While I'm not fond of Obama, I can only figure out one reason that he is so despised. The treatment he, and his family, are receiving is more venomous than I can remember for any other president. Yes, he is a Democrat with a capitol D. He is an outrageous pacifist. He does appear indecisive. But why is he and his family hated so much? The only difference is the fact that he is the first black president in this country's history and prejudice against blacks was only pushed into the closet with the legislation of the 60's. Many of the ultra conservative people I know who hate Obama, think he is not a natural born American citizen, that he is a Islamists and believe he wakes each morning planning on how he will destroy the United States of America, still think everyone should own a black person. I was taught to respect people without regard to their skin color from an early age. I am disappointed that other people were not so educated.
I received an email from a good friend of mine, who is as anti-Obama as anyone I know. I thought some of the email points were interesting........and then the Obama-bashing started. I'll start at the beginning of the email. I will add my opinions throughout. Click on the poster image to see a full-sized version.
Any wonder how we got in this mess, for those who were not around during WW2 don't forget to read the bottom.World War Two Posters Found!!!!!
I got a lump in my throat when I read this.
I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way!!!!!
I really wish this was still the case. It seems like people today only want to know what they get out of the deal. They don't give a damn about our country. This includes the people, nominally, running our country.
I am glad to see that somebody saved these posters.
The statement at the end says it all!!!!!
~ These were our parents ~
What in God's name have we let happen??
I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these!!!!! Whatever happened??
Political correctness (or "re-education") happened,
While I don't like political correctness all that much, I don't understand why it belongs in this discussion.
Lack of respect and belief in God happened,
Our society doesn't seem to have any respect for anything, except money, these days. I don't know if people need to believe in God, but we do need to treat each other with respect and compassion, like is taught by, but not practiced by Christians.
Lack of personal responsibility happened,
Lack of personal integrity and honesty happened,
Lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened,
Lack of being proud to be an American happened.
A President who goes on a world tour apologizing for America !!! (Obama)
And, the Obama bashing begins. The only thing that I have been able to find where Obama apologized dealt with the burning of the Koran by some idiots in the United States. If someone had burned a pile of Bibles, we would have demanded an apology. Obama also mentioned that the U.S. was arrogant while in Europe. Well, we tend to be convinced that we are right.......always. That sounds arrogant to me.
A President who supports the Islamic ant-America terrorist groups!!! (Obama)
Exactly which Islamic anti-American terrorist groups does Obama support? This seems to come from the author's ass. I don't know what group they could be talking about.
A President who sides with those who are against Americas allies!!! (Obama)
Obama sides with those who are against American allies? Which allies? I don't remember this. Perhaps I was passed out with all of that ethanol that I don't drink.
A President who declares America is no longer a Christian nation!!! (Obama)
This one really gets me. As far as I can tell, America only became a Christian nation in the 1950's as a knee-jerk reaction to communism. This is when "under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" was added to our currency. In fact, there were some warnings from our founding fathers about mixing too much religion in our politics.
A President who has cut Americas military back to pre-WW1 levels at a time in history when unrest and anti-America sentiment is rapidly increasing world wide!
Let us see. The conservatives won't fund the military. They want the increased cost to maintain a strong military to be funded by cutting back on programs that the liberals do not want to cut. What in the hell do the they expect to happen. We, as a society, need to start paying for what we want. If we want a strong military, we need to pay for it! If we want good highways, we need to pay for it!
A President who declared he was going to "fundamentally transform America " and re-make America !!! To what??? What is so wrong with our constitutional America that you need to discard it???
Obama has been trying to transform American and he has been blocked at just about every turn. I also don't understand what Obama has been doing to undermine our constitutional America. So far, he has issued fewer of those pesky executive orders than George W. Bush and so many other presidents. Maybe he wants to re-make America and return it to its earlier glory. What a concept.
Did all of these things die along with common sense?
Common sense seems to have died. Both conservatives and liberals as well as the rest of society seems to have lost common sense.
Ronald Regan said that each generation will need to protect Americas freedom and liberties or risk loosing them.
Seems the younger generation is being taught by the liberal academia to accept an anti-constitutional socialist view, and to regard people with conservative constitutional views as fringe kooks!!
Or, could it be that conservatives have become fringe kooks, who denounce science and anyone who does not believe as they believe. Then again, some of the liberals are fringe kooks as well. Just a different fringe.
It won't take long before America 's freedoms and liberties disintegrate...and corrupt political tyranny begins to rule.
I really love this one. Corrupt political tyranny. Maybe like money being free speech, corporations being people, with the same rights afforded to people. Are the conservatives justices implementing the corrupt political tyranny? Perhaps we should all be allowed everything we want. There should be no regulations, or rules of any kind. Wouldn't anarchy be the ultimate in freedom and liberty for the strong and powerful? Survival of the fittest. Oh wait. That's evolution. We can't have that. Damn.
I, for one, am still proud to be an American!!!!!
I, too, am still proud to be an American. I, however, do not believe that we are perfect. I, certainly, do not believe either the far right, or the far left are correct. I also believe that there is great room for improvement.
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So others can show their pride
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Someone, or something needs to bless America. It might as well be God.
From the above comments, you would conclude that I like Obama. Well, I don't really. His foreign policies seem weak and indecisive to me. He makes us look like idiots. He is a poor match to Putin. Domestically, I think he is much better. He did manage to get us out of the recession......slowly. As for Obamacare, time will tell how many surprises we get.