The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama

I’ve watched liberal and right wing commentators alike blame the president for being lynched. They say “he’s not reaching out enough” or “he’s too cold.” It’s the equivalent of assuming that the black man being beaten by a couple of thug cops must have “done something.”

I am a white privileged well off sixty-one-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my former friends I’m considered a “traitorous prince” since my religious right family was once thought of as “evangelical royalty.”

I’ve just spent the last 7 years writing over 200,000 words in blogs and articles in support of President Obama. My blogs on the Huffington Post alone would add up to a book in support of the President of over 300 pages. Weirdly, I just realized that through all my writing, this has been the first time in my life I’ve personally gone to bat for a black man. It just happens that he’s a president. But my emotional stake in his life is now personal.

So I’ve changed from a white guy who used to read news about some black man getting shot or beaten by cops or stand-your-ground types who assumed that the black man must have “done something,” to a white guy who figures that the black man was probably getting lynched. I’ve changed ideology but I’ve also changed my gut intuitive reactions.

I’ve changed because if this country will lynch a brilliant, civil, kind, humble, compassionate, moderate, articulate, black intellectual we’re lucky enough to have in the White House, we’ll lynch anyone. What chance does an anonymous black man pulled over in a traffic stop have of fair treatment when the former editor of the Harvard Law Review is being lynched?

One famous liberal commentator wrote a book on how Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil could disagree and still be friends. Why, he asked on many a TV show promoting his book, couldn’t President Obama be like that? Because, I yelled at the screen, those two men were white Irish Americans and part of a ruling white oligarchy.

Because, I yelled, you might as well ask why Nelson Mandela didn’t talk his jailers in South Africa into seeing reason.

Because, I yelled, the President is black and anytime he’s reached out he’s pulled back a bloody stump.

Because, I yelled, liberal white commentators have been as bothered by a black man in the White House, who’s smarter than they are as much as right wing bigots have been bothered.

Because, I yelled, President Obama has been lied about, attacked, vilified, and disrespected since Day One.

Because, I yelled, this country may have passed laws so blacks can vote and eat in a white man’s world, but in our hearts we’re stuck in a place more like 1952 than 2013.

We’ve been watching a slow motion lynching of a moderate brilliant family man, a father, and faithful loving husband. The Republicans in Congress are so dedicated to lynching the President they’ve been willing to shut down our government and risk the future of our economy.

Evangelical “Christians” have been so stuck on putting a rope around this black man’s neck they have denied their faith and been the backbone of the lying Tea Party who spawned the so-called “birthers” and the rest of the white people driving our news cycle.

Roman Catholic bishops have denied their tradition of helping the poor and been so eager to destroy this president they aligned themselves with white Evangelical bigots and tried to stop health care reform, all because the President wants to give women a fair shake. The bishops even called him “anti-religious” because the president wants insurers to pay for contraception.

This is a slow motion lynching of a black man who is so moderate and centrist that he favored Wall Street enough so that the Left is all over his case. He’s so “radical” and “leftist” and “hates America” so much, and “coddles our enemies” so much, that he killed bin Laden and used drones to kill our enemies. He’s such a “socialist” that he presided over the revival of our economy from the worst recession since the Great Depression, and led us to the present day stock market boom. President Obama is such a “Marxist” that he tried to give insurance – not socialized medicine – to all Americans.

President Obama never answered back to the disgusting southern right wing rubes from the former slave states that have tried to belittle, mock and stymie his presidency shouting “You lie” in a million ways, while actually meaning “You lie, nigger!”

And did the “enlightened” Left have President Obama’s back? No. They carp about his “failure” because a website was slow to get running! The white privileged “progressive” few were too busy blaming him for getting lynched and telling him how to craft policy while a rope was put around his neck again and again and tightened with each filibuster, each lie told on the radio, each self-defeating scorched earth action to stop him from succeeding, even if it meant taking us all down too.

We don’t like to admit who we really are. So we make excuses and blame the victim. I’m ashamed for our country, a country my Marine son fought for in two stupid wars this president has been working to end. And I’m still rooting for the best, smartest and most decent man who has been president in my lifetime. I pray for his health care reform to succeed. I pray for his immigration reform to succeed. I’m amazed he’s gotten anything done, but he has, even while the lynch mob gathers again and again to laugh, lie and spit and claim he’s “failed” while “liberal” commentators nod sagely and talk about his “mistakes” as if President Obama has been playing on a level playing field.

We have a lot to do to heal this country of the damage done by the right wing Obama-haters and the Left wing know-it-all pundits who did not have his back because they don’t have the honesty to admit that we still live in a backward racist swamp of prejudice. Maybe in 50 years our country will be worthy of someone of President Obama’s forbearance again. For now we can just hope that the hatred of the Republican Party for our first black president doesn’t drive us to the brink of ruin again as they strip food from the mouths of the poor, and try to get people to not sign up for health care, just to get even with the black man they swore to destroy from the day that “uppity” black who is smarter than all of them put together took the oath of office.

God bless you Mr. President. I’m praying for you. I am so very sorry. But take heart, in the long reach of history the door you opened will stay open for the millions of Americans of all colors, genders and beliefs who will follow you. They will bless your name. So will history. 

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  • Redzilla

    This is what liberals do. You are not allowed to stray from the plantation. If you are black and conservative you aren’t really black. Who is the racist?

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

      Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party LIARS and PAID SHILLS.

  • Redzilla

    Hilarity ensues. He lies repeatedly to your face about Obamacare and you still say, “no, he didn’t”. The emperors clothes are beautiful, are they not?

  • Vindicated

    Thank you, Frank for identifying the true idiots of this world. In other words, anyone who agrees with you.

  • eroxors

    How do you separate typical republican dissent from racially-motivated dissent, knowing that political rhetoric has been in decline for decades? I have a very hard time believing that Hillary, for example, would have had it any better. What has Obama done, outside of being elected, that has advanced race relations in the country? What has he done to alleviate poverty? He has outrightly insulted MLK, advanced bank-friendly policies, exhibited an eager willingness to cut safety-net programs, and ignored traditionally “black” issues. MLK believed that combating Poverty and Militarism were crucial to the fight against racism… unfortunately, Obama has a terrible track record on both accounts. http://obamatheconservative.com

    Many conservatives hate Obama for any number of reasons, including his race, but I don’t think that the level of racism can be quantified. It seems to me that the majority of racism against Obama is expressed as an overt “grassroots hatred” at the local level in conservative districts and as a subconscious disdain in the minds of average conservatives. Does this result in more heated rhetoric from elected republicans from those districts and obstructionism? I don’t know… I think many republicans would come up with any number of inflammatory statements about the opposition. Even if that opposition wasn’t a “black intellectual,” I think the obstructionism would remain. Casting blanket blame on racism for dissension from the right AND left, I think is false and simplistic.

    The author confuses roles by defending “Obama the person” from attacks against “Obama the president.”

    e.g.

    “We’ve been watching a slow motion lynching of a moderate brilliant family man, a father, and faithful loving husband.” “The Republicans in Congress are so dedicated to lynching the President they’ve been willing to shut down our government and risk the future of our economy.” <- political "attack"

    again

    "They say “he’s not reaching out enough” or “he’s too cold.” “I’ve changed because if this country will lynch a brilliant, civil, kind, humble, compassionate, moderate, articulate, black intellectual we’re lucky enough to have in the White House, we’ll lynch anyone.”

    Racial motivation toward Obama clearly exists, but there are no examples provided in this article to tie *political* racism with the actions of congress. I, personally, have _no clue_ what it’s like to live day-in day-out as a black american, but I can’t help but wonder why Obama is getting a pass from liberals on supporting policies that prop up institutional racism in this country. This article sheds some light on that question for me.

    “Weirdly, I just realized that through all my writing, this has been the first time in my life I’ve personally gone to bat for a black man. It just happens that he’s a president. But my emotional stake in his life is now personal.”

    Whether or not he “just realized” that he is defending a black man is questionable, but to the author, this has clearly become a mission of justice. He is passionately supportive of Obama, driven by a deep emotional desire. I appreciate his, and other Democrats concern to defend Obama against unjust (sometimes racist) criticism. My problem (and opinion) is that, for many, this sense of justice in the defense of Obama is inflexible and unrealistic. When Obama himself supports and implements policies that are bitterly unjust (war, drug war, doj prosecutions, ICE deportations, economic policy hostile to the poor,) the same Democrats/liberals will ignore it. I wonder if they believe that retreating in their defense of Obama will somehow collapse this portion of their belief system sustained by President Obama and take America two steps back in race relations. I don’t know the answer.

    I believe that it’s just as important to stand up to Obama when he is wrong as it is to stand up to conservatives when they are wrong about him. Giving him a free pass because he’s a “brilliant, civil, kind, humble, compassionate, moderate, articulate, black intellectual” can be just as damaging as obstructing him because he’s a black intellectual. Truth isn’t party/belief dependent and poverty doesn’t care what color the president/fed/bankers are.

    As for the lynching equivocation… I cannot get over how wrong this is, metaphor or not. The author does NOT know what lynching is as evidenced here:

    “So I’ve changed from a white guy who used to read news about some black man getting shot or beaten by cops or stand-your-ground types who assumed that the black man must have “done something,” to a white guy who figures that the black man was probably getting lynched. I’ve changed ideology but I’ve also changed my gut intuitive reactions.”

    Lynching is not simply being beaten or shot by cops… it is a uniquely grotesque torturous violent encounter worse than much of what you would even see in war. Victims do not survive. They are not able to bring a law suit against the perpetrator. It is an expression of the worship of violent destruction of life jointly engaged in by a crowd outside of or supported by law enforcement. (If you are a christian, it can be seen as a celebration of death and rejection the essence of Jesus, an anti-eucharist if you will.) In this country, Lynchings were deeply racist and they were a perfect expression of hatred toward the victim for the simple reason of skin color.

    To compare this type of event to even the worst racially motivated verbal jabs at Obama, is deeply insulting to those three people hanging from a tree, caught by a picture the author flippantly snagged from the internet. He probably doesn’t even know their names.

  • Russ

    Maybe you should review just how you tell ‘your truth’.
    No one is trying to take anything from you, yet you come across as if this is what the poor are doing.
    If you had stuck to the simple entitlement issue, and perhaps offered solutions instead of your ‘I’ve got mine, I busted my butt getting it why can’t they’ contempt for those trapped in a very bad system of dependence on others for their very existence, I might have placed some value on what you had to say.
    The ‘economy’ is not ‘giving away the store’…if anything it’s holding average American families hostage, and then adding insult to injury by accusing them of being whiners, and takers.
    I find it arrogant of you to even presume that you are expected to ‘take on the world to raise’…no one expects any such thing. Those of us who are able, or willing to help a few folks along the way, can do so if we so choose. Social programs (while admittedly often completely out of hand) are there to do what we as individuals cannot, as they should be.
    Condemning those who know, for whatever reason, only that kind of system, don’t need the added humiliation of sneering people like you. If anything, there is a huge need to help direct their lives towards a more productive, and self sufficient, way of living.
    I’ll start believing in conservatives when I see them offering solutions, instead of issuing blanket condemnation of people who are, for all intents and purposes, trapped in that revolving door of being cared for by the system.
    Your statement ‘If I can do it anyone can’ is self serving ignorant, and arrogant.

    If such a thing was true every person currently on the dole, then we would have no need for the dole to begin with.

    • mrky

      Thank you for at least admitting there is a problem. Here you go again with the “people like me” argument. It would be refreshing if you could make your point without the personal insults and trolling.

      Despite your altruistic vision, you must admit that not everyone receiving assistance truly needs it, that there are those who are exploiting the system who possess the intellect and physical ability to be productive, and that there are those whose sole ambition is to remain on government assistance for the rest of their lives. If those people feel humiliated for being called out for who they are, then it is they who need to re-evaluate themselves, not me

      I have nothing against helping people, but you are not helping people by keeping them dependent. I have offered a number of solutions in conversations here with those who replied to me without the need to insult my personal integrity. I agree that there are people who need help to direct their lives – people who absolutely desire to do better. The only way you are truly going to help those people is to provide them with training and job opportunities. Guidelines and methods for doing so were present in the requirements for receiving federal assistance prior to the election of Barack Obama.

      I am not advocating taking the very food out of the mouth of the poor, I am proposing putting an end to the career path of the people exploiting programs intended to assist people temporarily. If you choose to turn a blind eye to the waste, fraud, and corruption present in the existing system in favor of empathy for those who are convinced that the country owes them a living, then you, sir, are misguided.

      • Russ

        I don’t need to insult you…your every word does that for you.
        You cannot seem to get past putting in those extra digs at the poor, and needy folks many of which are trapped in poverty. I can readily see that you are ever ready to twisting words so to bring it all back to your obvious sense of superiority to the rest of us poor slobs.
        Out of a respect for your need to maintain your sense of ‘superiority’ and to have final say in the matter, and no doubt throw in an extra cheap shot of two at the poor…I’ll leave unanswered your last volley of comments demeaning those of us who (at least in your mind) are utterly beneath ‘wonderful you’…….enjoy !

        • mrky

          Typical liberal, continuing to resort to personal attacks rather than debate issues logically. You are part of the problem, and you certainly offer no solutions. Good day.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            And YOU, mrky, are part of the 98% of the problem. You did not come here for “logical debate”, you came here to throw barbs at “liberals”, and “the lazy poor” and all the other groups you think are “not worthwhile”. Well, here’s a wake-up call for you, prick: You and your kind all rolled together are worth less than a single poor person doing the best they kind. You can shove your entitled head right up your ass, along with your arrogant, self-aggrandizing opinion of yourself.

          • mrky

            Would it comfort you to know that I AM one of the poor people doing the best I can, and have not a single drop of sympathy for those who refuse to get off their ass and make their own way? You are a perfect example of a liberal who offers NO plan, no advice, no coherent thought whatsoever as it pertains to the problems faced by this nation, but instead resort to personal attacks on those whose opinion differs from yours. So go stick it up your ass.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            “Would it comfort you to know that I AM one of the poor people doing the
            best I can, and have not a single drop of sympathy for those who refuse
            to get off their ass and make their own way?”

            I’d believe the last part. Of course, you seem to think that YOU get to define the parameters for “refuse
            to get off their ass and make their own way”, so you can shove it up your OWN ass, boyo.

          • mrky

            Again, you offer nothing substantial to add to the conversation. I take that to mean your position can be defended neither by simple logic nor elementary mathematics. I have not defined any parameters. I have simply made an observation. I welcome any evidence you can possibly provide that the current system of entitlement is financially sound and beneficial to the people who are locked into poverty by it as equally as I would accept any argument to refute the idea that investing in putting those same people to work would increase their standard of living. Naturally, a response of that nature would require some degree of introspection and reflective thought, of which I am unsure you are capable.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Luckily, my capabilities are not determined by your belief or disbelief. I do not disagree that putting capable people to work would be better than “locking them” into the welfare system; I also know that the vast majority of those people would RATHER be working than on the draw, and if you really were one of the “working poor”, you would know that as well. Why? Because you would know some of those people, just as I have and do. I also know that there are only so many jobs to go around. I’ve known people who have been out of a regular job for literally years; without assistance, they cannot feed themselves and their families, and without assistance, they cannot re-train for other jobs or relocate. If you’re not willing to help them survive, not willing to help re-educate, and not wiling to help with re-location, that leaves only one thing: willing to see them die. Prove me wrong.

          • mrky

            Ah – finally. Refreshing. I never even insinuated that I am not willing to help “those” people. The ones I have a problem with are those who have been defrauding the system and making a career of living off the taxpayers not because they have to, but because they can. I certainly do know many who fall into the catagory of the “working poor”, and those I know are not standing in lines at the grocery with their Gucci bags whipping out their EBT cards. They are in the labor halls every morning, budgeting their meager earnings and networking with their temporary employers in the hopes of landing a permanent job with one of them. I have been among them myself, having lost 2 jobs since the economy crashed in 2008. I have no problem loaning those people my tools, giving them 20 bucks to put in their gas tank, or sharing whatever I have that they might need. But the ones that have been gaming the system for years and are living better than those of us who have to bust our ass to keep the lights on – they can kiss my ass. I understand and appreciate your compassion for the less fortunate, but it seems our opinion differs when it comes to exactly who those people are. Helping the poor is one thing. Enabling the tricksters is another. I’m not advocating letting people starve, but I certainly don’t believe I owe anyone a living. I am of the opinion that our tax dollars would be better spent on work programs rather than purely handed out to those with no desire to give back anything other than another generation of ne’er-do-wells that my kids and grandkids will have to support. On that note, I am finished with this thread. Have a good day.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            “those I know are not standing in lines at the grocery with their Gucci bags”

            What typical arrogant sophistry. I guess it’s never occurred to YOU that you might not be the ONLY person who unexpectedly lost a job, huh?

            “They are in the labor halls every morning, budgeting their meager earnings and networking with their temporary employers in the hopes of landing a permanent job with one of them.”

            And, of course, they NEVER stand in line at the grocery store (because of course, they never buy groceries, being too proud to eat); they NEVER buy those groceries with their unemployment benefits or food stamps or any other temporary benefits. What insufferable horse shit.

            “Have a good day.”

            I’ll have a better one when the “Fuck you, Jack, I got mine” crowd goes the way of the dinosaurs.

          • mrky

            You summed it up right there – TEMPORARY benefits – you are blind as a fucking bat and insufferable as a menstruating rhinoceros if you cannot extrapolate that this is the point I have been making all along – the benefits are not meant to be a career path – that is my issue. You are a fucking idiot. I have taken the time to read some of your posts on other subjects and I have found that you are just as full of shit there as you are here. A typical hate mongering fool that knows no compromise whatsoever. Man, it must be tough to be you. I bet you are one lonely mother fucker.

  • docb

    All the kindergarten rwnut troll graduates out in a swarm..They would not know ‘god’ till he smacked them in the face! Ignore the idiots!

  • Hugh JaSoule

    Many thanks to the author of this pile of horse manure. I needed a good laugh!!
    It never seems to dawn on fools like this that opposition to Obama can be anything other than racial bigotry and “intimidation”.
    Obama is most definitely NOT “moderate and centrist”. He is a radical leftist who has embraced a radical leftist agenda, including homosexual marriage and abortion on demand. Call me crazy, but the bible is rather clear on these issues. Obama’s anemic poll numbers reflect his failures and utter lack of leadership, and his absolute refusal to work with the opposing party. His policies have almost doubled our national debt, and the economic recovery he promised never materialized.
    Or maybe that makes me a klansman for pointing out the fact that the emperor has no clothes…

    • John Masters

      ” Call me crazy, but the bible is rather clear on these issues.” Too bad we’re not a Christian nation, huh? You’re crazy.

      • CCBanks

        No but LIAR OBAMA is allegedly a Christian and his opinions are bound by those in the BIBLE!

        • John Masters

          Well then it’s a good thing Obama isn’t a dictator who makes the laws all by himself then, huh? You’re crazy too. Toys in the attic, truly gone fishing crazy.

    • Che Broadnax

      As a radical leftist, I object to having my agenda likened to Obama’s agenda. Here are some things Obama has pushed that actual radical leftists are not particularly fond of, but in fact, the right has long favored:
      Surveillance.
      Drone Strikes.
      Insurance versus Socialized Health Care.
      Fostering big business.
      Supporting banks.
      Natural Gas.
      “Clean” Coal.
      NDA.
      SOPA.
      TPP.
      CAFTA.

      You don’t have to love Obama. But please don’t call him a radical leftist as you either have no idea what Obama is about, or you have no idea what the Left is about.

      Also, why are you bringing the bible into a political discussion? You know that’s not relevant.

      • Hugh JaSoule

        You forgot Communism, Comrade…
        As far as the religious aspect, perhaps you should extract your head from your buttocks and take note of the website, as well as the author…

        • Che Broadnax

          Yes, the author has a religious background. But you say that “Obama is a radical leftist who has embraced… homosexual marriage and abortion on demand…. the bible is rather clear on these issues.” Again, I’m not sure how the view expressed in the bible is relevant to Obama’s so-called radical leftism. Also, pretty sure the bible does not explicitly reference medical abortion or marriage equality. It does suggest that shaving one’s head or trimming one’s beard are abominations before god, though, if we’re going by that lie with man as one lyeth with woman thing in Leviticus to support the marriage thing.

          So, I’m sorry, are you saying Obama is pro-communist? Because you’re going to have a hard time backing that up. And, you may also be surprised to know that leftist is not synonymous with communist.

          • CCBanks

            OBAMA CLAIMS TO BE A CHRISTIAN, DUMBAZZ. Therefore the views of the BIBLE are MORE THAN RELEVANT since a CHRISTIAN cannot have a DIFFERENT OPINION than that of his LORD on ANYTHING!! But an unbeliever like you wouldn’t know that, now would you?

            Let me give you an example since you don’t seem too bright. As a Christian I can say to gay people, “I Sympathize with you”, to the gays that work for me I could say “I like you personally” and I would never treat ANY of them uncivilly! But if you asked me about Gay marriage I COULD NEVER SAY THAT IT’S OKAY! Even though I STRUGGLE with my attraction to LESBIANS, I’ll let that sink in, I could never say that just because I AM A WEAK MAN who at times has let his flesh win the day, that it is OKAY WITH GOD TO BE A LESBIAN!

            Seeking to usurp the RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF GOD, with one’s own OPINION is the SUREST WAY to end up BURNING IN HELL! Let me make this more than clear, it would be BETTER for you to actually BE a homosexual who struggles with his sick attraction, who goes to bed at night saying the Lord’s Prayer wherein he asks God to FORGIVE HIM FOR HIS SIN, than it would be to be a HETEROSEXUAL supporter of GAY MARRIAGE who has NEVER engaged in a homosexual act or THOUGHT!!! Why, you ask with that simple look on your face? BECAUSE in the first example the homosexual BOWS TO GOD’S AUTHORITY and seeks MERCY for falling short of GOD’S STANDARD. In the second the person said that the WORD OF GOD means nothing and that HIS OWN opinion has become his “god”. Get it? Got it? Good! The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!

          • Che Broadnax

            Okay, sure, but, still, like, Church and State. They been separated. Since America Day One, actually. Obama is sworn, in his job, as POTUS, to uphold the constitution, not the Bible. Maybe he goes to bed after praying for forgiveness, I dunno. Probably not, though.

            Because the Bible is filled with a lot of stuff, and a lot, a LOT of Christians seem to pick and choose which bits they’re going to focus on. Pork? Many of the various denominations of Christianity have no problem with pork. No worry about keeping Kosher. But, that’s in that Leviticus business as well. That bit in Deuteronomy about how if a man rapes a woman, he has to pay the father and marry her and isn’t allowed to divorce her? Or, if you capture a woman in battle, after she mourns her family for a month, you can totally marry her. Or those bits in Leviticus that totally are cool with owning slaves (as long as they are not the people of Israel), or in Exodus where you’re allowed to beat a slave, but not to death. Or those tricky bits about erecting an image or statue and not bowing down to it? It’s pretty difficult to reconcile God saying “don’t worship images” with a bunch of people worshiping the image of Christ on a cross. It’s just a little muddled.

            Obama would not be the first person to selectively practice Christianity or selectively follow the word of the Bible. He’s not the first President to do so, either. Indeed, the Bible does NOT trump the constitution as far as running the country goes. He can run his personal life by the letter of the Old Testament, the New Testament, or any other religious text he chooses. Actually, he can do that (so long as it does not infringe on the rights of others) freely THANKS to the Constitution.

          • Pixie Schrimpf

            Normally, I wouldn’t bother with ad hominem, however, In this country we have this little thing that this country was truly founded on; it is called religious freedom. I realize that, that may be difficult for you to understand, but let me say this. it gives every American the right to believe in what they believe in without ridicule and harassment. So obviously to me; it is none of your business or anyone else’s what the President of the United States believes in. The Bible, while written some 600 years after the death of Jesus Christ is ambiguous at best considering that societal rules then do not apply to today’s issues. So your interpretation of the Bible does not conform with the majority of the Christian world. We can all read the same passage and understand something different. That being said; i think you said it best: “Seeking to usurp the RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF GOD, with one’s own OPINION is the SUREST WAY to end up BURNING IN HELL! While I am not prone to judging, because I was taught that christians are not to judge, that responsibility lies on God’s shoulders alone. You did open the door and put your own foot firmly in your own mouth. Your opinion is contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ so, I am guessing that leaves you burning in hell with all the hatred that is already consuming you. I will pray for your soul.

          • vincestaley

            if only there really was a hell I wouldn’t be so vindictive. I’d let some god deal with the real sinners.

          • $1754985

            So, you’re a member of Westboro Baptist Church?

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            If you’re not on medications, you should be, because you are clearly psychotic and in desperate need of help. If you ARe on meds, you damned sure need them adjusted, because they ain’t working.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Obama is killing coal and not for the Keystone pipeline. Idiot

        • vincestaley

          Keystone? take a look at the Kalamazoo River coal tar rupture 3 years on and still not cleaned up. The Yellowstone River pipeline rupture. Coal is being exported to China as fast the ships can be loaded in Portsmouth, VA. Fracking cheap natural gas is killing dirty coal and shutting down the home heating oil refineries (HESS OIL in the USVI)

    • eroxors

      He’s certainly not a radical leftist. By most measures, he would be considered a moderate republican if we were in the 80’s.

      • Hugh JaSoule

        Fat chance.
        Gay marriage. Socialized medicine. Lies, fraud, and incompetence. These are classic hallmarks of the Democratic party.

        • eroxors

          Gay marriage… sure, it took Obama 3 years of feet-dragging, but he got there.

          Socialized Medicine… hardly… the ACA was hatched by the conservative Heritage foundation. It’s not even close to “socialized medicine,” like medicare.

          Lied, fraud, and incompetence. I would argue these are hallmarks of the political elite in general, regardless of party.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            1. I will have the most transparent administration.

            2. I have Shovel ready jobs.

            3. The IRS is not targeting anyone.

            4. If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal.

            5. ObamaCare will be good for America.

            6. You can keep your family doctor.

            7. Premiums will be lowered by $2500

            8. You can keep your current healthcare plan

            9. Just shop around, for that healthcare I claimed you wouldn’t lose.

            9A. I am sorry you lost your healthcare, (you know the health care you have to shop

            around for, ya the same health care I said you could keep, yup, that’s the one).

            10. I did not say you could keep your health care. (Regardless that 29 recorded videos show I did)

            11. ObamaCare will not be offered to illegal immigrants.

            12. ObamaCare will not be used to fund abortions.

            13. ObamaCare will cost less than 1 Trillion Dollars.

            14. No one making under $250,000 will see their taxes raised one dime.

            15. It was about a movie.

            15A. I will fundamentally transform America.

            16. If I had a son.

            17. I am not a dictator.

            18. I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.

            19. You didn’t build that.

            20. I will restore trust in Government.

            21. The Cambridge police acted stupidly.

            22. I am not after your guns.

            23. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership

            failure. The BO of (2006)

            24. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics.

            25. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

            26. The Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At

            Every Bill That Lands On My Desk

            27. It’s not my red line it is the worlds red line.

            28. Whistle blowers will be protected.

            29. We got back Every

            Dime we Used to Rescue the Banks, with interest.

            30. I will close Gitmo.

            31. The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t, but she is a typical white person

            32. I am not spying on American citizens.

            33. By, on, on, by, Friday uh afternoon things get a little uh, uh challenged uh, uh ( when left to think for himself
            without a Teleprompter).

            34. I am a Christian.

      • CCBanks

        Yes because Republicans have always supported an end to DON’T ASK DON’T TELL, THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT and they’ve been the staunchest supporter of ABORTION UP TO AND EVEN AFTER BIRTH! They’ve also supported FINES for Americans who don’t go along with their pet projects too, so I see what you mean! Oh, wait, that wasn’t the Republicans, pieces of feces though they may be, THAT WAS THE BABY KILLING, SODOMITE SUPPORTING, AMERICA HATING, DEMOCRAT SCUMBAG PARTY!

        Whew! Thought I had amnesia or something!

        • eroxors

          You mad bro?

        • strangelander

          Troll!

    • 1EdMeadows83

      ” Call me crazy” I don’t have to do that because you just proved your mental instability with your stupid remarks. You really need to listen to people other than Glenn Beck and Mike Savage if you want to be informed. I don’t think you have enough character to make a good Klansman.

    • strangelander

      Okay, you’re crazy. And you’re lying. The bible never addressed abortion. And Christ never had a word to say about homosexuality. Now Paul, the Roman murderer of Christians…he had a lot of hatin’ to do. The Nicene council should never should have let that self-righteous big-mouth be published along with Christ’s words. He injected his own prejudices and pretended they belonged to God….not the first time that men have misrepresented his intent for their own glorification and certainly not the last.
      I have bad news for your far right world view. Most of America believes that it’s none of your business who people love as long as they aren’t hurting anyone else. You need to stop fantasizing about what others are doing in their bedrooms. It’s none of your business and it’s CERTainly not your right to control others.
      Abortion is not murder. It is the removal of a mass of unthinking, unfeeling tissue. Life is not a precious gift. It is a biological process and I’m more than a little sickened by the false tragedy the right is drumming up to control women and tell them THEIR lives are meaningless except as child-bearing uteri. Love is the gift. Life has no meaning except for the love we invest in it and through it. Without love, we are as a sounding timbrel.
      You lie again. Obama’s policies have not doubled the national debt. Reagan’s policies, tripled the national debt. Bush 43 doubled it again. You weren’t squalling about that? Where was your outrage then? Oh wait…you had none. So why now? And it was Bush’s policies, including ridiculous tax breaks for the wealthy which decimated our revenues, and his Medicare Part D, Unpaid for, and his two wars, unpaid for, which the current president put on the books, finally, because honest people pay their debts. This president pulled us out of the Great Recession, precipitated by deregulation and irresponsible spending by Bush 43 and his sabotage of the balanced budget that Clinton handed him. These are facts, backed up by hard numbers you can get from the CBO.
      The economic recovery you whine about?…has been hampered at every turn by the Republican Party…willing to sabotage this country in order to try to destroy a good man and seize power so their oligarch masters can rape the treasury and become kings again like they were when we had a free market over a century ago. THAT worked out so well for workers.
      Your willingness to go along with this patent sabotage of the United States by a racist party of fools is non-sensical and self-defeating. We can only conclude you and your komrades’ hatred of this president is unprecedented and unwarranted by the facts. We can only conclude your motives are more nefarious. I grew up surrounded by racists. I know the code of your thinking. You’ll never admit it…not even to yourself…because you can’t face the evil snake in your own gut. Even the pope is now your enemy because he points out that YOU have no clothes. So you come and troll on sites like this because you crave a fight where you can keep screaming your bullshit so you can convince yourself that you told THEM…yehhh. You sure did.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Yeah liberal, chop up all those minority babies.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          You know, jackasses like you need a steel-toed BOOT up your asses.

