While I agree with you on a general level, Citizen, I think you “generalize” too far, and then try to apply it individually. Just a bit wrong-headed, in my not so humble opinion, and you are missing the mark.
We all have an obligation to get over whatever crap happened to us when we were kids. God gave us brains for a reason. Barry Dunham had many more opportunities than others born in very similar circumstances, and they didn’t become liars, socialists, and deceivers.
Let us call him by his honestly earned original name, and cut the sob psychobabble nonsense.
Barry Dunham, he is. We have no idea who his father is, and it certainly wasn’t the idiot senior Obama, who was an abusive drunkard, and only saw him once in his life (if I remember right).
President Dunham has a certain ring, doesn’t it? Might remind him, if used publicly, that he may have fooled some of the people, but not all of the people, etc.
No matter how lousy his childhood, there is no excuse for his disrespect for the Constitution and the Presidency, his arrogant and egotistical assumptions of power, or his attempt to over-ride the powers given to the congress, flawed as that institution might be .
Many people all over the world have suffered worse than “poor little barry”, but have grown up, overcome bitterness and “poor-me” excuses, and have grown into honorable and trustworthy neighbors and citizens.
And, just do you know - there are many loving, committed, and moral parents who provided a proper Christian upbringing to their children, who then ended up rebelling, making wrong choices, and breaking their parents’ hearts.
Free will, and all that. Do not make excuses for an adult individual’s wrong choices in life.
Barry Dunham had many opportunities given to him, but failed to make the grade. It is his fault alone.
It is also the fault of the “illiterati” among us that he was elected in the first place. We have lost our republic to the greedy, who will vote for anyone promising to redistribute our hard earned dollars, and little Barry Dunham is just another little hitler wanna-be.
Time will tell whether he pulls it off. Given the present state of our brain-dead press, I wouldn’t want to place a bet against him.
Please don’t misunderstand my point. I wasn’t speaking of political ideologies so much as expressing sadness that there is so much evil in this world. The way I see it, President Obama is hopelessly misguided. He probably thinks he’s doing good, but his ideology always ends in ruin and despair on both individual and cultural levels.
In regards to his upbringing, you’re absolutely right. Some people come out of really dysfunctional families to become truly great people. Others are raised right, like you wrote, but rebel. However, the odds are greatly stacked against someone like Barry Dunham. They really are, and his policies are going to help create even more Barry Dunhams.
That saddens me.