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So we have so much we could roll into this post: health care reform (yep...still), Israel/Turkey confrontation, and of course the BP oil spill. So the question is - not to you - but to our President, "Are you angry yet?" Below an excerpt from an article written by a thinker here in Baltimore. Enjoy the story.

Excerpt: There are a growing number of individuals in the media who would love to see President Obama display some more emotion with regard to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Comedian Bill Maher caused a minor stir with some off-color remarks regarding Obama’s reaction to the environmental crisis.

Complete story: http://thefreshxpress.com/2010/06/are-you-angry-yet/
Posted By: torin ellis
Sunday, June 6th 2010 at 3:37PM
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I think it downright silly for us to buy into this issue of Obama not jumping up and down and visibly displaying anger and emotion over any issue, much less the debacle that's happing in the Gulf at this moment. Those of you that feel that he needs to show some “over the top" inability to control himself should ask yourself: Do you need to see that for yourself; to make yourself feel good? Or do you really think that it will really help the effort to fix that oil leak?

Someone really needs to explain to me what benefit will he gain from acting angry? I remember growing up that the person that you had to watch out for was the one that stayed composed, no matter what. I for one don't what him to act angry, I want him to be angry, and I believe that he is angry. I actually admire his demeanor and we should not get caught up in what the majority in this country expect in how a black man should act. After 8 years of Bush? They sat there and let that silly man display a have-hearted, Alfred E. Neiman, ****-eating grin which stay on his face the whole time he was in office and it'll take decades for this country to recover from him!

And Bill Mayer? I don't know about him. I used to have some respect for him but lately he has shown me his true self. He's just another bigot who happens to like black woman! (Although I can't fault him for that!) His take on the inhuman acts that Israel is perpetrating and his justifying it as if they have a right to starve a race of people because they can shows me that he's not my kind of person. Right is right, and wrong is wrong. And God (although he dosen't believe in God which says who he is) is watching.

Monday, June 7th 2010 at 2:02PM
It is now confirmed, the American media is full of idiots. Anyone complaining that the President is not putting on enough of a melodramtic performance for their pleasure needs their azz whupped.
Monday, June 7th 2010 at 2:10PM
Miranda Rice
This is yet another ridiculous, corporate media manufactured false story. It the President got angry, he'd be pegged with the stereotype of being yet another angry black man. If he expressed sadness, he'd be considered weak. It is not his job to be the "angry black man" any more than it's his job to be the " happy negro." But this dialogue does remind me of an experience I had when I attended one of Tiger Wood's pro tournaments, right after the Fuzzy Zoeller incident. By then he needed more security. One of the men I was standing near, as Tiger was walking to the next hole yelled "SMILE, Tiger." The way he said it made me turn and look, because it was in such a cold, sinister, malicious manner; made me immediately think of the South, hanging trees, and the 50s. In my view, this is yet another version of the same.
Monday, June 7th 2010 at 3:25PM
Is it necessary to "display" anger to acheive success with any given tasks regardless of who you are or what position you hold? President Obama is faced with a no-win situation. If he displays anger many will criticize him for leading with emotion and now that his demeanor is calm in the face of adversity he is being criticized for not "being" angry!! It is obvious that our President is angry but chooses to channel his anger in a productive, intellectual manner. I applaud his ability to remain calm, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and conveniences, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Tresa Banks-Lewis
Monday, June 7th 2010 at 5:26PM
This is so stupid, why should the President make himself look like a fool to please people who did not vote for him and are not likely to vote for him in the future.
He should be Presidential and direct those with expertise under him to do what they are payed to do. No one will respect President Obama for being overly emotional, when what is needed in times of crisis is an even handed leader who can direct subordinates to take care of the needs of the people. This is what caused Jimmy Carter to fall out of favor with the people, when he became too hands on, rather than delegate to his subordinates. Ronald Reagan never got down on his knees digging in the sand for any crisis during his tenure and there was no out cry for him to do so. So why is this President being asked to jump up and down for people who don't like him anyway. I know this is true because I live in south Louisiana.

