The Obama Opposition

Why is there so much opposition to President Obama? Barack Obama, has been elected our 43rd president. He won fair and swear, it was a landslide. Almost immediacy we began to see an increase of hated, and racism directed to this new president! As a child, I remember when each morning, we said the pledge of allegiance, with hand on heart and a warm feeling. I remember the powerful ending of, 'one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all'! The reality of what really goes on in politics was hidden from me them, but not now.

I fear for this country, not because of the possibility of outside forces such as terrorist, but I am afraid because of the war that is among us. We fight, attack and devour one another. Can we be one nation under God, when we are not even 'one' nation? We are a fragment of rich, poor, Hispanic, black white, Muslim, labor, non-labor, gay, straight. We live in one nation, but we are neither 'one', nor under God!

Remember 911

I have never heard such hatred and such disrespect one American to another. I do not recognize her. Will it take another terrorist attack to shake us from our anger and distrust of each other and cause us to love and respect each other once again?

Remember the Days after 911, every man was you brother and there was nothing we would not do to help at the site of the Twin Towers. Men and woman risked their lives and health to look for survivors and remains of the dead. Now we are killing each other and picking each other apart.

Taking the Country Back

The GOP, wants to take America back to the foundation of our forefathers. Do you realize how corrupt and ungodly our forefathers were? They created laws to govern a very different world, with very different people.

They too lied, slandered their fellow Senators and Congressmen, physically fought and did what ever it took to win politically. Is that what we want to return to? They were just like we are now!

The forefathers owned slaves, fathered children with them. While they were declaring all men are created equal, blacks were counted as 3/5ths of a person. Woman had no rights, and could not vote. I don't want to go back to that!

The So Called Moral Right

There is a movement of hatred for homosexuals, Muslims, Latinos and anyone who is different than ourselves. This ideology is promoted by the GOP. They are not the moral right that we claim to be? They are heartless and without compassion. Does this behavior represent the God they claim to, serve? God is love; God hates the sin but, does He not love the sinner?.

Can hatred turn a homosexual to a heterosexual? Can hatred cause a Muslim to love America? The Bible we live by tells us, others shall knew we are God's disciples, if we have love one to another. Where is the love?

Don't Swallow the Lies

Are you not listening, are your not watching? Things are not getting better, because we have blocked ever bill that would make things better.

Do you realize that we are the ones who want to back people who want to continue to send our jobs overseas? Do you realize they don't care anything about us? The Democrats promised change and change has not come and like impatient children we throw ourselves on the ground and hold our breath. Who told you any party is in charge of you destiny?

They live in expensive houses, with the money that they receive from big business. Their children have access to the best of education and the best connections when they graduate. Yet when it comes to our children, they want to cut spending in education and financial aid.

Can you afford to send your children to Harvard? They can! Do you have 80,000 put aside for each child your want to send to school? They do! Yet, how are our children going to be educated?

Show me the Money

Both sides want power and dominion over one another. We have to ask God, to reveal the truth to us and not be lambs to the slaughter. We are all being deceived and pit one against another. Are we not American all!

Both sides are greedy. They manipulate us, so that they can fulfill their agenda and when they are filled, we will be left empty, once again. When will we learn, they are playing us. All of us!

No matter, which party wins, they will all be OK. They will drive off in their fancy cars, go their million dollar homes and jet set with the rich and famous and watch their salaries and pensions grow, while we like foolish children tear one another apart.

Forget the Poor

The Congress and the Senate receive a double pension when they retire, yet they want to play with our Social Security. When their experiment does not work, what will happen to us? Do you really want them to privatize Social Security?

We want to do away with social entitlements. When there is nothing in place to help the poor, what to you think will happen. There will be a return to total lawlessness. Desperate people have nothing to lose, and should the poor of this county have nothing to feed their families. We will all suffer for our cold hardheartedness.

Do you remember the depression? Government intervention is the only thing preventing a rise of Dillians, Baby Face Nelsons and Bonnie and Clydes once again.  They were birthed out of great poverty and destitution.

This Country Needs Prayer

Pray not for Republican nor Democratic rule, but pray that God’s will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. When God's will is done, then everyone will win. Pray for peace not on earth, but in America among Americans, black white, gay, straight, Hispanic, Christian, Muslims, Buddhists and the like.

I was a Republican for over thirty years, when I began to notice the hypocrisy of the party. I realized the party who was suppose to be religious, did not want to help the needy, the orphans or widows. I began to realize, that party that was supposed to know a God of love, hated gays, Hispanics, black and the immigrant population.

I saw the party that was supposed to have the moral high ground, disrespect of a president, call our President a liar, in a state of the Union address, a jackass on the news, pray for his failure and even his death! Needless to say, I am no longer a Republican! "Like George Clooney's character in Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?" I remain unaffiliated!

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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

We are no longer, one nation under God!


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

MarleneB, any of us are one step away from your situation. I never thought, I would live to say, it is terrifying to live in American!


