responding to misinformation

The campaign fundraising event that was held for Obama in New York with an admission fee of $35,800 has nothing to do with the administration itself, unless Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein were appointed and I missed that. Everyone who attended did so out of free will because to them both the Obama campaign and the DNC are worthy causes. Also because they HAVE the money to do so. As it is their OWN money and their free will, what exactly is the problem? If people would stop to look and listen/read the details instead of reacting to mere headlines they would either have better responses here or remain silent. Does it not get tiring being mad at Obama for both the few mistakes that he [humanly and given the restrictions of the political system within which he is operating] has made and twisting anything he is associated with into what to me is becoming straight up #hateration? Comparing Martin Luther King and Barack Obama and what one would have done is silly. Different times, different environments, different everything – Black men yes! One thing I do know is that Martin Luther King would have been proud of Barack Obama and wherever he disagreed it certainly would have been expressed in the most constructive, self-reflective, informed and respective way. In closing, “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

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  1. btw I wrote this in response to someone who had responded to Tavis Smiley and Cornel West’s criticism of Barack Obama and how he hasn’t invited them to the White House. That in and of itself needed a lot longer response so i responded to a response. The person said something about the Obama administration charging people 35K for a campaign fundraising event. Which was false! I felt a COMPULSION to respond, my fingers got the typing and voila…!

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