I am a Democrat, a liberal one at that. I am also a political and news junkie. While many people have fallen in love with Bernie Sanders this year, I was admiring him from when he was in the House. People will say socialism can never work here because of this reason or that. I don’t know enough about economics to know but people in Netherlands where they have one of the happiest populations on earth seem ok with it. Continue reading
In managing The Random Journal, I read a lot of news. This morning, I was looking for things to write about but also posting a new piece I put up by writer, Andrew Hall, about President Obama resigning. I thought it would make a good “breaking news” story and posted it to the site and then a bunch of conservative Facebook groups, Facebook is the best driver of traffic I have found.
I thought I had heard of most of the crazy rumors about our president. He’s a Kenyan muslim hell bent on America’s destruction, yeah, tell me something I don’t know. Then I learned he’s also a “crack smoking, homosexual liar.” Now, that’s new, I told myself. His wedding ring, some say, has an inscription “There’s no God but Allah.” Snopes has disproved that one, which means little to the true believers because they see the rumor busters as being “liberal hacks and Obama apologists.”
This all got me thinking. When my side loses an election, I may be sad about it (see my reaction to the 2000 presidential) and maybe mad but I know there’s another election coming and in politics, sometimes you lose. In 2000, I was incredibly upset about the outcome but what made me feel better is my genuine belief in our system of government. If people preferred George W. Bush to Al Gore, well, then he was the person who should be in the White House. A few years later when my wounds were healed a bit I started thinking that Gore should have fought more for Florida but my brain never went to a conspiracy place. I never saw the W admin as Illegitimate.
Fast forward to 2009. President Obama has been inaugurated. Not only do people I know on the right dislike this, they see it as a sign that we have entered the Biblical “end of days.” The United States, some say, no longer exists and we are now part of a “North American Union” consisting of Mexico, us and Canada. Soon our currency will be made invalid.
To many, Barack Obama was not just the wrong choice to be POTUS, he was born in Kenya (see my post on my time at the McLaughlin Group). He’s a muslim with a heart of darkness and sincere desire to destroy America and end all freedoms as we know them.
What? Isn’t it enough to just disagree with someone? Look, I don’t think Mitt Romney would have been a good president. I think he thinks he is wealthy because he is just a better person (never mind the legions of really good people who will never be wealthy because they chose to be firefighters, teachers, cops, nurses, the list could go on) and I just don’t agree with his politics. That doesn’t make him evil or horrible. He seems like a decent man who just shouldn’t be president.
Maybe someone can explain to me why some people feel it is not enough to disagree with someone but you have to make them into the most evil person. Why is that?
Here’s an interview with a woman who claims to have been a friend of Obama’s back in Hawaii, you know, during his gay, crack smoking years.
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Please check out what I wrote about this here.