Thursday, January 21, 2010
PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Icheoku congratulates President Barack Hussein Obama on his first year anniversary, hurray! The 44th United States President has now safely occupied the White House for one full calendar year. A no mean feat indeed; and we pray the Almighty God continues to guide and protect him as he exercises the sacred mandate handed to him by the American people and on their behalf! It has been one heck of a ride BO, and things are no longer as rosy as they seemed painted a year ago during the electioneering campaign. But whose fault is it, no one knows; but as they say, the buck stops on his desk; hence it is his to fix whatever it is that was or is broken. Really, no one said it was going to be easy but at least, the president should endeavor to communicate more, as often as possible and in much better and clearer manner as to induce understanding, what it is that he is doing to bring about the promised change and the difficulties and challenges dogging the struggle. Everyone agrees that the president is making every effort to turn things around; but the message of this effort is not getting out with certain clarity in the most succinct and lucid manner, leading many to think, 'is the president seriously pursuing his campaign promises?' So, President Obama, Icheoku says, America wants to get a better grip on what it is that you are doing or working on to bring about the promised 'change we can believe in.' If there are some people hindering the effort, the American people wants to know who these clogs are and possibly find a way to communicate their disillusionment to the very individuals and/or institutions; otherwise blame it on the president will become a popular mantra of the opposition and many disillusioned Democrats! Our congratulations 44th; and once again remember that there are still three more years of un-cashed blank check of goodwill and job performance for you to prove that our hopes were not utopia; and that the promised change was for real and not a campaign gimmick! If those terrorists are still trying to kill us? If the two wars are still going on? If Hugo Chavez is still running his mouth in Caracas? If Ahmadinejad is still bellicose and accelerating his nuclear ambition? If Israel and Palestine are still at loggerheads? If the economy is still in the tank? If Guantanamo is still open, as well as other President GW Bush's left-overs and the promised health care reform; then why did we buy into the change themed campaign? These are some of the pressing matters that need your undivided urgent attention 24/7; and remember, being a black-man, there is usually no second chance to try and get it right the next time. So as a black president, no one will give you a second shot if you fail to deliver far and above what was promised; notwithstanding that most of the problems were inherited from the previous administration? Also remember that your blackness and the peculiar pedestal of judging black-people will forever be part of your shadow, whether or not you commanded the best and baddest military still standing tall in the world? HAPPY FIRST, NOW FIRE US BACK UP!