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I Got 99 Problems…

They say you should never talk about Politics or Religion (or in the case of Epiphany Blog…bootleg movies, but I digress)!  Let me first say, the purpose of this weeks blog is not to sway anyone’s vote nor hold any candidate in a favorable or less favorable light…I just want to point out a few things that I have a problem with in this election.

So Obama won Iowa, and he won by a huge margin.  He was forecasted to win New Hampshire, but Hillary came in and squeaked out a small victory.  Yes, a win is still a win, so that means Obama one Hillary one.  Obama was doing great, and then Hillary pulled out her big guns (a la Bill) and it was all downhill from there.  How many people really feel that the allure of Hillary has a lot more to do with getting Bill back in the White House?  I mean I liked Bill Clinton as a president, and I think Hillary has been a good senator, but she only has one more term than Obama right?  I mean does her eight years as First Lady count towards her body of work, because if so shouldn’t we count Obama’s time in the Illinois Legislature?  Those that have a problem with Obama’s (or Senator Edwards for that matter) experience should take a look at the body of work of our current president and his band of merry men.  Do we really want another Cheney, Bush, or Rumsfeld running the country?

My next problem is all the fuss about her crying.  Come on, I think people are a lot smarter than that.  Granted undecided’s might have been looking for anything to nudge them in the direction of who to vote for, but does the Clinton camp really think parading her around like a Tiny Tears doll is really going to win votes?  As a person that might drop a few tears during a particularly emotional scene in a Lifetime movie, I know sometimes all you can do is cry.  As career women we know showing too much emotion can be detrimental to climbing the career ladder, but sometimes you can get so frustrated, and so exasperated, you have to take a moment to let it all out.  Were the tears a gimmick?  I don’t know.  Did it win her votes?  I hope not.  Do I care?  Not really.  If she wants to be known as Tiny Tears, wife of Slick Willie then that’s her business.

To be fair, I am going to need Obama to start talking about something more than just “change”.  I need to know how he’s gonna help middle class kids pay for college.  I need to know what he’s going to do about Social Security and public schools.  He has the ear of my demographic, and I PRAY he uses it to sway as many voters as possible.

Hillary makes a comment minimizing the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. with regards to getting the civil rights bill passed.  I don’t care how she meant it, what she said was dumb. How can you say “I would point to the fact that Dr King’s dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act… That dream became a reality, the power of that dream became real in people’s lives because we had a president who said we were going to do it”, and expect people not to be perturbed?  What she said in essence is Black people got what they got because the white president gave it to them.  You can be a Hillary fan all day and all night, but that remark was dumb.  As someone that is trying to woo as many black votes as possible, she made a huge error in judgment. 

All of that aside, the funniest thing I think I’ve heard thus far (aside from when Michelle implied Hillary couldn’t run her own house so how can she run the country) is Obama playing a Jay-Z song at his victory party in Iowa.  On the one hand I might say it was ill advised (come on… “I got 99 problems but a b!%ch ain’t one”), but on the other hand it’s kind of gangster! Somebody on that campaign decided to take a moment to hit us with some subliminal messaging and I love it!  Barack has said he is a fan of some hip hop (but has admonished the verbiage used by some artists), so I can kind of see him listening to The Black Album when Michelle and the kids aren’t home.


I got the rap patrol on the gat patrol, foes that wanna make sure my caskets closed….you know he has secret service men following him everywhere because there is a segment of the population that would love to assassinate him!


Rap critics say he’s money cash hoes, I’m from the hood stupid what type of facts are those….we have all heard the story of black people only voting for Barack because he’s black.  To that I say “and what”!  I’m sure Barack will take any vote he can get, and to those critics that say he got the black vote because he was black…he’s black stupid what type of facts are those!


If you’re having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a b!%ch ain’t one….he has enough to worry about trying to convince Middle America he’s the man for the job.  He does not have time to be worrying about what lies and conjecture Hillary is throwing today!


Obama has also said he is a fan of Eminem, so I expect to hear some Slim Shady at the next victory party:


Look if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted; one moment.  Would you capture it or just let it slip…. You better lose yourself in the moment you own it you better never let it go, you only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow this opportunity comes once in a lifetime….Come on now!  I am sure Barack gets his head nod on to that one everyday.  This is his chance, how could he not take it!  This is your chance too.  Your vote is your voice, so please make sure you use it.  Now that I’ve run down my problems for the week…..what’s yours?







January 17, 2008 - Posted by | Opinion, Politics, Race, Society


  1. I think if I stayed with a husband that slept with the karinne “supahead” Steffens of politics (aka monica lewinsky) I would not
    be on Tyra Banks show talking about it. I have a problem with Hillary using her stupidity as a way to get votes. So what she stayed with a cheating husband, I’d rather vote for a woman that took her cheating dog to the cleaners in divorce court not the dummy that stayed with him after he played her. I’m sure she has kim porters vote though!!!!

    Comment by divastyles | January 17, 2008

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  4. Possibly, Obama only speaks about change b/c his hope is to continuously reiterate the thought so it will stick in our minds to do just that. Why should he have to tell middle class America how they will pay for their children to go to college. It would be helpful if we were accountable for our own children and stop looking to others to educate our own investments. Change starts at home and if we do not focus on the man in the mirror then we will continue to chase our tails trying to figure what is best for our families, b/c we have received direction from anyone else.

    Regarding Hilary, no matter what her tactics are to win votes at the end of the day guess who she is looking out for. Soon we will be hearing her say ther same thing that Blacks got what they got or will get, because of her. You said it best when you mentioned that “you only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow this opportunity comes once in a lifetime…and since I am not so adventurous, Iam going to use my voice to help him accomplish his/our dream.

    Comment by KIinMD | January 20, 2008

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