Racism and opposition to the President

I for one agree with President Carter’s assessment of the seemingly extreme opposition to just about anything that President Obama says or does.

  • Plans to speak to Students and over the top accusations of attempts to brainwash etc.  The reality is that most of our presidents over the last decades have stopped to address our students, both democratic and republican presidents have made a point to do this.  President Bush, Clinton, Reagan and the list goes on.  But President Obama is different…somehow?
  • angry protests about Obama suggesting that he is spending way too much money.   No mention from anyone that he inherited the crappy economy from his predecessor, who by the way spent enormous amounts of money on a war in Iraq that had no basis, who authored the largest increase of government (homeland security, TSA, etc).
  • Okay even admitting that the healthcare reform issue is a big one and a controversial one.  President Clinton attempted bringing change to this but he was called a socialist, he didn’t see massive marches…

So the above icing on the political cake makes one wonder whether it is the color of the cake that is underneath all of the over the top wrangling.  I think that President Carter hit it right on the nose.  Why would the representative who spoke out assume that illegals are going to be covered under this new “government takeover” of healthcare.  Is it maybe because he is a minority and therefore one can expect him to predispose the system to cover other minorities?  Where does anyone get the idea of this reform constituting a “take-over” of healthcare by the government?   From whence does all the charges of socialism come from?  Do not people realize that the most pristine example of social medicine isn’t in Europe but is the VA health system in our own country, not to mention medicare!

The whole “I won’t let my kid listen to the President speak” hysteria was nothing short of stupid…a special kind of inflammatory stupidity!!!  Yet I am sure there are many parents out there feeling pretty proud about keeping their kids home or pulled out of hearing that speech.  Would all of that really have happened if the President weren’t black?  It hasn’t any of the other times that presidents spoke to our school children.

I for one like the job that President Obama is doing.  I think his work on healthcare is precisely what needs to happen.  I think his handling of our economy is likewise been very positive, not withstanding the fact that he inherited the worst economical situation since the 1930’s.  I am so sick of all the wrangling and inflammatory rhetoric that is pumping from our conservative leaders!  My sentiment is for them to Shut UP and do something constructive and creative not spin a bunch of shit.

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