      • vincestaley

        A man who states he is a racist has my respect for being honest not that I agree with his prerogatives. The trolls on this BB are gutless. They hide behind avatars and use unnecessary gutter language and show no respect or common decency to their fellow man. This is why the 2014 and 2016 elections are so important. It behooves us to keep the Visigoths out of the senate and the house by voting. By helping people to obtain the proper ID (even in NC), take folks to the polls. Every election, from city councils, board of supervisors, state delegate, etc must be contested or the bad old times will return.

    • DetroitSam

      Makes one wonder about people who are so absorbed in the sex lives of strangers. Actually, I think we all know the reason. Just give in to your urges and get it over with.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      It’s a comedy piece. They should have Chris Rock do a show.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Don’t know about that, but your post definitely makes you a LIAR.

  • Mickey Finn

    Because white liberals can’t win on the battlefield of ideas so they attempt to silence the opposition.

    • Naomi Julius

      Oh yeah. That’s gotta be it. smh

    • strangelander

      Because you don’t disagree. You lie about the facts and then disagree with the straw man you created. It’s a classic error in logic but many emotional heaps like to think it’s a valid debate tactic because it gives their ideological hyperbole a nice, perfectly molded target.

  • Dave Smith

    This moron is REALLY impressed with himself for being a white guy defending a black guy. I guess he never thought he could do such a thing. And if President Obama is being lynched, where does the line form for THAT lynching, cause I AM IN! This is a horribly written article with virtually nothing to teach anyone. This guy should have spent the four days he spent on this article meditating on why he managed to get to be his age without understanding ANYTHING about life.

    • eroxors

      Not a good idea to threaten the POTUS…. also, if you really understood what lynching means, perhaps you would think differently.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        I doubt it; Davey boy probably thinks lynching all them uppity black folks would be a FINE idea.

    • 1EdMeadows83

      Dave Smith, My friend, you are not only on the wrong side of history, you’re on the wrong side of morality! As a moron, Frank Schaeffer is several degrees above your level of intelligence or the lack thereof.

      • CCBanks

        The man you support approves of the MURDER OF BABIES WHO SURVIVE ABORTIONS, you should go to HELL just for MENTIONING Obama or LIBERALS and “Morality”.

        You are BABY MURDERING SCUM and when you DIE the LORD will SHOW YOU the discarded bodies that you so fervently approved of, RIGHT BEFORE HE SHOVES YOUR STUPID AZZ INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE, which is the second death and lasts FOREVER.

        • eroxors

          Very descriptive… I think you have a bright future ahead of you as a popular novelist.

        • 1EdMeadows83

          Oh my goodness! Now we have a bible thumping bigot checking in. I’m not impressed with your religious invectives nor am I impressed with your threats of a vengeful god. Why? Because there is no god. It always seemed odd that you fundamentalist cretins protest so vehemently about the abortion of unwanted or unaffordable embryos then after the ones you save grow up in crime infested neighborhoods and develop into starving children with bloated bellies, you show no interest in them and work to strip food stamps from their poor mothers. You are pathetic hypocrites who actually hate the Jesus you profess to admire.

          • vincestaley

            but, its great for privatized Prisons and the rich folk who hold the bonds that built them.

        • $1754985

          You, sir, are a complete moron. You clearly don’t know the difference between an embryo and a BORN baby. Get an education, you dumb fuck, and quit being such an ignorant prick. Oh, and for God’s sake, stop typing in all caps. Nobody gives a shit about your ranting. Go away.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Obozo can kill a baby on live TV drink its blood and you’d still bow to you black Messiah.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Fuck. You. You stupid. Son. Of. A. Bitch.

        • DetroitSam

          God, caps again!

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        He’s a lying putz is more like it.

  • $1754985

    I think it’s time to close the comments here. The right-wing nutjobs have come out in droves and are gleefully derailing any attempts at rational conversation. The far-right idiocy is rearing its ugly head and has to stop.

    • CCBanks

      Just stick your fingers in your ears and yell “La-la-la-la-la-la”! Isn’t that what you usually do?

      • $1754985

        No, that’s what you do, clearly. All you know how to do is rant and throw childish temper tantrums.

  • Buddah Dave

    If all the learned folks so busy trolling this would be so kind as to actually tell us why the central premise of this piece is wrong instead of just being offensive about it, the author and anyone who dosen’t agree with them?

    • eroxors
    • CCBanks

      Obama has LIED to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, I realize that as a liberal you ARE a liar but these type of things MATTER to normal people. It was ENOUGH to destroy the re-election hopes of a WHITE CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT, when HE made a PROMISE that he couldn’t keep. Here OBAMA WAS LYING THE WHOLE TIME AND IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT HE AND HIS TEAM KNEW THAT HE WAS LYING!!!!

      But it’s all about RACISM to people like you , despite his FAILURES, when a broken PROMISE was sufficient in the past to hate a president.

      What you essentially are saying is this, OBAMA CAN LIE because he’s “your guy” and if anyone objects to his lies over BENGHAZI, or FAST AND FURIOUS or the IRS TARGETING, then they’re just racists! That’s why you and those who think LIKE you, SUCK.

      • eroxors

        CAPITAL LETTERS! me ANGRY! bad LIBERAL! SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT!

      • Lue Blacknell

        I kind of feel sorry for you! That hatred is going to eat away at you & those other trolls like a cancer. But then again-you might be getting paid-to spew your venom. I hope none of your kids or grand-kids marry a Black or Brown person- because I know you all will “blow your brains out.” The world will be a better place w/o you….

        • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

          I wouldn’t care & never have. I believe in God & that we were all created equally.

      • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

        They will never admit that he lied so they blame it on racism. According to them, only white presidents can be criticized. Now that is racism.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          Translation: “It’s RACISM to call me out on MY racism!!! WAAAAAHH!!!”

          Jesus, you fucking PAID LIARS take the cake.

          • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

            There’s no reasoning with someone like you who uses gutter language. You are so partisan that you can’t recognize voters have the right to criticize presidents when they don’t agree with their policies. I don’t personally attack a president but I will be darn if I would allow anyone to silent me. This is what is all about nobody can criticize the president you voted for.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Liar. Criticism is one thing, but what the right wing has been leveling toward President Obama is something else again. and if you can’t see it, then you don’t WANT to see it, and probably agree with it. It’s as simple as that, deny it all you want.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        You know, at this point, there’s only one thing to say: I wish to FUCK you had the balls to say that shit to my face. Just once. I’m tired of you sick fucking assholes. It’s way past time that the rest of us SANE Americans cleaned house.

      • vincestaley

        “It was ENOUGH to destroy the re-election hopes of a WHITE CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT”. So, the problem is all about keeping the WHITEY HOUSE.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Because it’s an entire lie and only an idiot would believe it.

  • FreeBird2

    The appalling treatment of the President by so many who think of themselves as beyond racism illustrates your point. He has proven himself more than capable than any president we have seen in our lives and gets nothing but crap for every
    single thing he does. Positive accomplishments are portrayed as failures. People become enraged because he cannot follow through with every campaign promise, as though only he would be able to do what no other president has. He and his family are picked apart to a degree no one else in that position has ever had to endure. It is horrific how naturally that hatred comes out in people who think they are beyond racial thinking and even more horrific that they refuse to see it in
    themselves.

    It is as if the ultra-left thought it would be Christmas when a Democrat was elected and they would get everything on their “want” list–without considering the realities of politics. It is the right’s refusal to negotiate or compromise, two of the main-stays of American politics that have prevented President Obama from doing all that he wants for the American people. Considering the constant push-back President Obama gets, I can’t help but be impressed with what he has accomplished.

    Face it, the Right will always dislike/despise/hate him. There is nothing that will change that.

    • eroxors

      You’re delusional if you think Obama is “progressive.” He lied about so much in his campaign. See this for a debunking of the “impotent presidency” myth: http://www.salon.com/2010/06/21/obama_137/

      and here for a substantial list of broken promises: http://obamatheconservative.com

    • CCBanks

      Dude, do you believe in the tooth fairy too? The ONLY positive thing this guy has done in his entire presidency was kill OSAMA and other high ranking Al Queda, i’ll give him that.

      But what else has he done? EVEN YOUR SYCOPHANTIC BUTT SNIFFING POST failed to LIST one of these IMAGINARY accomplishments!

      • strangelander

        I think you’re lying like a rug about your identity and your political affiliation. You’ve obviously swilled the Fox news horseshit and swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

        Thank you, Frank for saying what the vast majority of this country has been thinking all along.

        Like you, I never met a racist who would own up to it.

        http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          1. I will have the most transparent administration.

          2. I have Shovel ready jobs.

          3. The IRS is not targeting anyone.

          4. If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal.

          5. ObamaCare will be good for America.

          6. You can keep your family doctor.

          7. Premiums will be lowered by $2500

          8. You can keep your current healthcare plan

          9. Just shop around, for that healthcare I claimed you wouldn’t lose.

          9A. I am sorry you lost your healthcare, (you know the health care you have to shop

          around for, ya the same health care I said you could keep, yup, that’s the one).

          10. I did not say you could keep your health care. (Regardless that 29 recorded videos show I did)

          11. ObamaCare will not be offered to illegal immigrants.

          12. ObamaCare will not be used to fund abortions.

          13. ObamaCare will cost less than 1 Trillion Dollars.

          14. No one making under $250,000 will see their taxes raised one dime.

          15. It was about a movie.

          15A. I will fundamentally transform America.

          16. If I had a son.

          17. I am not a dictator.

          18. I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.

          19. You didn’t build that.

          20. I will restore trust in Government.

          21. The Cambridge police acted stupidly.

          22. I am not after your guns.

          23. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership

          failure. The BO of (2006)

          24. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics.

          25. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

          26. The Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At

          Every Bill That Lands On My Desk

          27. It’s not my red line it is the worlds red line.

          28. Whistle blowers will be protected.

          29. We got back Every

          Dime we Used to Rescue the Banks, with interest.

          30. I will close Gitmo.

          31. The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t, but she is a typical white person

          32. I am not spying on American citizens.

          33. By, on, on, by, Friday uh afternoon things get a little uh, uh challenged uh, uh ( when left to think for himself without a Teleprompter).

          34. I am a Christian.

          • vincestaley

            I do believe the opposition party killed the jobs bill. Teddy Roosevelt try to establish a national health care plan (Republican) and the Heritage Foundation/Mittance finally got it done in Mass. The ACA has already helped 2 million. So, what’s your plan to provide decent health care that the insurance leaches can’t game?

      • DetroitSam

        For the love of God, stop with the caps. Also, too, buy a book on logic.

  • 1EdMeadows83

    Well “Freeman” you’ve proven that an ill educated, bigot can use large words and seemingly profound phrases. If you’re interested in the truth you would have done a modicum of research into the good this President has done and you would recognize that you should be ashamed of what you have written.

    • Ipsophakto

      exactly why do you use the term “bigot” in your response?

      Do you condone lies and liars?

      • 1EdMeadows83

        No Ipso, I think it’s obvious that I detest Lies, Liars and Bigots. That’s why I am a Democrat.

    • FreeManinAmerica

      Since you have not refuted a single statement in my post and you have not cited an single good President Obama has done, I shall consider your post the squeal of a stuck pig.

      I am proud of Christ’s sacrifice for all mankind, and nothing else. Because I accept His gift of grace, I am ashamed of nothing, because He has washed away our sins.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Freeman, let me first say, I believe there was a human, probably named Jesus, who walked the earth, said good things, did good things, was executed for the things he did and said, died on a cross and was buried. That was the end of Jesus. I don’t believe in a god, in Jupiter, Mars, Thor, Satan or any other superhuman being. I believe the bible was written by men in an effort to subjugate other men. That’s about it.

        I am basically lazy. I didn’t want to do the research I advised you to do. Apparently you were lazy also.

        Anyway, here’s a partial list of what Obama has accomplished, over the efforts of a racist Congress:

        1. Passed Health are Reform:

        2. Passed the timulus

        3. Passed Wall Street Reform:

        4. Ended the War in Iraq

        5. Began Drawdown f War in Afghanistan

        6. Eliminated Osama bin laden

        7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry

        8. Recapitalized Banks:

        9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:

        10. Toppled Gaddafi

        11. Told Mubarak to Go:

        12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies

        13. Improved America’s Image Abroad

        4. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program,
        Expanded Pell Grant Spending

        15. Created Race to the Top:

        16. Boosted Fuel
        Efficiency Standards:

        17. Coordinated
        International Response to Financial Crisis

        18. Passed Mini Stimuli

        19. Began Asia “Pivot”:

        20. Increased
        Support for Veterans:

        21. Tightened
        Sanctions on Iran
        Believe me, there is much more. Some you may disagree with. If you want them, you’ll have to look them up. I’m done.

      • vincestaley

        He’s been better than good in my book.

  • 1EdMeadows83

    Well, looking back to the dim days under George W. Bush I can’t recall any racist remarks being used against him. Maybe it takes a black president to bring out the hatred in America. You’re proof of that.

    • strangelander

      There is no other explanation for the level of false witness born against this man and his family or the level of hatred. Even before he was sworn in the right began their attacks. Denying and enabling the sneaky racism of the right is where the embarrassment lies. The ugliness of the right wing in this country brings shame on us all.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        strangelander, you are right and you are wrong. You are right about the hatred Obama has brought forth from the Regressives and you are wrong about the ugliness bringing shame to us all. The Regressives have no shame.

  • 1EdMeadows83

    Well now. That’s a really intelligent statement. It’s obvious that he is American and an author or he couldn’t have written the article. He may not be an author you agree with and may not be a great author but an author he is and, by the way, as an American I resent the word ‘American’ being written with a lower case “a”.

  • Dan Daly

    Why is the author wrong? Because he is equating a political civil war over extreme partisan ideology with RACISM. Because he can’t see any other reason that the right and left are at each others throats except for RACISM. The problem in our political culture is ideological extremism – ON BOTH SIDES! Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil were able to get along because they respectfully disagreed with each other over policy, formed a professional working relationship and became friends. The political climate today is characterized by exactly this kind of article – this ideologue accuses the republicans of being racists who only want to lynch the first black President. The other side accuses the President of being a communist, committed to the destruction of the American dream in favor of a totalitarian central government. And you people buy into it! If America keeps buying into this crap, insists on electing career political elites and continues to support the us versus them/it’s my way or the highway mentality, this whole thing is going to come crashing down…

    • FreeBird2

      This mob mentality and ignorance is just scary. Fifty years from now we
      will read about this time in our history and shake our heads in
      complete incredulous disbelief.

      The unrelenting hysteria and hate that has been pouring from the right since Obama’s election has been unprecedented–and I have been around since Eisenhower was president. President Obama gets criticized for every single thing he does, even something as innocuous as taking a selfie or using an umbrella, doing a fist-jab with his wife ect ect ect!!! ad-nauseum!!!

      Whatever…there is nothing changing a Racists’ Mind but him/her themselves. The KKK is alive and kicking STILL in the USA….sad but true.

      • Hugh JaSoule

        Damned fool. I feel sorry for you. It must be uncomfortable with your nose up Obama’s buttocks day and night. My guess is that by the end of the day, your face must make you look like you’ve been eating a half dozen eclairs out of a bucket…

        • CCBanks

          “It must be uncomfortable with your nose up Obama’s buttocks day and night”

          smelly too!

        • Kathryn Hildebrandt

          Now there’s a brilliant rebuttal. Completely logical and supported by facts. Moron. But, then, I never have seen an Obama-hater yet who can explain why in any sort of articulate fashion. You only know how to talk about poo-poo. Do they actually allow you to vote?

          • Big RRRRR

            Why so critical of Hugh??? Haven’t you read the “like-in-kind” comments of your buddies?

            Eyes wide closed.

      • Dan Daly

        @FreeBird2 – did you even read my post? I’m not an Obama hater. You know nothing about me. You don’t even know if I am a republican, democrat or independent. Yet, you stereotype me, along with everyone on the right, as racist. I didn’t even mention President Obama’s name. In fact, my post details the problem with extreme political discourse in this nation from the right and the left, which you obviously are part of. President Obama is criticized relentlessly, just like Presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, etc, etc. If you look at history OBJECTIVELY, the political rhetoric has been becoming more extreme over time…its a function of the reality of having an elite class of career politicians who don’t represent the people, rather they represent themselves in a constant campaign fund cycle of self service that will guarantee victory at the ballot box. This problem has been building since Johnson began to erode the trust and confidence we had in the office of the President and Nixon broke it. Today, politicians on both sides constantly whip their “base” into hysterical blindness over manufactured crisis after manufactured crisis (playing golf, too many vacations, using an iPod, bla bla bla). What you and the author confuse as Racism, I see as an indictment of corrupt, unethical, incompetent self serving governance that is tearing at the very fabric of the Constitution. What you refuse to hear, is that I do not confine that assessment to the President, Democrats and/or Republicans. There is no common sense in Washington – there is only the warped, inside the beltway, utopian view of how things should be in a Left/Right world. If you really look hard at this President, there is very little that he has done in office, that isn’t a continuation and/or expansion of the policies of the last administration. Until we demand real substantive change in our government, what we have today will remain the status quo. I’m not a racist for dissenting against President Obama’s policies, just like you weren’t a traitor for dissenting against President Bush.

      • Big RRRRR

        The KKK was developed out of the leftist/liberal party. Now you try to hang it on the conservatives. How laughable.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          Ahh, THERE’S that old meme, right off of Page One of the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Manual For Paid Liars and Trolls. You need a remedial history lesson, little man – the Southern Democratic Party OF 150 YEARS AGO was a CONSERVATIVE party – Lincoln’s Republican Party was the “liberal” party of the time, and since then? Well, we ALL know that the party ideologies switched half a century ago, even the PAID LIARS who keep trying to spread the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party propaganda.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            This guy is in denial, ignorant and insane.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        The KKK are southern Democrats.

        • vincestaley

          that statement could get your ass kicked by some folks here in VA. Better stay up there in dreary Erie the mistake by the lake.

  • Ipsophakto

    Exactly what do you allege is being “made up” about Obama?

    A lie is a lie, regardless of who is telling it. How is calling out Obama’s lie of the year (politifact gave him that distinction) and the rating of 4 Pinocchio’s from the Washington Post for that same lie, “holding someone to a different standard”?

    I reject the premise that Obama is being held to a different standard. The lies are proven to be willful, emphatic, unequivocal. The proof is in the very “law” register – and furthermore, the Democrats discussed the fact that saying “if you like your plan, you can keep it” – and consciously decided to go with the lies. They even voted on it once the GOP caught on to the scheme.

    Checkmate. Obama is a liar who told the lie of the year.

    As far as I’m concerned, Lie of the century.

    Now, do you condone lies and liars?

    • gimpi1

      What’s made up is:
      He’s not a citizen.
      He’s a socialist.
      He’s a communist.
      He’s a dictator.
      He’s a Muslim.
      He’s not a Christian.
      He hates Christians.
      He’s the Anti-Christ.
      He didn’t write his book.
      He didn’t earn his post at Harvard.
      His wife has been disbarred.
      He has been disbarred.
      He hates America.

      I have read all these things. They are all made up. I don’t remember such nonsense being made up about President Bush.

      As to your “liar’ charge, I’m not convinced it was a purposeful lie, any more than I am convinced that George Bush told purposeful lies about Iraq to lead us into an ill-advised war. I think in both cases the full situation was not fully understood, most likely because of both belief in the plans being put forward and wishful thinking. I don’t consider that purposeful lying. I think the Post was mistaken in that case. Therefore, to me, you question about condoning lies is irrelevant.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        Methinks ipsophakto protests WAY too much, no?

        Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

        Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party paid shill.

  • Ipsophakto

    I’m not screaming about his birth certificate, or religion, or for him to be killed.

    I’m calling him a liar, as are politifact and the washington post.

    The 42 votes against Obamacare reflect the will of the majority who voted to take back The House. That’s why we voted for those tea party members.

    Obamacare is a cancer on our society – and it is about to metastasize and consume the hosts. We are all the hosts.

    There was no loss of $24 Billion, Period.

    There Will Be No $24B Economic Loss From The Government Shutdown

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffreydorfman/2013/10/22/there-will-be-no-24b-economic-loss-from-the-government-shutdown/

    Look at the polls regarding Obamacare. People want to repealed or amended. Obama is amending it at will, without proper authority.

    If someone somewhere misspelled his name, that doesn’t grant Obama license to lie to the whole country.

    I’m not treating his family as “criminals”, nor is that germane to issue at hand. Obama is a liar. That’s the issue. His lies are wrecking my family, my future.

    That is my reality. Obama’s lies are wrecking my family, my life.

    Now, I’ve dismissed every one of your irrelevant side-show arguments, and focused in on the big lie.

    Criticism is NOT racism.

    Elbert Guillory is criticizing Obama, he’s not a racist.

    Mia Love is criticizing Obama, she is not a racist.

    I’m not a racist either.

    The people defending Obama and projecting racism where there is not are the racists. Period.

  • Ipsophakto

    How is speaking the truth about Obama’s lies “hateful”?

    It is hateful to tell lies, deceiving and wrecking lives to get reelected and to use empty promises to sell false virtue via Obamacare.

    Obama’s lie got an award: Lie of the Year – from Politifact. 4 Pinocchio’s from Washingtom Post. Are those media outlets being “hateful” or truthful?

    How is a lie “good”, and why do you believe Obama’s lies will “triumph”?

  • Ipsophakto

    Here’s someone who disagrees with you:

    “Since Eisenhower I have criticized every American president. They have always been white and I have always been black, and nobody accused me of being a racist.” Elbert Guillory

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sharon8191962/status/409850511375208449/photo/1?screen_name=sharon8191962

  • Ipsophakto

    How is it hateful or racist to call out Obama’s proven lies?

  • Ipsophakto

    One demon is the protection of lies and liars. Obama won distinction as Liar of the year, with his lie of the year.

    Are you concerned about those lies?

  • Ipsophakto

    Is telling lies one of the ways to “maneuver” around the misplaced trust of the people?

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      You should know, since that’s the stock in trade of you professional SHILLS for the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of
      Sedition and Propaganda…

  • Ipsophakto

    Do you condone lies and liars?

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      No, I’d like to see the entire TeaPubliKKKlan Hate party deported.

  • Ipsophakto

    What moral basis do you have for condoning lies and liars?

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      What moral basis do you have for spreading them?

  • Ipsophakto

    Elbert Guillory is black, I don’t know about your “azz”.

    So, you’re comfortable with lies and liars?

  • Ipsophakto

    Provide an example of “badmouthing with blatant lies.”

    I’ve provided the proven example of Obama’s lies. He won an award for Lie of the Year.

    Do you deny this fact? Do you condone lies and liars?

    Furthermore, you’re economically illiterate regarding the budget. But that’s another discussion entirely.

  • Ipsophakto

    People knew Obama would force Obamacare on the whole country. They knew he was telling lies and making empty promises to sell false virtue.

    This is fully proven now. Obama is a verified liar. There’s simply no way around that fact.

    He was reelected on a string of lies and deception, and abuse of power.

    He lied to the whole country about Obamacare: “If you like your plan…”

    He lied about Benghazi, as did Rice and Clinton.

    He abused political opponents using institutional discrimination from the IRS.

    He used the census bureau to cook the books on the jobs reports leading up to the election.

    These are all proven facts.

    Obama cheated to win the election – he lied his way back into office, and he will reap what he sows.

    You are the one being racist, projecting that ugly, awful, misguided epithet where is doesn’t belong.

    Obama deserves the criticism he’s getting – he brought it upon himself.

    His healthcare debacle is wrecking my family, my future – and he did that by telling LIES. Period.

  • Ipsophakto

    Ah, NOW we see who the racist really is. Lugnut is the racist.

    Uncle Tom? Seriously? Wow, your hypocrisy is so very base, disgusting, hostile. How do you live with yourself – soaking in your own racist hate like that?

    “Since Eisenhower I have criticized every American president. They have always been white and I have always been black, and nobody accused me of being a racist.” Elbert Guillory

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sharon8191962/status/409850511375208449/photo/1?screen_name=sharon8191962

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Translation: “It’s RACISM when you call me out on my racism!! WAAAAH!!!” Professional SHILL for the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of Sedition and Propaganda…

  • Ipsophakto

    Got it. So you condone liars and the lies they tell.

  • CCBanks

    Dude. Obama is a POS and I’M BLACK AND HATE CONSERVATIVES!!! Obama is a lying so called Christian who VOTED TO KILL BABIES THAT SURVIVE ABORTIONS! Obama the “Christian” weighed in on SATAN’S SIDE about SODOMITE MARRIAGE thereby condemning his already condemned soul to HELL!

    Obama, who you morons continually tout as the “smartest man in the room”, released a HEALTH CARE WEBSITE THAT NOT ONLY WAS A COMPLETE PIECE OF FECES but that ALSO DIDN’T HAVE A PAYMENT MECHANISM!!! A payment mechanism that’s extremely important since this FASCIST is going to CHARGE YOU A FOKKING FINE IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE INSURANCE THAT YOU CAN’T GET BECAUSE THERE IS NO FOKKING WAY TO PAY FOR IT!!!!!!

    Obama lied about Bengazi and Fast and Furious, both of which would have gotten a Republican impeached! You threw over faith in Christ because you thought that OBAMA’S SIDE represented a better offer???? OBAMA’S GOING TO BURN IN HELL and you will probably be right beside him.

    And no, I am not a self loathing black or whatever other description people like you use to describe those who are not on your “plantation”. I realize that there are a LOT of RACISTS in the Republican party, see Rand Paul who would DENY BLACKS CIVIL FOKKING RIGHTS and TED CRUZ who would PRAISE AN UNREPENTANT RACIST and WISH that the SENATE was full of like minded pieces of feces! BUT THERE IS ALSO PRINCIPLED OBJECTION TO OBAMA’S POLICIES which not only usurp authority of the individual over his life, BUT WHICH HAS BEEN A COMPLETE F-ING FAILURE!!! Does FAILURE no longer count to an ideologue such as yourself!?

    Obamacare has plunged the FUTURE of MILLIONS OF PEOPLE into CHAOS! Not only the MILLIONS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR INSURANCE, but with the hundreds of thousands who have SIGNED UP WITHOUT A PAYMENT MECHANISM and who are currently having their financial data TAKEN DOWN BY FELONS!!!!! Not only might they not have INSURANCE but they MAY NO LONGER BE WHO THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE!!!!! WAKE THE F UP!

    • FreeBird2

      Oh man, you need help in the worse way….

      • mcjonsey

        in the worst way. -sigh-

        • FreeBird2

          I stand corrected. ~sigh~

          • mcjonsey

            lol – so sorry – I actually was agreeing with you. I didn’t even notice the typo. :)

    • hair gassed back

      Ja voll mein trollmeister

    • $1754985

      If anyone’s going to hell, it’s you, you racist prick. May God have mercy on your evil, twisted soul.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      What is it with the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party? Do you imbeciles really think that you can come on here spewing idiotic claims like “I’m black!!!” “I hate conservatives!!!!” “Blah-blah-bibby-blah!!!”, and people will effin’ FALL for it? Jesus effin’ Christ, you sound like a complete paranoid-psychotic, and your entire post is nothing but right-wing talking points and propaganda. Go crawl back under your rock, troll-boy, and tell your handlers they need a better class of paid liar.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        You’re a waste of space, Charlie.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          Too bad. Why don’t you do something about it, huh, bad boy? See, that’s the problem with you TeaPublKKKlan Hate Party TRAITORS: You talk a big show, but you ain’t even got the balls to get that little “Second Civil War” started you been having wet dreams about. Sucks to be you, don’t it, knowing there’s NOTHING you can do about the Big, Bad, LIB’RUL that DARES talk back to you in your own language?

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Abortions kill by percentage far more minorities than whites.

  • Ipsophakto

    No, YOU dwell on labels – without any individual distinction between the affiliation, race, party of a person and their actual real-world behavior.

    You condone lies and liars on the basis of identity politics. You already proved to the whole world you’re a racist – by branding dissent as “uncle tom” behavior. You did it right here on this board.

    You are the racist you aim to find in the world.

    You’re also erupting in strawman delusions, spraying baseless assertions about the “kluxers” and the GOP.

    MLK was a republican, so was his father. You sleep on that – and look in the mirror – because you’re the one making a fool of yourself.

    You’re the one who blindly condones lies and liars – while projecting racism where it isn’t.

  • Ipsophakto

    I agree. Obama is not mean, and I’m sure he’s fun to hang out with, but he’s also a liar.

  • Ipsophakto

    I think you ignored the material at the links I provided.

    By the way, the liberal progressive ideology is delaminating as we speak.

    Do you know why? Because Obama told the biggest lie set of lies in US history to the whole country – and now those lies are coming home to roost in the form of cancelled policies, jacked up premiums, and waves of regret.

  • Ipsophakto

    Wow, there’s a racist remark. So, Obama can lie to your face, and he’s okay with you. Someone can call him out for being a liar, and you call them “white trash”?

    Thanks for confirming that you’re the racist.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Translation: “It’s RACISM when you call me out on my racism!! WAAAAH!!!”
      Professional SHILL for the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of
      Sedition and Propaganda…

  • Ipsophakto

    What “kind” do you assume I am?

    What does race have to do with integrity and credibility? Those qualities have nothing to do with race. Why do you raise race at all?

    Will Obama be held accountable for his now-proven, verified lies?

    Now, do you condone Obama’s lies?

    Do you perceive his lies to be “Nobel Lies”, thus forgivable?

    I’m trying to understand how a racist like you thinks.

    • Lue Blacknell

      FYI-did these so called “black lies” that you segregationists hold on to-kill anyone? Like the Iraq & Afghanistan war has? Has millions been spent in a country that hate our guts?(Afghanistan)Did some of your elected officials-that suppose to represent their constituents-met & united during the President”s swearing in-to conspire, commit insubordination & sabotage the American people? Now run & tell that!

  • Ipsophakto

    Here’s a ray of honest sunshine – contrast to Obama’s profligate lies:

    “Since Eisenhower I have criticized every American president. They have always been white and I have always been black, and nobody accused me of being a racist.” Elbert Guillory

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sharon8191962/status/409850511375208449/photo/1?screen_name=sharon8191962

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

  • Ipsophakto

    Nonsense. You’re projecting racism where it isn’t.

    Do you condone lies and liars?

