Veteran Black Progressive Says, Impeach Obama

Whatever groups might abandon Barack Obama in the polls, everyone knew black Americans would be the last to jump ship. Although the average black family’s net worth fell 83 percent between 2007 and 2009, a whopping 86 percent blacks still approve of the president. However, he lost Glen Ford, the “progressive” radio host of the Black Agenda Report, who has spent more than 40 years in journalism. In a recent commentary, Ford said not only should blacks disapprove of Obama’s performance, but they should call for his impeachment.

Ford drew attention to the Voters for Peace impeachment campaign, repeating its five impeachable offenses, with particular emphasis on the war in Libya.

“There has to be a multitude of impeachable offenses connected to the war on Libya alone, but they’re just the latest in a long list of high crimes and misdemeanors racked up by the first black president,” Ford said.

[W]ith Obama, we get a continuity of George Bush’s crimes, plus a whole host of new ones. Call it Bush-Plus. But, unlike during Bush’s crime spree, there is little clamor for Obama’s head outside the racist Right. If Michelle keeps Barack in check and there are no sexual indiscretions, it looks like he’ll have a record-breaking term in office, in terms of breaking the law. And Black Americans, by clinging to Obama, will lose the distinction of being a people that cherish justice most of all.

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