Associate Of Martin Luther King, Jr., Says “No” To A Black President Until 2016
With friends like Andrew Young, modern blacks in America don’t need enemies.
My statement will surprise and outrage many of our black American readers because Andrew Young was, and is, a major civil rights icon who is owed a great debt by every American: no matter their race.
In the 1950’s and 1960’s Young marched, protested, organized and went to jail for his efforts. He registered black voters and was in Selma, Alabama when the police turned the dogs and fire hoses on women and children. In Birmingham he played a key role as a moderator and peacemaker between the black and white communities.
Young was with Martin Luther King Jr. on that fatal day in 1968 when King was called home in Memphis, Tennessee. He was elected to Congress in 1972 at the age of 40 and five years later became the first black to serve as the American ambassador to the United Nations.
But as much as he has done, Young has also been found offside more than a few times. His rambling mouth has been the source of some very outrageous and ill-considered statements over the years and he has paid the price more than once for his spontaneous lack of judgment.
His latest “Did I say that?” is a big one, and shows that it is time for Andrew Young to fade into the sunset… quickly please, before he does any more damage.
Andrew Young: “Bill Clinton Has Slept With More Black Women Than Barack Obama” !!!
According to Andrew Young…
1/ Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is “too young” to be President. In 2016 he can be President, but not now, says Young.
2/ “Bill (Clinton) is every bit as black as Barack… He’s probably gone with more black women than Barack,”
Barack Obama Has A Good Shot At Being The First Black American President
First a disclaimer: If I still lived in the United States and was eligible to vote in the USA (I am not eligible to vote in the USA – never was), I would probably be voting for Barack Obama. The system needs a shakeup and he had the courage to vote against making war on Iraq. I don’t agree with some of his policies, but of all the choices I believe (rightly or wrongly) that Obama is the best choice if voters are looking for a candidate with integrity. I believe that Obama is at his core, honest, and that he will try to remain as honest as he can when elected.
In my opinion, Obama’s skin colour is NOT a proper reason to support his candidacy. If he was black but a crook, I could not support him.
But Obama is black, and like him or not, he could be the first black to be President of the United States of America.
Was John F. Kennedy Too Young To Be President At 46 Years Old?
Jack Kennedy was 46 years old when he became President.
William “I love a good cigar” Clinton was 46 years old when he was sworn in as President on January 20, 1993.
If he wins, Obama will be 47 years old when he enters the White House.
So why would Andrew Young be so intellectually dishonest as to say that Obama is “too young”?
Andrew Young is welcome to support Hillary Clinton all he wants on the basis that she lifted her skirt above her knees and did a Detroit “Soul Train” line at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration. (Really… you have to watch the video to believe it)
Young can say anything he wants. After all, it is America, not Barbados.
But young Americans and especially young black Americans deserve honesty – and intellectual honesty – from their leaders. Andrew Young has turned himself into a dishonest buffoon and that is a shame for a new generation who should be remembering him for his finer accomplishments.