  • Ipsophakto

    Ah, there’s that racism of yours coming from that bad place in your heart.

    Why are you a racist? Why do you hate people who disagree with you? Why do you use a racist epithet to refer to a black man who speaks the truth about Obama’s critics?

    “Since Eisenhower I have criticized every American president. They have always been white and I have always been black, and nobody accused me of being a racist.” Elbert Guillory

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sharon8191962/status/409850511375208449/photo/1?screen_name=sharon8191962

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Translation: “It’s racism for you to not allow MY racism”, squalls the PROFESSIONAL SHILL for the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of Sedition and Propaganda.

  • Ipsophakto

    Those are just baseless epithets to silence black conservatives who have seen past the democrat plantation.

    Vote-slavery is enforced by folks like you who condone racism.

  • Ipsophakto

    Yet when Sarah Palin used a slavery metaphor Martin Bashir made a terrible, hypocritical insult about her.

    Slavery as it was is gone. You’re the one wallowing in the past rather than learning from it. Here’s a man who has evolved, maybe you can learn from him:

    “Since Eisenhower I have criticized every American president. They have always been white and I have always been black, and nobody accused me of being a racist.” Elbert Guillory

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sharon8191962/status/409850511375208449/photo/1?screen_name=sharon8191962

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

      If you had more than ONE example, it would help make your point – or, what you’re trying to PRETEND is your point. Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party professional shill: can’t function once they go off their posting script.

  • Ipsophakto

    …exactly. That relationship between the democrats and blacks is the indignity of dependency. The democrat plantation isn’t a place, it is a state of mind, and it is no less dehumanizing – but it is accepted tacitly and even defended right here on this board with people actually calling me racist for simply criticizing Obama.

    I absolutely love Thomas Sowell, Elbert Guillory, Mia Love, Deneen Borelli, Anita Moncrief. I get called racist for mentioning these courageous and amazing people.

    Democrats divide people by race, gender, class, then shame them into submission via subtle race card playing, use of epithets.

    It is insidious because democrats in mostly white areas aren’t even conscious of this rotten, ugly system of “cracking the whip” on those who would dare to seek independence. A true conservative looks at people as individuals – and seeks opportunity for all, not handouts to poverty hostages.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

      Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party horse sh*t.

  • Ipsophakto

    Is perpetual vote-slavery really “helping” someone? It is better to give people opportunity and allow them to flourish with their own ambition than to spoon feed them into being dependent and resentful. You misrepresent what republicans are trying to do.

    You equate handouts with compassion, and ignore the debt of indignity.

    You also misrepresent the facts. The GOP has cut tax rates across the board, which raises tax revenue. That’s a fact, and one Kennedy understood very well.

    When a store wants to raise revenue, do they double prices on everything, or do they put things on sale and control costs? Cutting taxes works if done right. The bottom 60% pay not federal income taxes at all. In fact, on average they pay NEGATIVE 9%. I’m not complaining, I’m just showing that you’re wildly incorrect about the GOP “rewarding the rich” and “hurting” the poor.

    Republicans and conservatives are proven to be the most individually, privately generous people in the world.

    Liberal democrats give the least amount of money to charity, because they like to farm out virtue and charity to the government and keep it at arms length from them. Not all of them, but MANY. I’m right in the thick of that where I live.

    I assert that the Democrats are the worst thing in the world for the poor. The party simply exploits and perpetuates poverty in cyclical fashion to keep generation after generation on the vote-breast.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      “Liberal democrats give the least amount of money to charity, because
      they like to farm out virtue and charity to the government and keep it
      at arms length from them.”

      Yeah, you keep telling yourself that. All your “statistics” REALLY mean is that more “conservatives” give where other people can SEE it, and make sure that other people DO see it so they can get credit. Frankly, you’re a blatant LIAR.

  • Ipsophakto

    More insults? Do you have anything besides insults in your heart?

    • MrBritesnide

      Ipsophakto

      More insults? Do you have anything besides insults in your heart?
      ___________________________
      Mewling VICTIMIZATION doesn’t suit you.
      Just another false pose.

  • Ipsophakto

    Is it “christ-like” to condone lies and liars?

    Obama’s lies are wrecking my family and my future.

    You’re okay with that?

    Note that you don’t know what the color of my skin is or isn’t – nor do I care about that feature of anyone else. I care about how people treat me and others.

    Obama is treating me to a raft of lies that are hurting me very deeply.

    How do you feel about that? Is there love in your heart, concern, sympathy, or something else?

    • Brother O

      I see that you don’t have a lot of experiences with multiple cultures. What is the difference between a treacherous person and a wicked person? The wicked will be destroyed and the treacherous will be ripped from the Earth according to what is written in the Bible. If you ask me about how I feel in person, I may be able to answer your question more sincerely, but since you are not, your family is probably the one that will strip me from my right as a father and a husband and deemed me not worthy to live here. I don’t know, I am just saying.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      “Obama’s lies are wrecking my family and my future.”

      Bull. Sh*t. Unsupported claims “truth”.

  • Ipsophakto

    You confuse greed with ambition. Ambition makes our healthcare the very best in the world. Our “system” makes it bad because the government touches it.

    • Brother O

      You have the funds to use the current healthcare industry. Therefore you are confused as well from my point of view. “The rich shall get richer and the poorer shall get poorer.” Sign of the times. We are not on the same level. You might have your hand in the pot. Sure you would benefit from it. I probably would have the same disposition if I was benefitting financial from the current healthcare industry as well.

  • FreeBird2

    Oh oh….

    Fox News caught in another Benghazi lie.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/12/16/ap-benghazi-story-challenges-fox-news-stand-down-scoop/

    The GOP is the party of “knuckle-dragging Neanderthals,” says this GOPer: http://onmsnbc.co/B396FS

    The only thing more inane than the comments made by the hatemongering, holier-than-thou so-called christians is the fact they are proud of their antisocial and racist behavior.

  • strangelander

    Uhhh…what? The Catholic church killed millions. The Christian Crusades killed millions. Stalin wasn’t progressive or left at all and he killed 20 million of his own people. Hitler wasn’t progressive or left at all and he murdered more than 11 million people. I don’t think you’re capable of critical thinking. Not even a nice try.

    • vincestaley

      Caution: religion may be hazardous to your health.

  • keep_n_real

    I’m glad that lynching picture was removed. To use that picture to support these baseless claims of racism and lynching is abusive of the lives and the heritage depicted in that picture. Both Schaeffer and Obama are from white privilege and have no stake in the American black experience, except what they falsely exploit.

    • maggy

      I’m betting you are white. And a GOper too. Did I get that right?

      • Big RRRRR

        Ohhh… that’s right. You get “The Bad” label if you have a differing opinion or point of view that doesn’t match up with yours.

        How pathetic you are.. you intolerant hypocrite

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        The truth doesn’t matter was party it comes from. Too bad you liberal Democrats cannot handle the truth. Morons.

    • http://seanhuze.com/blog Sean Huze

      Obama was “from white privilege”? While I agree with you that the lynching photo was too much and think that it is more than racism, though racism does factor into the equation, to suggest Barack Obama is from white privilege proves you know nothing about the man’s background. He is truly an American success story who is only topped by President William Jefferson Clinton when it comes to a “rags to riches” story.

      Mr Schaeffer, I would like to point out that President Clinton arguably had a considerably rougher start to his second term. Reagan and Nixon with Iran-Contra and Watergate respectively, have a strong argument that they were not exactly coasting their last four years either. Of our last 4 POTUS’ who were elected for a 2nd term, two were impeached, one left office in disgrace, one came dangerously close to impeachment, and one left office with the lowest approval ratings of any of his predecessors throughout history! Second terms are always tough and while racism plays a part with this particular president from a small segment of society THROUGHOUT this nation (skinheads in LaLa Land were far more violent over the past thirty years than the redneck Klan was… in fact the South has gotten better in my opinion while the rest of the country has taken a step backwards), it’s not Obama’s problem.

      The Tea Party forcing Boehner to the right, Eric Cantor, the backstabbing, manipulative, thorn in the Speaker’s side who has sandbagged multiple deals he and President Obama worked out candidly, and the legitimate threat of career-ending primaries hanging over all moderate GOP pols has made it impossible for them to work with the President. That is truly without precedent and I don’t think it has much to do with race at all. Until we figure out what really is the driving force behind that movement we, much like our president, will continue to be plagued by their obstinance and vitriol.

      • $27334126

        For high school he want to the elite private Punahou School. Tuition there today is $20,000 a year.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        You idiot. Obama was taken care of by his white grandparents. Obama never struggled in his entire life. Maybe when he had to find some pot to smoke or some coke to snort.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Can someone tell that liberal idiot that the KKK was made up fro Southern Democrats. How about Senator LBJ never voted yes on a civil rights bill. That by percentage more Republicans voted for thew 1964 Civil rights bill than Democrats. Than LBJ was overheard on Airforce One that ‘We’ll have the “N”gers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.” Look up up you stupid liberals.

          • iw

            You really slept through Social Studies didn’t you?

        • http://seanhuze.com/blog Sean Huze

          Grown ups are trying to have a discussion. Now go sit in time-out until you learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. :)

          • SBRon

            I think you upset lil Jimmy by using words he doesn’t understand…

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      True

  • maggy

    He has sent laws to congress to do away with the subsidies and GOP congress votes no, every time. Check the votes.

  • maggy

    He did just that.Pretty embarassing to go on and on about something, and your premise is completely false.

  • maggy

    Missed the point.

    • mrky

      I didn’t miss the point at all. The responder is suggesting that I am a bigot based on the fact that I identified the black voter base as black, rather than “disenfranchised voters”, and summarily volunteers that, from this point forward, any commentary I may provide will be met with disrespect and a general lack of consideration. Quite a prophetic statement considering the further responses I have received from this individual.

  • atsme

    (excerpt) It seems that Arthur Davis, former co-chairman of President Barak Obama’s presidential campaign, who seconded his official nomination at the 2008 Democratic Convention, has seen the light. Davis was the sole member of the Congressional Black Caucus to vote against Obama’s health-care legislation in 2010. A couple of days ago, he resigned from the Democratic Party. “Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,” Davis said. ”Frankly, the symbolism of Barack Obama winning has not given us the substance of a united country. I have regularly criticized an agenda that would punish businesses and job creators with more taxes just as they are trying to thrive again. I have taken issue with an administration that has lapsed into a bloc by bloc appeal to group grievances when the country is already too fractured.” http://pjmedia.com/mihaipacepa/2012/06/04/the-socialist-mask-of-marxism/

  • gimpi1

    You are aware there are over a billion muslims on the planet, right? The idea that he would be associated with a terrorist because he as a youth looked into Islam is about as likely as George W. Bush being a clan terrorist because the Clan was active in Texas when he was growing up.

    He was not born in Kenya. He was born in Hawaii. That has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. His father was born in Kenya. The “statements” by his grandmother were a mistranslation, the product of confusion by questions being translated to her poorly, then poorly translated back.

    This sort of innuendo should have died a natural death long ago. Personally, I think if he was not a democrat and part black, they would have.

  • gimpi1

    Thanks for the warning. I’ll ignore him post-haste.

  • Joanne

    I got much flack for posting the article with the picture of the lynching and I defended it. I am particularly “offended” by my liberal friends being outraged by things that mean nothing – as if they mean something. I must have missed where we can moved through this life and not feel uncomfortable by what we see when it is essential that we remember that we HAVE seen. I don’t care a whit what conservatives feel, because it’s cleat what the party has dissolved into, so will not respond to any expected garbage from that “side” and their trollish minions.

    This was my response:

    I have gotten some harsh “How dare you post that!” comments about the article I posted yesterday connecting how both the Right and the Left are participating in a slow-motion lynching of Obama. I thought it was one of the most brilliant articles I have read on what we have allowed to happen to arguably one of this country’s finest Presidents. Many messaged me or posted to the article itself their “horror” at the image that came along with the article (I did not choose the image – it was chosen by the author intentionally and showed several African-Americans hanging from a tree.) I think it’s a dangerous perspective to have, personally and I will use parts of a response to another person’s post (Someone who is, ironically, in the “spiritual business”) to respond here.

    In terms of social awareness and advocacy the “I don’t want to SEE images that!” comments are the most distressing to me when it comes to articles like this. You don’t want to see these images? How about LIVING these images every day? Still? IN 2013? How about living systemic racism since the day your ancestors bodies were thrown up onto the shores of a New America? You don’t want to see these images? Seriously. Grow a freaking backbone. You want to live a life that tells you ONLY that life is HAPPY and all is WELL and if we only THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS we will be HAPPY. And, you wish to choose to ONLY SEE things that support that ridiculous perspective – so back off with the “horrific” images! I only want to see images of courage and hope! Ow! Ow! It hurts!!

    Life in the United States is NOT hopeful to a hell of a lot of people – and we are watching systemic racism take a foothold in these country in ways that we haven’t seen since the 1800’s. And, I blame many of the people who turn away because they “Don’t want to see images like this!”

    The irony, if you’d actually read the story – or, if you did read the story – you would have understood the author’s intent – you would have understood the necessity for grabbing people who think like this by their freaking collars and say, “LOOK at this! This is where we are headed back to being – and if we get there, it’s going to be YOUR fault and no one else’s.” It’s the privileged whites who have any power at all in this country (which is most of us Whites) telling us all that we “Don’t need to see images like this on Facebook” that frustrate me the most, I think. Again, It’s just such a dangerous perspective. Not seeing images doesn’t make the issue disappear, for God’s sake. To be outraged over a picture? Well, not much chance you’re going to outraged over what is actually HAPPENING.

    Personally, images (such as the one attached to the article) make me feel courageous, because people are still being lynched (I would believe that Trayvon Martin’s mother would say her son was ‘lynched’ in February 2012.) and that makes me angry – and afraid – and motivated – and brave – and makes me want to acknowledge and CHANGE what is happening. I don’t give a damn, really, if an image makes me – or you – sick or upset. Some images should make us all sick and upset – not OFFENDED. If an IMAGE is horrifying, you haven’t stepped a inch close to the reality of what this article is expressing. Not a freaking inch. My opinion.

    • hair gassed back

      FLAK nitwit

    • $7170342

      Yes we have a black president and this country is going back to the stone age with race issues that makes sense. Obama promised to balance the budget he instead increased the deficit more than any president in history of the world. He promised to end lobbying and make government more transparent he did the opposite and meets with lobbyists constantly. He promised to close GITMO end indefinite detention and protect our rights. GITMO Remains as we force feed muslims who are on hunger strikes under this president. Obama has authorized more drone strikes that have killed more people including women in children not involved in terrorism then any other president. I VOTED for OBAMA, but I voted for the man who said he would end Drone Strikes ( Instead he killed an American Citizen with a Drone with no due process) the man who was supposed to stand up for our constitution and our rights the anti-bush. He instead bailed out wall-street, Goldman Sacs, GE- Over a billion in tax breaks, at the same time payroll tax increases for the middle class. Bailed out big pharma and health companies with Obama care> HE is big business. You voted for an idea, you got a corporate puppet. Luckily for him our education system is so inadequate none of you are aware of what’s going. And you bring up Trayvonn, you mean “NO LIMIT NI**A” because that was his twitter handle. Do you think he started beating Zimmerman’s face after he was shot dead or do you think he would have to attack Zimmerman before he shot him? That’s how self defense works sorry. Next time I recommend someone in Trayvonn’s case call the police instead of acting like a GANGSTER. You discredit people who were lynched for nothing by adding his name when he picked a fight. What about the white man murdered by a black guy when he was found in his yard at night. No charges were pressed it was considered self-defense. Too bad reverned al isn’t worried about that. This country is sick because of ignorant people like you. White people elected Obama yet were still racist, give me a break. How can race have anything to do with Obama when he is just as much white as he is black. I believe honestly that black people are the new racists and bigots in this country. White people have moved on I don’t think blacks have.

      • yogiman

        Sorry, I hate to tell you this, but we don’t have a black president. We don’t even have a president today, we have a usurper in the office who refuses to identify himself.

        What is the man’s name, Barack Hussein Obama or Barry Soetoro? Or possibly some other name. We don’t know, do we?

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          Birther = Racist. Also, Birther = brain-dead imbecile who should be locked up with a Thorazine drip and a jacket that buckles in the back. Birthers are NOT sane, and should not be allowed out in public.

          • yogiman

            I’m afraid you’re exposing your arrogant ignorance, CharlieAdamsinKY. You call me a racist; what race am I? You call me a “birther”. Who initiated the “birther” title?

            Offer proof that Barry is in that office legally and I’ll gladly let you put me in that “jacket”… if you will let me put you in that “jacket” if you can’t prove you’re right. Fair enough?

            If Barry was born in Kenya with a British subject his father, how was he born as a natural born American citizen? Because his mother was an American citizen? Could it be because he “changed” his birthplace to Hawaii after advertising he was born in Kenya for 16 years?

            Study the laws of 1961 and try to learn what you obviously don’t know.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            All the proof you claim to want has already been presented. You know that, and all the other birther LIARS know that. The proof you want is readily available, but you refuse to see it because it not only proves that President Obama is and always has been an American citizen and as eligible to hold office as anyone else. It also proves that YOU, little man, are a RACIST LIAR and a wannabe TRAITOR to the United States. Not that it’s needed, as you expose yourself with every post.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            You did better with your stupid spam Jew boy.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            He wants to play with Obama’s dredel. lol

          • iw

            Ah! a “joke”. Don’t forget to repeat it at the next klan rally.

          • iw

            Anti semite as well as racist thug. Wow! you’re a bottomless pit of hate.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Jewish? Me? What, are you one of those stupid-assed freaks who think that Native Americans are one of the Lost Tribes of Israel, or something? Damn, not only racist, but anti-Semitic and just downright IGNORANT to boot. Bet your Mommy’s real proud of you, huh? Has she got you weaned, yet, or are you still on the tit?

          • vincestaley

            It doesn’t matter where he was born. McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, Cruz in Canada of an American mother and Obama’s mother was American. So he’s an American citizen PERIOD.

      • SBRon

        If you “honestly” believe your last 2 sentences, you’re lost, guy!!
        Go about your normal routine in blackface for just one day…

    • racer

      I also don’t really care what you think, actually people like you frighten me. And people like you act the way you do in Christ’s name and any one who objects is called racist or intolerant. You yourself are more racist and intolerant than those you condemn. How sad.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        blah blah blah

    • azjen

      I agree with you!! it’s time that people wake up to all the possible complications that people may expect in life. I am not ignorant in that I think that life is more involved than having such a simplistic attitude.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      How about a fast lynching before it’s too late?

      • Joanne

        James. I told you that you are not to use my computer while I am at work. Did you get my message? I really need you to clean up the basement before grandma comes on Wednesday. You know how she hates the smell of old Doritos. And, please get the Mountain Dew cans into the recycling before the truck comes tomorrow. We’ll talk about the sophomore racist comment when I get home. I knew your dad and I wasted that $1300 for a whole semester at the community college. I am thinking a time out on the computer is in order. You know your dad is going to take your Hitler uniform away from you, again. You seem to have forgotten how upset you were.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          I wish I could vote that “up” several times…

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        Love to. You’d look good hanging from a streetlight in your robe and white hood.

  • lorimakesquilts

    “The house would have passed ANY legislation he offered.” Bwhahahaha Have you been in a coma for the last forty years? Anti-corporate bills do not pass, who has the majority doesn’t matter.

  • Carlos

    There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
    Søren Kierkegaard

    The Liberal Left is so enamored with the idea of vindicating the idiocies of a portion of “white Americas’ past” that they regard any criticism of this president or administration as “racism”. Truth of the matter is, all of the USA , both the Left as well as the Right, wish he was a better president. I pray for our children and the generations who will inherit this disaster.

    • vincestaley

      you missed the main point. It’s not so much the criticism but the manner in which he is referred to and the way he is depicted. If you don’t agree with his policies, that’s fine & good. But, the right has gone way beyond what has been normal politics in the way this president has been described by this party.

  • franktrades

    Need another reason? Need a place to cut more? How about the US funding that supports this:

    When a Palestinian is convicted of an act of terror against the Israeli
    government or innocent civilians, such as a bombing or a murder, that
    convicted terrorist automatically receives a generous salary from the
    Palestinian Authority. The salary is specified by the Palestinian Law of
    the Prisoner and administered by the PA’s Ministry of Prisoner Affairs.
    A Palestinian watchdog group, the Prisoners Club, ensures the PA’s
    compliance with the law and pushes for payments as a prioritized
    expenditure. This means that even during frequent budget shortfalls and
    financial crisis, the PA pays the terrorists’ salaries first and
    foremost — before other fiscal obligations.

    Bush’s fault?

  • peachyorchards@gmail.com

    I bet your gullible enough to believe in evolution

  • Sod Buster

    “We’ve been watching a slow motion lynching of a moderate brilliant family man, a father, and faithful loving husband. The Republicans in Congress are so dedicated to lynching the President they’ve been willing to shut down our government and risk the future of our economy.”
    .

    While ‘b o’ was collecting a paycheck in the U. S. Senate, when he actually voted other than ‘present’, his voting record was to the left of the self avowed socialist senator from Vermont.
    .

    That is not ‘moderate’.
    .

    Suggest you author a new book about left wing religionists and entitle it, ‘Backwards, Sectarian, Soldiers’

  • Dennis Richardson

    It is obviously too bad but since I heard Francis Schaeffer speak substantially more than Frank Schaeffer, I have no other alternative but to disagree with the younger Schaeffer. Barack Obama is not being lynched. He has violated the Constitution and he is taking orders from powerful people to injure the United States of America, purposefully. He is willing to do so because Obama and the younger Schaeffer do not know right from wrong. Socialism is not defendable. Andrew Napolitano is correct, taxation is theft and these two men do not obey God’s word. It will be of great interest to me who are going to be left out of the Kingdom of God because they do not obey 1 Corinthians 6: 9 & 10.

  • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

    Every President gets attacked & Bush was attacked than Obama. What he is saying since Obama is black, we don’t have the right to attack him & considers these attacks base on racism. Very annoying.

    • Goldstein’s Nephew

      Obama is only half black. His mama was a white atheist.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        True. Stanley was an atheist hippie dippie who loved the dark Muslim meat. Twice.

        • iw

          And you are a racist cockroach who crawled out from under a rock. You’ll be put down like a piece of vermin that you are one day. You’ve proved Frank Schafer right more than anyone else. Your racism against Obama, his father, his mother and family proved that the right hates Obama because he is black. In a different era you’d be heading the lyinch mob. It’s killing you that the black man is President. That’s what this is all about. You can pretend all you like, but you’ve thoroughly exposed your low venal hatred.

          • SBRon

            Man oh man do I wish the faces of these cowardly, racist pieces of excrement within our nation could be exposed for all to see…

          • iw

            You can see his face. Click on his name and you shall see him and his hatreds in full glory on Facebook. I’m trying to figure out if he is a brazenly open racist or just thoroughly stupid. Probably both.

        • vincestaley

          now you finally raise your X flag and all is revealed. I guess you must be perplexed when you consider Jesus was a Palestinian Jew and many shades darker than his modern depictions.

    • DetroitSam

      Cite some evidence of where Bush was treated with the total disrespect shown to President Obama. Somehow all of the posters depicting Bush as a witch doctor with a bone through his nose, or as Hitler, etc., have escaped my attention. Perhaps you can supply a link to them?

      • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

        Where were you when Bush was in the White House as he was called all kinds of names. I still see the Hitler mask. Good grief man open your eyes. How can you be such a partisan. I came close to voting for Obama the first around until I did some research on him & his voting pattern in Chicago & as senator. I was all excited about him running until that time.

        Do you actually I think I save this crap & I don’t even know how to set up links. I’m a senior & not a computer savvy but I do follow politics. I criticized Bush also but he was definitely better than Obama. Obama is ruining this country but I have never personally attacked him as I don’t care about race. I would vote for anyone who I mostly agree with & I don’t care if they were purple.

        • Danielle Spears

          Surely you did not say that Bush was a better president. Were you conscious during his terms in office?

          • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

            I wasn’t exactly pleased with him but after Obama, he doesn’t look so bad. Obama is as bad or worse than Carter.

      • azjen

        I would like to see examples of this as well. And Feliciene, my husband & I are also seniors & that should have no relation to our ability to being a computer savvy. You should be able to set up links & do things on a computer if you own one. No one is expecting you to be a research librarian; however, when you make the statements that you do, you should be able to back up what you say. From what I have seen so far, Obama is related more to the Hitler mask than was Bush. Many folks had it in for Bush b/c he had gotten us in a war in the Mid-East, but he needed to stand his ground or other countries would not have much respect for us. He should have tried to get out of it his second term & yet he didn’t. I hear people claim this is b/c this is what his Father walked away from. I would say at this time in the game, it’s like water under the bridge or over the dam. We really cannot change what has happened. You were smart in that you researched Obama before you gave him your vote. I wish that others would have done this b/c they would have discovered that he wasn’t the panacea to all the problems in the world. Having grown up in IL & being familiar with where our current president & his wife came from; neither my husband nor I would have given him our votes.

        • $27334126
          • azjen

            This was not a response from Feliciene. Being a big girl (a senior) she should be able to stand up for herself. Sending these pictures was childish. In fact, I’m sure there are some out there that resemble Barack Obama. Of course, that’s what one gets from the Huffington Post b/c that newspaper is strictly leftist & is known for their liberal slant. It always strikes me funny when the Dems cannot come up with an intelligent response. They never are able to forget the president that came before Obama. Therefore, if something goes wrong, blame it on Bush.

          • $27334126

            You said “I would like to see examples of this as well.” I gave you some.

          • azjen

            Yes, you did. However, I was agreeing with someone else that I wanted a response from Feliciene. She was quick to open her mouth & dish out her opinion(s) b/c after all she’s a senior & I guess that protects her for having to give examples of what she has said. She said things that made sense & I agree with her in many ways. However, she should have thought about what she said before she made the comments that she did. From what I can tell, Mr. Galton, you like to copy & paste, but you are very negative in how you use your talents. If I don’t care for someone, I do not compare them to a terrorist & I certainly do not compare them to an animal. Guess that’s b/c you haven’t grown up yet. Enuff said!

          • $27334126

            You should ask them to adjust your medication.

          • azjen

            That’s strange b/c I was about to suggest that to you if you continued to bother me any more.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            You can’t handle something once it’s proven. How else can someone prove something if not to copy and paste. You idiot liberals say that stupid thing all the time. Put down your address then and I’ll come over and deliver it to ya. How ’bout that?

          • azjen

            I don’t understand your comment. Perhaps you are referring to the wrong person. James do you read about Hitler & Stalin in your spare time? I’m sure that Mr. Gaton spends his time in negatively copying & pasting. Obviously you & Mr Galton have a lot in common. “Birds of a feather stick together.” You might consider sharing the same basement together.

          • Lori Nalette

            The monkey pics actually came after bush was out of office, I believe.

          • $27334126

            I remember seeing them pretty early on. People need to lighten up, making fun of the President is an American tradition.

          • vincestaley

            I think it began with Monroe.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            What? You’re an idiot.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            PROVE IT. You just can’t say thing without any PROOF you idiot liberal.

          • azjen

            Just like others on this comment list. I do not have to prove it.Watch who you are calling an idiot liberal.You do not know me or how I feel about what is transpiring in our government. I would have to think that the title “Idiot liberal” would apply to yourself. Normally the faults that we find in others apply to ourselves.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Right. This is the hate of the liberal left. Disgusting isn’t it. Can you imagine f someone put Obama up with a picture of an ape. Maybe some liberal can fake themseleves as one of the tea party and do it. We know these scumbags liberals have spies everywhere.

          • iw

            The only thing you know is hate and ignorance!

          • $27334126

            There have been verified incidents of liberals faking racist tea party signs. Pathetic.

      • $27334126
      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Made you look like a damn fool liberal.

    • azjen

      Once again, the name of Bush comes up. Just what does Bush have to do with Obama..of course, other than coming before him as president? I wish people would get off the kick of racism. Yes, Barack Obama has black skin & yet that has nothing to do with all that is going on. If you want to get down to it, Barack Obama’s Mother was black & his Father was Arabian. Thus, when people refer to Barack Obama as an African American, they are totally wrong. However, that has no connection to any kind of “so-called” attacks.

      • vincestaley

        Racism will disappear when the racist disappear.

    • CleverBev

      1. When Chicago was not considered as a finalist for the 2020 Olympics, a roomful of Republican Operatives applauded. Had Democrats done that we would still be hearing about it on Faux News.
      2. Outright disrespect from the vile Joe Wilson by being called a liar during the State of the Union Address.
      3. Paranoid white Americans feel that a sitting President of the United States does not have the “right” to address their children with a simple televised “do well in school” message.
      4. The President’s statuesque wife is called unflattering names. (Yeah, I know, Hilary Clinton was called unflattering names, too, but there was no hostile racial component.)
      5. Republican members of Congress openly snubbed the President’s invitation(s) to the White House, then bragged to their constituents that they had rebuffed him.
      6. Castigated for simply enjoying the same privileges as other Presidents, including, horror of horrors, TAKING THE OCCASIONAL VACATION!
      7. Perhaps before you assert that people “bring up the race card” to defend the President, you should simply consider that what Frank Schaeffer is saying is true. One of the adjuncts of “The Peter Principle” is that super-competence is more odious than incompetence. Most whites, viscerally, whether they acknowledge it or not, find super-competence of blacks to be terrifying, and, yes, odious. And oh, are they making the President pay–along with many Americans who deserve humane social and economic policies, but too many people are willing to cut off America’s nose to spite the President’s face. Your willful ignorance is very annoying.

      • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

        You conveniently forget what libs do.

      • SBRon

        MAJOR CO-SIGN!!!

      • vincestaley

        I 2nd it.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      You’re either a complete idiot, or another TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party Shill – but I repeat myself.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        You’re noting but a one line spamming liberal moron. Charlie the no brain idiot.

        • iw

          Unlike yourself who is oh so articulate with his “Obamas” and “Obummers” and reparations, and Benghazis and Kenya, and Kenyan muslims, and Obozos, and Putin love and birth certificate and Hillary hate and thread trolling etc. etc. Get a life James, get a life.

          • SBRon

            Hate to say it, but I’d much rather see it end…

          • iw

            Seriously, the world would be a better place without these types of characters. It’s amazing to just read it. I wonder if he can function rationally in the real world. Though I don’t wish him ill. I just hope he finds some kindness and grace in his heart at some point in his life.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          I call it like it is. And I’m calling YOU a racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party Shill. AND an idiot.

          • Sherri G

            Someone who clearly described the troll to perfection…. Thank you!!

