Monday, December 01, 2008

Letting bygones be bygones: because my momma said so

During my time home for the Thanksgiving break, my mother talked to me about holding grudges. Apparently she thinks I hold grudges against people: family members, the girl up the street (back in the day she led me on), and Hillary Clinton. I’m not really as bad as she makes me sound. I just don’t have time for a lot of crap. I guess it didn’t help by me mentioning suing the girl up the street for the time I wasted with her. It was a long shot but who says you can’t sue people for time wasted? Anyway… my mother talked about getting into Heaven and some other stuff – how did Hillary Clinton bring all this up??? All I said was that I couldn’t stand her!!! You can’t blame a brother for being honest.

I just felt that the Clintons betrayed black folks with their campaign rhetoric. How could they do this to “us”? The Clintons wouldn’t be where they are today if it weren’t for black folks. How did you think Bill Clinton got his street cred? There was always the cool white guy list…Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Sean Connery, The rappers from 3rd Bass and Bill Clinton. They say not to take politics personal but how could you not? Hillary call Barack Obama everything but a child of God. She even played the “whoa is me..I’m white and blacks are taking over everything card.” It made you scratch your head and wonder what christian conservative deck did she get that out of???? This lady even teamed up with Bob “pimping ain’t easy” Johnson to help with her Obama greatest dissess album. Bob Johnson had the audacity to accuse Obama of basically holding a drug corner. When did Obama become Avon Barksdale? Obama already said he used drugs in his youth..duh!!! Hillary should have known better than to get involved with a pimp…I’m talking about Bob not Bill.

So after the campaign I’m supposed to bury the hatchet (not in Hillary’s back that is) and move on. Obama (for some foreign reason – only aliens would know) has decided to make Hillary his Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton, the same woman that lied about being under Bosnian sniper fire. I don’t get it and I don’t like it. I heard the talk about her having an International Brand Name. Mariah Carey is internationally known as well but I wouldn’t send her to talk to the Iraqis. It’s not that I’m just holding beef for someone but it’s a character issue. Hillary is a shady character and if you can’t trust her - how could you want to be around her - therefore making it hard to like her. You see there is some logic to this.

BUT….because it is going to be a new year and I don’t want citizen momma going on and on about forgiveness. I will turn over a new tree (notice I didn’t say leaf) and extend the peace branch. I can’t say peace pipe because I have asthma and I think the Indians smoked the chronic. This does not mean that I won’t criticize her again. She is a politician and is using tax-payers money so she is fair game. No more personal attacks (like in the campaign) by saying horrible things about her. You see momma I’m trying and I don’t even have my fingers crossed behind my back.


uglyblackjohn said...

Some of my best friends are guys who I used to fight back in the second, third or seventh grade. After a while we built a level of respect for each other and eventually became loyal friends.
Billary might be a good choice.

Anonymous said...

I know I need to move on as well. I was on the opposite side of the spectrum. I felt everyone played dirty, including Obama.

I didn't have an egg in any basket due to the fact that my life isn't changing regardless of whom is in office.

But what I do need to let go of is my cynicism. I don't trust Obama at all. It is nothing personal, I just don't trust politicians.

I want to see what everyone else sees, but all I see is a brilliant politician who played the game and won. Nothing more, nothing less hence the selection of Clinton.

Her selection was a chess move to prevent her from being an obstacle in the Senate. It was not about what's right for America. It was about having control and power.

This was a political ploy and has nothing to do with the slogan of hope and change. Everyone he has chosen are not beckons of change. They are the same old establishment.

Anyway, the point of the post is I want to have faith in my government. I don't. I like Obama better than Bush but that's not saying much.

I'm at the point that I dislike both parties and I know that is a bad place to be in. I want to be able to trust our leaders but sadly I currently do not.

Debo Blue said...


I need the name and phone number of your closest relative. I need to call them and ask them to slap you for this post! Your mother is right, you need prayer!

I am laughing but I agree that I was surprised to hear about the Obama/Clinton kisses and hugs. I was a Hillary supporter and I'm glad she's up there though.

And like Mommas and the Bible says, "Overcome evil with good"


Debo Blue said...

PS-why come Anons feel they have the right to write mini-novellas and not leave a calling card?

Citizen Ojo said...

UglyBlack John - Only time will tell

Anonymous - Politicians attempt to be everything to everyone. It's impossible but it doesn't stop them from trying. What I will say about Obama is that I believe he actually believes in "change." Not like everyone else who said it to get elected. But only time will tell.

Debo Blue - Slap me for this post? That's the highest compliment I have received to date...(smile).