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    by BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner

    In what stilettos will they Electric Slide

    On thin ice, above fiscal cliffs of foreclosure,

    Joblessness and poverty?”

    Freedom Rider: Black America Surrenders

    by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberleyunder the bus

    The disproportionately Black Washington Mall crowd, their coats covered with Obama buttons, "didn't care what Obama did as president, they just wanted him to become president." These to-the-bone "Obama lovers...don't care that Obama pledged to use his political capital to change Social Security and Medicare, their only safety nets in an uncaring society." Unconcerned about the impact of their champion's specific policy positions, these legions of Black Obama followers happily and "loudly proclaimed themselves to be less important than one man's career success." Obama and his wife wowed the nation, and "just 72 hours after the new president took office, he started killing people" in Pakistan.

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