      • http://tvnewser.com/ Feliciena

        Nope, that a tea partier & disagree with them on same issues & agree on some. If I’m an idiot, I hate to think what you are.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          I’m a SANE American who is damned sick and tired of the racist TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party, their fucking wannabe TRAITORS calling for the armed takeover of the United States, AND their fucking PAID “concern trolls”. And I’m damned sick and tired of SANE Americans trying to play nice with a pack of treasonous SCUM who’d rather destroy the United States than try to work with the Black Man in the White House.

  • libtardsRus

    Vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit vomit

  • SecureTheUS

    Hilarious b.s. column. centrist??? LOLLOLLOLLOL. Two words… Divisive Extremist

  • nater21

    What occurred in this “historic presidency” is massive expansion of debt, and massive deterioration of liberty. Massive expansion in the drone program, and more active than his predecessor in all theatres in the middle east. It is bad policy, not racism that draws the criticism.

  • Dennis Richardson

    Before Francis Schaeffer died he was aware that his son Frank was not following a biblical view of right and wrong. Frank opposed his father’s work. There are many people in our society who are saying that America is trying to achieve a police state as England already has. Webster Tarpley is a very well informed man regarding European history. Any one that really wants to know what is happening in America read Tarpley on You Tube. Zbigniew Brzezinski has expressed his concern that America is waking up. Spread the news when you read Webster Tarpley; Brzezinski is concerned that the American people are going to stop him and his colleagues serving the Old World Order. The Venice Genoese banking family efforts were transferred to England 500 years ago. The New World Order is future, it is not now.

    • $1754985

      Frank follows Jesus more closely than his father ever did.

      • Goldstein’s Nephew

        You gotta be kidding.

        • $1754985

          Nope. Only a fundamentalist like you would think Frank Sr. was Christlike. Jesus is ashamed of you and all who think like you.

    • David

      Sorry, mate, you lost me at the ‘police state as England already has’ bit. Many of us in the UK are (in spite of some in gov’t) trying to avoid following the USA example of racism and totalitarianism.

      • vincestaley

        I thought is was the Warburgs and the Rothchilds.

  • Goldstein’s Nephew

    Well, Frank, at least you are continuing to claim he ended the wars.

    • yogiman

      If he ended the wars, why are we still in a war?

      • Eboni Williams

        I’m pretty sure he said working to end.

        • yogiman

          You’re correct, but why has it taken five years to end a war? I’ve never known of it taking so long to end a way when the “executives” want it to end; because when the war ends, some body ain’t gonna make no more war mongering money.

          • Eboni Williams

            At least we know the war was started for money.

          • Danielle Spears

            And Saddam tried to kill Daddy Bush.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            So you think that’s funny? You think a dictator trying to kill a former US president in Kuwait in 1993 is funny? You liberals really suck.

          • iw

            You’ve got some nerve though. After all you’ve written about Obama, you racist thug, you want respect for a former US President? No wonder you’re such a loser.

          • SBRon

            EXACTLY!!

          • vincestaley

            and a Cuban dictator.

          • SBRon

            And who would that “some body” be…?

          • vincestaley

            Mr. Wade: you might want to start reading military history before you post “why it takes so long to end a war.” Start reading before Nixon, perhaps WW1 would provide you with the info you need. Axiom: it’s far easier to start a war then to end one.

  • libertees

    Hyperbole much?

  • Gamera

    I have NEVER read an article so filled with tired old cliches in my life. How pathetic!!!

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      16. Recess appointment of Donald Berwick as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services without even a token attempt to put him through the Congressional nomination process, signaling that Congress’s constitutional obligation to vet presidential appointees means nothing to Obama. The same can be said of the 30+ Obama administration czars.

      17. Spending $23 million of taxpayer money through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support a constitutional referendum in Kenya in spite of the Siljander Amendment, which makes it illegal for the U.S. to lobby for abortion in other countries.

      18. The canceling of 77 properly filed oil field development contracts approved by the Bush administration by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, preventing the extraction of up to 3 trillion gallons of oil buried under Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and North Dakota.

      19. Investigations by the Department of Homeland Security to determine the political affiliation of people making Freedom of Information Act requests and the subsequent delay and even altogether ignoring of requests made by Republican affiliated individuals.And of course the 2 biggies:

      20. A federal operation dubbed Fast and Furious allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so the arms could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which ran the operation, has lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been linked to crimes, including the fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

      21. The terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi Libya that killed 4 Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Stevens is the first US Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. Despite knowing almost immediately that this was a terrorist attack, the Obama administration has denied that fact, repeatedly lied, held back information and set up false stories as to what actually happened there.

  • Plantsmantx

    I disagree.

  • Steve

    It seems to me that if you’re not talking about an act of violence, then you ought not bring up the specter of lynching. To compare harsh, rude, unsavory verbal criticism to lynching cheapens the human rights abuse that lynching really was. That comparison isn’t yours to make.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      21 Impeachable Offenses By President Barack Hussein Obama

      1. The Obama campaign provided donor lists to ACORN in 2007 and 2008, more complete than the ones he provided to the
      FEC. ACORN used the lists to raise money for Obama’s election from donors who had already maxed out their legally allowable contributions.

      2. Widespread voter fraud including voter intimidation, ballot stuffing, falsified documents, and threats of violence against Hillary Clinton supporters committed by the Obama campaign and ACORN during the 2008 Democrat primary election. Obama smoothed this over by giving Hillary the high position of Secretary of State.

      3. Obama’s refusal to release a valid long form birth certificate. I used to not think there was any validity to this claim, but since Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse exposed that Obama’s birth certificate on the White House website is a forgery, it is pretty convincing the President still owes us that valid birth certificate. Obama’s college records, which have also not been released, may also contain information regarding his dual citizenship status.

      4. Protecting union interests over those of GM and Chrysler bond holders during bankruptcy proceedings, forcing investors to accept millions of dollars in losses in direct violation of bankruptcy laws, money to which they were legally entitled.

      5. Preferential treatment given to minority and women owned car dealerships by Obama administration officials as part of the auto industry bailout program and the forced closing of a disproportionate number of rural dealerships located in areas that did not vote for Obama. There was a Chrysler dealer in our town that was closed for no valid reason during that time.

      6. Moving control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department directly into the White House where used to be managed by Chief of Staff Rham Emmanuel.

      7. Unsubstantiated firing of Corporation for National and Community Service Inspector General Gerald Walpin for exposing Sacramento Mayor and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson’s misuse of an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant.

      8. Purchase of Congressional support for the passage of Obama’s healthcare bill including the “Cornhusker Kickback”,

      “Louisiana Purchase” and having the Department of Interior increase water allocations to the Central Valley of California to secure the votes of Democrat Reps. Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa.

      9. Lying to the American people by promising they could keep their healthcare coverage if they wanted to, when in reality tens of millions will be forced out of their current plans.

      10. Directing the EPA to unilaterally set carbon emission standards, bypassing Congress which opposes Obama’s energy reform bill.

      11. During the Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration’s statement that a panel of experts had agreed with their plan for a 6 month Gulf Coast drilling moratorium, when in actuality none of them had supported the measure.

      12. Implementing a third oil-drilling moratorium after the first two were thrown out of court, creating a de facto Gulf Coast offshore drilling ban in opposition to two judge’s rulings.

      13. Obama’s policy of intentionally not securing our nation’s borders, in opposition to Article IV, Section 4 of the

      Constitution which calls for the President to protect states from foreign invasion, in an attempt to blackmail Republican support for comprehensive immigration reform.

      14. Department of Justice illegal race based policies regarding voter fraud as exposed by former Justice attorney J. Christian Adams. This includes the dropping of voter intimidation charges against 2 Black Panthers brandishing weapons in front of a voting location in Philadelphia and the stated intention by political appointees to ignore voter crimes committed by African Americans, Latinos and other minorities.

      15. Department of Justice purposefully allowing some states to continue their disenfranchisement of military personnel serving overseas in direct opposition to the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

  • tim_in_seattle

    Absolutely!
    ALL disagreement with President Obama’s policies is based on the fact that he is black.
    What else could it possibly be?

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Well the book “The Bell Curve” must be right. Africans are an inferior race. They had it proven with statistcs and facts.

      • iw

        One thing which is crystal clear though. You are a racist retarded SOB.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          Yeah, but credit where it’s due: At least he’s publicly proving the article’s point beyond any reasonable doubt.

      • SBRon

        LOL at the idiot who’s playing “The Bell Curve” card!!! Go kill yourself…FOR REAL

  • Prof321

    I would say that there are people who strongly disagree with Pres. Obama’s positions. Republican hate Obamacare because once it’s entrenched, they’ll never get rid of it. I dislike his poor treatment of Israel, and his “line in the sand regarding” Syria, Thank goodness we got out of going to yet another war over that. Jimmy Carter too is a decent family man, but he was not a good President. And the friendship between Tip O’Neill and Ronald Reagan is a total fabrication sprung forth from Chris, I can’t shut up” Matthews’s fevered mind. I recommend the New York Times’s review of his book for anyone interested in pursuing this.

    • Lue Blacknell

      If America did not have a long history of racism- & white entitlement ( even though everyone knows that Pres. Obama’s mother was white)but he “looks Black”-like most biracial people-& some of you too) & the fear most of you have of losing your white supremacy-& being treated like you have treated minorities……only give credit to your hatred & evil toward the President & other minorities…….irregardless of what you say.

    • emjayay

      God forbid that we are joining with every other more advanced nation on earth (who all did it already up to a half a century or even over a century ago) in providing health care to everyone, even if we did have to do it with the most conservative free market complicated inefficient costly way possible as invented by the Heritage Foundation.

      • Prof321

        I happen to support Obamacare strongly, and wish it were a single payer system. I was just trying to give some insight into what motivates the Republicans. It’s not that I agree with them.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Why should I have to pay for someone elses life. How about you liberals start up a charity and you pay for the low life bums and illegal aliens.

        • vincestaley

          if you wonder why many fruits & vegetables lie rotting on the ground then you might think about all the aliens that went home during the 80’s crash.

      • vincestaley

        ooops, can’t bring up the Heritage Foundation or that the Republicans’ Mittans put health care into Mass.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      You mean Putin saved Obama’s black azz.

      • iw

        Oh the racism is really showing now isn’t it? You right wingers really have the hots for the virile studly former KGB guy. I guess some commies are not bad. As long as the guy is white you’ll get behind any thug.

  • Lori Toupal

    This article is so full of half-truths, misrepresentations of reality and liberal bias it’s absolutely ridiculous. Obama has kept us ‘safe’ with drones by killing dozens of innocent bystanders. There is no real economic recovery – it’s all fuzzy math tricks and economic slight of hand. The stock market is a nothing more than a bunch of gamblers who bet on who they hope will win the race and the only reason they aren’t freaking out and running is because of the aforementioned slight of hand and fuzzy math. There are fewer American adults, percentage-wise, in the workforce now than since the 1930’s. There are more American living in poverty than ever before (well, at least since they started keeping records). Economic recovery? Bull! What a ridiculous pack of lies and manipulation of facts. Typical liberal garbage intended to marginalize and demonize anyone who dares to disagree with their ‘Messiah’. I, for one, could not possibly care less how much melanin is in Obama’s skin. I am multi-racial, myself. I despise him because he is a pathological liar, a tyrant in waiting and plays fast and loose with the Constitution of the United States. I can hardly wait until his presidency is history. Then maybe we can start undoing some of the damage he’s done – if it’s not too late.

    • Danielle Spears

      You sound utterly ridiculous. There aren’t any jobs because that inane Trickle Down Economics concept doesn’t work. The tax cuts for the ultra-rich or as Republicans like to call them job creators only made them richer as they continue to send jobs overseas.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Obozo has been president for 5 years. Is Obummer wasn’t so stupid and lazy maybe we’d be back on track by now.

        • iw

          “Obozo”, Obummer” “stupid’, ‘lazy’. James try and be a bit original. I think the hood is really too tight. Loosen it a bit and you might get some fresh ideas in the mush that passes for your brain.

        • vincestaley

          Yes, all blacks are lazy & stupid. You have posted your bona fides (no documentation) which is supposed to prove to this BB that your posts are golden. But, your hubris is showing. Your use of certain dog whistle slurs provide the source of your information which I surmise has been cut & pasted into a ready service locker for instant salvos.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      I can hardly wait until the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s racist liars and traitors are all history. Wish y’all would hurry and get your little “second Civil War” started, so that day will come.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        We’d kick your liberal azzes all the way to Mexico.

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          Sonny boy, I’ve been waiting for you chickenshit assholes to get’er started ever since the first time one of you opened your mouths. Now, either put up or shut up.

    • Michael Nosal

      And such vile hatred and animosity you have. Let’s talk about liars. Bush II was the biggest liar this country has seen and his lies cost us LIVES.

  • David Isler

    Thanks for naming it.

  • CaMaven

    You are clueless, Mr. Schaeffer

    Obama Impeachable Offenses (partial listing- tell us more!)

    – Illegal Libyan war

    – Possible illegal wars in Mali, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere

    – Illegal firing of Inspector-General Walpole

    – Failure to Enforce immigration law

    – Failure to enforce DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)

    – Ignoring two orders to resume Gulf oil drilling permits

    _ Unreasonably sequestering offshore and federal lands energy development

    – Unreasonably inhibiting coal industry and coal-fired power plants

    – Ignoring multiple orders to stay Obamacare implementation

    – Violating 1st Amendment freedom of religion in implementing Obamacare

    – Failing to enforce election laws

    – Illegal loan to Petro Brasilia on terms unfavorable to USA

    – Multiple illegal EPA orders on CO2, enforcement of made-up regulations not backed by Congress

    – Illegally overturning Black Panther voter intimidation conviction via DOJ

    – Possibly bribery to buy Obamacare passage votes

    – Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal

    – Overturning centuries of commercial law during auto industry takeover

    – Ceding rights over control of our economy to IMF, via “Special Drawing rights”

    – Possible complicity in over $16 trillion in illegal commitments by Federal Reserve, involving U.S. obligations

    – Felony Document/Identity Fraud

    – Circumventing Congressional oversight via unprecedented scope of “Czars” and illegal recess appointments

    – Illegal arrest, torture, killing of American citizens, without warrants, charges, habeas corpus, trials and other due process

    – Illegally held a foreign office as UN Security Council acting head

    – Illegal and/or imprudent financing to Lightsquared, electric car companies and solar companies, such as Solyndra.

    – Multiple illegal “Executive Orders” and “signing statements”

    – BenghaziGate treason and cover-up

    – Interfering in Kenyan politics, in violation of the Logan ActCollecting data on fellow Americans who oppose healthcare reform with flag@whitehouse.gov and now, through a new Obama campaign website, again collecting data on fellow Americans who disagree with the Administration

    – Placing the U.S. Census Bureau under the supervision of the White House Chief of Staff, by law the Department of Commerce.

    – His Justice Department’s smuggling of weapons, that the President signed off on funding for.

    – Manipulating jobs by hiring and rehiring Census workers.

    – Creating false districts and assigning stimulus funds to those districts.

    – Violating tax codes by releasing private tax details to the public when attacking Koch Industries.

    – Creating a taxpayer-funded position, Director of Progressive Media & Online Response, to promote Obama’s incumbent candidacy, in violation of the Hatch Act.

    – Obama’s filming of a campaign ad in the White House in violation of FEC laws.

    – Illegal harassment, delay of non-profit status to Tea Parties and other Conservative organizations

    – Illegal electronic spying on Americans

    – Illegal surveillance/wiretapping of AP Reporters

    – Illegal “Executive Orders” and agency actions violating the Second Amendment.

    – Failing make IRS enforce action on illegal use of Social Security numbers for fraudulent employment of illegal aliens.

    • SophieCT

      Why don’t you just admit that it’s because he’s a Democrat. You guys think being an Democrat is an impeachable offense–the rest is just your cover.

      • Observer

        No sweetheart, this is what we are concerned about:

        Impeachable Offenses (partial listing- tell us more!)

        – Illegal Libyan war

        – Possible illegal wars in Mali, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere

        – Illegal firing of Inspector-General Walpole

        – Failure to Enforce immigration law

        – Failure to enforce DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)

        – Ignoring two orders to resume Gulf oil drilling permits

        – Unreasonably sequestering offshore and federal lands energy development

        – Unreasonably inhibiting coal industry and coal-fired power plants

        – Ignoring multiple orders to stay Obamacare implementation

        – Violating 1st Amendment freedom of religion in implementing Obamacare

        – Failing to enforce election laws

        – Illegal loan to Petro Brasilia on terms unfavorable to USA

        – Multiple illegal EPA orders on CO2, enforcement of made-up regulations not backed by Congress

        – Illegally overturning Black Panther voter intimidation conviction via DOJ

        – Possibly bribery to buy Obamacare passage votes

        – Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal

        – Overturning centuries of commercial law during auto industry takeover

        – Ceding rights over control of our economy to IMF, via “Special Drawing rights”

        – Possible complicity in over $16 trillion in illegal commitments by Federal Reserve, involving U.S. obligations

        – Felony Document/Identity Fraud

        – Circumventing Congressional oversight via unprecedented scope of “Czars” and illegal recess appointments

        – Illegal arrest, torture, killing of American citizens, without warrants, charges, habeas corpus, trials and other due process

        – Illegally held a foreign office as UN Security Council acting head

        – Illegal and/or imprudent financing to Lightsquared, electric car companies and solar companies, such as Solyndra.

        – Multiple illegal “Executive Orders” and “signing statements”

        – BenghaziGate treason and cover-up

        – Interfering in Kenyan politics, in violation of the Logan ActCollecting data on fellow Americans who oppose healthcare reform with flag@whitehouse.gov and now, through a new Obama campaign website, again collecting data on fellow Americans who disagree with the Administration

        – Placing the U.S. Census Bureau under the supervision of the White House Chief of Staff, by law the Department of Commerce.

        – His Justice Department’s smuggling of weapons, that the President signed off on funding for.

        – Manipulating jobs by hiring and rehiring Census workers.

        – Creating false districts and assigning stimulus funds to those districts.

        – Violating tax codes by releasing private tax details to the public when attacking Koch Industries.

        – Creating a taxpayer-funded position, Director of Progressive Media & Online Response, to promote Obama’s incumbent candidacy, in violation of the Hatch Act.

        – Obama’s filming of a campaign ad in the White House in violation of FEC laws.

        – Illegal harassment, delay of non-profit status to Tea Parties and other Conservative organizations

        – Illegal electronic spying on Americans

        – Illegal surveillance/wiretapping of AP Reporters

        – Illegal “Executive Orders” and agency actions violating the Second Amendment.

        – Failing make IRS enforce action on illegal use of Social Security numbers for fraudulent employment of illegal aliens.

        • SophieCT

          Thanks for missing the point and repeating the same garbage you already posted.
          And so that no one here is confused at all: I am NOT your sweetheart.

          • Observer

            What planet are you from? Every one of those items is a documented impeachable offense committed by Obama or someone in his illegal administration who he is responsible for.

          • iw

            Yeah you copy pasted all this rubbish from a tea party website forum. You missed about 20 others though. Why so few? Just copy the whole list already!

          • CaMaven

            Well, which items do you specifically dispute?

          • iw

            All of them. This is a laundry list of offenses put out by the tea party. Anyone can make a list. They have to provide some evidence in support. Impeachment is for high crimes and misdemeanors. For example filming an ad in the west wing of the White House was not illegal, the FEC did not say it was and even if it was, the punishment would have been a fine, not impeachment. Ignoring orders to resume oil drilling is not impeachable. As I said any fool can make a list and apparently a bunch of them have.

          • CaMaven

            You just proved that you’re ignorant or lying., Even some on the left acknowledge some of these offenses. Flouting a court order is impeachable, you fool, as is everything else on that list. A President is charged with carrying out the laws, not ignoring them or making up his own. You obviously have no idea of what a Constitutional Republic is, what it means, or perhaps you merely reject it.

          • iw

            And you have no idea what evidence or proof is. Typical ignorant tea bag lout! Apparently constitutional republic means impeaching Obama.

          • CaMaven

            Since he refused to uphold the law in dozens of cases and gives every indication he will continue or intensify this, yes, we could help restore a constitutional republic by impeaching him.

            Whether or not the Senate removes him, his power will be greatly diminished by all the toxic things that will be brought out in the impeachment hearings.

          • iw

            Nonsensical argument! He has refused to uphold many laws according to your BS tea party blather. Which laws? Moronic list written by people with IQs lower than 5 yr olds or should I say elderly guys with too much time on their hands. Even the language is laughable “Unreasonably sequestering offshore and federal lands energy development”, or “Unreasonably inhibiting coal industry and coal-fired power plants”. OMG !The president is being unreasonable! Lets impeach him for being unreasonable! He has broken the law of reasonableness! Dear lord with logic like this I wonder if you even have the ability to put your pants on straight.

          • CaMaven

            He has deliberately withheld or dragged out approval for drilling on federal lands, There is no legal justification for it, It is hurting our strategic energy supply and our economy.

            Breaking so many laws he is sworn to uphold is impeachable,

            Ditto with coal mining and coal plants. But there are dozens of others too- ignoring court orders, refusing to uphold laws- immigration, etc.- all violations of oath.

          • vincestaley

            fracking has killed coal mining and now oil refineries are closing (HESS OIL USVI). Coal kills in many ways. The piers in Portsmouth , VA are shipping coal to China as fast as they can be loaded. The coal industry is trying to get a single purpose road built to the piers.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Panties in a bunch?

          • iw

            It’s not my panties in a bunch loser.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            What I reject is the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s claim to be “patriotic ‘Murricans”. You are neither; what you are is a slavering pack of LIARS and wannabe TRAITORS.

          • CaMaven

            You lost the battle the moment you started your name calling/ad hominum attacks. You have nothing. Those are legitimate charges made.

          • Michael Nosal

            Warrantless Wiretaps

            On December 17 President Bush acknowledged that he repeatedly
            authorized wiretaps, without obtaining a warrant, of American citizens
            engaged in international calls. On the face of it, these warrantless
            wiretaps violate FISA, which requires court approval for national
            security wiretaps and sets up a special procedure for obtaining it.
            Violation of the law is a felony.

            While many facts about these wiretaps are unknown, it now appears that
            thousands of calls were monitored and that the information obtained may
            have been widely circulated among federal agencies. It also appears that
            a number of government officials considered the warrantless wiretaps of
            dubious legality. Reportedly, several people in the National Security
            Agency refused to participate in them, and a deputy attorney general
            even declined to sign off on some aspects of these wiretaps. The special
            FISA court has raised concerns as well, and a judge on that court has
            resigned, apparently in protest.

            FISA was enacted in 1978, against the backdrop of Watergate, to prevent
            the widespread abuses in domestic surveillance that were disclosed in
            Congressional hearings. Among his other abuses of power, President Nixon
            ordered the FBI to conduct warrantless wiretaps of seventeen journalists
            and White House staffers. Although Nixon claimed the wiretaps were done
            for national security purposes, they were undertaken for political
            purposes and were illegal. Just as Bush’s warrantless wiretaps grew out
            of the 9/11 attacks, Nixon’s illegal wiretaps grew out of the Vietnam
            War and the opposition to it. In fact, the first illegal Nixon wiretap
            was of a reporter who, in 1969, revealed the secret bombing of Cambodia,
            a program that President Nixon wanted to hide from the American people
            and Congress. Nixon’s illegal wiretaps formed one of the many
            grounds for the articles of impeachment voted against him by a
            bipartisan majority of the House Judiciary Committee.

            Congress explicitly intended FISA to strike a balance between the
            legitimate requirements of national security on the one hand and the
            need both to protect against presidential abuses and to safeguard
            personal privacy on the other. From Watergate, Congress knew that a
            President was fully capable of wiretapping under a false claim of
            national security. That is why the law requires court review of national
            security wiretaps. Congress understood that because of the huge invasion
            of privacy involved in wiretaps, there should be checks in place on the
            executive branch to protect against overzealous and unnecessary
            wiretapping. At the same time, Congress created special procedures to
            facilitate obtaining these warrants when justified. Congress also
            recognized the need for emergency action: The President was given the
            power to start a wiretap without a warrant as long as court permission
            was obtained within three days.

            FISA can scarcely be claimed to create any obstacle to justified
            national security wiretaps. Since 1978, when the law was enacted, more
            than 10,000 national security warrants have been approved by the FISA
            court; only four have been turned down.

            Two legal arguments have been offered for the President’s right to
            violate the law, both of which have been seriously questioned by members
            of Congress of both parties and by the nonpartisan Congressional
            Research Service in a recent analysis. The first — highly dangerous in
            its sweep and implications — is that the President has the constitutional
            right as Commander in Chief to break any US law on the grounds of
            national security. As the CRS analysis points out, the Supreme Court has
            never upheld the President’s right to do this in the area of
            wiretapping, nor has it ever granted the President a “monopoly over
            war-powers” or recognized him as “Commander in Chief of the country” as
            opposed to Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy. If the President is
            permitted to break the law on wiretapping on his own say-so, then a
            President can break any other law on his own say-so — a formula for
            dictatorship. This is not a theoretical danger: President Bush has
            recently claimed the right as Commander in Chief to violate the McCain
            amendment banning torture and degrading treatment of detainees. Nor is
            the requirement that national security be at stake any safeguard. We saw
            in Watergate how President Nixon falsely and cynically used that
            argument to cover up ordinary crimes and political misdeeds.

            Ours is a government of limited power. We learn in elementary school the
            concept of checks and balances. Those checks do not vanish in wartime;
            the President’s role as Commander in Chief does not swallow up
            Congress’s powers or the Bill of Rights. Given the framers’ skepticism
            about executive power and warmaking — there was no functional standing
            army at the beginning of the nation, so the President’s powers as
            Commander in Chief depended on Congress’s willingness to create and
            expand an army — it is impossible to find in the Constitution unilateral
            presidential authority to act against US citizens in a way that violates
            US laws, even in wartime. As Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently wrote,
            “A state of war is not a blank check for the President when it comes to
            the rights of the nation’s citizens.”

            The second legal argument in defense of Bush’s warrantless wiretaps
            rests on an erroneous statutory interpretation. According to this
            argument, Congress authorized the Administration to place wiretaps
            without court approval when it adopted the 2001 resolution authorizing
            military force against the Taliban and Al Qaeda for the 9/11 attacks. In
            the first place, the force resolution doesn’t mention wiretaps. And
            given that Congress has traditionally placed so many restrictions on
            wiretapping because of its extremely intrusive qualities, there would
            undoubtedly have been vigorous debate if anyone thought the
            force resolution would roll back FISA. In fact, the legislative history
            of the force resolution shows that Congress had no intention of
            broadening the scope of presidential warmaking powers to cover activity
            in the United States. According to Senator Tom Daschle, the former
            Senate majority leader who negotiated the resolution with the White
            House, the Administration wanted to include language
            explicitly enlarging the President’s warmaking powers to include
            domestic activity. That language was rejected. Obviously, if the
            Administration felt it already had the power, it would not have tried to
            insert the language into the resolution.

            What then was the reason for avoiding the FISA court? President Bush
            suggested that there was no time to get the warrants. But this cannot be
            true, because FISA permits wiretaps without warrants in emergencies as
            long as court approval is obtained within three days. Moreover, there is
            evidence that the President knew the warrantless wiretapping was
            illegal. In 2004, when the violations had been going on for some time,
            President Bush told a Buffalo, New York, audience that “a wiretap
            requires a court order.” He went on to say that “when we’re
            talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a
            court order before we do so.”

            Indeed, the claim that to protect Americans the President needs to be
            able to avoid court review of his wiretap applications rings hollow. It
            is unclear why or in what way the existing law, requiring court
            approval, is not satisfactory. And, if the law is too cumbersome or
            inapplicable to modern technology, then it is unclear why the President
            did not seek to revise it instead of disregarding it and thus
            jeopardizing many otherwise legitimate anti-terrorism prosecutions. His
            defenders’ claim that changing the law would have given away secrets is
            unacceptable. There are procedures for considering classified
            information in Congress. Since no good reason has been given for
            avoiding the FISA court, it is reasonable to suspect that the real
            reason may have been that the wiretaps, like those President Nixon
            ordered in Watergate, involved journalists or anti-Bush activists or
            were improper in other ways and would not have been approved.

            It is also curious that President Bush seems so concerned with the
            imaginary dangers to Americans posed by US courts but remains so
            apparently unconcerned about fixing some of the real holes in our
            security. For example, FBI computers — which were unable to search two
            words at once, like “flight schools,” a defect that impaired the
            Bureau’s ability to identify the 9/11 attackers beforehand — still
            haven’t been brought into the twenty-first century. Given Vice President
            Cheney’s longstanding ambition to throw off the constraints on executive
            power imposed in response to Watergate and the Vietnam War, it
            may well be that the warrantless wiretap program has had much more to do
            with restoring the trappings of the Nixon imperial presidency than it
            ever had to do with protecting national security.

            Subverting Our Democracy

            A President can commit no more serious crime against our democracy than
            lying to Congress and the American people to get them to support a
            military action or war. It is not just that it is cowardly and abhorrent
            to trick others into giving their lives for a nonexistent threat, or
            even that making false statements might in some circumstances be a
            crime. It is that the decision to go to war is the gravest decision a
            nation can make, and in a democracy the people and their elected
            representatives, when there is no imminent attack on the United States
            to repel, have the right to make it. Given that the consequences can be
            death for hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of people — as well as
            the diversion of vast sums of money to the war effort — the fraud cannot
            be tolerated. That both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon were guilty of
            misleading the nation into military action and neither was
            impeached for it makes it more, not less, important to hold
            Bush accountable.

            Once it was clear that no weapons of mass destruction would be found in
            Iraq, President Bush tried to blame “bad intelligence” for the decision
            to go to war, apparently to show that the WMD claim was not a deliberate
            deception. But bad intelligence had little or nothing to do with the
            main arguments used to win popular support for the invasion of Iraq.

            First, there was no serious intelligence — good or bad — to support the
            Administration’s suggestion that Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda were in
            cahoots. Nonetheless, the Administration repeatedly tried to claim the
            connection to show that the invasion was a justified response to 9/11
            (like the declaration of war against Japan for Pearl Harbor). The claim
            was a sheer fabrication.

            Second, there was no reliable intelligence to support the
            Administration’s claim that Saddam was about to acquire
            nuclear weapons capability. The specter of the “mushroom
            cloud,” which frightened many Americans into believing that the invasion
            of Iraq was necessary for our self-defense, was made up out of whole
            cloth. As for the biological and chemical weapons, even if, as reported,
            the CIA director told the President that these existed in Iraq, the
            Administration still had plenty of information suggesting the contrary.

