.

Don’t get me wrong, I know not every white person on America hates the president or his policies. But I also know is that whenever I see footage and photographs of Tea Party and GOP events, I see an overwhelming sea of angry white faces. That stands in sharp contrast to those images of the president’s rallies in which I see a cross-section of America in the 21st century. Strip away the current clothing and hairstyles and most Tea Party and GOP gatherings could be Klan meetings from 50-60 years ago.

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann is the only major political commentator these days who has the guts to call it exactly what it is and for that, I applaud and commend him. Don’t take my word on this: spend a mere 21 minutes out of your day and watch the A-MAY-ZING commentary that he delivered on Wednesday night. Listen not only to what Olbermann says but how he says it. Hear his passion, anger, frustration and utter disbelief that on Tuesday, we may elect to the United States Congress people who are racist, ignorant (and damn proud of it), blithering idiots who couldn’t pass a high-school civics test if it were given open-book.

Just once, I’d like to see Wolf Blitzer, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer or Brian Williams ask John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, “What the f**k is wrong with you people? Have you lost your ‘GD’ minds?. Where was all your anger during the last administration? Why did it come out only after Barack Obama, an African-American, was elected president? And last but not least, why did you, in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, instead of working with the president and your colleagues across the aisle, decide to oppose virtually every piece of legislation the president proposed?”

On Tuesday (or earlier in many states), we have a chance to stand up against the forces of evil that “want our country back” and say with our votes, ”Hell no, we won’t go back to the failed policies that put us in the hole that we’re still trying to climb out of!”

I hope and pray that you’ll join me in voting to retain Democratic control of Congress. Nothing less that the future of our nation is at stake.

God bless you and may God bless the United States of America.

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