Dear Obama Haters,
We get it – you folks don’t like the 44th President of the United States. That’s cool. You have a right to your feelings and your opinions.
But here’s what’s really troubling about your feelings and opinions… You hated Barack Obama before he ever set foot in the White House. He won the 2008 election fair and square (without the help of the Supreme Court) and entered the office with an open mind and a real desire to work with both sides of the political aisle.
Yet Conservatives loathed him immediately. KY Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said to the world that the GOP’s main priority was to make sure that President Obama was a one-term guy. Mitch McConnell, Repub Eric Cantor and Speaker/drinker John Boehner didn’t say, “Hey, let’s repair our economy and put the American people first.” They didn’t say, “Let’s continue to battle terrorism together wherever it may pose a risk to Americans.” They said we’re going to oppose President Obama on everything and blame him for everything, and get him the fuck outta the White House by the end of 2012, even if it means the country will stall and suffer for it.
And suddenly The Tea Party rose up out of the under-educated ashes and proclaimed that “debt was the real enemy of freedom,” even though for the eight years before that George W. Bush spent and borrowed like a junkie gambler for a war in Iraq that no one outside of his inner circle and over at Halliburton and the DOD wanted. Suddenly, Tea Partiers were screaming about spending and debt like it was knocking down buildings in downtown Manhattan, and they were blaming President Obama within his first year for the entire economic mess (even though the bank failures and bailouts occurred in Sept 08).
And let’s not forget the “Dixie Chicks” incident, where saying they were “ashamed” of George Bush earned those three women legions of folks trashing them and calling them unpatriotic and anti-American, and even garnered them death threats. Yet between 2009 and 2012, President Obama’s been called a “Radical Muslim, Muslim, Socialist, Monkey, Kenyan, Nigger, Dog-Eater, the Most Radical President Ever, the Most Divisive President Ever, the Food-Stamp President, the Welfare President, the Apologist,” and a slew of other derogatory comments that make what the Dixie Chicks said seem complimentary. And all these comments receive a day or two in the news-cycle and then are pushed aside for the latest on Kim Kardashian’s newest thong purchase.
Is your innate hatred of President Obama so great that it eclipses your love of country and what the Office of the President represents?
From September 12th, 2001 to January 19th, 2009, the Republican party never, ever shut up about terrorism and the unyielding threat of terrorists. But within three months of Obama taking the White House, the haters decided that they’d better change the conversation to the economy. And when President Obama did green-light the successful mission to kill bin Laden, conservatives have tried to belittle Obama’s role in that awesome moment. The very same people who claim Reagan ended Communism in Russia and who touted Bush’s capture of Saddam Hussein now want Americans to not give President Obama some credit for nailing bin Laden. Please fuck off now!!!
You can hate on President Obama all you need to, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he’s a good family man. It doesn’t take away from him overseeing the end of DADT. Your hatred doesn’t twist the truth of Obama signing off on bin Laden’s dirt nap. It doesn’t take away from his signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; where women cannot be unfairly paid less than men in the workplace. Your bile-filled words cannot diminish President Obama’s successful efforts to keep the American Auto Industry alive (which is now growing stronger every day). And your vitriol cannot crush President Obama’s desire that all Americans have the fundamental right to decent health care.
If you really want to vote for a man (Mitt Romney) who was born into vast wealth and sent thousands of American jobs overseas, as well as someone who – for the first time in our nation’s history – has said the American people don’t have a right to see what he’s done with his money, well that’s your business.
But your days of taking giant, vocal dumps on our current President are over. Like President Obama or not, he is our nation’s leader for now. And when you flat out lie about him and call him things that he isn’t, you disgrace what our Republic stands for. And that makes you no better than a terrorist standing in another part of the world shouting down America and stamping on her flag.
End your hypocrisy and get your shit together,