Hold Me Back

It’s been a full two weeks since the election and Republican commentators are still angry and shocked about losing to Obama in the general election. Although the racist tweets and media comments have largely subsided, Republicans by and large are absolutely shocked by their not winning the election by a landslide. Romney himself seemed blindsided … Continue reading

Forward is the Only Direction

This isn’t a highbrow endorsement of the President, nor do we at 40 Acres possess the hubris to believe that an “endorsement” on behalf of our blog means anything beyond an extra couple hundred words fired into the cyber ether. I’d gather that finding an endorsement for President Obama here would rank among the least … Continue reading

What’s Wrong with Voting for Obama Because He’s Black?

A popular refrain in politics today is that most Black people (who vote) will vote for Barack Obama because he’s Black. It’s been talked about with condescension from the right, with people like Allen West and Herman Cain claiming that Blacks are “slaves” to the Democratic Party and to voting in blocs for Black candidates, … Continue reading

The Welfare President

“[T]here are 47 percent who are with [President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to  housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement.” Enter Mitt Romney’s latest lightning … Continue reading

Herman Coon

Just a few days ago I wrote a blog post exclaiming how I thought that regardless of Herman Cain’s views or side of the aisle, I thought he was good for the political process and a symbol for Black progress that showed that we could make it even in the most hostile of fields on … Continue reading

Should We Be Proud of Herman Cain?

Who would have thought we would live to see the day when we had TWO viable Black candidates for the Presidency? For whatever reason it seems that George W. Bush was such an awful President that he made Black candidates (and Black politicians as a whole) apparently much more palatable to the country as a … Continue reading