Despite dwindling approval numbers, President Obama has done a very good job in keeping most of his campaign promises. Most political centrists who are independent of right-wing and left-wing talking points would agree. The historic passage of health care reform, credit card reform, equal and fair pay, tobacco reform and Wall Street reform legislation in a two-year period is extraordinary and unprecedented. But, if you listen to all of the cable chatter, especially from a right-wing perspective, you would not know about these magnificent accomplishments.
I found it extremely funny that neither the right-wing, left-wing nor African-American media outlets have mentioned anything about the historic passage of The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 to reverse the sentencing disparity relative to crack-cocaine. Finally, a public policy that Democrats and Republicans actually agreed was necessary and just and not one word has been mentioned. For those whose hearts are centered on the poor, downtrodden and the oppressed, one has to wonder whether a good narrative that directly affects the African-American community has been intentionally been left out of the news cycle because of racial dynamics or because it is too positive.