So Samuel motherf**king Jackson, wants Barack Obama to get angry huh? In a recent interview with Playboy magazine Jackson said that Mr. Obama should “stop trying to relate, be a leader, and not just a leader but in true Samuel Jackson nature a f*cking, leader. What do you think? Should the President stop trying to be so relatable and be more presidential?
Even though Jackson was answering a question about highly educated people, including the President consciously dropping G’s from words in an attempt to sound more relatable. It wasn’t the first time, that Jackson, who is a Obama supporter criticized President Obama. In another interview he said he hoped “Obama gets scary in the next four years.”
These are some of the concerns that I hear and surprisingly or unsurprisingly depending on what side of the fence you are on I hear mostly from other African Americans. What I don’t understand is why I haven’t heard the same complaints from other ethnicities. Is it because other ethnicities are more concerned with Obama care and the possible shutdown of the government to worry about how the President come off to people? Or could it be that we are the only race that cares whether or not the President is being too nice?
It seems to me that the President is “damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. If he doesn’t stand his ground the way we think an African American man should, we’ll question his blackness and criticize him for not doing enough for us. But if he is aggressive that way we think he should, he would be labeled that “angry black male”. The same angry black male that seems to scare and intimidate our co-workers while alienating them and us at the same time. So imagine being an angry black male while all of your co-workers try everything that they can stop you from getting things done.
It’s easy for the Sam Jackson’s of the world to say what they President should do from the sidelines, without having to scratch and claw to get things done, while being met with opposition at every turn.
This just seems another form of division amongst us, a lot of us want to complain about the President not doing enough for African Americans or like Samuel Jackson he’s too soft. As much as some us feel that the President should do more for us, the reality is he is the President of all Americans, not just African Americans. If you think that he’s not doing a good job now, imagine how much harder it would be for him to succeed if he was a “black President”. He would never be able to get policies and bills passed.
I think that under the circumstances President Obama is doing as good of a job as he can. Can he do better? That’s debatable. Could he do more for us? That depends on who you talk to. What do you think? Do you think Obama should get angry? Do you Think that being an angry black male would help or hurt him?
Talk to me, I’ll talk Back.