Saturday, June 28, 2008

BET Presidential Report Card - Watch The References



I have been exposing the various "legislative report cards" that are posted by various organizations as being merely "here is how the candidates rate ACCORDING TO WHAT WE BELIEVE" rather than being any particular objective measure of their quality.

I recently inspected the BET Election report card. Surprise, surprise - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama - the Democrats both received "A"s while John McCain - the evil Republican received a "D".

The key to debunking these subjective frameworks is to EVALUATE the measuring tools themselves by apply them to the GOALS that I have highlighted in the "Black Best Interests". As I make note of the BET measurements - they evaluate METHODOLOGY rather than THE GOALS.

For example - let's consider the ECONOMY and EDUCATION. They give Hillary Clinton an on both fronts. What was their measure? UNION FRIENDLINESS!!!! What about the fact that in her state of New York - where these theories should have been enacted - the unemployment rate for young Black males have been significantly higher than the standard population.


HILLARY CLINTON:

Jobs/Economy
By many measures Senator Clinton has been a champion for workers. Over the years she has consistently received high marks from the labor union AFL-CIO; and she supported protecting overtime rights of white-collar workers. Clinton’s economic stimulus plan centers on technology, innovation and increased funding for research.

BET.com Grade A

Education
The cornerstone of Senator Clinton’s education plan focuses on creating improved Pre-K programs. The program would ensure that all four and five year old kids would have access to early childhood education opportunities. Senator Clinton has also campaigned on reducing minority high school dropout rates and making college more accessible.

BET.com Grade A


BET analyzes Clinton on what she proposes to do with respect to education. Despite the fact that the machine that she is a part of ALREADY RUNS the schools in all areas where Blacks are concentrated - they give her an "A" as a statement of faith.



BARACK OBAMA REPORT CARD

Again - Barack Obama is a shining light for BET on the economic front because he believes, as they do that in taxing the rich at a much higher rate is the core to economic prosperity for the rest of us. They laud his 'balanced budget' initiative but fail to make note that several independent analysis of Obama's plans indicate that he would increase spending and thus the deficit.
Don't listen to me - here is a voice of a friend - The Huffington Post: Obama's Economic Plan is Unworkable

Jobs/Economy
Senator Barak Obama has supported a number of pro-union and minimum wage increase initiatives. He’s also said increasing job opportunities for African American men must be a major priority for the next President of the United States. He believes balancing the United State’s budget, repealing tax increases that favored high-income earners and corporations would be the best way to put the countries financial house back into order.

BET.com Grade B+


Education
The first bill Barak Obama ever introduced in the United States Senate was to raise the maximum a student could receive via a Pell Grant. For younger children Obama says, “No Child Left Behind is woefully under funded. If elected he said he would create incentives that would assist in hiring one million teachers over the next ten years.

BET.com Grade A


Clearly the fix was in folks. BET had the goal of handing out a grade and then they worked backward from there. If NCLB is underfunded while Obama plans to spend only $18 billion more than Bush did (Bush in his first budget spent $12 billion more than Clinton) how can BET claim to be credible without doing more investigation of their assumptions? Answer - THEY DON'T SEEK TO BE CREDIBLE. They are running their agenda.

Now The Republican John McCain is a special case so I need to include more of BET's points of analysis against him:


John McCain's Report Card

Civil Rights
Despite making making positive comments about the courage of Civil Rights leaders such as John Lewis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John McCain has received very low grades for his voting record from organizations such as the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign and the NAACP. McCain also has said his initial support to allow South Carolina to fly the Confederate flag over state buildings was his worst example of political cowardice.

BET.com Grade D


WATCH THE INDEX PEOPLE. Since the ACLU and NAACP don't like him......he must be bad for Black people. Please recall that the NAACP once thought that taking Black kids out of their neighborhood schools and sending them to WHITE SCHOOLS while our own schools fell into a state of disrepair was the BEST BLACK STRATEGY. We clearly need to "inspect the inspector". For me the ACLU and NAACP have LITTLE PROOF that today they represent the MEASURABLE best interests of Black people in many, many areas - education being one of them.


Health Care
John McCain’s health care votes as a U.S. Senator have consistently been criticized as poor and not in the best interest of most Americans by most health care organizations. If elected McCain said he would improve health care by making health care more affordable and to give every American family a $5,000 refundable tax credit to be used anyplace in America to buy health insurance.

BET.com Grade D-


Where is the beef? WHO has criticized his vote? Please note that they use the statement "he would improve health care by making health care more affordable......". Do you get the sense that IF these same words were in the paragraphs for Clinton or Obama this would be grounds for an "A"? Do you see how this works folks?


Jobs/Economy
John McCain’s low standing with labor unions seems well deserved. He’s called unions’ monopolies and says workers shouldn’t be compelled to join them. To help stimulate the economy McCain would cut taxes on the middle class and small businesses.

BET.com Grade D


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Do you get the sense that BET sees UNIONS as the cornerstone to job growth? Tell that to the people of Detroit. They have plenty of UNIONS just not too many CONSUMERS OF UNION LABOR to allow these people to express their union wages. Again a "middle class tax cut and a small business tax cut" .....and you get a "D"!!!


Education
Senator McCain is a strong supporter of home schooling, school choice and vouchers. As president he would create a national test voucher program. His legislative record hasn’t been well received by the National Education Association.

BET.com Grade C+


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"His legislative record hasn’t been well received by the National Education Association". The EDUCATION provided by the members of the NEA has not been WELL RECEIVED by Black students and their parents. This is why many of them are MOVING outside of the failing school systems.


This type of hit piece makes me laugh and cry at the same time. I laugh because there is no serious analysis involved where the editors at BET took a DISPASSIONATE look at the issues and rendered their judgment. The key point as well is that INCUMBENCY SHOULD matter for something. The truth of the matter is that the Black community today has MORE DEMOCRATS THAN EVER BEFORE GOVERNING OUR INTERESTS. In many of these critical points - education, jobs, health care and justice - our community receive such benefits via the interaction with DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED local governments. Why does a promise about the future made by a Democrat not checked by the present set of circumstances that are the case?

1 comment:

USpace said...

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Great comments to the Field- Negro BTW. Of course, to Libs, other Libs can do no wrong. Everything is the Fault of The Right.

People are hypnotized with Obamamania and his Obammunism. Good fodder for Obama posters here. Posters about him reflect this puppy dogs, doves and rainbows feeling. The Obama Utopia.

If Obama can stay pretty clean, do some good things as Senator, and then become Governor of IL, he could be unstoppable in 2012 or 2016. Scary stuff.

I would dearly love to see a Jewish, African-American woman as POTUS. It's not race or gender that makes it for me though. It's political beliefs that matter, and socialism is bad for everybody, (accept those high in government or high-level academia) especially poor people, of all races. Obama is a dyed-in-the-wool Marxist, no thanks.

His 'Change', 'Hope' and 'Progress' mantras are actually somewhat self-mocking. Making your own Obama posters is totally addicting.
I laughed so hard I almost had a breakdown. LOL!

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