Well, in that case, Obama does not seem to have fulfilled his poetic promises that he mentioned a few years ago. If anything, he has symbolically-helped those who are of African origins - in terms of achieving a high status in American politics/society. However, Obama is not really an African-American per se, as his father was Kenyan - not a descendant of slaves.<quoted text>
Actually the thread had moved on from Bush, with the coronation of Obama, though you'll still see drive-by Bush-haters occasionally. That & current events are the main foci, along with off-topic topics of which I'm probably most guilty. One of many guilty pleas.
Needless to say, the rise in taxes within a certain income-group has caused contempt from certain groups. Even though he is working on the misdeeds Bush Jr. has done in regards to sending troops to Iraq and spending huge amounts of money, Obama is still not rating very well on rectifying this.