About David Washington

Graduate of Norfolk State University Summa Cum Laude BA in Political Science, Navy Veteran, and Former Obama Campaign Staffer

Disappointed in the Website not the Policy

I like many of my fellow Americans have been very frustrated with the lack of speed and efficacy of the Healthcare.gov website. However, let me be very clear there is a big difference between a website not working properly and a federal law being unlawful and therefore unconstitutional. Based on the polls by both liberal and conservative groups there has been a knee-jerk reaction to the website having issues and people believing since this is the case we should over-haul this law.  The Affordable Care Act is a law I remind you that is presently saving people money while providing a ray of hope to millions of people that only a year ago were told they were uninsurable. America is … Continue reading

Obamacare and the Power of Fear

The Affordable Care Act more popularly known as Obamacare, in the opinion of many experts is the most debated law in American history.  Does anyone really know what the Affordable Care Act is? Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, in a very humorous fashion pointed out how people truly believed there was a difference between the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare.  When asked “are you for Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?” the majority of individuals asked replied the Affordable Care Act.  When asked why they preferred the Affordable Care Act their reply was the Affordable Care Act was set up to help people and that Obamacare was forced healthcare and socialist in nature. You and I both know that the … Continue reading

Where is the Justice for the Black Boy in America?

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trail has added to the question which has been going back and forth in our legal system since the days of Reconstruction. The question: What is the value of the Black boy in America? George Zimmerman being found not guilty I believe, has sent a clear message to America. That message is, killing an unarmed Black boy in the name of “self-defense” is justified and protected under the law. Zimmerman did not run after killing Trayvon. He didn’t cry out into the night saying “Oh my God I just shot somebody’s kid!” No Zimmerman, according to sworn testimony of those who talked to him right after the shooting, was calm and content. Zimmerman in his … Continue reading

The Politics of Economics

The Republican Party has done an outstanding job at defining President Obama’s administration as spending more of our hard earned taxpayer dollars than any other president in American history. When in fact the evidence speaks to something entirely different; Citing Marketwatch, Rick Ungar a Contributor to Forbes Magazine, reports that President Obama has actually spent less money than any United States President since Dwight Eisenhower. David Gray, a writer for policymic.com, states that the Republican Party is not being 100% honest with the American people. The raw numbers show that yes, President Obama has spent more money than any other president in the United States, however once you calculate inflation, which is what Republicans are not telling you, President Obama … Continue reading

A Letter To The President

Dear Mr. President, The pomp and circumstance of your second inauguration is over, and the American people are ready to follow your lead, well then again maybe only 51% of us.  Stay true to yourself, don’t allow the political tomfoolery of Washington DC deter you or hinder your resolve.  The majority of America voted for you, not because of what we feared from a Mitt Romney presidency, it was because we believed in you.  Mr. President we still believe in hope and change.  We believe in the hope and change of an America where all people, no matter their race, creed, or sexual orientation have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We still believe in the … Continue reading

A GUN STORY

Growing up in the city of Detroit gun violence was a way of life. Watching the 11 o’clock news was a daily report of what happens when people use guns to fight over drug trafficking territory, domestic issues, and other senseless acts. In my life I have lost three friends to gun violence, one used his father’s gun to kill himself and the other two were killed by their girlfriend’s jealous ex-boyfriend. Living in an environment such as this, I have never understood the fascination with guns. My father, who works for our church’s private security force, has a permit to carry a fire arm. He would talk about going to the gun range but he never wanted me to … Continue reading

Don’t Believe The Hype! GOP Trying to Change Their Image on the Fly

I find it amazing that not four weeks ago the Republican Party was trying their best to convince the American people that Mitt Romney was the next great president of the United States.  The Republicans even compared Romney to their patron saint, President Ronald Reagan.  Republican pundits and political leaders gave great speeches about how Romney’s business experience would lead us out of debt and create jobs, jobs, and more jobs for everyone!  The Republicans explained away the debacle of Romney’s comment about the 47% by insisting he was misunderstood, and those comments were being taken out of context by a liberal media.  Ironically, days after the election was over Mitt Romney decided to put his foot in his mouth … Continue reading

New Majority Coalition

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Americans, despite fierce opposition, just may have become the great melting pot Dr. Martin Luther King once dreamed America could be. A coalition made up of Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, and Asians; both straight and gay, of all different ethnic and religious backgrounds; young and old came together to re-elect President Obama to this nation’s highest office; however, this coalition is not a new phenomenon to American politics. In the 1980’s Reverend Jesse Jackson once called this coalition the “Rainbow Coalition”. Critics of the Rainbow Coalition said that Whites, Hispanics and Asians would never truly trust Black leadership; therefore, the coalition would not sustain significant political power. In my opinion four years under the leadership of … Continue reading