            The deliberateness of the deception has also been confirmed by a British
            source: the Downing Street memo, the official record of Prime
            Minister Tony Blair’s July 2002 meeting with his top Cabinet officials.
            At the meeting the chief of British intelligence, who had just
            returned from the United States, reported that “Bush wanted to remove
            Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of
            terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed
            around the policy.” In other words, the Bush Administration was
            reported to be in the process of cooking up fake intelligence
            and facts to justify going to war in Iraq.

            During the Nixon impeachment proceedings, I drafted the resolution of
            impeachment to hold President Nixon accountable for concealing from
            Congress the bombing of Cambodia he initiated. But the committee did
            not approve it, probably because it might appear political — in
            other words, stemming from opposition to the war instead of to the
            President’s abuse of his warmaking powers.

            With respect to President Bush and the Iraq War, there is not likely to
            be any such confusion. Most Americans know that his rationale for the
            war turned out to be untrue; for them the question is whether the
            President lied, and if so, what the remedies are for his misconduct.

            The Failure to Take Care

            Upon assuming the presidency, Bush took an oath of office in which he
            swore to take care that the laws would be faithfully executed.
            Impeachment cannot be used to remove a President for maladministration,
            as the debates on ratifying the Constitution show. But President Bush
            has been guilty of such gross incompetence or reckless indifference to
            his obligation to execute the laws faithfully as to call into question
            whether he takes his oath seriously or is capable of doing so.

            The most egregious example is the conduct of the war in Iraq.
            Unconscionably and unaccountably, the Administration failed to provide
            US soldiers with bulletproof vests or appropriately armored vehicles. A
            recent Pentagon study disclosed that proper bulletproof vests would have
            saved hundreds of lives. Why wasn’t the commencement of hostilities
            postponed until the troops were properly outfitted? There are numerous
            suggestions that the timing was prompted by political, not military,
            concerns. The United States was under no imminent threat of attack by
            Saddam Hussein, and the Administration knew it. They delayed the
            marketing of the war until Americans finished their summer
            vacations because “you don’t introduce new products in August.” As the
            Downing Street memo revealed, the timeline for the war was set to start
            thirty days before the 2002 Congressional elections.

            And there was no serious plan for the aftermath of the war, a fact also
            noted in the Downing Street memo. The President’s failure as Commander
            in Chief to protect the troops by arming them properly, and his failure
            to plan for the occupation, cost dearly in lives and taxpayer dollars.
            This was not mere negligence or oversight — in other words,
            maladministration — but reflected a reckless and grotesque disregard for
            the welfare of the troops and an utter indifference to the need for
            proper governance of a country after occupation. As such, these failures
            violated the requirements of the President’s oath of office. If they are
            proven to be the product of political objectives, they could constitute
            impeachable offenses on those grounds alone.

            Torture and Other Abuses of Power

            President Bush recently proclaimed, “We do not torture.” In view of the
            revelations of the CIA’s secret jails and practice of rendition, not to
            mention the Abu Ghraib scandal, the statement borders on the absurd,
            recalling Nixon’s famous claim, “I am not a crook.” It has been well
            documented that abuse (including torture) of detainees by US personnel
            in connection with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has been systemic
            and widespread. Under the War Crimes Act of 1996 it is a crime for any
            US national to order or engage in the murder, torture or inhuman
            treatment of a detainee. (When a detainee death results, the act imposes
            the death penalty.) In addition, anyone in the chain of command who
            condones the abuse rather than stopping it could also be in violation of
            the act. The act simply implements the Geneva Conventions, which are the
            law of the land.

            The evidence before us now suggests that the President himself may have
            authorized detainee abuse. In January 2002, after the Afghanistan war
            had begun, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales advised President Bush
            in writing that US mistreatment of detainees might be criminally
            prosecutable under the War Crimes Act. Rather than order the possibly
            criminal behavior to stop, which under the Geneva Conventions and the
            War Crimes Act the President was obligated to do, Bush authorized an
            “opt-out” of the Geneva Conventions to try to shield the Americans who
            were abusing detainees from prosecution. In other words, the President’s
            response to reports of detainee abuse was to prevent prosecution of the
            abusers, thereby implicitly condoning the abuse and authorizing its
            continuation. If torture or inhuman treatment of prisoners took place as
            a result of the President’s conduct, then he himself may have violated
            the War Crimes Act, along with those who actually inflicted the abuse.

            There are many other indications that the President has knowingly
            condoned detainee abuse. For example, he never removed Defense Secretary
            Rumsfeld from office or disciplined him, even though Rumsfeld accepted
            responsibility for the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib, admitted hiding a
            detainee from the Red Cross — a violation of the Geneva Conventions and
            possibly the War Crimes Act, if the detainee was being abused — and
            issued orders (later withdrawn) for Guantánamo interrogations
            that violated the Geneva Conventions and possibly the War Crimes Act.

            More recently, the President opposed the McCain Amendment barring
            torture when it was first proposed, and he tacitly supported Vice
            President Cheney’s efforts to get language into the bill that would
            allow the CIA to torture or degrade detainees. Now, in his signing
            statement, the President announced that he has the right to violate the
            new law, claiming once again the right as Commander in Chief to break
            laws when it suits him.

            Furthermore, despite the horrors of the Abu Ghraib scandal, no
            higher-ups have been held accountable. Only one officer of any
            significant rank has been punished. It is as though the Watergate
            inquiry stopped with the burglars, as the Nixon coverup tried and
            failed to accomplish. President Bush has made no serious effort to
            insure that the full scope of the scandal is uncovered or to hold any
            higher-ups responsible, perhaps because responsibility goes
            right to the White House.

            It is imperative that a full investigation be undertaken of Bush’s role
            in the systemic torture and abuse of detainees. Violating his oath of
            office, the Geneva Conventions and the War Crimes Act would constitute
            impeachable offenses.

            Next Steps

            Mobilizing the nation and Congress in support of investigations and the
            impeachment of President Bush is a critical task that has already begun,
            but it must intensify and grow. The American people stopped the Vietnam
            War — against the wishes of the President — and forced a reluctant
            Congress to act on the impeachment of President Nixon. And they can
            do the same with President Bush. The task has three elements: building
            public and Congressional support, getting Congress to undertake
            investigations into various aspects of presidential misconduct and
            changing the party makeup of Congress in the 2006 elections.

            Drumming up public support means organizing rallies, spearheading
            letter-writing campaigns to newspapers, organizing petition drives,
            door-knocking in neighborhoods, handing out leaflets and deploying the
            full range of mobilizing tactics. Organizations like
            AfterDowningStreet.org and ImpeachPac.org, actively working on a
            campaign for impeachment, are able to draw on a remarkably solid base of
            public support. A Zogby poll taken in November — before the wiretap
            scandal — showed more than 50 percent of those questioned favored
            impeachment of President Bush if he lied about the war in Iraq.

            An energized public must in turn bear down on Congress.
            Constituents should request meetings with their Senators and
            Representatives to educate them on impeachment. They can also make their
            case through e-mail, letters and phone calls. Representatives and
            Senators should be asked specifically to support hearings on and
            investigations into the deceptions that led to the Iraq War and
            President Bush’s role in the torture scandals. Senators should also be
            asked to insure that the hearings already planned by the Senate
            Judiciary Committee into warrantless wiretaps are comprehensive. The
            hearings should evaluate whether the wiretaps were genuinely used for
            national security purposes and why the President chose to violate the
            law when it was so easy to comply with it. Representatives should
            specifically be asked to co-sponsor Congressman John Conyers’s
            resolution calling for a full inquiry into presidential abuses.

            Finally, if this pressure fails to produce results, attention must be
            focused on changing the political composition of the House and Senate in
            the upcoming 2006 elections. If a Republican Congress is unwilling to
            investigate and take appropriate action against a Republican President,
            then a Democratic Congress should replace it.

            As awful as Watergate was, after the vote on impeachment and the
            resignation of President Nixon, the nation felt a huge sense of relief.
            Impeachment is a tortuous process, but now that President Bush has
            thrown down the gauntlet and virtually dared Congress to stop him from
            violating the law, nothing less is necessary to protect our
            constitutional system and preserve our democracy.

          • CaMaven

            Wake-up call- Bush is gone 5 years. I was no fan of him either. We have someone even worse now. Work on getting him impeached.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            That’s what Obama is doing right now according to Eric Snowden.

          • vincestaley

            Snowden had the option to go public with his concerns without violating the confidentiality laws. Instead he wanted to be Spider Man and a hero. Now, he realizes he’s in a fix that can’t be fixed.

          • SBRon

            YOU would be the fool…

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            What planet are YOU from? Oh, yeah – the planet of TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party LIARS and wannabe TRAITORS.

          • Michael Nosal

            I think your tin hat is on too tight.

            Hear that?

            The Zombie Apocalypse is here……

          • CaMaven

            and you’re obviously part of it.

          • Michael Nosal

            Former Attorney GeneralRamsey Clark’s Articles of Impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General John David Ashcroft:

            Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S.
            Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a
            massive assault on and occupation of Iraq,
            a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the
            death and maiming of tens of thousands of Iraqis, and hundreds of U.S.
            G.I.s.
            Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.
            Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians,
            civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were
            unavoidable.
            Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by
            belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a
            war of aggression.
            Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary
            executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of
            individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of
            prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of
            governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and
            by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of
            individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments
            to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of
            Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political
            Rights.
            Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about
            the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S.
            government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments
            with false information; concealing information vital to public
            discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and
            possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.
            Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations
            and international law, both a part of the “Supreme Law of the land”
            under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to
            commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in
            wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq
            and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of
            its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by
            rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating
            compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which
            international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate
            the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the
            international community.
            Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and
            human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access
            to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a
            civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the
            discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an “enemy combatant.”
            Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States
            and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of
            the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.
            Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial
            orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the
            judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully
            held by the government.
            Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of
            persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion
            of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the
            only avenue of appellate relief.
            Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and
            locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by
            the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to
            Congressional inquiry.
            Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.
            Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client
            privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a
            court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged
            with a crime.
            Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the
            United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent
            association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the
            Executive has been deemed “terrorist.”
            Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and
            authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons
            based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political
            activity.
            Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate
            for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive
            functions.
            Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and
            abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal
            from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the
            legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between
            the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing
            signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.

            Source: Impeach Bush, 2003.

          • CaMaven

            Memo to Liberals, Socialist, Communists: Bush- gone for 5 years. Focus your efforts on articles of impeachment for Obama. He badly needs to be removed.

        • Michael Nosal

          Knowing our country was to be attacked by terrorists and doing NOTHING to prevent it. Bush II

          Starting a war based on a lie. Bush II

          Spending the surplus from the previous administration. Bush II

          FYI: the ‘spying on Americans? Bush II created that.

          Many of what you are talking about began before Obama took office.

          But you will believe what people say and not actual facts.

          • CaMaven

            Actually, I’m no Bush fan either, but Obama is by far the worst ever.

        • Michael Nosal

          Hey! Watch what I can do:

          Former Attorney GeneralRamsey Clark’s Articles of Impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General John David Ashcroft:

          Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S.
          Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a
          massive assault on and occupation of Iraq,
          a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the
          death and maiming of tens of thousands of Iraqis, and hundreds of U.S.
          G.I.s.
          Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.
          Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians,
          civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were
          unavoidable.
          Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by
          belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a
          war of aggression.
          Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary
          executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of
          individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of
          prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of
          governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and
          by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of
          individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments
          to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of
          Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political
          Rights.
          Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about
          the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S.
          government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments
          with false information; concealing information vital to public
          discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and
          possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.
          Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations
          and international law, both a part of the “Supreme Law of the land”
          under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to
          commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in
          wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq
          and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of
          its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by
          rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating
          compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which
          international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate
          the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the
          international community.
          Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and
          human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access
          to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a
          civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the
          discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an “enemy combatant.”
          Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States
          and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of
          the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.
          Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial
          orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the
          judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully
          held by the government.
          Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of
          persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion
          of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the
          only avenue of appellate relief.
          Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and
          locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by
          the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to
          Congressional inquiry.
          Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.
          Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client
          privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a
          court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged
          with a crime.
          Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the
          United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent
          association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the
          Executive has been deemed “terrorist.”
          Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and
          authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons
          based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political
          activity.
          Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate
          for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive
          functions.
          Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and
          abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal
          from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the
          legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between
          the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing
          signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.

          Source: Impeach Bush, 2003.

          • vincestaley

            WOW! I knew he was bad but this is incredible. Thanks for the heads up.

      • scriptysandra

        Hahaha!!! Yes.. all these offences are ‘just a cover’. Blind liberal idiocy.

  • Frdmftr

    Seems to me the only reason he is being “lynched”
    is because his Marxist backers have infiltrated the U.S. Senate and made it
    impossible to prosecute him legally with impeachment for treason and many, many other high crimes and misdemeanors. The man is a incompetent Marxist sock puppet, and has made V.I. Lenin’s “useful idiots” out of half the U.S. population, including this guy, whose entire argument is based on personal value systems without a shred of principle in the lot.

    • emjayay

      That’s just too insane to even comment on.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      And YOU and your TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party cronies are wannabe TRAITORS who want to overthrow the legitimately elected government. I wish to hell you fools would hurry up and try that little “second Civil War” you’ve been having wet dreams about; we can’t put y’all down too soon to suit me.

    • jan

      “Marxist backers” – what century are you living in?

    • vincestaley

      If he’s so incompetent then why have you got your knickers all twisted?

  • $27334126

    You should get mental health counseling before you harm yourself or others.

    • Michael Jones

      Is this supposed to be funny or are you just showing off your middle school education?…you actually spelled counseling correctly, CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • David

    Mr Schaeffer, I am far from your biggest fan, but I have to say I think that this time you’ve hit the nail squarely on the head. Establishment figures, left and right, are having to struggle to treat a man as President whose skin colour instinctively makes them think he should be cleaning their shoes.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      The way you spell the word ‘color’ as ‘colour’ tells me you’re not even from this country.

      • vincestaley

        maybe he used your dictionary.

  • Eric Scoles

    Mandela did talk his _jailers_ into seeing reason, sort of. By the end of his stay, he was treated respectfully and even protected to some extent, because he’d forced them to think of him as a human being by doing that to them. But he had 27 years to work on that, and more or less nothing to lose. And his literal jailers — the men he had access to on a daily basis — weren’t the people empowered to make change.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      In 1961, in response to the government’s suppression of all legal forms of protest, Mandela became one of the main organizers of the armed struggle wing of the African National Congress, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation). Mandela explained that this was a necessary step to channel the blazing anger of the African majority into a coherent strategy; otherwise it might have dissipated itself in random acts of violence. But in 1963-1964, with the aid of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Mandela was tracked down, arrested and, along with a number of colleagues, sentenced to long prison terms. Mandela himself served 27 years, much of it on bleak Robben Island in the South Atlantic. The Reagan administration declared the ANC and its leaders to be terrorists, a designation that was only lifted in 2008, 17 years after Mandela was freed from prison. Mandela’s colleagues are still sometimes harassed at U.S. airports because of this vicious policy.

      In 1961, in response to the government’s suppression of all legal forms of protest, Mandela became one of the main organizers of the armed struggle wing of the African National Congress, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation). Mandela explained that this was a necessary step to channel the blazing anger of the African majority into a coherent strategy; otherwise it might have dissipated itself in random acts of violence. But in 1963-1964, with the aid of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Mandela was tracked down, arrested and, along with a number of colleagues, sentenced to long prison terms. Mandela himself served 27 years, much of it on bleak Robben Island in the South Atlantic. The Reagan administration declared the ANC and its leaders to be terrorists, a designation that was only lifted in 2008, 17 years after Mandela was freed from prison. Mandela’s colleagues are still sometimes harassed at U.S. airports because of this vicious policy.

      http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2013/12/comrade-nelson-mandela-an-appreciation-farewell/

      http://henrymakow.com/when_do_terrorists_get_nobel_p.html

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        See more at: http://henrymakow.com/when_do_terrorists_get_nobel_p.html#sthash.8sx7C1gH.dpuf

        http://victoriajackson.com/10218/nelson-mandela-communist-terrorist-murderer

        THE ANC’S VICTIMS WERE MOSTLY CIVILIANS:

        1981 – 2 car bombs at Durban showrooms

        1983 – Church Street Bomb (killed 19, wounded 217)

        1984 – Durban car bomb (killed 5, wounded 27)

        1985-1987 – At least 150 landmines on farm roads (killed 125)

        1985 – Amanzimtoti Sanlam shopping centre bomb Dec 23 (killed 2 women and 3 children)

        1986 – Magoo’s Bar bomb (killed 3, wounded 69)

        1986 – Newcastle Court bomb (wounded 24)

        1987 – Johannesburg Court bomb (killed 3, wounded 10)

        1987 – Wits command centre car bomb (killed 1, wounded 68)

        1988 – Johannesburg video arcade (killed 1 unborn baby, wounded 10)

        1988 – Roodepoort bank bomb (killed 4, wounded 18)

        1988 – Pretoria Police housing unit, 2 bombs (wounded 3)

        1988 – Magistrate’s Court bomb (killed 3)

        1988 – Benoni Wimpy Bar bomb (killed 1, wounded 56)

        1988 – Witbank shopping centre bomb (killed 2, wounded 42)

        1988 – Ellis Park Rugby Stadium car bomb (killed 2, wounded 37)

        Late 1980s – numerous Wimpy Restaurant bombs (killed many, wounded many)

        The ANC also made explosives disguised as children’s toys. Mandela was a violent, Marxist, terrorist.

      • vincestaley

        I guess he decided to take a page from the American Revolution and go after the Torys.

  • Rudolph

    So well written, Mr. Schaeffer, thank you. Your piece is so honest and straightforward that it makes people cringe – which is evident in some of the comments. You are perhaps the first person (that I know of) who had the guts to put it the way it is. With you I also pray for the President and thank him for his leadership.

  • Guest

    It seems lynching denotes being race minded, which is what you are being
    here. I am opposed to this President, but I do not appreciate being
    compared to a participant of a lynch mob when I oppose his far left
    stand, his lying ways, and his “do what is politically expedient instead
    of what’s right” thinking. I believe he should be fired for
    incompetency, and his 5 year performance as President, and his
    socialistic and UN-American views. The man has about 1000 Executive
    orders and he would do more if he could. No President has abused power
    as Obama has, no President has so misunderstood the meaning of the word
    “Republic” as Obama does. No President would or should accuse his
    detractors of being racist and then make known racial statements himself
    at delicate times – that is just not Presidential. Obama needs to
    return to being a community organizer although I doubt he was ever good
    at that either. His color however, has no bearing on my opinions.
    Lynch him, no, fire him, yes.

    • Heather Corbin

      Oddly, it is commentary such as yours that the author is metaphorically calling “lynching.” Using a race minded term may be shocking and offensive, but the truth is that the people on the right don’t listen to moderate arguments against their extremist stances. What specifically has President Obama done to make your life worse? Which of the 167 (yes, 167, no “about 1000”) Executive Orders that he has signed (which are indeed less than President Bush’s 291 or Clinton’s 364) has specifically targeted you or anyone you know? Which of his policies would you argue is “socialistic”? The ACA? It’s about as unsocialistic as they come – it requires people to purchase private insurance (a conservative idea until Obama used it – then it’s suddenly socialist). If you truly despise Obama for his policies and not for his race, then you despise American values, because that is all his policies embrace. His policies are no more un-American than his predecessor, who instated policies that restricted no less than FOUR of the ten Amendments in the Bill of Rights. I’d call that a much larger abuse of power than the current president, which pretty much nullifies your argument. Good day.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        We just learned that a CANADIAN firm was put in charge of running the $634 million tax-payer dollar disaster of a website for ObamaCare.

        http://news.yahoo.com/obama-health-target-500-000-signups-oct-31-192353854–politics.html

        The 14 states running their own markets, along with Washington, D.C., have released some data. But it’s hard to discern a clear pattern, since the reporting dates are different from state to state.

        California reported 16,300 applications processed as of Oct. 5. The memo projects 91,000 people will enroll in the state by the end of the month.

        Kentucky reported 18,351 applications processed as of Oct. 9. That would exceed the memo’s projection of 15,400 for the month.

        Washington state reported 24,949 applications processed as of Monday, a little more than the memo’s October projection of 23,800.

        Maryland reported 566 applications processed as of Oct. 6, compared with 10,500 projected for the month by the memo.

        http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/11/11/undercover-video-exposes-obamacare-navigators-suggesting-fraud-deceit

        Undercover Video Exposes ObamaCare Navigators Suggesting Fraud, Deceit

        http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/11/12/bill-clinton-obama-should-honor-his-commitment-even-if-it-means-changing-obamacare

        • Heather Corbin

          While that information may be interesting, it is a bit off topic, no? I asked you what specific freedoms you lost. What specifically is socialistic about Obama’s policies? Which of the Executive Orders you called out as an abuse of power (or any of Obama’s policies for that matter) damages the American public as much as the USA PATRIOT ACT did?
          Changing the topic doesn’t make you less incorrect.

    • Vik Verma

      Who cares what you appreciate or not?

      Thank you for this piece, Frank

    • iw

      You’re full of lies yourself. Obama is not a socialist. Just because you believe it to be true does not make it so. Obama has issued 167 executive orders till date not 1000. BTW Bush gave 291 executive orders, Clinton 364 and Regan 381. So you’re lying about this as well (go for a more believable lie, 1000 just makes you sound like an idiot). According to you “No president has abused power more than Obama” Really?? Not Nixon who resigned in disgrace, otherwise he’d have been impeached. Not Bush who actually lied about WMD to get us into a war with Iraq? Not Iran Contra scandal Regan? Manufactured scandals such as Benghazi do not count. If there was the slightest evidence of wrongdoing in Benghazi, impeachment would be happening now. There is zero evidence of abuse of power by Obama and links to right wing talking heads count for squat. You say “No President has misunderstood the meaning of the word republic as Obama has”. You have no idea of what the word means either, because as far as I know Obama has won the Presidency twice in the exact same way as other two term Presidents. He has not been declared a monarch. So the question is do you know what the word republic means? The reasons you have given for not liking Obama are all provable lies. You dislike Obama for no real reasons and claim not to be a racist. There are only two possible reasons either you actually are a racist or just an ignorant fool. I’m thinking you’re both.

      • yogiman

        You’re right iw, Barry isn’t a socialist, he’s a communist. Check his history: He was raised as a communist by his mother and his maternal grandparents; and as a Muslim by the paternal side of his heritage, including his stepfather.

        • iw

          And you are actually a mental defective and need to see a psychiatrist ASAP.

          • yogiman

            I hope you guys will enjoy living in a communist nation with Barry as your dictator if he can get it pulled off.

            Why do you think he has fired over 200 high ranking officers in our military while building an “in house” service force like Adolph Hitler had?

          • Penny Conaway

            OMG, You must listen to Beck,Limpball, and Levine, who stew in hate juices of bigotry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            That’s the same old bull a liberal will say everytime when they have nothing good to say back which is often.

          • iw

            What good do you have to say? You know by trolling the thread you’ve actually proved the author’s point. The only thing you’ve got is your blind racism against Obama. “Porch monkeys”, reparations. Vomiting out all the right wing memes aren’t, you, you nasty little man.

          • vincestaley

            oops, up goes the mirror.

          • vincestaley

            probably for poor performance just as any CEO would clean house to protect the bottom line.

        • Michael Nosal

          communism |ˈkämyəˌnizəm| (often Communism)
          noun
          a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. See also Marxism .

          Know the definition of a word before you use it. Seeing as how we have such a high unemployment rate, that make Obama the worst communist ever.

          Nice try.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Yep, that what Obama wants. He has to start slow or the gig is up. Obamacare is back door reparations and the redistribution of wealth. We’re being forced to buy something we don’t want and the money is going to 40 oz malt liquor drinking porch monkeys.

          • iw

            Racist thug loser.

          • feistychic

            You filthy racist scum bag ….no better than the dog shit I scrape off my shoes before I walk in my house ….

          • vincestaley

            Yea I saw that on FAUX NEWS too. I guess Obama in fifth term will finally own all the ABC stores.

          • SBRon

            U.S. Navy, huh…? WOW!!!

          • vincestaley

            You forgot in the communist system all is owned by the state. Whereas in this country 85% is own by the top 1%. Obama is one lousy commie.

        • Mark Travers

          Paul Wade, just utter nonsense. The economy is back on the mends and the Stock Market is doing great so Obama is one awful ‘communist’ if he is one.

          • SalisburyWitch

            Mark, you’re wasting your breath on Paul Wade. He’s drunk on Konservative Koolaid Koncoctions. He wouldn’t know a socialist or a communist if he fell over one. He has swallowed every single one of their lies – as such, I think has affirmed Frank’s article as true, and as I read his posts, I’m also coming to see him as one of those doing the slow-mo lynching.

          • Mark Travers

            Thanks debiannj.

            btw: I am one of those moderate Republicans or Conservative Democrats (an Independent). To me the Koch Brothers $$$ have so polluted the political process and hidden under the premise that Obama is a commie or socialist that folks like Paul Wade is not smart enough to discern that these Billionaires (with the help of Fox News) , have a VESTED interest to paint President Obama as the bad guy.

            Mr. Obama came from a poor and humble background and has been successful due to his hard work. What he has achieved is the ‘American dream’. He was not handed a silver spoon and I’d think that most of the Blue Collar workers would trust him more than the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, Koch Brothers, etc.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            You liberals seem to have “KOCH” on your dirty minds.

            George Soros anyone.

          • Mark Travers

            Hey Jimmy, I am hardly a ‘liberal’. That sort of 3rd grade logic of seeing the world into Conservative vs. Liberal is just fatuous. Grow-up.

          • vincestaley

            I guess these trolls have been frighten to death as the black boggy man of their nightmares has come to their whitey house. The blame should go squarely on the shoulders of Nat Turner.

          • SBRon

            HaHa!! Good one…

          • vincestaley

            Well put, cheers.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            I’m laughing at you liberals. You’re all high and mighty but when someone tells the real truth about your Black Messiah you go ape sh*t nuts. You start name calling and going all MSNBC on us. Uncivilized. Animals.

          • iw

            And you racist thug thinks that you’re civilized? Someone should go MSNBC on you pathetic loser ass. You are not laughing. You’re screaming inside drowning in your hatred of the black man.

          • vincestaley

            James: your hard drive is crashing as it spews out vicious nonsensical tripe. Get a grip man, you’re making a fool of yourself for all the world to see.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Remember you liberals hate Wall Street and the stock market? Hello ‘OCCUPY WALL STREET”

            What hypocrites.

            Explain to me how Obama has made the stock market go up in the Dow, NASADAQ and S&P. Go.

        • Penny Conaway

          PAULIE, I said earlier that you were an idiot, now I say you are a f#ing idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Look at the unhinged liberals

          • iw

            And look at the mad troll.

      • SalisburyWitch

        IW: I’m not 100% sure that there weren’t WMDs in Iraq – I think we were looking for the wrong kinds. Saddam is known to have used chemical and possibly biological weapons on the Kurds, and based on some of the symptoms of returning vets, may have used them on our people. We were looking for nuclear weapons, but I think there were chemical and biological weapons there.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/if-the-bush-administration-lied-about-wmd-so-did-these-people-version-3-0/

          “(Saddam) will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and some day, some way, I am certain he will use that arsenal again, as he has 10 times since 1983? — National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Feb 18, 1998

          • iw

            Yeah, he said it. So what? What does that prove?

        • iw

          We were looking for chemical weapons and certainly not for nuclear weapons. Even Condaleeza Rice in her famous “mushroom cloud” speech never claimed Sadam had nuclear weapons. Colin Powell’s speech to the UN justifying the Iraq war was proved to be full of lies. You and no doubt a lot of people believe that Sadam had and used chemical weapons on US troops (even Bush never made that claim, and I’d imagine he’d have jumped at it had it been even 1% true). There is a huge difference between belief and reality. The returning vets paid a terrible price for Bush and Cheney’s folly.

          • vincestaley

            and still do.

        • vincestaley

          My cousin was a member of one of the MANY inspection teams. He said no WMD’s period.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Manufactured Benghazi? Man are you stupid.

        • iw

          Really? Coming form the guy who is trolling the entire thread? Bengazi is designed to keep all you Koch suckers perpetually excited.

      • vincestaley

        Well put but I just heard it ricochet off a bone head.

    • CharlieAdamsInKY

      Nichols, if there are any LIARS in this, it’s you and your TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party buddies.

      • yogiman

        Tell me Charlie, what makes Barry your favorite liar? Could it be because he refused to wear an American flag lapel pin before he usurped the Oval Office?

        Did you admire him when he stood with his hands clasped over his ‘crotch’ when the National Anthem was being played? Did that get him your vote?

        What did his wife mean when she said they had to take certain medical shots so they could go back to his homeland of Kenya?

        What nation’s passport did he use to to visit Pakistan when Pakistan would not allow American citizens in their nation? Could it possibly have been his Indonesian passport because he was an Indonesian citizen at that time? When did he become an American citizen… or has he ever?

        Are you sure we don’t have an Indonesian citizen in our Oval Office? Didn’t think so.

        • Michael Nosal

          Gee, so when did winning a national election TWICE become ‘usurping’?

          • yogiman

            Read the definition of “usurp” Michael. You can’t win a [race] with 100% of the votes cast by idiots if you aren’t legally eligible to enter the race.

            Barry didn’t “win” the race twice, he usurped it.

          • tmf354

            Paul, you are the very definition of idiocy.

          • SalisburyWitch

            BARACK is eligible to be President. He was not born in Kenya. His father may have been a cad, but he wasn’t a stupid cad – he had a wife and baby in Kenya he didn’t tell his wife in the US about. He married Stanley Ann because she was pregnant. Do you actually think he’d be so stupid to take a PREGNANT hormonal wife to a 3rd world country when he had a wife and child there that he didn’t tell her about? It may have been legal for Kenya, but not in the US. It would have voided his American marriage, and probably caused him to lose precious body parts. Besides, back then, they didn’t let pregnant women fly – and he would not have left Hawaii until May at the latest and she would have been at least 6 months pregnant then – and unable to fly. Because Stanley Ann was 100% American, it would have given Barack American citizenship anyway, and he’d STILL be able to hold office.
            As for the idiot votes – who’s to say that the idiots that voted against him were the IDIOT vote – idiot? He won both times, he didn’t usurp anything – and certainly NOT like Bush stole the previous 2 elections – THAT is usurping.

