YOU have been ‘vilified’? What color is the sky in your world, Obama?
Oh, you poor baby. That sounds really hard. Here… have a soother.
“I think I should point out in terms of both my confidence that I could win in ’08, but also the fact that I was lucky and maybe a little bit naive: In 2008 I was never subjected to the kind of concentrated vilification of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the whole conservative-media ecosystem, and so as a consequence, even for my first two years as a senator I was polling at 70 percent,” Obama told The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates in an interview published Tuesday.
But, he said, stereotypes about African-American politicians and liberals — “some image of me as trying to take away their stuff and give it to black people, and coddle criminals” — quickly began to take hold.
“You started to see that kind of prism being established towards the end of the 2008 race, particularly once [former GOP Alaska Gov.] Sarah Palin was the [vice presidential] nominee. And obviously almost immediately after I was elected, it was deployed in full force. And it had an impact in terms of how a large portion of white voters would see me.” —The Hill
Villified by the MEDIA? If they’re being accurate, that’s literally their JOB. As for ‘vilified by the media’ take a look at the Presidents immediately before and after Obama.
The NYT Editors actually took it as their JOB to ‘stop Trump’. They actually apologized to the public after Hillary lost because they were acting as his party’s AV department.
They did the same with trying to crush Dubya. And frankly, most of Obama’s Presidency was spent blaming Dubya for things that happened long after Dubya rode into the sunset.
Just because some reporters had a ‘thrill up their leg’ when Obama took office does not mean that was normal or a good thing.
But how did Obama himself (and his wife) treat America?
First time in her adult life she’s been proud to be American…?
‘Workplace violence’ to describe jihadi murder sprees, but telling Christians they have to get off their high horse and acknowledge such pressing current events as ‘The Crusades’ which were (ironically) a REACTION to Islamic EMPIRE-BUILDING. Or maybe you prefer the term ‘colonialism’.
He spent his time abroad apologizing for America or bowing literally and symbolically to foreign leaders.
He has UTTER disregard or contempt for our allies (Israel, Ukraine) including spending AMERICAN Taxpayer money in trying to rig the outcome of an election in ISRAEL… while complaining about Russia.
But didn’t mind sending unmarked bills to Iran for the release of our nationals.
Staged a failed coup in Turkey, but complained about alleged Russian interference in Trump/Hillary General Election.
Had greater public animosity for Republicans than for ISIS.
Was more willing to Negotiate in Good Faith with IRAN than with Republicans.
Did we mention ‘bitter clingers’?
Was forever pushing a gun control agenda, but presided over ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal.
Was more ready to call TEA PARTY activists terrorists than Islamists.
Was more ready to cast blame on police than on convicted felons.
Was sympathetic to rioters burning down their own neighborhoods but did not offer the presumption of innocence that police officers — as regular American Citizens — are duly owed.
The endless race-baiting…
USING the IRS as a political weapon against your political rivals. (Tea Party members.)
Pushing political correctness, but grinning while he used a sexual slur as a pejorative of the Tea Party activists.
He ignored wave after wave of illegal immigrant coming in over the border, and set new records for releasing them… but when a White German family was granted religious asylum by the courts, he worked his ass off in looking for ways to send them packing.
Perpetuating a stereotype of YOU, Mr. President? YOU have been perpetuating a stereotype of US! And frankly, we’re sick of it.
We’re in the model of MLK.
Most of us would gladly have seen a biracial President use that unique personal history as an opportunity heal the racial rifts of past hostilities.
If there was ONE good thing that even Republicans were hopeful that his presidency would usher in, it would be that.
But Obama have failed… miserably… to do so.
But that’s ok. We won’t have to listen to his excuses for much longer.
Less than a month to go. And then we can rid ourselves of him and his lectures.