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Tired Old So-Called Leftists Give Same Old Excuses For Supporting Obama in 2012

From Black Agenda Report managing editor Bruce A. Dixon.

As usual posting this piece should not be taken as an endorsement of all of Bruce Dixon’s positions. In particular he is a member of the Green Party USA, a social democratic organization engaging in electoralism in the US and the The Speed of Dreams certainly does not endorse this.

For more than four years now, we at Black Agenda Report have chronicled the self-silencing and growing irrelevance of black America and what calls itself “the left” in the age of Obama. Black America has arrayed itself as a veritable wall around the First Black President. But it’s not a wall that protects him from racists or Wall Street predators or Pentagon warmongers. The truth has always been that when we stifle our own tongues and circle the wagons trying to silence critics of the White House we only protect the president and his party from accountability to their supposed base: us.

Some African Americans and self-identified leftists relish their irrelevance so much they feel called to preach it. Early this week Carl Davidson and Bill Fletcher published a 5,900 word screed at Alternet.Org with the clumsy and contradictory title The 2012 Elections Have Little To Do With Obama’s Record … Which Is Why We Are Voting For Him. Read the rest of this entry