          • yogiman
        • Mark Travers

          Paul Wade, just utter nonsense. President Obama never refused to ear an American flag lapel pin …. that has been proven a lie and folks like you, just can’t keep up with the reality. You wackos couldn’t beat him at the ballot box so now all you have are spreading LIES via Social Media. It’s so sad.

        • SalisburyWitch

          When did wearing the American flag pin in your lapel make you American, or for that matter not wearing one make you un-American? A person’s nationality is not determined by what he wears on his clothing. In my opinion, the members of the GOP who wear flags on their lapels while trying to dismantle our medical insurance plan (ACA), and making enormous cuts to the SNAP and Unemployment programs forcing the poor to starve is more un-American than not wearing a flag pin. When they went to Kenya, they had to get medical shots because you have to get shots when you go abroad – when I went to Hawaii in 1961, it was considered abroad, and I had to get shots too. However, the claim that Barack Obama must have set out on that trip to Pakistan using a non-U.S. passport is false: The U.S. State Department did not include Pakistan on a “no travel” list barring Americans from traveling there in mid-1981, and evidence documents that Americans could in fact freely visit that country at that time. Pakistan did not prevent Americans from going there.
          It is racist to insist that a black man must be a foreigner to be President of the US. What you’re really saying is that no American black man is good enough or smart enough to be able to get there ergo he must be foreign.

          • vincestaley

            I love the car dealerships with all their US flags and framed “we are a christian dealership” posted conspicuously on the walls. Then they cheat you blind.

        • Penny Conaway

          OMG, you really are an idiot Paulie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • yogiman

            Sorry Penny, but you’re the idiot. You should learn what you’re talking about when you talk. You might enjoy an education by “opening the door” at:

            Albany Law Journal Vol. 66 (1904-1905)

            That will open the door for you and maybe you can learn something. I suggest you ‘open the door’ to http://www.wnd.com2010/04/134881/

            Enjoy.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Actually, Penny, Paulie is a PROFESSIONAL LIAR. The TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of Treason and Propaganda pays for these TRASH by the hundreds to choke up blogs and message boards at a few cents per post. Bet Paulie’s Mommy is proud of her little boy – if he really IS male, which is not a certainty, as posting under fake aliases is the rule rather than the exception for these PAID LIARS. I mean, wouldn’t you be proud if your child was whoring himself out as a PAID LIAR…?

        • CharlieAdamsInKY

          Paul, you’re not only a fucking LIAR, you’re a willful idiot.

          • yogiman

            Charlie,

            You’re exposing yourself to be one big damn fool. I can’t say I feel sorry for you but I do feel sorry for your family; especially your children (if you have any).

            You’re fixing to learn your ignorance the hard way.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Am I, now? And this would be why? You figure on “teaching” me? Like I told another little wannabe insurrectionist traitor on this thread, I’ve been waiting for y’all to get started for several years, now. I’m still waiting and I ain’t going nowhere.

          • yogiman

            Charlie,

            You’re exposing what kind of [man] you are with the vulgarity you’re using over the internet.

            And you’re further exposing your political ignorance when you accuse me being wrong on my remarks about your man Barry. You call me a liar but offer now proof. Why not; could it be because you don’t you have any?

            I have offered you evidence given by Barry himself; and yeah, I know he’s the biggest liar in the USA, so was he lying for 16 years every time he advertised he was born in Kenya… before he decided he was born in Hawaii?

            You make accusations but offer no evidence to support your argument. The only “evidence” you have is what you think. It’s all there, look it up.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            LOL!!! You miserable, lying bastard, the only “evidence” YOU offer is that given by racist birthers like yourself, butchered, hacked, and edited to suit your treasonous agenda. You actually think that a lying, seditious, wannabe TRAITOR like you deserves to have ANYONE spend the time to explain the facts to you for the TEN THOUSANDTH time? Up yours, you goddamned PAID LIAR.

    • scriptysandra

      This is the left’s last line of defence (or offence) – to say that anyone who opposes Obama is a racist. It’s desperate and weak and blatantly not true. Besides, he is as much white as he is black – no?

      • Michael Nosal

        No. This has been the Right’s first line of offense. Playing on the hatred, fear, and prejudice of every American.

        Yes, he is as much white as he is black, but nobody looks at him and says “Barrack Obama: Mulatto President”, do they? they fixate on the color of his skin tone. This is what the right-wingers and Bible-thumping hypocrisy feed on.

        Then there are those like you that claim that mentioning his race is some sort of last ditch effort. That alone shows your own ignorance. That is the first thing that is brought up, not the last.

        When Congress decides to try and sabotage his first term, the Left immediately brings up race as the issue. Not as a last line of defense, as you would so ignorantly wish to be true.

        Healthcare reform stalemating? Race.

        Government shutdown? Race.

        So, you see, it is actually ignorant people like you that make comments like yours above the actual last line of defense. Why?

        Because you know that that is the real reason behind it and nothing more, but if you make that comment, you have justified your ignorance by feeling superior and bemoaning that all the Left is doing is “crying race”

        • vincestaley

          If you are a racist then why do you try to hide it? I think because deep down you know its wrong but you can’t overcome your short comings as a human being. You deceive your self and secretly loath your self for the being the coward.

    • Michael Nosal

      I guess the term of “symbolism” is lost on you. Fired for his incompetence?

      He wasn’t the one that sent our soldiers to die in a war based on a lie, did he?

      He was not the president at the helm when intelligence informed him terrorists would attack on American soil, was he?

      He was not the one that pissed away a surplus of money, was he?

      He was not the one that drove this country into an economic quagmire, was he?

      Abused power? Bush II had more executive orders passed than Obama, but Obama has abused his power?

      If that were the case, then we would not be having these constant pissing contests with Congress.

      But yes, let us focus on what he has not done and then claim your distrust and animosity about him has never been about his skin color.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      These people live in denial

  • Ms. Pris

    I am a liberal. I think that the right-wing opposition to Obama is almost entirely based in racism. However, to call this “lynching” is hyperbolic and disrespectful. Lynching involves murder, torture, rape, terror. Lynching still happens, though typically not in the US. Comparing political opposition and character assassination to murder, torture, rape, and terror, is thoughtless and extremely inappropriate.

    Maybe you should think about that, Mr. MIddle-Aged White Man, before you toss that word around.

    • yogiman

      Priscilla,

      If you would pay a little bit of attention as to what is being said by Barry, and what is going on in the USA, you would have to conclude Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama in the biggest racist in the USA today… and Eric Holder would be right behind him.

      • SalisburyWitch

        Paul, his name is Barack Obama. He was never adopted by Lolo Soetoro, so he was never Barack Soetoro legally. He used Barry as a nickname as a child, and prefers Barack as that is his legal name. Or would you prefer to be called Paulie because that’s the nickname for Paul. As for him being racist, you’re delusional. Just because he doesn’t want to pass all those silly racist bills, and is fighting the racist ploys to deny persons of color the right to vote, and to have the same equality as caucasians doesn’t make him any more racist than his supporting a path to citizenship for Mexicans and other immigrants makes him Mexican.

        • tmf354

          Deiannj, don’t try reasoning or even explaining anything to Paulie. He’s one of the people pulling the rope over the tree limb. How much do you want to bet he never disrespected Bush by ceiling him Georgie?

    • Cynthia D

      Priscilla this is a spiritual lynching of not only this President, but everything he stands for. They are punishing everyone, while they go on to live lavish lifestyles with hefty salaries and benefits for the rest of their lives, while they deny rights to the people who they swore to represent. God will have the last say as you see a lot of them go out of office in not only disgrace, but know as the worse group in history. Who does not vote to extend unemployment benefits to families in ruin, while they go off on vacation? They are not only lynching this president, they are lynching America.

      • Ms. Pris

        He stands for the same things “they” stand for: corporate interests and governmental control. I’m certainly not a fan of the right wing, but to call this a lynching of the President (especially when HE is not the one who is suffering) is ridiculous and extremely insensitive.

        • grace

          “HE” is suffering and has suffered through these many, relentless, hate-filled years of attack. This bright, compassionate, and learned man won his presidency on the promise of Change and the revival of HOPE for a better tomorrow in an America all but shattered, battered and broken after eight destructive years of Republican over-spending and corporate-driven legislating: his first sin. They were NOT going to permit this ‘upstart’ to come in and fulfill his promise of restoring Hope to a beleaguered Nation now, could they? That might have elevated the President to a God-like status inconceivable to his opponents – already in a tizzy that a Democrat had taken the White House, much less a Black one!! So, they crushed HOPE before the election was even over and have OBSTRUCTED “change” every minute of every day the do-nothing Congress has sat their do-nothing slug butts in their Congressional and Senatorial (to a lesser degree) seats!
          I see the pain behind that wonderful man’s eyes. One has to look hard to find the pain….the sadness; for before the pain sits Courage, Nobility, Restraint, Integrity, Compassion, Love and Hope. Yes, I believe our President may still have a light of Hope lit deep in his soul. He is a better, stronger person than I. The level of hatred leveled at this one man would have destroyed my spirit. But I pray for our President, as do millions of others all over the world. We pray for the restoration of his spirit, the calming of his heart, the healing of the wounds his soul has born; as he has stood so bravely, compassionately, and equitably for ALL, as President of these United States.

          • Ms. Pris

            Obama is not suffering. He is not hungry, he is not injured and without medical care, he is not homeless, he is not powerless or downtrodden, and nor is his family. You have a very very privileged idea of what suffering is.

            Obama does not “stand for ALL”. It took him how many years to decide that GLBT people are human and deserving of human rights? He has murdered how many US citizens (including minors) without due legal process? He assured the CIA that they could go on torturing and he would protect them. This is neither compassionate or equitable.

            “Hope” and “change” are vague concepts. You appear to be one of the many people who was satisfied with vague concepts instead of actual, specific instances of how Obama was going to change things. In fact his policies are, and remain, almost identical to those of his predecessor, GW Bush.

          • youmustbejoking

            Your “facts” are skewed and you make some unbelievable claims. But pray tell, what Americans- especially children- has the president killed? Please provide verifiable links.

          • Ms. Pris

            Wow. Are you really so completely uninformed? Obama personally authorized the murders of Anwar al-Awlaki and his son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki (his personal authorization was necessary because they are US citizens and targeting them is technically illegal.) The son in question was 16 years old. They were both US citizens living in Yemen. They were killed by CIA drone strikes without benefit of due process.

            The senior al-Awlaki was not ever even indicted; he was killed because he was a Muslim “suspected” of terrorism. The US government did not have enough evidence to charge him, so they murdered him. Then they murdered his son for being guilty by association.

            The (then) White House press secretary and advisor, Robert Gibbs, said that killing this 16 year old kid with ZERO ties to terrorism was justified because he “should have had a more responsible father.” His father had by then been dead for two weeks. They killed an American teenager (along with his teenaged cousin and friends, who were eating with him at a roadside cafe) because they didn’t like his dad.

            There is no constitutional, American, or Christian defense of this action. None. And the fact that you were unaware of this, and other, “targeted killing” means you ought to be ashamed of yourself. You are defending this president without knowing all the facts, yet you have the nerve to criticize me for presenting them to you? For shame.

            http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/06/AR2010040604121.html
            https://www.aclu.org/national-security/al-aulaqi-v-panetta
            http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/10/how-team-obama-justifies-the-killing-of-a-16-year-old-american/264028/

          • vincestaley

            If you sleep with dogs you get fleas. If you travel with terrorists you get drones. It called collateral damage and if you read about modern wars you’ll see that civilians die at a higher rate then combatants. Is it right? No, but that is the way of the world. If the allies could’ve taken out Hitler and Togo in 1941 the population of the world today would be a huge number.

          • SBRon

            Beautifully written…

        • SalisburyWitch

          Priscilla: He’s not suffering??? How do you know how he feels about the way they treat him? The man has enough dignity not to respond to the racism they throw at him on a daily basis. He KNOWS it’s not only because of his politics. To say that he’s not suffering because he doesn’t SHOW it is more ridiculous and insensitive than your idea is. The majority of African Americans I am associated with do not respond to racism at that scale other than to remove themselves from the racism, and sometimes speak out WHEN IT WILL DO GOOD. But they don’t show suffering because if they do that, they lose their dignity and admit that the other side has the ability to hurt them. You don’t think that his wife, and his 2 wonderful children aren’t hurt by the attacks on their father, husband, and by extension, on them? You really don’t understand what racism is, do you?

          • Ms. Pris

            Let me make this clear to you: lynching involves murder, torture, and rape. If we are talking about lynching, then no, Barack Obama is not suffering. He is not being lynched. No one is burning his house down, killing him and his family, etc.

            Cynthia tried to use the suffering the the American people as some kind of proof that Obama is being lynched. The American people are suffering, yes, but it isn’t his suffering. I was responding specifically to her comments; your response takes mine completely out of context and is ridiculous and frankly, dishonest.

  • indybeckih

    You have posted that same link to every thread. That’s getting close to being spam. It cost you a click.

  • WakeUp

    Give me a f*cking break, with all the racist distractions. So some Americans are bigots? Are you surprised at that?

    Meantime, the middle class is collapsing, military spending continues to rise while the national infrastructure is collapsing, Detroit is bankrupt, college grads have mortgage-sized debts and no jobs, a “constitutional scholar” President is presiding over the gutting of the fourth amendment, we are bombing countries every week with no accountability or declaration of war, politics has been corrupted by money like never before, millions are out of work AND out of money with no safety net, the too-big-to fail banks are even Bigger, local police are increasingly sadistic and militarized, ….

    Need we go on? If you fixate on bullshit like Obama’s race, you deserve the country you are getting.

    • vwcat12

      except congress makes laws. not the president.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        Don’t confuse the right-wing bigots with *facts*. It only makes their heads hurt.

        • scriptysandra

          The same could be said for left wing nuts.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            LOL!! Awwwwwwww, I love the smell of butthurt TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party trolls…

      • Walrus

        He has used his veto power how many times??

      • Walrus

        While the bigots hate on Obama for his race, the left ignores the NDAA, the drone strikes, the growth in military spending, the NSA spying…etc…etc

        • yogiman

          I’m afraid the democrats love Barry for his race. I’ve talked to a many people and the only reason anyone has given me as why they vote for him was because “he’s black”. It had to be race because they don’t even know his legal name. If it’s Barack Hussein Obama, when did he change it from Barry Soetoro?

          • Jeanne Uitto-Williams

            If he was born to MR. AND MRS. OBAMA, how could he change his name FROM Soetoro, the name of the man his mother married 6 YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH? Oh, I forgot. Obama-haters don’t have to make sense.

          • ben28

            I agree. Even as they deny hating him for his race, they assign blame to him for conditions caused by laws he has opposed or that existed before he became POTUS.
            Even as they vote for their “beloved GOP” slugs who won’t pass job creation bills but will pass bills giving billions in subsidies to corporations, they Blame Obama for the results of their own stupidity. Things will change only after these slovenly slugs and their friends pass on.

          • SalisburyWitch

            I guess they don’t understand that Barry Soetoro never was his legal name. Lolo Soetoro never adopted Barack, and Barry is a childhood nickname for Barack. President Kennedy was often called Jack Kennedy, but his legal name was always John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Look at Jackie Gleason – we know him as Jackie, but his legal name was John Herbert Gleason. I do think that Barack would have wanted to use the name Soetoro because he wanted to be a part of the family and fit in – can you imagine what it would have been like lining in a predominantly Muslim country with a different name than his mother and supposed-father? Even the fact that his skin color was different…He probably used Soetoro because they didn’t want him to be ostracized. It could be that Lolo may have wanted to adopt him but they would need Barack Sr.’s permission.

          • yogiman

            How about you Obama fans reading his autobiography, debiannj. He went by the nickname Barry when his mother married Lolo Soetoro. Soetoro adopted him because the Indonesian government would not allow a foreign child to attend their schools. Lolo made Barry his official name.

            If you know so much about him, when did he change his name back to Barack Hussein Obama?

            And by the way, no marriage license has been seen on his mother’s marriage to Barack Obama [Sr.]. Their address shown on the birth announcements in the Hawaiian papers was his grandparents address.

            One other question, y’all: What nation’s passport did Barry use when he went to Pakistan when Pakistan would not allow an American citizen entrance into their nation?

          • SalisburyWitch

            Prove it. He was not adopted legally by Lolo Soetoro. He didn’t have to change his name back to Barack Obama because it was never legally changed to Soetoro. His parent’s marriage license is available (or was) through Hawaii’s bureau of vital statistics. And Barack Sr and Stanley Ann lived with her parents, as Barack sr would have lived in a dorm prior to his marriage – and in 1961, the UH would not have had dorms for married students. They would have had to live off campus. When he went to Pakistan in 1981, Pakistan WAS allowing Americans to travel there – it was the US that ordered the travel advisory and didn’t want Americans to go there. Sorry, your tin hat slipped. If you have PROOF that he went under a different passport, or that he was adopted by Lolo, please provide it. You won’t find it (because neither happened), but please try.

          • youmustbejoking

            You have been drinking the koolaide of the birthers and not bothering to dip into reality. First, the only way his stepfather could of adopted him is if his fathers parental rights were terminated. They were not and he saw his father after he had returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. Your claims about Indonesia are also untrue. Plus, there was no ban on Americans traveling to Pakistan either. Check with the state department. They can easily verify the truth and debunk the birther fantasy that there was a travel ban- on the part of Pakistan or the US. The facts are out there for anyone who is capable of opening their mind to them.

          • SalisburyWitch

            Paul, I certainly didn’t vote for him because he was black. I voted for him because I believe in his message. Um… Barack’s name has always been Barack – he used Barry as a nickname which is not his legal name. As for Soetoro, his STEPFATHER never adopted him, so it was never legally Soetoro. Running for President, and as a lawyer, he cannot legally use an alias like Barry Soetoro – it would HAVE to be Barack Hussein Obama.

          • yogiman

            If his stepfather didn’t adopt him, why did Barry say he did? Read his autobiography.

            If he was born in Hawaii as shown on the “birth certificate”, why did he advertise for 16 years he was born in Kenya?

            When was Africa known as a race. Its always been a continent

            When were the numbers on your birth certificate a higher than the ones on the certificate of a baby born after you?

            I like to know where you got your information.

          • tmf354

            Paul Wade, you must talk to an awful lot of stupid people if the only reason they have for their vote is his race. But that doesn’t surprise me when you’re so stupid as to think his name is Barry Soetoro. Birds of a feather. Barack Hussein Obama is the name on his birth certificate, but you’re probably stupid enough to think that was faked. I guess because some modern day Nostradamus had the foresight to know in 1962 that this one black baby, out of the millions born that year, would someday run for president. I voted for him twice because I thought he was the best person for the job and for the issues he ran on. I suppose you voted for Romney and McCain and I suspect the main reason was because they are white, whether or not you’re man enough to admit it

          • vincestaley

            Well, I voted for him because Mad Mac brought in that opportunistic under educated woman from Alaska for his VP. Then I voted for Obama because I saw his brilliance.

          • yogiman

            If he’s so brilliant, why does he have to read a teleprompter in his speeches? Why doesn’t he just “spit it out”? Why does he make mistakes because his aide makes a boo boo and he has to “rearrange” his remarks? It’s obvious he doesn’t know what he’s talking (reading) about, vince.

        • ABS

          As if those things didn’t happen during Republican tenures?
          What about Nixon’s “lists”? What about imaginary WMDs?

          • Walrus

            they did, I voted for Obama for change, he changed nothing the agenda rolls on and he enables it just like they did

    • Walrus

      I agree with you, which is why I agree with this article. Little has changed from Bush to Obama. All the things you listed here have been progressing unchecked for years regardless of who the President is. The hatred of Obama is based on something else, and a lot of the evidence points to his race. I dont think the Conservatives want to stop or reverse the trend, they fight tooth and nail to preserve corporate welfare, military spending and corporate personhood. They have chosen for some reason to lay the blame solely on Obama and repeatedly refuse to acknowledge the long term trend. Racially motivated hate for Obama, AND the opposition to that BOTH serve as distraction from the trend that continues.

    • vincestaley

      I’ll take drones any day to boot on the ground. And the Rethugians were warned about abusing the filibuster. The president has the right to name his persons to fill out his cabinet. The elephants put their foot down one time too many. A pox on them.

  • Patricia Shannon

    I think the Republican leaders are opposing the president for political reasons, and getting power from racist voters. Look what they did to President Clinton. I don’t think they would cooperate with any Democratic president. President Obama’s race is a handy tool they are able to use.

  • vwcat12

    Sorry conservatives but, while you call the president a socialist, democrats in general, because they want to build roads, feed the hungry and provide our children with an education – you don’t stop to think that if socialism is because of government money, then the right is socialist as well.
    You use government money to pay for billions in corporate and wealthy people’s welfare.
    While slashing money for education, stopping money to pay for Meals on Wheels to feed the elderly, taking food out of children’s mouths with deep cuts to food stamps, all that money goes into the pockets of oil companies, multi-national corporations that use it to take our jobs overseas and put into the pocket of Paris Hilton.
    So, if its socialism for the government to spend money to help the most needy and keep our country in repair, then it’s socialism when that government money goes to pay for the wealthy and corporations.
    Its just the left’s goes to help those who truly need it.

    • vincestaley

      the takers will just have to be put out on the last remaining ice fló to shift for themselves. Even the creationists will go for this kind of evolution.

  • CleverBev

    I heard a wonderful saying recently–“One snowflake does not believe itself responsible for the avalanche.” Human “snowflakes” need to accept responsibility for the avalanches of race privilege, and, yes, racial hatred, that accompanied the election of President Barack Obama and the installation of a black family as the United States’ First Family. A lynching was not only violence against a particular individual; it was also a warning to other uppity-minded blacks (or Jews, or Spanish-speakers, or members of colonies ruled by Europeans or Russians, or Chinese…you get it.) Any black politician who would ever want to be the US President must surely be dissuaded of doing so by now–look what the power structure does to those it doesn’t accept. What many white Americans don’t get, and I don’t see how they continue to miss it, is that while the President is being slowly throttled, poor and working-class Americans, many of whom are white, are also being suffocated by those who use their hatred of one man to deny right to the many. Maybe it’s not too late for those people to wake up. Thank you, Frank Schaeffer, for admitting what too many people (not only white people) are either afraid or unwilling to say. Yes. It’s about race. It’s about race. Pretending otherwise will not make it otherwise.

    • SBRon

      “Poor and working-class Americans, many of whom are white…”
      EXACTLY…That’s the calculation!! The majority of the attacks on our President are racially-coded in hopes of persuading the aforementioned to vote against their own best interests and side with the Koch brothers, etc..
      who will immediately begin a MASS-LOOTING of the Gov’t IF they can get another Republican crony back in the White House.

      • vincestaley

        Fly the X flag and get into step the south will rise again and way down yonder old times will return.

    • vincestaley

      Nicely put.

  • John A Gulsby

    In my opinion, Obama has tried very hard to be a centrist who wants to work with Americans who are Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, the Republicans treat that as weakness. I’m coming around to that feeling. Stand up for what you want to Mr. President, and shove it drown their political throats!

    • vincestaley

      I think he’s seen the light.

  • Kylie

    Obama will go down in History as the most amazing, kind, humane President America ever had. The world adores him & he will forever be regarded as a wonderful human being. Shame on those who constantly try to bring such a wonderful man down. He knows that we normal & compassionate people out there are truly grateful for his presence.

  • Bill Grove

    Well written, and heartfelt it seems to me, and I thank you for putting into words what I have believed all along but do not have the skill to put on paper. By the way, I have also believed the Republican party, as a result of their fear and prejudice, have completely missed an opportunity to achieve many of their historical goals with this President who is a true centrist and one who seeks compromise and consensus.

  • Cathy Trappier Gamble

    TOUCH THIS MAN AND NO ONE WILL BE SAFE. THERE ARE SOME GOOD WHITE PEOPLE OUT THERE BUT I HAVE TO SAY NO ONE WILL BE SAFE!!

    • SalisburyWitch

      Cathy: the majority of white people are good. Unfortunately, the bad ones are so very vocal that we can’t all drown them out.

  • Tom Chang

    Thanks for this insightful article.

  • David Benoit

    Thank you

  • ABS

    These are the same points I have been arguing for over 5 years. Of, course, it doesn’t help to have a well-rounded, educated, intelligent viewpoint on this issue. Bigots don’t want to hear you.

    • SalisburyWitch

      ABS: True bigots don’t care enough to listen to the message when they can see the messenger.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      No, just you atheist liberals who are out to bring European type socialism to America.

      • Kay Dodds

        I am not American and from what I read here James you seem to never give up the argument, please at least give some constructive words for the President or is your mind set in only the one direction, deny anything good about the man

        • SBRon

          That’s about it…

      • vincestaley

        Now don’t go throwing mud at atheists, they don’t require tax exemptions for land used as places of worship, they don’t bang on your door with religious tracts, and many of them are Republicans in sheep clothing.

  • Trollhunter

    Excellent! i I to have been guilty of being over reactive when our POTUS has done or said something I don’t agree with, slowley I have come to realize the man is a master politician, exceptionally smart and very dangerous to the old school conservatives that shook hands with the devil in the form of the Tea Party and extremist Right wing Evangelicals, not that you can tell them apart anymore.
    I will be honest when I say he is not perfect and has made a few decisions I don’t like but overall he has kept his eye on the prize and against all odds he has been very successful in his attempt to bring about the change he campaigned on.
    I campaigned for him, I votes for him and I will continue to support him and what he stands for.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Obama is a liar. Don’t you remember Obama saying that if you want your doctor that you can keep your doctor and that if you wanted your health insurance you can keep your health insurance. You liberals are brainwashed and brain dead. Shame on your ignorance.

    • vincestaley

      Kirk, well said.

  • HapKlein

    Fantastic and accurate article. I have suspected most of the rhetoric is racial at its base but Schaeffer is entirely correct, the opposition has been more resolute than negative reaction it is a lynching in slow motion!

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Don’t you have some anti gun rally to go to Hap. You got some AR-15s banned but you said they would ban no guns. You lied and they lied. NY state governor is a liar.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Just the author using the word “lynching” is racism by him.

        • iw

          Unlike all the fine words you’re using you thug.

        • vincestaley

          you missed my post: allegory, look it up.

      • SBRon

        Damn!! You go from “lair” to “liar”, then back to “lair”?!? Not one to make fun of people with disabilities, but I think you’re the first bi-polar dyslexic I’ve ever encountered on a website thread…

  • xbj

    Exactly as the impeachment of Clinton was the culmination of a slow-motion castration. That is what the opposition does, and why they are the absolute evil and the greatest threat to Democracy this country has ever faced; probably will ever face.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Bill Clinton was a stain on the presidency and a stain on Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress. lol

      Bill Clinton looked right into the camera and told the American people that ‘He did not have sex with that women Monica Lewinsky.” Bill Clinton lied to Congress and was impeached for doing so.

      • vincestaley

        I think slick wily finish his 2nd term whereas Nixon didn’t.

  • ron lovelett

    Frank schaeffer, short and sweet you are flat out wrong in everything you said

    • SalisburyWitch

      Ron, if he’s wrong, explain birthers (they have to believe that he’s a foreigner because they believe that no African American man is smart enough or good enough to be an American President so therefore, he must be foreign); why all the unprecedented attacks on his religion (he is Christian, yet there are still people who believe that because his middle name is Hussein that he’s Muslim, not that he was named after his father, who also was not Muslim but whose FATHER was briefly Muslim); the number of nooses displayed; the hanging of the empty chairs that have been displayed; the number of signs saying “impeach the N****R!” From the start, Barack Obama would not have had the same issues he’s had if his father was the same color as his mother. I also believe that if Obama was a white man, we also wouldn’t have the Tea Party, most of whom are so prejudiced that they would denounce anyone who had 1/32 drop of black blood in their veins.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Barack Hussein Obama Sr was a Muslim you liar. You take lying to a whole new level. MSNBC type lying. Obama Sr. left his white wife and child(Obama age 2) he lied and said he couldn’t take them to NY City. Obama Sr. was a lair, an adulterer, a bigamist and a drunk who died in a DWI accident in Kenya Africa. I never seen a sign that said what you posted. LIAR! Obama Jr. ate a dog and studied the Koran in Indonesia. Later Obama smoked pot and snorted cocaine. Try Googling that up. Obama threw his own white grandmother who raised him under the bus when she seen a large amount of black men were loitering o the street corner. Obama said it made him fell sick to his stomach and she was a racist. She brought you up you mutt.

        • iw

          You are a thug racist loser. The white hood is too tight. Seems to have caused brain damage.

        • feistychic

          Reading all of your hateful bigoted rantings about a black man that you hate beyond all reason and regurgitating lie after lie that you heard/read on Fox/Breitbart/The Blaze/Liberty News, etc., made me realize that you are one pathetic individual a couple chromosomes short of actually being classified as a human being (proof that inbreeding is dangerous) …. and only good for one thing: A stooge who would do anything for a buck by being a paid troll to spew your gutless, ignorant drivel …

          • SBRon

            Whew!! Fire!!!!

        • SBRon

          Well, at least you spelled “liar” correctly this time! Baby steps….

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 37 percent, with 54 percent disapproving of his job performance. Ron thanks for a reality check for the Obama bot Kool-aid drinkers over here.

      • Sherri G

        Congress….<10% approval rating, held country HOSTAGE to try to get their way, most UNPRODUCTIVE politician group since recorded U.S. HISTORY….

  • Aanna1123

    Beautifully written! As human beings, we may not always agree with one another. But, on the whole, President Obama has been doing what is good for the American worker. As a 56year old disabled woman, I love how he has backed women and leaving them open to their own choices. How sad the republicans and liberals seem to find fault and lies in everything he does. It is unfortunate that he can only serve two terms! Mr. President, I support you 100%

  • CharlieAdamsInKY
  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    We don’t have to be “tolerant” of deliberate liars and wannabe traitors. Deal with it.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Translation: “It’s racism for you to not allow MY racism”, squalls the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s PROFESSIONAL SHILL.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    A stupid comment such as dina replied to deserves no “counter argument”, since there is nothing in it but opinionated hogwash being passed off as fact.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Translation: “It’s racism for you to not allow MY racism”, squalls the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s PROFESSIONAL SHILL.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Wrong. However, it’s obvious that the most vocal of his detractors ARE being racist. Including the ones on this page.

    • Rocketmissile

      They’re being “racist” because they see what a FKing Crook Dictator Oscuma really is, a lying piece of S__T! Emperor Islama worshiping Obots LOVE that race card!

