By: D. Kimberly
In a recentÂ article on Loop21, D.L. Hughely is quoted criticizing President Obamaâ€™s lack of â€œfight.â€
â€œWhile out promoting his new bookÂ I Want You to Shut The F**k Up: How the Audacity of Dopes is Ruining America,Â theÂ “King of Comedy” member appeared onÂ SiriusXM Satellite Radioâ€™s Unmasked and shared his views on how President Obama handles himself against Republican opponents.
â€œHe doesnâ€™t seem to get that you have to be willing at some point to fight fire with fire,”Â he said.Â â€œHeâ€™s closer to being a white kid. Intellectually, like his experiences are so different from mine that, I should say, he responds like an intellect as opposed to a regular guy.â€
Letâ€™s put this into perspective: Hughley is a former LA Blood gang member. He fought fire with fire quite literally. In fact, it was the loss of his cousin (in a gang dispute) that caused him to have a change of heart. While some may view his words as incendiary and crass; the sentiment is not one uncommon to some in â€˜Black America.â€™ In fact, Obamaâ€™s overt aversion to conflict and his affinity for changing his opinion to please the popular public opinion has been a major critique of his opponents â€“ regardless of race. If we use iconic political figures to further the analogy, Hughley would relate to Malcolm X â€“ a former criminal turned unapologetic insurrectionist. President Obama would relate to Medgar Evers â€“ a prolific community organizer whose voice turned into a rallying cry.
Hughley believes President Obamaâ€™s â€œplainâ€ behavior and his â€œcalmâ€ demeanor is the cause for the opposition he has faced during his presidency. What exactly is Hughley calling for? Is he calling for the behavior society defines as being stereotypical â€œblack people behavior.â€ Should he display aggressive emotion? Obamaâ€™s collected demeanor is more intimidating than radical tirades. His â€œun-rattledâ€ nature exudes an unflinching confidence. Hughleyâ€™s approach to politics is born out of the revolutionary grassroots school of thought. Â President Obamaâ€™s unwavering commitment is dedicated to making the policy overhauls necessary to positively affect the lives of the disenfranchised. Despite the disparagement of President Obamaâ€™s temperament, it does not negate his appointment and service as Commander-in-chief of the United States â€“ so D.L. Hughley please refer to the title of your book and shut up.