Crystal Wright

Obama doesn’t have time to deal seriously with Syria but he has time to make a frivolous phone call to NBA player Jason Collins to congratulate him on being gay.

First Lady Michelle Obama also thought it was important to congratulate Collins.

“@FLOTUS So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We’ve got your back! –mo”

For all her talk about wanting kids to eat healthy, be the best the can, the First Lady should be praising kids who are escaping poverty and failing schools to make something of their lives. That takes courage. Does Michelle have their backs? A rich NBA player announcing his sexuality doesn’t take courage or warrant the First Lady’s praise.

Talk about misplaced priorities. By phoning Jason Collins, Obama promotes NBA players as role models for kids, especially blacks, when he should be promoting men like Dr. Ben Carson. Jason Collins is not a role model! Carson is a role model. Through education, Carson rose from abject poverty to become one of the world’s best pediatric neurosurgeons.

The real disgrace is instead of focusing on the country’s serious problems of chronic unemployment, which has remained above 7.5% for the past 5 years, the worst economic recovery in 80 years, America’s unsustainable $17 trillion debt and national security threats at home and abroad, Obama makes it a priority to congratulate a pro-athlete for “coming out of the closet.” America has more important things to worry about Mr. President. Maybe you should too.


Crystal Wright

Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C. Some would say she is a triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat dominated city. By day, Crystal is a communications consultant and editor and publisher of the new website, www.conservativeblackchick.com. Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.