There seems to be no limit to the extreme rhetoric aimed at President Obama, not just from right wing radio hosts and bomb throwers but by powerful Republican officials. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead sent out an email to party members asking whether Obama is a sociopath because he played golf while on vacation.
Is Obama A Sociopath?
President Obama returned to the White House last night after a two week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Amidst an international crisis in the Middle East, a national crisis in Missouri and the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, President Obama practiced his golf swing by day and his dance moves by night. While on vacation, President Obama seemed to shut himself off from the rest of the country. His apparent disregard for the state of our nation is appalling.
While police used tear gas and smoke bombs to curb protesters armed with Molotov cocktails in Missouri, President Obama danced the night away in Martha’s Vineyard with the Clintons and other high-dollar guests. Many began begging the question: where are Obama’s priorities?
The day after the party, Obama gave a short press conference where he attempted to express concern over the “violent turn” of events in Ferguson. He stated there is no excuse for violence against police, or for police to use excessive force against non-violent protestors. Obama came dressed to the press conference in a plaid button-down, khakis and a blazer. An outfit more fit for lunch at the country club than a presidential press conference. In fact, less than 15 minutes after the press conference, Obama was seen teeing off on the course. These images do not portray ones of concern or of leadership. Obama breezed through the press conference and his message was clear; he just wanted to get back to his vacation.
Obama has taken less vacation time in his entire presidency than Congress took this year alone. This is just partisan bullshit. If a Democrat said this about a Republican (and they have, both parties do this crap), he would feign outrage at how ridiculous it is. This isn’t the first time Armistead has said incredibly stupid things about Obama. He’s one of those right wing morons who think Obama’s “real father” is Frank Marshall Davis and he’s therefore a communist (as opposed to the right wing morons who think his real father is Malcolm X and therefore he’s a Muslim, and those right wing morons who think his real father is Barack Obama, Sr. and therefore he’s a Kenyan anti-colonialist).