Wednesday, August 10, 2011

President Obama: The US is Still a AAA-Rated Country

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Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World 

In the wake of his perceived capitulation to the GOP, giving them “ninety-eight percent” of what they asked for in the debt-ceiling mis-deal, President Barack Obama is now calling for “political will” from both sides of the isle.

“We knew from the outset that a prolonged debate over the debt ceiling, a debate where the threat of default was used as a bargaining chip, could do enormous damage to our economy and the world’s,” he said in televised comments to reporters from The White House.

In a contentious process that amounted to nothing more than a schoolyard brawl, the Tea Party fueled GOP held the livelihood of vulnerable American citizens in limbo as they relentlessly held conservatives to a pledgecreated by founder of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), Grover Norquist, requiring that they did not raise taxes under any circumstances.

In keeping with what has become a recurring pattern, President Obama called for a comprehensive deal that would cut spending, reform entitlement programs and increase tax revenue, without offering any details of a potential plan. However, in an admirable attempt to raise the morale of the country, the President did offer abstract words of confidence, calling into question the relevance of Standard & Poor’s:

“Markets will rise and fall, but this is the United States of America. No matter what some agency may say, we’ve always been and always will be a triple-A country.”

With no clear plan on how to restructure the incohesive and combative nature of Beltway politics, it would serve the Obama Administration well to remember that a solvent nation is only as strong as its elected officials, and a triple-A country requires triple-A leadership.


Kirsten West Savali is an independent journalist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her provocative topics explore the interconnectivity of race, gender, politics and culture. Kirsten’s commentary can be found on,,,, The, and others. She is also founder of The Nomadic Poets Oasis, a website dedicated to the elevation and exposure of Poetry and Spoken Word.  Connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter: @KWestSavali

1 comment:

  1. When the Anglo-Elite speak through Obama and they tell us that this is a triple A country they are lying to us all as usual. And Obama is not your friend at all!!!

    African-American "Blacks" are so taken in by this Americanized social structure that they can hardly see straight. The first thing people who have been mentally and physically abused should do is to seek psychological counseling. In the case of our historical oppression and numerous ongoing abuses. We should have long since formed a long line across American to the best psychiatric services in the country! Yes but the good ones are very expensive and most of them are of European background since most of our intelligentsia were prevented from proper education along with segregation and discrimination etc.
    The Anglo-Elite of this nation have always been opposed to African-Americans succeeding in great numbers and have always prevented our people from great advances in society as a whole. They have made sure that our image has been mired in "blackness" and that black meant bad. They have always made sure that their religious beliefs be our mantra and that our children would be indoctrinated into their ways of psycho-social "normality" . We have been thoroughly controlled all these years from the very beginning of slave trade until now. We are always being watched evaluated and most of all kept on the lowest rung of societal standards as possible. When they are ready to do greater
    damage they know just how to achieve it. They know more about us than we think they do. They don't fear us, they don't fear much of anything. At least not those who hold the greatest power and wealth. They are untouchable!

    Obama is their latest greatest Idea. They nurture his father, they kept him in check. They understood that some day they would want to use a 'black' face as the forerunner of their exploits. They planned their moves decades in advance while we can't plan at all. We can not have what we wish because they are always far ahead of us and they are always using the greatest minds they can find to
    help them pull of their great adventures of world manipulation and genocide. We are like puddy in the hands of these Anglo-Elite and they know it
    emphatically.In fact the whole of the American population are puddy in their hands. They are in control of practically everything the people think and do. They have contingency plans set up just in case some of their experiments and
    concocted machinations go awry!Know you that anything Obama says is comming from the minds of these Anglo-Elite. Everything that we are experiencing that is very bad now is because these Anglo-Elite planned it so. What they are doing now can only be explained as the work of sociopaths. They can afford expensive psychiatric treatment but they have been at this for centuries and they enjoy the feel of power and the massive wealth that comes with their stations in life. We on the other hand are made the fools. Our wealthy do not support us for selfish/ignorant brainwashed reasons and those who try will be punished severely.

    When the Anglo-Elite speak through Obama and they tell us that this is a triple
    A country they are lying to us all as usual. And Obama is not your friend at all!!!