President Obama In Newsweek
A certain self-important, ratings-at-any-cost voice against Obama says that Obama is only helping the people of Haiti to boost his own political agenda by increasing his popularity with people of color in the USA. That racist accusation is clearly designed to gain ratings and further stir anti-Obama sentiment among people who never wanted anyone other than a white man in the White House.
I don’t care what Obama’s agenda is in sending aid to Haiti, but I have every reason to believe it has a lot more to do with humanity than with politics. Even at his worst, not living up to every larger-than-life imagination people had of him, Barack Obama demonstrates daily, by doing the right thing, that he is the better man.
What Will It Be?
What will we do? Do we agree and join with our President in helping those who cannot possibly help themselves in this time of need? Or, do we listen to the self-promoting, ratings-seeker who has publicly stated many times that his hope is that Obama will fail as President of the United States of America?
Of Every Political Persuasion
I hope that all of us, of any and every political persuasion, can agree on one thing. Helping each other, and working together to do good for those who cannot help themselves is the higher good. When we work together to help those who cannot help themselves, we are doing the right thing.