George Washington led a revolution and later became our first president. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president officially ended slavery in the United States. Barack Obama was the second black president. He’s not even one month into his term.
Does he deserve equal time with legends?
President Barack Obama’s picture was removed this week from a Presidents Day sign at the Peterson Air Force Base commissary after customers complained that the image did not fit the holiday commemorating the birthdays of past presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
The head of the local NAACP and a commissary employee say it was blatant racism.
Like they would call it anything else…?
The picture of the first black president accompanied a sign near the entrance listing the government-run military grocery store’s operating hours on for Presidents Day. Employees took the sign down after customers complained that the holiday wasn’t about the current president, according to the Defense Commissary Agency, which oversees the base grocery stores.
Let’s get real.
Here in Massachusetts, Deval Patrick is the first black governor, and he sucks at it. I sincerely doubt he’ll be remembered with the great governors of our state.
After an opportunity to put his presidency into some proper perspective, and Barack Obama achieves something noteworthy like personally leading an army and founding a nation or emancipating hundreds of thousands of people, then he’ll achieve legend status.
Until then, he’s an American Idol president who didn’t really pay his dues and is still a tad pitchy.