Skip to comments.My rather lopsided love/hate relationship with Barack Obama...
Posted on 08/06/2013 5:14:24 PM PDT by Starman417
Some time ago I was talking with a guy I know and the issue of politics came up followed soon thereafter by the mention of Barack Obama. I instantly said I hate that guy! Afterward I wondered if that was really an accurate statement after some introspection I have to admit, it's kinda true.
I know in a world of political correctness I should maybe not say that but I feel as if I must, if for no other reason that explain why. Although I dont actually know Barack Obama personally, that is exactly how I feel. On a personal level he might be a great guy. Hes certainly personable, he might be a great guy to have a beer with, he appears to be a good father and he would probably make a great guest on SportsCenter. Nonetheless, the dictionary defines hate thus: To dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest. That seems about right.
How is it even possible that I might have such a strong feeling towards someone Ive never met? Charlie Rangel and MSNBC and the rest of the fabulists - about all things conservative and Tea Party related - would suggest its because hes black, obviously. Thats their right, but nothing could be farther from the truth. While I despise Barack Obama, it has nothing to do with his skin color. Frankly I feel exactly the same about Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi as well and the last time I checked neither of them was black.
No, I hate Barack Obama because it is his goal is to destroy that thing I hold most dear: the United States. The United States is indeed an imperfect place, but so too is every other place on this planet. It has however created more prosperity and improved the condition of man more than any other nation in human history. And the biggest part of that success was the driven by the free market system imperfect as it may be and its companion individual freedoms.
The United States is not just a geographic land mass sitting between two oceans. There are 200 plus other countries around the world that can be defined by lines on a map. None of them is anything like the United States. They may share some traits with us, but America is a different animal altogether. While you may very well hear someone saying they want to move to France or Germany, you dont hear them saying I want to become French or I want to become German. They can move to France, they can become a French citizen but they cant become French. That has never been the case with the United States. For centuries people have dreamed of coming to America and becoming an American. That is because for most of our history the world understood that America was a place where, regardless of where you came from or what you started with, with hard work, they could achieve spectacular success, however they wanted to define it. For outsiders looking in and those born here, the American Dream was something of consequence, something to strive for, something worth sacrificing for. People like Cyrus McCormick, Andrew Carnegie, Levi Strauss and Madam C. J. Walker knew it long ago while people like Sara Blakely, Daymond John, John Schnatter, Cesar Millan and Mark Cuban know it today.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama doesnt understand any of that. While he talks about an American Dream, his American Dream is one where the nanny state of government swaddles the nation, suckles the citizens, gets to decide who wins and who loses in virtually everything, gets to arbitrarily define the rules, and gets to keep its thumb on every scale. At its foundations that is a misunderstanding of what made America more than just a geographic entity in the first place. America is not great because of government, it is great because of its freedom economic and otherwise. America was not made great by agencies like the ICC or the SEC or the FDA, the IRS, the EPA or even NASA for that matter. No, America was made great by companies like GE and Ford and Carnegie Steel and International Harvester and Standard Oil and Rockwell, and Intel and IBM and Merck and Kelloggs and J.P Morgan and Sears and Delta Airlines and Microsoft and Disney and Turner and millions of other companies started by entrepreneurs and investors who risked much, and sometimes everything to do something worth doing and earn a profit while doing it.
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I’m not so conflicted, I just hate him.
I’m not feeling a lot of love. As for hate, I don’t hate any disaster, whether man-made or natural. I just hope to see the destruction reversed. I can’t wait to start repairing the damage and forgetting that Obama existed, while wishing that more people would learn from this dreadful mistake.
I do not have one tiny, itsy bitsy, single, half way decent thought for the evil America hating sonofabitch.
Muslim, homo, drug user/ dealer that’s been a leach on the system his entire life while working to destroy America and my way of life
I don’t care who he is... I’d hate him
I also don’t believe for a minute that he is a “good father”. The guy is a narcissist who only thinks about himself. No “good” father of young children would play golf 100’s of days away from his wife and children. He may be married to their mother but the guy spends almost no time with his girls unless he needs to trot them out for a photo op.
I love him as I love any human being - I hope that he comes to a good place with God and aligns his life in accordance with His word. I despise what he does, and his ease of lying and breaking the law, and wouldn’t mind severe punishments heaped upon him for the destruction he has wrought. But I would welcome him with open arms if he repented and saw the light at some point. He CAN be a good man - every man can - but he has not reached that point yet, as is abundantly clear by his governing.
While I despise Barack Obama, it has nothing to do with his skin color. Frankly I feel exactly the same about Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi as well... and the last time I checked neither of them was black. No, I hate Barack Obama because it is his goal is to destroy that thing I hold most dear: the United States.
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