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        Translation: “It’s racism for you to call me out on MY racism”. I would say that you bigots and PAID LIARS expose your real self with every post, but of course you intend that. The fact that you WANT everyone to see your bigotry and slavering hatred is a symptom of the REAL sickness infecting the United States. Pity you TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party traitors don’t REALLY have the balls to get your little “second Civil War” started; the quicker SANE Americans could put you where you belong, the better for the whole country.

        • Rocketmissile

          Sigh! Again, you’re a “racist” if you can see what a crook Tyrant Oscuma is! You want to bring up paid liars? Start with President Pinocchio! LOL! You Fking idiot!
          An Obot calling ME at traitor? AH, HA, HA, HA!

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Translation: “It’s racism for you to not allow MY racism”, squalls the PROFESSIONAL SHILL for the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of Sedition and Propaganda.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Of course not. Shawn, like so many of the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s goose-steppers, has absolutely no interest in protecting women’s lives – or any others, for that matter. His crocodile tears for the innocents are just a smoke screen. It’s all about control.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Fewer executive orders than either Bush or Clinton, you LIAR.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    You certainly do, since you obviously work for the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of Sedition and Propaganda.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    “But love your Obama and he and you can spend eternity in hell.”

    I’ll save you a seat right beside the furnace, you sorry SOB.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Thanks for calling out the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party with their own words. I hope no one is fooled by the mealy-mouthed piety offered by the professional SHILLS posting here.

  • dzag45

    Excellent read! I could not agree more!!!

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

    Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party propaganda shill.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

    Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party “concern troll”, posing as a “disillusioned liberal Obama voter”. Can’t count the number of those I’ve run into; they all expose their true colors sooner or later.

    • Isa Kocher

      so obama dıd not appoınt geıtner summers alan simpson and a series of anti-new deal anti-social security wall street shills to run his economics policy? obama d’d not immunize wall street corporate executives from prosecution for the biggest fraud in usa history. obama did not appoint immelt [the person who has off shored more us jobs than all other us execs together] as special advisor on jobs? obama has not prosecuted more whistle blowers of criminal wrong doing than all previous us administrations together and has not run the most opaque administration in usa history? obama did not fire shirley sherrod while she was driving her car home by text message without even bothering to be curious whether the libelous accusations by breitbart were true? she did not reject his apologies to her personally and his offer to give her her job back with contempt they deserved? obama did not prosecute and convict a tortured 15 year old child despite international geneva conventions against torture and against criminalizing children. obama did not FAIL on the one project he had to get right HealthCare.gov . cuz he just didn’t care. how many other obama personnel did obama abandon? how many other obama people did he deliberately abandon: it is the obama white house who called progressive liberal leftists FUCKING IDIOTS for not dropping health care reform when the white house decided to drop it. It was progressives who went ahead with it after he threw in the towel. He abandoned DOMA. he abandoned DADT. he called us professional liberals with contempt. it was republicans who repealed DADT. while Obama’s under oath testimony in court was that gay people were biologically inferior and a threat to national security. and when the judge asked point blank about obama’s state of the union speech, under oath the DoJ testified that the speech was talk but the inferiority psychologically morally and biologically were the facts of obama policy. it is obama’s administration which has repeatedly lied bald faced lied in sworn testimony under oath about NSA while seeking the most draconian punishments in history of truth telling whistleblowers. it was obama who has systematically conducted the most brutal oppression of occupy in usa history. What was done to Occupy under the coordinated direction of obama nationwide is the most brutal campaign against dissent since Haymarket. How many were murdered disabled punished non judicially by obama’s campaign against Occupy nationwide. It was obama who applauds subsidizes approves and abets the execution of unarmed bound underage usa citizens by IDF and the deliberate torture of USA disabled veterans by IDF. It is Obama who applauds abets subsidizes the genocidal IDF wars on Palestinian refugees in Gaza. Including the killing of Americans. It was Obama who approved of the execution of an underage usa citizen in Yemen.

      so calling me names really does not matter. tell it to the mothers of the children burnt to death by illegal immoral phosphorous weapons while they sat at their desks in school. tell it to all the mothers of all the children left homeless by obama’s friends in wall street employing robosigning to take away the homes of hard working americans while obama’s friends in wall street are piling up their highest profits in history totally derived by public giveaways to wall street.

      whatever you need to do to sleep at night do it.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        What helps me sleep best is calling out professional LIARS paid by the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party’s Ministry of Sedition and Propaganda. It’s better than giving the neighborhood bully a terminal wedgie when you catch him picking on some little kid.

        • Isa Kocher

          god help you.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

    Typical “concern troll”, posing as a “disillusioned
    liberal Obama voter”. Can’t count the number of those I’ve run into, and they all expose their true colors sooner or later.

    • Isa Kocher

      have you got anything at all based on actual reality to say. or is any list of actual actions by this president, any factual account of this president racist. saying it was obama who chose the most anti-new deal financial advisors ever is racist. obama’s white wall street failed anti-new deal, anti-social security financial advisers who themselves created the 2007-2008 wall street crash appointed to preserve the worst in wall street while conspiring with wall street to make richard nixon’s plan for health care law to enrich wall street. call it what you want.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        Sure, I have something based in actual reality:

        Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!”

        Typical “concern troll”, posing as a “disillusioned
        liberal Obama voter”. Get real. NO fucking body is fooled by your little act.

        • Isa Kocher

          man kann mit ein Pferd nicht ein Blatt Gamara reden. season’s greetings. god help you.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Das Pferd aber auch weiß, dass ein Mann den Ton, nicht nur seine Worte. Happy Holidays. Blessed Be.

        • Isa Kocher

          i know you don’t know this but all you are doing is calling someone you don’t know ugly names. which is a sad way to waste one’s life. god help you.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party “concern troll”, posing as a “disillusioned liberal Obama voter”. Can’t count the number of those I’ve run into; they all expose their true colors sooner or later.

    • Isa Kocher

      yeah. you’re right. all the way to the right even of calvin coolidge. enjoy.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    LOL!!! I knew you’d crack eventually. Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party “concern troll”, posing as a “disillusioned liberal Obama voter”. They all expose their true colors sooner or later.

    • Isa Kocher

      you are right. saint obama. how could i have been so leftist progressive agnostic non-believer in god’s own salvation. god save us. how could i have missed your sanctity.

    • Isa Kocher

      god help you. really. no joke. you have my prayers… but all that calling me all those names: whom does it help. what is the point. how does it help our country our planet our fellow humanity. how does all that hate help you. god give you some peace.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        I don’t want your prayers. Save them for yourself. What I WOULD like is some honesty, but we’re not going to get that.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Translation: “It’s racism when you call me out on my racism!!! WAAAAAAH!!!” “Some of my best friends are n– er, black people!!”

    Birther = racist. Muslim “truther” = racist. Sounds like another Typical TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party “concern troll”, posing as a “disillusioned liberal”.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    His claim “Based on my own research of his life” exposes him for the bigot that he is. Here’s a tip mrky: reading a list of bullsh*t propaganda on theblaze.com and StormFront “research”.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Now you devolve into being simply another damned right-wing LIAR. So much for your bullsh*t about “reasoned debate”, huh, LIAR?

    • mrky

      Just what is it you feel I am lying about? Bring it on – I will rip you to pieces.

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        Every damned word out of your mouth. “Everything is the fault of them thar LIB’RULS”. Well, f*ck you. You are either a lying-ass SOB or one of the STUPIDEST SOBs to walk the earth. Take your pick.

        • mrky

          I find your ignorance amusing. You should have your own show on MSNBC.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            I suspect you already have one on Fux Noize.

          • mrky

            LOL – You bet! In line for an Emmy this year. I absolutely abhor your attitude but I am impressed by your tenacity.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Another TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party “concern troll” pretending to be a “disillusioned liberal”.

    • TheProudEuropean

      why do you label me KKK and hate party? What in my posting is KKK or hate?

      • CharlieAdamsInKY

        It is what it is.

        • TheProudEuropean

          tThat is not an answer I expect if I am talking to an intelligent person.
          Intolerance from the socialist liberal left is stunning.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            “Socialist liberal left”? Sonny, I don’t HAVE to be “tolerant” of willful ignorance and deliberate stupidity. Nor do I need to waste my time explaining what you already know. What’s “stunning” is how many times you right-wing shills expect other people to bend over backwards being “nice” to you, regardless of your idiot talk. Those days are rapidly coming to an end; I’m not the only person who’s fed up with it. Better get used to it.

          • TheProudEuropean

            What is stupid in my comments? Do you suggest that there is no such entity as socialist liberal left? There are no socialists and liberals on the left?
            Or do you disagree that the socialist liberal left is intolerant?
            Are you a socialist liberal? Are you a non-socialist-liberal left?
            Either way you are intolerant.
            I did not ask you to be nice. I just stated the
            obvious that you are intolerant, and you proved it in your posts.
            Intolerance of other people’s opinion is not a good trait.
            Hateful name calling by you (idiot, KKK, hater, shill etc) is not a good thing, and does not reflect well on your intelligence and character. I am getting used to it though, as you recommended at the end of your post.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            Here’s a tip for ya, Ace: You don’t want the “name”? Don’t live up to it. Simple as that.

          • TheProudEuropean

            I agree with you on that, that is why I am surprised you called me names, without any evidence in my comments that I “live up to it”.
            Can I call you names? If the answer is yes, I will simply call you vile and stupid. You certainly did live up to those names in your comments.

          • CharlieAdamsInKY

            “most of the criticism of the right has been proven to be correct.”

            You’re a liar.

            “even the liberal press (at least the somewhat reasonable liberals in CNN, ABC, CBS, not the completely unreasonable ones) admit he lied and
            mismanaged the healthcare law.”

            As usual, everything is a “liberal conspiracy”, so again: you’re a liar.

            “This is what happens when someone gets away with anything because he blames others or finds excuses (such as racism) whenever something goes
            wrong”

            Not only a LIAR, but an apologist for the blatant racism exhibited by the Reich Wing and the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party.

            “The liberal press”

            Not only a LIAR, but fundamentally full of shit.

            “Intolerance from the socialist liberal left is stunning.”

            Calling me a “socialist” or a “communist” has only ever gotten anyone one thing: the back of my hand or the opportunity to step out in the street and back up their mouth. You are a LIAR, a fake-assed “ex-democrat”, and an obvious SHILL for the right wing. You people are transparent as a pane of glass. Deal with it.

  • CharlieAdamsInKY

    Are you a complete imbecile, or did you just sleep through history class?

    Oh, wait! That’s right – the TeaPubliKKKlan Hate Party doesn’t believe in history, either.

  • Kathleen01930

    Thank you, Frank. You are, as always, spot on. I could not agree with you more.

  • Letitgo

    Thank you Sir, for you have spoken from the heart about the ill-will and bigotry that pervades our Country. We can only hope that the light of reason can outshine the darkness in the hearts of those who spew hate and lies about our President.

  • Dmmyles

    Turns out republican operatives inside the web site companies, sabotaged the ACA website… Expect the Koch brothers to be indicted…

    I got this from the same reliable sources most republican charges stem from – that is to say I pulled it out of my ass…

    • SalisburyWitch

      Dmmyles: The Koch Brothers won’t be indicted for anything. They are smart enough not to leave a trail that leads directly to them, evidence-wise, even though we all know they are behind it. I know that if I were running that program, I would have already terminated that contract with the Canadian company – when it because evident that they couldn’t provide the services they said they would. They should be indicted for fraud. Maybe they should pardon Snowden and bring him back to the US to take over the ACA website difficulties. It’s obvious he couldn’t do any worse than the site they already have.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Snowden is a hero who exposed Obama as a lair and hypocrites. Spying on us/Americans and our allies.

        • vincestaley

          and if the NSA missed another 9-11 guess what? it would all be Obama’s fault. You can’t have your cake and eat it. Privacy or security: pick a door.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Ever hear of George Soros?

      • iw

        Why does he suck koch like you?

  • Brian Fender

    So true and I have spent much time over President Obama’s presidency whipping myself up into a frenzy in response to the rights backhanded ploys. But if you look at from a sociological perspective, the white, christian, conservative population have been cornered and are stark raving mad, and their venom is just proof of their death as our population grows and their antiquated ways get obliterated by osmosis. President Obama just happened to be the first significant symbol of a change in the Monopoly. I like you think he should be commended for maintain his composure and as you point actually getting some very significant things accomplished under so much pressure. But I think if you ask any Black person in this country that had to compete to be successful they would tell you it’s par for the course. Great article thank you for laying it out so beautifully.

  • Dmmyles

    I’ve been calling it the polite lynching

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Reality to the blind and deaf.

      White: 6.3 6.4 7.0 Unemployment

      Black: 12.9 13.0 13.4

      Hispanic: 9.0 9.3 9.9

      Asian*: 5.3 5.1 4.8

      Adult men: 7.1 7.1 7.3

      Adult women: 6.2 6.3 7.0

      Teenagers: 21.4 22.7 23.7

      20-24 years old: 12.9 13.0 12.4

      25-54 years old: 6.2 6.3 6.8

      55 and over: 5.3 5.1 5.9

      Veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan*: 10.1 10.0 9.7

      No high school diploma: 10.3 11.3 11.2

      High school graduate: 7.6 7.6 8.6

      Some college: 6.0 6.1 6.5

      College graduates: 3.7 3.5 4.0

      Duration of Unemployment

      Average length (weeks): 36.9 37 39.6

      Jobless 6 months or more (pct.): 36.9 37.9 40.3

      If Bush had this terrible unemployment record the liberal Democrats would be livid. Bush average was 5.4% during his 8 years in office with some unemployment months going below 5% which is considered full employment since people are changing jobs and coming into the work force for the first time. Obama is a failure. 90 million working age Americans are out of a job. People are dropping off the unemployment rolls and that the only reason for the small drop in unemployment which is really over 14%.

  • GBJames

    Well said, Frank.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      2160-630=1530 US KIA Afghanistan

      Obama has had 72% of all US troops killed in Afghanistan come under his watch, 1,520 to 7 1/2 years of Bush 630.

      • iw

        Do you get paid by the word, or do you just suck Koch.

      • Jay Spears

        Oh, you forgot Beirut and 9-11. Those go in the Bush pile, wot?

      • vincestaley

        what’s your goddamn point? He wasn’t on the field directing troops, that’s not his job. You got an issue with that number lay it at Dubya’s feet for pulling out. That suck egg dog wanted to prove to his daddy he was man enough to come out from under the front porch. He was a drunk, and a failure while hiding out in the National Guard.

  • Andrea Watkins

    Thank you Mr. Schaeffer! I think every person in this country should read this. Most will not understand what you are saying because they do not want too!..Thank you for speaking out!!!!

  • SalisburyWitch

    Mr Schaeffer, President Obama has shown more Christianity in all his years as President than all of the Religious Right TOGETHER. Jesus said to turn the other cheek – and that’s what he’s done through all the attacks they’ve made on him. I sincerely doubt that ANY of them would have dealt with that sort of attack the way he has. And it is PERCISELY because of what you stated. Someone once said that bigotry and prejudice is not only having someone wearing a white sheet burning a cross in your yard – if you believe that an African America man is actually a foreigner, you are probably prejudiced because you are also saying that an African AMERICAN man is not smart enough or good enough to be President. If you demand to see that African American man’s college record because you believe that Affirmative Action got him his degree or that he lied to get into college – then you are probably prejudiced because you’re disregarding the fact that no matter HOW he got in there, he still had to be intelligent and hard working to get to where he ended up: as Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, something that Affirmative Action could not provide.

    • vincestaley

      Right on the money. What white man had to show his birth certificate or had to open his personal education records just to shut up those who fly the X flag?

  • David Thrasher

    The comments about the right wingers I can agree with but I have a bit of a disconnect with the comments about the left not having his back. Mostly because he hasn’t had their back. After going to bat to get him elected the first time, Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, pushed the liberal groups aside and called them “fucking retarded”. So while I agree with the general sentiment that Obama is undergoing a slow motion lynching, I don’t think the left can be entirely blamed for not going out of their way to come to his defense.

    • sheikwil

      Then Mr. Thrasher, you are not living in reality. The Dems. have not had the President’s back, they are a bunch of cowards. Only worrying about being re-elected, rather than doing what’s right for the American people. Wake up, everything Mr. Shaffer said is spot on.

  • Jim Wiggin

    I say, Well said, Frank because I’ve been saying many of these things myself for years. Your words–a brilliant, civil, kind, humble, compassionate, moderate, articulate, black intellectual–and the excellent example he makes as a father and husband really say it all about President Obama. The Right won’t even speak those two words in conjunction, it’s always “this President” or “Obama”, even though they persist in using terms like “Governor Palin” and “Mr. Speaker Gingrich”. There has been one other of the “best, smartest and most decent” men in the White House during your lifetime. His name was President Jimmy Carter and the Right treated him nearly as badly. They basically don’t believe that Democrats have the right to occupy the White House. And when those dark forces put a black man in there? No wonder “they” say they want “our” country back.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Weak, wimpy Jimmy Carter who threw the Shah of Iran to the Muslim dogs after he was our ally in peace form 26 years. Carter was a repaid when Iranian Muslim took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. You people are old but you must remember history.

      • iw

        Yes people know history. They don’t make it up like you.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        I see that you thrive on the contempt of others so I’ll have nothing further to add.

      • vincestaley

        The shah was set up by a CIA plot paid for by the oil companies. There was day of retribution coming and our government wasn’t going to be able to stop it.

  • Sharon Brevik

    Wow, that was the most honest, powerful, commentary I have read since President Obama has been elected. It really hit home with my personal politics. I was a very active Republican until age 40. My second husband was a dedicated Democrat and I changed over…He was a brilliant man, compassionate with helping the less fortunate (and followed through by actually walking the talk). Our lives were centered on others, not ourselves. He is deceased (10years) but I have backed President Obama 100% and feel so badly what the right-wing and the Republican Party has done to him….It is so obvious that this country needs help correcting this racial problem. We have NOT come a long way. We need to change our attitudes, where we place our priorities, and most of all, spend more time loving our neighbors……Thank you so much for this article. It was everything I feel and believe.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      What did the Fox say?

      Obama ate a dog, studied the Koran, smoked pot and snorted cocaine. It’s in Obama’s book ‘Dreams from my father.” FACT!

      • Rusty Moe

        Mr. Ziolkowski, you are indeed walking in the footprints of our country’s long and heavy-bodied history of bigotry, prejudice, hatred, unashamed ignorance and self-professed entitlement (what I assume to be) of white heritage. A heritage rich in blood written on the backs of thousands of people of all cultures and racial identity, who labored and died to line the pockets of their masters and employers. Beliefs such as yours do not develop in a single moment of enlightenment but rather through a lengthy immersion of learned superiority and entitlement passed from one generation to another. Words no doubt passed from father to son, neighbor to neighbor, the haves to the have nothing, and from the pulpit to the ear of those seated upon the harden pews of religious zealotry. I am certain that the “dreams from your father” do not appear bathed in the caress of compassion, empathy, tolerance, or love. That observation is easily made from reading your responses to the article in question and to those who have chosen to comment. The enemy from within most assuredly rests upon your shoulders, and its name is you. Thankfully, there are those of us who recognize you and continue to stand against what you believe to righteous ground.

        • SBRon

          BRILLIANT!!

          • vincestaley

            Our president is learning that no good deed goes unpunished.

      • Randy Buist

        This is not in “Dreams from my father.” You’re a liar.

        • SBRon

          oh, he’s MUCH worse than that!!

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Irm Alderman

    I can’t believe that another could feel so exactly the way I have for so long.. Thank you!

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Irm Alderman

    Ipsophakto, I hear the anger in trying to maintain the hatred in your heart against our President. I do think you need to make a honest and earnest effort to go on the ACA web, to be shown that there is insurance for you, better than what you had in the past. The only incompetence going on is that of Congress, not President Obama. You re right on one thing, civil unrest is quickly coming to a boil due to inaction of Congress on Food Stamps, unemployment, jobs, a corrupt SCOTUS, kow-towing to corporations, and a corrupt Congress doing the same. The oligarchy is alive and well in this country for the moment, but once the resentment spills over, this nation could face problems like many Latin American countries and African countries have been dealing with for many years. Kidnappings, factional violence in the streets out of desperation to have money to tjkawe care of families, and pure hatred of one economic class of another.
    Be aware, read some history. WE ARE NOT IMMUNE!

  • Annette Pensenti-Venditti

    I am sitting here quietly with chills running down my spine and goosebumps on my skin…

    dear Mr. Schaeffer, you have given me and my family a reason to be eternally grateful to you for taking the words and thoughts from our own hearts and mouths about this wonderful man we call President Obama. I too deeply sorry and ashamed and we wish to apologize to him and his family for the fear, untruths and inhuman treatment he has received over the years from both government officials and citizens alike.

    We are children of Italian immigrants who see this man stand with integrity, honesty and compassion for this country and it’s people, while he gets so little in return. My husband and I have said your words often. This country is not ready for a man such as Obama and it will take years before possibly they begin to see the ignorance and the shame of their current ways.

    I will forever be grateful to this man and we will continue to support and believe in him as we did in his early political days, through two elections and through his presidency terms.

    I am now an avid follower Mr. Shaeffer and will always be thankful for people like you who give me and my family a voice in your writing allowing us to share our feelings with this country we love so much.

    grazie tante and we wish you a very happy and wonderful 2014 new year.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Conceited. MSNBC’s President thinks he is a national treasure! CLICK for details:

      http://www.isthatbaloney.com/?p=4771

  • Rugah

    All I can say about this article is BRAVO!!!

  • Terrie Watkins

    This eloquent description of the treatment of President Obama so completely reflects my own beliefs. I’ve been thinking of this attitude more as “death from a thousand cuts” since there has been such extreme negativity focused on his every action, making it seem as if he were a monstor instead of the intelligent, compassionate, dedicated leader that is more accurate. Racism is certainly a factor, but I believe it is more a hatred of “the other” and a visceral backlash by the WASP elitists who see the end of their prominence in his presidency.

  • justsayin

    Mr. Schaeffer, your article speaks for many of us…Thank You
    God Bless our President

  • Annie2591

    Thank you Frank. Thank you, thank you.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      January 3rd 2007 This is a history lesson. It is the truth and nothing can change it. The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this: January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress: The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77! The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%! The Unemployment rate was 4.6%! George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION! Remember that day… January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES! THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment…to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES! (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie -starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy. Barney blocked it and called it a “Chicken Little Philosophy”, and the sky did fall!) And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA! And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!

      So when someone tries to blame Bush…REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007… THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER! Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch. Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time,

      they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget. And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period: If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama would be saying if he was honest is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for, and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”

      • 1EdMeadows83

        The Dow Jones closed at 7,465.95 in February 20, 2009. Obama had been in office exactly one (that’s 1, Jimmy) month. the current Dow Jones is 16,504.29! How could that have happened under a black Democratic President? And why does the current Congress have a popularity rating of below 10%? And why has the National Deficit fallen 37%? Maybe we have a Democratic House of representatives or maybe Obama has a Republican fiscal advisor. Go figure. Could that be it? Thanks for the “history lesson” Jimmy but it doesn’t mean a thing.

        • vincestaley

          Ed: facts don’t count to some true believers.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Tell me what Obama has done to increase the stock market? The Dow Jones. NASDAQ? The S&P. I eagerly await your answer.

          But you liberal fool. You did have a Democrat House and a majority in all of Congress for two years. What was done?

          • 1EdMeadows83

            “The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77!”

            Jimbo, you’re giving credit to Bush for the Dow closing at12,621.77 but we aren’t allowed to credit Obama
            for the Dow closing at 16,504.29?
            Somehow that just doesn’t seem fair but I realize fair is not a word in the Republican lexicon.

          • vincestaley

            He hasn’t diddle with it as the banks did in the 80’s.

  • sergio

    brilliant said the man, just brilliant.

  • Dogmomma

    Thank you so much Frank for this. I posted on my FB page. I have been a staunch supporter of President Obama from the first I saw his speech at the 2004 Democratic convention. I knew he was a special person then and I have never wavered in my support amid the hatred I have heard and read over these past years. It’s good to read your article and the comments of those that feel and think the same.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      The only thing Obama can do is give a speech with his two teleprompters. Obama cannot speak without stuttering and stammering without his teleprompters. Hitler and Mussolini also gave very good speeches.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Pssst, hey Jimmy, every president has used teleprompters, at least since they’ve been invented. Hitler did give good speeches. He influenced a whole nation of rabble rouser like you.

        • ms willy nilly

          No, what Hitler did was woo a nation of sheep, into thinking that his insane ideology, as in communism, and extinction of the Jews, was a good thing. Just the opposite of what James is doing but not so opposite in what obama followers are doing.

          • vincestaley

            Nationalism is the grist of the Republican Party, flag, allegiance, duty, religion, and don’t count the chickens. Elephant uber alles, yer left, yer left, hup two three four.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Obama cannot speak properly without them. That is the pint my ignorant liberal opponent. Obama stutters and stammers like David Letterman with his trusty teleprompters. It’s Obama’s eloquent yet bullsh*t speeches that has brainwashed you liberals. You were mesmerized by Obama’s speeches which were mere words and nothing more. All talk and no action. Just BS.

          • vincestaley

            he sure can deliver a message that the common man can understand and resonate with.

      • ayiteygmailcom

        Hei James: what college did you graduate from and what was your GPA. What have you achieved in life that is outstanding and what impact have you had on your fellow man, within your place of residence, nationally and internationally. No matter how you cut it, you are on a blog with me and the president is in the White House. You commander in Chief. Stop your drivel.

        • ms willy nilly

          Hei…………you mean Hey………….

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          My IQ is 140. I have two college degrees in Science and Micro Systems computer systems management and a vocation degree in electronics. In was in the Navy for en years as a Firecontrolman who protected my ship and crew by missiles and navy projectiles. I repaired, operated and did maintence on firecontrolmanradars and computers.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            PS I also was a Naval Instructor for three years. I went to 26 schools in the navy costing over 2 million dollars. You got your monies worth.

          • iw

            You in the Navy???. You probably sailed on a paddle boat somewhere.Naval instructor?? With your racism and unstable personality. They really are scraping the bottom of the barrel if they let you in.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Sorry jackazz. I was on a guided missile destroyed about of Norfolk Va. and served n the Persian Gulf. I also served as a navy instructor for 3 years. Then a frigate out of San Diego. Is that how you respect veterans and active duty military by attacking their service you liberal pig?

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Really? My ASVAB score was high enough to be a FTB a Firecontrolman nuke which serves on a Boomer submarine that fires 20 megaton thermal nuclear ballistic missiles. MIRV’s Multiple re-entry vehicles, a missiles that carries several different war heads to hit different targets.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            So where did you serve liberals? No where. The same as draft dodger Bill Clinton and Barack Obama who would never serve our country in the military.

          • vincestaley

            but you didn’t so why bring up this slosh from the galley grease pit? Many of my friends are former sewer pipe sailors and they would never condone the way you have conducted yourself on this page. The nukes have a way of cutting out the misfits, do you have a mental scar?

          • SBRon

            Nope, only racist bottom-feeders!!!

          • iw

            Sure you were. Bet you were the cook in the galley. No way the Navy is letting an unstable racist hate filled thug such as yourself near a missile. I have no respect for a person like you veteran or otherwise.

          • iw

            Bet you were a galley cook. No way an unstable nutjob such as yourswlf would be allowed near a missile. I have no respect for a racist thug such as you, veteran or otherwise.

          • vincestaley

            Batten down the hatches the bilges are over flowing with swagger and spew.

          • vincestaley

            9.5 years USN Aviation Fire Controlman 1st Class and I made sure our guided missiles ran true in Vietnam. But you felt free to call me a lot of nasty names so we are not nor never could be shipmates as you have no respect for the opinions of others. What happened to you to make you so sour?

          • iw

            James Ziolkowski is such an emotional, hate filled, delusional personality. If what he says is true than it’s frightening that such a specimen was ever allowed near a missile. Shame on him for dishonoring the Navy. I always thought Navy men had the highest standards. This guy sounds if he just left a Klan rally.

          • vincestaley

            Unfortunately all the arm forces have personnel who disgrace the country & the uniform, they’re just human.

          • iw

            All that education, yet no sense in that empty head. No one here is going to be impressed by all these credentials unless they see the transcripts?

      • SBRon

        And let’s not forget Dubya…

      • iw

        Where are your college transcripts Mr IQ 140? I want results of the IQ test along with your college transcripts. No way you even passed high school.You are a drooling idiot with IQ of less than 70 judging by the drivel you’ve written so far.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Dog momma. So you love dogs. Do you know Barack Obama ate a dog/ Do you. It’s in his book Dreams from my father.” Just google up “Obama ate a dog” It’s simple. Obama also smoked pot and snorted cocaine.

      • vincestaley

        In the Philippines I ate dog, in Japan it was cat, South Korea it was abalone (too chewy) and it was all delicious. Just protein with some savory sauce.

  • Cecil Gray

    Right on Frank. I have seen it,as have you, from the minute the ballots were counted in “08.

  • Rachael Minter Towne

    Wonderful article. Thank you. Last night I read a comment on another article, which wasn’t even about Obama, that really floored me.

    She said “I just knew there was something wrong with this president the moment I laid eyes on him. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Just a feeling. I’ve hated him ever since.”

    This comment gave me chills. This is the undercurrent of racism that so many Americans don’t even know they have. I am willing to bet that if someone called a spade a spade and informed her that she hates him because he is black she would deny it. But, “I just knew there was something wrong with this president the moment I laid eyes on him.” can be interpreted no other way.

    I am 40 years old and didn’t pay a lot of attention to politics until Bush sent us to war to fight “terrorism”. I woke up at that point and was in my late 20s. Since then I have learned so much and I am now more politically aware and active than almost everyone I personally know.

    Obama is certainly the best president of my lifetime.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      You mean your were brainwashed into believing what Bill Clinton even called the “Biggest fairy tale ever.”

      • Ben Roberts

        What I see is one jackass, you, just so that we’re clear, trying to troll this message board. I see one jackass, you, so riled up by the truth that it has you frothing at the mouth. I see one jackass, you, on the wrong side of history and in your ignorance I see all the lies and spin used against Barack Obama for the past five years.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          unhinged

          • 1EdMeadows83

            Yeah Jimmy, that too.

          • Ben Roberts

            Yes, you clearly are unhinged.

          • ayiteygmailcom

            Look at who is calling someone Unhinged. LMAO!!!

        • ms willy nilly

          The truth? Are you kidding me? I suggest that perhaps, Im only surmising here, that there are many uninformed people posting their admiration of their king here because they dont know any better. Perhaps coming out of the darkness and into what this president is really doing, by reading some articles of BO over stepping his legal rights as president and stepping over congress might enlighten you all. We have three parts of govt to prevent this and yet the dear leader, seems to think he doesnt have to abide by them. Most noteable is BO changing BOcare at his whim INSTEAD of getting the vote of Congress to do so. What you say?……he has given various groups as in Unions, Congress and Musslims the right to opt out of BO care. He does not have that right.

