This week, Mayor Bowser abused her power and spent unnecessary DC taxpayer money to have the DC Public Works paint “BLACK LIVES MATTER” in bold yellow letters near the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. This is near the White House Aaron Lafayette Square. BLM DC chapter opposes this stance along with the White House. She went a step further to rename a portion of Pennsylvania Avenue to Black Lives Matter Plaza. This shows that yet another African American let their personal views cloud with that of the office they hold. The last politician that let their emotions cloud their political office was former President Obama.
How did former President Obama let his emotions to conflict with his position? By having a “beer summit” on the White House lawn with Biden, Crowley, and Gates. This occurred when Crowley, a white Cambridge, Massachusetts police sergeant arrested Gates, a black Harvard professor. Since I have started following politics, I have never seen a president involve himself in a hate crime that involved such a media publicity stunt as a president drinking a beer in the lawn with two average Joe’s. I ask myself,”If this was any other situation, would Obama or any other president for that matter have reacted the same way?” I don’t recall former President George W. sitting down with a Muslim drinking a beer on the lawn. Do you?
My viewpoint on this is that while I do not let race play a part in who I vote for political office, the person elected in turn, should show the same by not letting their race interfere with their position. Wasting taxpayer money is a whole other matter.