Obama: Honor your Commitments as a Man!
Posted by Mike O on July 27, 2008
OK: this has gone beyond being a two-faced politician (all are, to some degree). I’m calling Obama’s manhood into question.
I’ll start with the one that chaps me the most because of my own work in the area. I’ve just sent off $1,500 this month for promises I made for education in Africa (most of which- since applied directly for the orphans involved as a ‘gift’ to people like my daughter– is not even tax deductible). My family annual income is about the monthly income of the Obamas this year. And yet he’s done NOTHING about this 2 year-old promise:
“Senator Obama has not honoured the promises he gave me when we met in 2006 and in his earlier letter to the school. He has not given us even one shilling.”
I challenge Barack Obama to set this right. Even if Obama is not man enough to keep this promise personally, he can pass the hat for them at his next big fundraiser, or put a online donation mechanism in place accessible from his campaign website. If he does the latter, I’ll even kick in $20 myself to make sure his 10 relatives at this school have water. The source of the money won’t matter to the people at this school and his personal humiliation can then at least be covered up by his friends in the News Media.
And it’s time for him to book that plane back to Germany and visit those wounded troops he bypassed to work out in the gym and shop. No matter what the reason he chose not to go without your campaign people, he should make up that visit to these wounded warriors. Politically, this one will undo nearly everything good from your World Tour; if not for honor’s sake, Obama needs to fulfill this one for raw political expediency.
Then, he might think of hitting up some of his new big money friends to help with this little bit of unfulfilled promises he left in the old hometown.
Barack called out the men in the black community to fulfill their responsibilities of fatherhood; I’m calling him out on the responsibilities of his pledged commitments, a a ‘citizen of the world’.
Man up, Barack; meet those commitments!
Then we can get back to talking just policies (and how yours would suck).