Don W.
Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 1:35AM
So are they saying if he jumps up and down and throw out some curse words, this will solve the oil spill. If he did display such an outburst then he would be labeled an angry black man. Cooler heads prevail and that's the way I want my president to behave. The rest of the twisted mentally ill inhabitants of America can rant and rave but the leader of the free world should alway remain mature and level headed so he/she can think a problem through.
Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 1:52AM
I know President Obama is upset about all of the issues that are happening. Most people have something negative to say about President Obama! However, you all fail to realize that President Obama is still correcting all of President Bush mistakes, as well as, other President's mistakes. All of these mites and flies that are against President Obama should have been screaming at President Bush for the lies and foolishness he took the Americans through. I believe in President Obama because he believes in the power that is greater than all powers. President Obama is not Messiah people; he believes in Him, follows Him, and President Obama's steps are ordered. Oh yes, he will serve eight years in office, continue helping the American people, and doing what he does best; that is being a true leader and thank God for a great Commander. Continue doing whatever you are doing President Obama! God is not moved by emotions; I know President Obama knows this. God is in control; you all need to wake up and smell the Folgers. There is a new Chief in town! So, get over it and get with it.
Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 9:32AM
Wow, this is a mess! I remember the stupid look that Bush had on his face when they told him about the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center. That was priceless. He was so confused and disoriented that he didn't know whether to ..... or go blind, as the expression goes. He ended up closing one eye and passing gas. I think Obama is the coolest head of state in the world, both figuratively and literally. He maintains a calm exterior and calmly responds with intelligence.
I agree with a previous writer, he shouldn't put on a show for those critics that didn't vote for him anyway.
Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 1:03PM
The article, "Are You Angry Yet?" is typical of the American society today. Everyone wants a quick fix, an instant gradification outcome from Pres. Obama. It's not going to happen b/c as soon as he displays any emotion and/or criticizes any opponent using "street vernacular," he most assuredly will be profiled as the 'n*gga' that finally came out of the closet! Secondly, anyone that IS educated knows that when you are angry, you make rash decisions based on emotions. This could be very destructive for America. Pres. Obama knows that even tempers and working toward a solution is the route to go. It takes time to clean up what greedy Euro-Americans f****k up; for example, GW Bush! As for Bill Maher's comment, he made a bad decision for those comments ; but, according to our US Constitution, Maher has a right to voice his opinion. And, I have a right to disagree.

Halehma Lajna
Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 3:49PM
This idiotic false story is front page headlines on Huffington Post.
Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 5:01PM
i find this whole story typical. self righteous white folks, i find them insane. they already know that this black man has an education and an educated wife and well behved black children. poor little bitty minds can't find away to stereotype so they want him to display some kind of crazy temper tandrum so they can get in there own comfort zone. not gonna happen. cooler heads prevail. get over it.
Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 5:23PM
It is ridiculous to want to see President Obama display emotional discontent with what is going on with the BP oil spill. Personally since most repulicans always complain about government interfering with private sector I think that BP should be paying for ways to control the spill as well as paying for clean-up and damages that are affecting the earth. We cannot have it both ways either government is involved or they are not. I have not heard 1 republican say the President should not be involved.
Saturday, June 12th 2010 at 11:05AM
Chantel Simmons
Why does the President have to display the "angry black man" for anyone to believe that he is genuinely miffed regarding the BP spill? He displayed the human side once before with the police and his friend Mr. Gates and what did he get, ridiculed? So why does he have to prove anything to anybody. If he's layed down the law to BP, this should be enough! BP made the mess, they should be held responsible for cleaning up the mess as well as compensating the people that depend on the marine life for their loss of liveliehood. This can be clearly stated in a very calm, well-spoken manner and the point will be clear.
Saturday, June 12th 2010 at 8:41PM
Each comment was appreciated - no matter which side of the argument you addressed. I do believe that if the President has not done so (as of yet), he NEEDS to personally speak with the CEO of BP. No middle person - just one to one conversation around the resources and strategy to be used going forward. Thanks again to each of you for your input. Be sure to look our for this weeks lead story - I'm searching the internet now!
Sunday, June 13th 2010 at 6:14PM
torin ellis
No Torin...the President doesn't need to speak to the CEO of BP....he is speaking to the only person that matters on Wednesday...THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD of BP! The person Tony Hayward REPORTS TO. And its not a discussion on resources and strategy...its a discussion where President Obama tells the Chairman exactly how much money he expects BP to put in an escrow account to pay for the cleanup and compensation of all the workers affected, the families of the men that lost their lives and the residual harm that the Gulf will face for years and years to come.
Sunday, June 13th 2010 at 6:59PM
Miranda Rice
Too often "too" is the concept that blacks have to contend with. Too angry. Too passive. Too loud. Too quiet. Too intense. Too lax. Too, too, too Black.

If Obama's initial approach had been intense and angry then he would have been accused of not having a cool enough head - not strategic enough, not focusing on the big picture. 25 years of corporate American, after leaving T.I. and I've seen the "too" applied to too many, too often. It is a way to maintain and manipulate power.
Monday, June 14th 2010 at 10:01PM
AMEN Muataa Wefe!
Tuesday, June 15th 2010 at 2:50PM
If I was President, I would call Bush and ask him how the clean up the oil mess. Bush is good at that..lol. Let us just pray for OUR President and leaders of this country because they are going to need it.
Wednesday, June 16th 2010 at 5:21PM
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