          • vincestaley

            Last time I checked the three parts of the government had a broken piece called the House of Representatives.

      • Rachael Minter Towne

        Just expressing my opinion James. I’m not interested in a debate.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          We hate Obamacare

          http://www.mainstreet.com/article/family/family-health/and-obamacare-approval-rating?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO

          Americans continue to be upset with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) commonly referred to as Obamacare. According to the latest Rasmussen poll, 54% of ‘Likely U.S. Voters’ view it unfavorably. This includes 42% who have a ‘Very Unfavorable’ opinion.

          • 1EdMeadows83

            Yeah, I’m sure you do hate Obamacare. If you were alive in 1965 you would have hated Medicare or in 1933 Social Security would have been your target for hate. You racist tea-partiers just gotta hate sumpin’ don’t you?

          • ms willy nilly

            Yes, because these programs are socialistic. I dont need the govt to take money out of my pay check and save it for me. I can do that myself! Only someone with out a clue would let the govt do a job, that it is not qualified for, run your finances for you.
            FYI, the teaparty is for a smaller govt and less taxes…….exactly how is that detrimental?

          • SBRon

            Okay, you go ahead and invest your own money & watch it vanish (yet again) in the hands of those you so devoutly follow…You’re a real genius!!

          • vincestaley

            Sure hope you didn’t have all that saved money in a 401k back during “W’s” tenure.

          • Ben Roberts

            Because people don’t think it goes far enough. People want a single payer health system or an expansion of Medicare. However, you left those results out being the hateful little troll, you are.

          • ayiteygmailcom

            And I completely agree. Single payer is the next battle.

          • ms willy nilly

            Its called socialism. Taking from one group to give to another. And this is what is WRONG with the country.

          • ayiteygmailcom

            Really? Socialism? wow!

          • vincestaley

            There goes your social security check willy nilly down the road.

          • ayiteygmailcom

            There are a I million people who completely disagree with you and who ever hates ObamaCARES.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            One million? My dear God you are such a fool. They need at least 6 million people to have not only sign up, but have also ‘paid’ for their healthcare and that’s not close either. What about the 6.5 million Americans who lost their health insurance due to Obamacare and there’s plenty more to follow. Obamaare is nothing but more of Obama’s socialism and back door reparations to the blacks. Obamacare works but you stupid white crackers working while paying for the minorities to sit back relax and have everything paid for by YOU. Man, you liberals are really ignorant.

          • vincestaley

            two million and counting.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Of course not. You would lose.

          • SBRon

            YOU’VE lost already…

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Jimmy, you didn’t do well in grammar when you were in the third grade last year, did you? “Your” is the possessive form of you. I think the word you meant to use is “you”. You’re welcome.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Hey azzwipe. I’m not here to get an English grade or get paid for my writing so I can give two sh*ts about Grammar or typos you uppity, elitist liberal fool. Try reading and understanding the context of the article written. Ever hear of ‘reading comprehension?’ Yours really sucks.

          • iw

            Yeah ignorant thugs do think people who can write simple correct sentences are “elitist”. Bet you thought middle school was too elitist to go to as well.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      “Bush sent us to war to fight terrorism.” Lady, just WTF were you on Sept. 11th 2001? Were you in the south of France and didn’t hear that our country was attacked by 19 Muslim hijacker s who hijacked 4 planes and used them as missiles against the WTC in NY city and he Pentagon in Washington DC and if not for he brave action of those of flight 93 our Whitehouse would have been destroyed also.Are you really that stupid? Their training bases were in Afghanistan.

      Meanwhile Saddam Hussein was firing at our planes in the no fly zone, stealing oil for food money, violated 14 UN resolutions was paying $25,000 to every Hamas, Hezbullah terrorist family who was a terrorist against Israel and had their homes destroyed. Saddam Hussein also tried to assassinate a former US president George HW Bush in 1993 in Kuwait. Finally UN resolution 1441 gave way to remove Saddam Hussein and Republicans as well as Democrats voted “Yes” to go to war against this evil tyrant. One last chance was given for Saddam Hussein and his two murdering sons Unday and Qusay to leave Iraq and the refused. You liberals are ignorant of these facts? Shame on all of you.

      • Rachael Minter Towne

        You can throw insults at me all you want and I will not enter a pointless debate with you. Stop harassing me now.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Run away you liberal coward. You have been vanquished in defeat.

          • Rachael Minter Towne

            No. It’s called taking the high road.

          • iw

            Did you give a Nazi salute with that imaginary victory of yours?

        • iw

          He is a racist and a coward and pretends he was in the military with a single black friend who he heroically protected.

      • vincestaley

        There were no WMD’s, no nuclear weapon program, no chemical/biological weapons in Iraq. My cousin was a member of the inspection teams. “W” was caked walked into that war by the neocons, the defacto president: Cheney and his Halliburton cronies. Meanwhile our troops were pulled out of Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden strolled away. And worse of all they destroyed Colin Powell’s reputation, outed Valerie Palme, increased the national debt and flushed all the good will shown to the US after 9-11 down the scuppers.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Cheney had to sell all his interest in Halliburton before he took the VP spot. You liberal moron with the same bad info. You don’t even know what Halliburton does. Please tell us. What other company in the word, if any can do what Halliburton does? I want answers liberals.

          clink on hyper text link to see liberal responses about Saddam Hussein. The truth.

          http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/if-the-bush-administration-lied-about-wmd-so-did-these-people-version-3-0/

          “(Saddam) will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and some day, some way, I am certain he will use that arsenal again, as he has 10 times since 1983? — National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Feb 18, 1998

          “Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.” — Barbara Boxer, November 8, 2002

          • vincestaley

            I worked in the Middle East as a commercial deep sea diver and I surely know more than you do about Halliburton.

        • SBRon

          REAL TALK!!

  • Penny Conaway

    The best written about this wonderful man!!! THANK YOU My feelings exactly!!!

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Then your head is in the sand and your eyes aren’t open and you do not hear.

      • Jay Spears

        Of course, you cretin, if he has his head in the sand his eyes SHOULD be closed and depending how deep how could he be expected to hear? Moron.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Jimmy I think you have cemented your place in this otherwise decent discussion. I’m not as polite as Thomas James, although what he said is actually more biting and more accurate than anything I could say.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          The article was obscene and non factual. I was outraged by the use of the term slow motion lynching and the “you lie “N” word which no one ever said along with the other racist comments. The lies that people spit on black people. The incident with the black Congressman was a complete lie and there was a $100,000 reward posted for any video showing a white person spitting on the black Congressman and also for anyone with audio that heard him called the “N” word. . With all the camera and recording no one has yet to claim the prize because “IT NEVER HAPPENED.” Liberals are well known liars. You can see the hate when their Magic Messiah veracity in challenged. The calm educated collecting white socialites become ravenous animals when Obama is even asked a question. Your true colors show through. You’re rabid, foaming at the moth animals, not the cultured pearls you think you are..

  • Thomas James

    This President is smart and competent. However, there is hardly a man or woman throughout history who has been duly recognized in his or her time but history will take care of any present deficiencies in recognition. I am sure that President Obama is strong and wise enough to realize emotionally and intellectually that no matter how well one performes in office, there will never be overall approval. The job of opposition parties is to look for faults that will help them to get back into power. If those faults are not there they have to be invented. That’s one of the realities of Democracy. We should not ascribe every objection to race or colour. President Obama was elected to office by millions of whites. Remember minority in the US is just about 20%. Most whites in the US love minorities because most have been nurtured and disciplined by minorities who take care of them as Household assistants etc while their parents are at work. Thankfully, throughout President Obama’s Presidential performance so far, he has performed as an American President; not as a black President but as a competent, confident, thoughtful and results oriented man always focused on improving conditions for the American people and the world in general..

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Wrong 13% black and 15% Hispanics not even counting Asians and others. Maybe your Hollywood elites kids were nurtured by minorities by not any normal white family. Obama is a disaster and his approval rating is down to 37% and dropping. Worst at this point since the 1970s and Nixon. Take that.

      • Thomas James

        James Ziolkowski I like your spirit. You are a committed Obama hater and that’s your Democratic right. However, you have to admit that the man is an educated genius who has the best interest of all Americans at heart. You seem to be a racist at heart and that’s your human right. I note you have not even mentioned the Amerian native indians. I guess you consider them too low to mention so these natives of the country are included in ‘others’. James remember in the final analysis, when we get down to it, all skeletons look alike. Happy New Year to you my friend. I love you. We share a name in common.

        • Rachael Minter Towne

          What an amazingly dignified response! I always appreciate it when people don’t respond to hate with more hate. I wish there was more of this in the world.

          • vincestaley

            Nope, we are slowly climbing up out of the abyss created by the banks too big to fail, several Middle Eastern wars, a unfunded prescription plan and a huge defense budget.

        • 1EdMeadows83

          Well put Thomas. I hope you didn’t suffer any lasting damage in the biting of your tongue. I’m not so constrained.

        • vincestaley

          Thomas James: you have shown the same restraint that President Obama has demonstrated in the face of unbridled stupidity. Those that fly the X flag in their hearts will not inherit the future.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            You liberals don’t seem to be people who read the newspaper of watch the news very much. Or maybe you just read the NY Times and watch MSNBC. Obama is taking this country down to the bottom of the abyss.

          • SBRon

            Well, we clearly DON’T watch Faux News & we certainly do NOT listen to (Oh what a) Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, etc..

          • vincestaley

            You can’t say FAUX NEWS. FOX has already stated that they are an entertainment channel and can not be held to journalistic standards.

          • vincestaley

            First you say liberals don’t read newspapers then denigrate the NYT? MSNBC has reporters that invite Republicans on their shows, Michael Steel for example, and they do take the president to task when appropriate. Where do you get your info. please enlighten us so we can see where you get your opinions.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          I don’t care what Obama’s skin color is I care about his socialist actions. My best friend in grammar school and in the military were black guys. In school the poor guy was called an ore and all kinds of names by blacks. I stood by his side every time just in case he needed my help. He was so strong that he could have broken those two black thugs by himself but he needed to believe in him self and needed confidence. The only racism and hate I saw in my mostly white school came from the back students. It was sad to hear a year after I left for high school that two black beat up our assistant principal so bad that she never went back again.

          • vincestaley

            I suggest you voluntarily return your social security check so as to purify your beliefs. I’ve never met a racist that didn’t say they had black friends but I’ve never talked to a black friend who said he was friends with the racists.

          • Will J Escobar

            May I ask why is it okay to say two black but when the assailant is white they are called students or kids? You don’t hear anyone say two white, why is it okay to say two black. And before you say white don’t do that kind of violence, they do and worse. Your racism is showing with the words you choose.

          • vincestaley

            So, you were traumatized in school and now you have a problem with a black/white president. Have I got that right?

        • ms willy nilly

          Genius! Are you kidding me? Prove it. He wont let ANY of his records out………..

          And when you dont have anything of factual interest to include in the conversation, you pull out the race card. Drop it, its getting old.

          • vincestaley

            and just why does this president have to open his records? The people elected him twice without them so get over it.

          • Will J Escobar

            Frankly, If a burning bush showed in front of you and gave you the facts you would say it was lying. Even the records he has released have been met with disbelief, No matter what evidence is presented to you, you will not accepted it even if it came from above. Now I get your name.

          • vincestaley

            The race card some day will not be an option, BUT, that is up to the racists.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Jimmy, I’m sure that on this thread no one would ever call you a Pollock. We’ve too much class for that.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          And no one ever called you a ‘dick head.’

  • Patricia Baldwin-Dennis

    This article is excellent and so very truthful.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Why? Does it go along with your left wing propaganda.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Yeah Jimmy. Only the left has propaganda. Maybe you should return to the safety of your rock!

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          I had to sell it. Obama had too many taxes on it.

          • vincestaley

            If your rock deserves to be taxed then you must be in the upper income bracket.

          • SBRon

            No, I suspect he barely has a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out!! He’s really bitter with the mega-billionaire Republicans he’s so blindly followed!! Probably continuously duped since Reagan’s “trickle down”. As the great wordsmith Dubya once said, “Fool me once, shame on…shame on you ……………..You fool me, you can’t fool me again!”

  • Robert E Holmes

    Love this, very understandable and speaks truth. Many years before President Obama was even thought of, most black people figured, that the first black president would be vilified and lied about, but what’s happened in the last five years never came to my mind. To jeopardize the USA’s standing in the world, to shutdown government for senseless lies, to practically starve people financially, etc..And most importantly to me, to allow bigotry and racism to be spoken and supported by religious and political leaders and the news media, my goodness, where’s the common decency in people to allow this to gain momentum each passing day.

    • ms willy nilly

      He’s HALF white or did you forget that part?
      Vote in Hermain Cain or West……….then you will truly have a black president. You just have an incompetent community organizer right now, who has failed at Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious and the NSA.

      • vincestaley

        You just named two of the most incompetent men who just happen to be black. Cain might be able to sell pizza but he sure didn’t sell his fellow Republicans. West disgraced himself with his commie witch hunt comments. You might get up to speed on the IRS, Fast & Furious (Bush’s Program) and the NSA (started by Bush) before laying it all at the president’s feet. I do believe “W” should get some credit for praising Brownie for his great job in New Orleans and flying over the Katrina disaster to get a 1st hand look at the devastation.

        • ms willy nilly

          Still blaming Bush huh?
          Nope BO is incompetent.
          IRS handling your healthcare………what a joke.
          The original Fast and Furious was STOPPED by Bush and RESTARTED by BO……..he owns it.
          NSA got out of hand by BO agreeing to target certain groups.

          • SBRon

            Yep, still blaming Cheney…Arguably, the Worst President of all time!!

          • vincestaley

            I do believe the IRS looked at all groups seeking tax free status. The IRS was brought into the health care act by the Republicans to weed out fraud. The NRA has made straw purchases possible by their constant obstruction of any law that affecting the sale of advertisement to the gun manufacturers. Bush 2.0 will go down as the president who relinquish his office to the VP and the neocons.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        “He’s HALF white or did you forget that part?” So you just hate the black half? How do you separate the two halves?

        • ms willy nilly

          Why do you? You call him black…………I dont call him anything.

          • SBRon

            What’s of most importance is the fact our President HIMSELF identifies as black!! What you think of/call or not call him is immaterial…

          • 1EdMeadows83

            Dear pathetic child. You made the point that he is “half white”. What can the other half be, blue, green? Please don’t make such a fool of yourself. It’s not becoming.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Too bad Stepin Fetchit is dead, then you could have thrown him in with the other two black individuals. You apparently think all black men are of that genre. And, by the way, Adam West is a very WHITE movie actor. He played Batman.

  • Rick Bridenbaker

    The ginning up of these faux scandals has been nothing other than a desperate attempt by the conservatives to legitimize their opposition that at heart is solely due to racism. No doubt, some of it has only been the usual type of partisan political gamesmanship but so much more of it has not.

    It’s not much different than those who like to freely throw the term ‘liberal’ around not wanting to take ownership of their own fascist/nationalist pedigrees – as though by not doing so, it will go unnoticed.

  • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

    This letter is just filled with lies and racism. This stuff never happened. This fool is putting words into people’s mouths and saying things that never happened. Only a liberal fool would believe this tripe. If you want Obama propaganda this is it.

    • iw

      I hope the Koch’s are paying you enough to put stupid comments down the whole thread. Or maybe you’re just a storm Front scum crawling out like a roach from under a rock.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        You have “Koch” on your mind.

        • ms willy nilly

          James dont lower yourself to their standards. Use facts instead. :)

          • vincestaley

            You can’t stand the facts nor can you accept them. A closed mind is a terrible waste of space.

          • ms willy nilly

            Yeah, we know all about the dems hiding information so as to get their candidate into office

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            I hate posted many facts. The liberal won’t read them. They choose to remain in the dark and clueless..

          • ms willy nilly

            Yeah I know…………

          • 1EdMeadows83

            You HATE posted many facts? Just something else to hate, huh Jimmy?

          • vincestaley

            I have read you posts and I respectfully disagree with them.

        • iw

          Don’t you have a Klan meeting to attend or something instead of obsessive trolling the thread.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            Don’t you have kiss Obummer’s azz meeting to go to?

    • Randy Buist

      James claims that he works/worked for the U.S. Navy. Ironic he lives in about the only nation where you can insult your boss and retain your job. I’m just hoping most of our U.S. Navy doesn’t create facts out of fiction…

    • Thomas James
      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        By the looks of it-it is a liberal Obama rag. Most admired Hillary Clinton and Obama. Yeah, right sure. What a joke. Thanks for the laugh.

    • vincestaley

      JZ: what alternate universe do you live in? AREA 51 perhaps?

    • ms willy nilly

      You are so right James. Ive been on many boards and this is just shear garbage. Not one of these statements so far, has any facts behind it.

    • 1EdMeadows83

      Jimmy, are you REALLY a moron or do you just play one on the internet?

      • SBRon

        I’d say it’s the former…

  • Shirl Thompson

    I love you so much and have great respect for your integrity to express your opinion, which to me, is the same as truth. Maybe the ignorant will hear such a message from you since they have continued to try and “lynch” the President of the United States. While our Military give their lives to protect freedom I never knew it to include blatant disrespect to the highest office in this country.

    • ms willy nilly

      You earn respect, you dont just get it because you hold an office. When you are told to stand down, when 4 men in Benghazi are being murdered, you dont deserve squat.

      • Bonnie Harris

        and i bet you didn’t give two shits when the DOZENS of folks were murdered at various embassies during the bush/cheney junta…

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          That tired old argument. It’s too bad I deleted the true information about that, but how about you liberals blaming the actually people who committed the attack. Your Muslim terrorist buddies. Obama defends them like their his own people. Oh wait….

      • vincestaley

        Nilly Willy: you obviously have little or no knowledge of the politics in the Middle East or it’s geography. The US military learned a harsh lesson in Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down). The old days of rushing in the cavalry without good scouting (Little Big Horn) are over.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          What a cop out crock of sh*t. Americana DO NOT leave Americans anywhere to die, you ignorant liberal SOB. As a former American military man I find your comment sick and pathetic. We leave no man behind. Alive or dead. We bring our own home.You azzhole.

          • vincestaley

            You just attacked a retired military man with all the vitriol one could expect from someone who leads with his mouth and leaves his brain in the dust.

        • ms willy nilly

          They were 2 hours away and had no idea how long this fight was going to last. So they LEFT THOSE MEN TO DIE.

          • vincestaley

            You’re correct they didn’t know how long it was going to last, they didn’t know the size or the or the strength of the attacking force. They didn’t rush into a possible ambush. War isn’t a video game with predictable outcomes.

    • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

      Face the facts. Our military hates Barack Hussein Obama Jr. Veterans and active duty have OVomit.

      • vincestaley

        I’m a veteran and I voted twice for this president as did many of the vets I socialize with. How can you speak for all veterans?

  • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

    Trickle down Look at all the tax revenue it brought in and all the jobs. Obama isn’t getting it done.

  • Rodney Brown

    Such a excellent article. Suggested everyone in all of the groups that I am a part of to read it.

  • WindyBill

    IMHO, this is just drivel. When GW Bush was vilified for much of his 8-year term, no one used the term “lynching.” What would the author say about the black conservatives who also disagree with the Administration’s policies? Are they racists, too? As I recall, Republicans didn’t have much good to say about Clinton either until he moved to the center at mid-term. And they were just as opposed to a government take-over of their health care then as they are now. If our president were truly as “brilliant” as the author believes, he would find a way to work with those on the other side of the aisle, some who have much more experience than he does. This is just another attempt to blame the Republicans, to blame racism, to blame anything but the policies of a failing Administration.

    • Akira Bear

      Bush was “lynched” by popular opinion because he couldn’t speak in sentences; he got us into a war on glaringly false pretexts that changed each week; he was an embarrassment every time he was with other world leaders; and he trashed the entire US economy. He got the public opinion he deserved for running an indifferent and callous administration.

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        And what has Obama done for us globally expect to make our allies hate us for spying on them and to show Obama is a weak coward in Syria. All talk and no action. Wait till you morons get the Obamacare bill.

        • vincestaley

          I do believe the Patriot Act was a “W” device to detect another 9-11. By not going WILLY NILLY into Syria the US avoided another Middle Eastern conflict which would have increased our national debt and further the hatred of the US in the region. I’ve been there and know a tad about the region.

          • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

            So why did Obama go into Libya then? Look at the mess Obama created. So now our country has no morality. We let a brutal dictator kill 120,000 of his own people and use poison gas on his own people over and over again. No matter what happened in the past this should not happen. Obama had his ‘game changer’ and ‘red line’ yet his showed to all the world what a punk he is. It took Russia’s Putin to pull Obama’s azz out of the fire. Update. The plan by Obama to get rid of Syria’s weapons has stalled. It’s not worked. Gee, who would have thought. Iran right now is making more material for a nuclear weapon. I guess Obama wants to ‘spread the nukes around.’

          • vincestaley

            Take a peek at where Libya is located and then Syria. It doesn’t take a military genius to figure how to pick a fight you can win and one that would drag you into a quagmire. I also might ask why you praise Putin blame Obama and then say the plan has stalled. Its in Putin’s corner but he’s busy with bombs going off. As you have just returned from Iran with this latest intel, how was the trip?

      • ms willy nilly

        The dems voted for this war also or did you forget that? He trashed the economy…….really? It was on the downward when clinton was leaving office. There was no surplus, it was on paper only.

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          There was a recession on Bill Clinton watch in 2000 and also a stock market dot com bubble burst which destroyed the stock market. Simple proof can be going to Yahoo Finance to look at it.

          12/31/2001 BUSH $5,943,438,563,436 5.0% $10,286,200,000,000 57.8% $359,507,635,242 3.5%

          12/31/2002 BUSH $6,405,707,456,847 7.8% $10,642,300,000,000 60.2% $332,536,958,599 3.1%

          12/31/2003 BUSH $7,001,312,247,818 9.3% $11,142,100,000,000 62.8% $318,148,529,152 2.9%

          12/31/2004 BUSH $7,596,165,867,424 8.5% $11,867,800,000,000 64.0% $321,566,323,971 2.7%

          12/30/2005 BUSH $8,170,424,541,313 7.6% $12,638,400,000,000 64.6% $352,350,252,508 2.8%

          12/29/2006 BUSH $8,680,224,380,086 6.2% $13,398,900,000,000 64.8% $405,872,109,316 3.0%

          12/28/2007 BUSH $9,229,172,659,218 6.3% $14,077,600,000,000 65.6% $429,977,998,108 3.1%

          12/31/2008 BUSH $10,699,804,864,612 15.9% 89.0% 8.3% $14,441,400,000,000 74.1% $451,154,049,951 3.1%

          12/31/2009 OBAMA $12,311,349,677,512 15.1% $14,256,300,000,000 86.4% $383,071,060,815 2.7%

          12/31/2010 OBAMA $14,025,215,218,709 13.9% $14,745,100,000,000 95.1% $413,954,825,362 2.8%

          12/31/2011 OBAMA $15,125,898,976,397 7.8% $15,321,000,000,000 98.7% $454,393,280,417 3.0%

          12/31/2012 OBAMA $16,432,730,050,569 8.6% 53.6% 11.3% $15,811,000,000,000 103.9% <1st time: Exceeds 100% of GDP

          Debt now at 17.3 trillion dollar. 12/31/2013

          Bush responsible for about 5 trillion i 8 years and Obama about 6.5 trillion in less than 5.

    • 1EdMeadows83

      ” When GW Bush was vilified for much of his 8-year term, no one used the term “lynching.” I seem to recall that G.W. Bush was white. In my many years of living in the South in the 40s & 50s I never heard of or read about a white man being lynched. do you suppose it was a racial thing Windy?

      • Ms. Pris

        Regardless, a lynching involves murder, rape, torture. Political dissent, even if motivated by racism, is not lynching.

        • vincestaley

          The term is an allegory and well used in this context.

          • 1EdMeadows83

            Exactly Vince, but try explaining that to this
            group of right wing cretins.

    • Bonnie Harris

      and, of course, you conveniently “forget” that the bush/cheney junta was APPOINTED to the white house by the supremes, allowed 9/11 to happen, forced thru the patriot act (you know, the same law that folks are complaining about now…via the nsa’s powers) and started two invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq EXCLUSIVELY for the purpose of stealing their resources and/or putting an oil pipeline through the country (Afghanistan) for the benefit of his sociopathically greedy corporatist buddies….but apparently, to you, those are NOT signs of a failed administration (nor should anyone criticize such actions)…a clunky website (built/created by a REPUBLICAN supporting company, btw) is…

      • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

        Allowed 9-11 to happen. How is that? The 19 hijacker swere in this country already taking flying lessons during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

        Bill Clinton had ten chances to capture or kill Osama bin Laden between May 1998-May 1999 but did not do it.

        The Aug. 6th 2001 PBD had only historical information and nothing new.

        In 1996 OBL declared a fatwah on the USA and blew up 2 US embassies in Saudi Arabia. In 1998 OBL declared war on the US and blew up 2 more US embassies in Africa. What more do you want? Oh there;s one more. Oct. 2000 the USS Cole was blown up in Aden Yemen while refueling all on Bill Clinton’s watch.

        Sandy Berger went into the National archives to steal the information which he shoved down his pants. So far no charges have been filed on this theft of ‘Confidential material’

        • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation

          Google up Bill Clinton’s PBD in 1998.

        • 1EdMeadows83

          “Bill Clinton had ten chances to capture or kill Osama bin Laden between May 1998-May 1999 but did not do it.”

          Who did give the order to Kill Osama bin Laden? I seem to forget. Was it Bush?
          No, he said he wasn’t interested in doing that, Hmmm.

      • WindyBill

        My point, primarily, was that all presidents are criticized by the opposition, but it is only with this one that those who disagree with the policies of the administration are called racist. This is simply an attempt to quell dissent and is un-American. I am not a racist and resent being called one, simply because I disagree with the current Administration. I can name a handful of black conservatives that I would vote for tomorrow, given the chance. Neither am I here to defend all of the actions of the Bush administration. So, you think it’s just coincidence that a good friend of the First Lady holds a significant position with the website contractor?

  • Oldfart

    There is one thing about this article that I don’t like. The implication that, as a liberal, I should not question or criticize President Obama. That I should stand in worshipful silence while he moves ever rightward in his efforts to placate the unplacatable Repthuglians. I reserve my right to criticize ANY President, period. No matter what his color or how tall he is.
    Is Obama not far better than any of his teabagging opponents? Hell, yes. Would I vote for him again running against any of the current Repthuglian contenders? Hell, yes. But will I worship him? Hell, no.

    • Monte Asbury

      Schaeffer has neither advocated nor practiced what you suggest, in the past or in this article. The target here is not criticism, but irrational, hateful, disgustingly unfair, racially motivated criticism, and the habit of the left of claiming if he’d only done X or Y or Z such criticism would never have happened. It’s like the all-too-common practice of blaming rape on rape victims. Or like the lynchings of the old days, of whose victims people said, “If only they hadn’t . . . ” or “Once they crossed that line, you’ve got to expect. . .”

      • Oldfart

        Frankly, I have seen little, if any, of what you suggest liberals do. I don’t believe I have ever thought that Obama deserved anything from Repthuglians other than loyal opposition, which he did not get as we all know. And I don’t know any liberals that have suggested that he change his behavior to suit the Reptiles. So I have no idea, then, what either you or Schaeffer are talking about. There is little Obama could have done about it. Except recognize it a lot sooner than he did and act accordingly.

        • Minnieindenial

          You’re not paying attention, then. I’ve heard many, many commentators refer to this.

  • Mick Emery

    Frank Schaeffer is a moron.

    • ayiteygmailcom

      Really? What makes Frank a moron. I very interested in learning why he is a moron.

  • http://www.codeofthewild.com/ SeanJJordan

    While I agree with what you’re saying to some degree, Frank, the term “lynch” is really an inappropriate choice here.

    A lynching is a public murder without a trial – historically, a mob action associated with passion for revenge and scapegoating. President Obama is being disrespected, obstructed and otherwise hampered by his political opponents, but he isn’t being lynched in any sense of the word.

    My suggestion is that what you’re arguing is actually are closer to the word “crucified” here, since the idea of a crucifixion is to make an example of criminals in a public spectacle designed to be painful and torturous rather than quick and merciful. While the word is very loaded (and has religious meaning to many folks), it’s a more accurate description of what you’re discussing in this piece.

  • vincestaley

    There
    can NEVER be another president of color – never. The Republicans have
    made this the base of all their actions. This president HAS to be seen
    as a total failure so that no one will ever vote against the white man
    in future elections.

    • ms willy nilly

      Bull shit……….they ran Herman Cain in the primaries

      • vincestaley

        Hermain Cain was never taken seriously by the Republican Reich. He was a token, used to convince people of color to switch their voting preference.

        • ms willy nilly

          Really……….says who? I know a lot of people that respected this man and were going to vote for him.

          • SBRon

            Really…?!? The “9-9-9” & “EzBecky-BeckyStan” man? You could ask that clown ANY policy question, foreign or domestic, and he’d say, “9-9-9”!!!! Might be time for you to find some new friends…

          • ms willy nilly

            He can run a business………BO cant run the govt. at all.

          • vincestaley

            It takes all three branches of the government, look it up.

          • azjen

            Herman Cain was railroaded by Axelrod & others in Chicago. In fact this woman either lived in the same apartments or condos or rented an office where this woman had the commuications that made racial comments made the racial slurs against him. He was popular with many people & I also know people who had planned to vote for him. Never say ever b/c you may have to retract what you say some day. This is not directed to ma willy nilly. I’m sure can figure out this person is by reading the comments. One black person who I think do a really good job besides Cain would be Allan West.

  • http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/21/obama-budget-declares-end-to-austerity/ Obamanation
  • vincestaley

    the race card will go when the racists disappear, not before.

  • terryedlin

    My sister and I talk all the time and often about politics. When she asked me last week what I thought about Obama, I erupted with “Shame on us!”, which I repeated for about 10 rounds. She called later in the day and suggested that I don’t allow myself to sink into the dark spiral that I know too well. Frank Schaeffer’s article far more eloquently articulates the unfair treatment that I believe this president has received. This could serve as a warning to any smart, principled people thinking of running for president: Don’t do it! it’s a thankless job that will take an enormous toll on your life and your family’s as well.

  • Minnieindenial

    Excellent.