Tuesday Morning Ramblings

Never let facts get in the way of a good hate.  Nevermind that all indicators point to the fact that under the current administration’s leadership, the recovery from the Bush Era Recession has been faster and stronger than the recover from the recessions of 1991 and 2001.  Nevermind that after a couple of years of losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month the economy has been creating jobs again for the last few months.  Nevermind that things in this country are slowly moving in the right direction.  The people who hate President Obama are going to hate him no matter what the facts are.

And even though many of those same people often let the N-word fly when they mention black people, their disdain for the president has nothing to do with his race.  And even though many still cling to the same tired, dis-proven campaign smears about his citizenship, his religion, and his patriotism, in their minds their hate is perfectly rational because the deficit has grown.  Nevermind that during the previous administration’s two terms the deficit grew by record increases year after year after year.  They weren’t steeping in the streets because that president was “one of them,” even though his father is an oil billionaire and a political insider.  He sure sounded and looked like them.

After 9/11, President Bush had a 90% approval rating because many of us who disagreed with his politics set aside our partisanship and backed our leader.  By the end of his second term that approval had fallen to 27% because of his incompetence, not because of blind obstructionism.  The opposition to our current president cannot claim any form of objectivity.  There is nothing, and I mean nothing, President Obama could do to sway those people that he is doing a good job — no matter that the stock market has increased by 25% since his inauguration, no matter that the housing market is slowly coming back, no matter that the facts say the economy is moving in the right direction.

Hate is hate, and fear is fear, and they will not listen to reason or rational argument.  They need a shit-kicking cowboy who spits backer and don’t take no lip off them lily-livered Commies, not some educated ni…uh…spear-ch…uh…spa…uh…socialist.


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