Today's topic at my blog "Resurgence" on BigThink.com:


Americans Want Salesmanship Instead Of Leadership From Obama

If you look up "Obama Accomplishments" on Google right now, you will see my blog, Brown Man Thinking Hard, pop up on the first page of results. This is normally the kind of topic that would have Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Ebony magazine, Black Enterprise, or even the black political blogs like Jack and Jill Politics that have much larger audiences than my little one man band at the top of the list.

Nobody out here is consistently touting the president’s accomplishments.

The $20 billion dollar settlement with BP alone should be worth six months of goodwill, because it’s the largest amount of cash the country has ever seen, and is ever likely to see be disgorged from a public corporation and paid directly to the American people as a result of said company's negligence. It is a stupendous achievement, and yet the president’s political advisors got a world class 24/7 shellacking by both friend and foe for demanding the payment. They were hit with so many negative shots from so many quarters, you might have been convinced, if you didn't know any better, that the Obama administration should have told BP to take its money back.

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