The debates are now over
and I called the rounds this way: Debate 1 - Even, Debate 2 –Obama
3 - Obama Technical Knockout. Funny thing about debates though. Like
matches, when the fix is in, it really doesn’t matter what you think
If you listen to Republicans, they’ll tell you they won all three
if you give Romney the first debate (because of Obama’s passivity), he
creamed in the next too. That’s close enough for them though. They’ve
waiting four years and two elections for Obama to falter.
We can’t continue to fall for relative truths.
Romney never really hurt
Obama in any of the three debates. In the first debate, Obama laid back
Romney paw at him, and that made Romney look “assertive” and
code words for “Presidential.” When Romney got his hat handed to him in
two and three, as the President got “assertive” and “authoritative,”
he’s “angry” or “condescending,” code words for “uppity.” Obama always
be anything but the statesman that he is. They treat him the
same as any
other “brotha’” on the street. They can be
while we can only be “aggressive.” They can be authoritative without
angry. We always have to be angry or hostile when we assert authority.
you get tired of these social construction games?
Well, we’re the latest
game…nearly forty percent of the folk that watched the last debate
Romney won, because he laid back and “looked” Presidential, while
demonstrate that he could be a competent Commander In Chief. Oh, give
me a f#@%n
break. He laid back because he was out of
his area of expertise. All
he said was, “me too,” the debate equivalent of clinching. He had to
hang on so
the President wouldn’t knock him out. And since Obama didn’t knock him
some people still wanna’ say Romney.
What’s that old
saying, you can’t beat some people on points…you gotta’
knock out - and leave no doubt. Well, it’s time to knock Romney “da f@#%” out. Election Day is less than two
weeks away and
the ring will be the ballot box. Time to get this
over with. For as long as the campaign goes on, the public will
get the truth about the issues, the rich will never concede to paying
Romney will never release his tax returns, the Republicans will
continue to lie
about Medicare (and other things they will cut), and they will claim
winning the election. Relative truth has captured the nation.
Suddenly he’s “angry” or “condescending,” code
words for “uppity”.
What is relative truth?
Relativity is when one sees their own view
(valid) as anyone else’s; whether it is, indeed, valid or not doesn’t
If it’s true to them…it’s true, and just as true as real truth, if the
doesn’t know better. Well, in an anti-intellectual environment, the
doesn’t know what to believe. Simply put, the public doesn’t know
not knowing what to believe, one person’s truth may sound as reasonable
another’s. That’s where we are now, as a society. Campaigns are geared
lowest common denominator, ideology, and if you support an ideology -
you’re very inclined to support its version of the truth. So, when the
Republicans say Romney won the debate, it’s not because he actually did
because they say he did. Their outcome was fixed on a false truth they
support. When the Republicans win, they say they won and when they
say they won. Same as fighters who get wiped
around the ring.
The Republicans govern
they same way. When they win, they expect the Democrats to cooperate
and do the
people’s business. When they lose, they don’t
blame the Democrats for not doing they people’s business. It’s
Yet, the truth is front of us. We just can’t confuse which truth is
end up picking the wrong version of what they feed us as truth. You
the truth when you see it. In case you don’t know, here’s the test.
always be just. What is just is always true. What some say is true
just. If it’s not just, then it’s not true. We can’t continue to fall
This election means too
much. We have to get out and vote. Don’t let anyone TAKE your vote, and
concede your vote to anyone. Just GET OUT AND VOTE. It’s the only way
this figment of the Republicans’ imagination behind us. Nothing about
Romney is true (except he is rich). But his positions are not just and
serve the true realities of all. That’s why we know its
not true. We can’t let him win on points. Time for
Vote November 6th. Or
Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad,
is a national columnist, managing director of the Urban
and author of Saving
The Race: Empowerment Through
Website is AnthonySamad.com. Twitter @dranthonysamad. Click here to contact Dr. Samad.