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

This may be a rant, but you print the truth here. I agree with you when you write, "Pray not for Republican nor Democratic rule, but pray that God’s will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

I pray every day for the president. I'm frightened at what is going on in this country right now, but I have to tell you that my life has never been as burdened as the moment when Obama came into office. Almost immediately when Obama came into office, my husband and I both lost our jobs and have not been able to find employment since then. We were forced into early retirement. We use to earn a six-figure income, lived in a five bedroom, three bath home. Now we live in a trailer house on the side of a freeway. We do the best we can with the money we have. We are the lucky ones. I pray deeply for the people who go hungry each day and have no shelter.

Yes. I pray to God that our leaders will get their act together and make decisions that will be beneficial to the people they serve.


Maxine Heckbert . 4 years ago

faithofourmothers.ca Please see the prayer on this site for Obama which I believe is from the Lord


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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AnnCee 4 years ago from United States

2besure, have your ideas changed at all over the time Barack Obama has been president?


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Well Mr. Happy! Love the name...America has had 43 white Pinocchios. It was inevitable we would get a black one. LOL The system is corrupt and I guess the only thing that will change the system is civil war! Prayer doesn't heart, if you believe scripture. Prayer and action!


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

As true believers, which most Republicans claim to be; we are to pray for our leaders, whether we like them or not.


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SallyTX 4 years ago from Only In Texas!

Now it seems it has only gotten worse with so-called "conservatives" praying for our president's death and "demanding" that anything negative (such as the Native American Holocaust and slavery) be removed from the history books. These are very frightening times. Voted up and awesome!


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justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

Another great HUB! Voted up and awesome! :)


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Me too!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'm in ... Obama 2012!


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks Woman! Things are so dire, prayer but also let our voices be heard.


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Woman Of Courage 5 years ago

Hi 2besure, Excellent hub! I have been praying for America and Obama. I agree that we need to pray for those who rule this country. Prayer makes a difference. Thanks for sharing. God bless you.


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Mulberry, thanks for taking time to comment. I can tell you are a very thoughtless person. We need more of this!


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mulberry1 5 years ago

Thanks for pointing out some of this. We seem to often be a nation of people bent on critcizing and condemning everyone. If a story in the news is about an accidental death, we shout and scream about killing the unintended perpetrator without a trial. We insist our president is a demon from the most oppressive regime imaginable because we disagree on a policy. How evil is that?

And while I'm very skeptical of the uber wealthy, I don't condemn them when they've reaped the benefits of their hard labor.(not so much for the ones who've done it on the back of others!) The world doesn't operate on an all or nothing philosophy. Not all poor men deserve our sympathy and not all rich ones deserve our scorn. But the black and white thinking is what imprisons us all. It makes life simple, but it results in many "errors".

Anway, although I'm not a religious person I do pray for our presidents and that they will be guided well. People see what they want to see, they don't generally bother with taking in more information in order to revise their devotely held beliefs. I couldn't stand a number of decisions that GWB made, but I never considered him the devil nor wished him ill. Can any of us imagine going to work each day with people screaming at us the entire time? I don't think the answer is to not speak out, but for pete sake can't we be more constructive?

I respect our founding fathers, but they were men. They had strengths and weaknesses. None of their decisions were unanimous in any way nor perfect for all time. They were slave owners, womanizers, often bigots and more. But, I recognize that what they did was wonderful.

I say we should pray, or hope, for our leaders, speak out when we need to, but always do it in a manner that works towards a solution and is respectful of others.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

"I disagree about the Founding Fathers. They were only men, yes; they sinned yes; but they were the greatest collection of men ever assembled in one place at one time in world history."

COME ON JAMES, DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE THEY TAUGHT US IN SCHOOL, IN AMERICAN HISTORY!


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

True minnow. Every real Christian has an obligation to pray for those who rule this country. They need divine direction more than ever.


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minnow 6 years ago from Seattle

I pray for Obama because 1) he is our president; 2) he has done some good things for all of us, including changes in health insurance, and 3) I pray for him because I'm hoping he'll help me get a job. I don't get all this negative stuff. I would like us all to work together toward a common good.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I have prayed for Obama. I disagree about the Founding Fathers. They were only men, yes; they sinned yes; but they were the greatest collection of men ever assembled in one place at one time in world history.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Justcallmeleroy,that is true. That is why it is important to pray for those who lead this country. However, you can not legislate righteousness. It is the responsibility of Christians to turn people to God. We are to be fishers of men.


Justcallmeleroy 6 years ago

We should all Pray for our Leaders in Government. For we all need Prayer we need the Leaders of this Country to turn back to God before it is to late. Our Government is trying to take God out of everything. We need to Pray for them all with our hearts.


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Pat writes: I am in agreement with the suggestion that there should be prayers for the president. In fact, I think citizens of every country should pray for the leader. Even if you disagree with the leader's politics, prayer is important.

thanks for a thought-provoking hub.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

That's alright Robert. You great comments are welcome!


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

DreamsInBloom, thanks for comment back and giving a PS to the comments. I appreciate your wise input.


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Robertbloggert 6 years ago from Oklahoma

Very good hub 2be! And I am so with you pray, pray and then pray some more. Yes obviously we should take action as well but that also just brings more opportunity for prayer. Pray when you review the candidates, pray when you go in the voters booth.

And as to the "good Indian dead Indian comment" AR I'm sure you've heard the saying "do to others as you would have done to yourself", yet you make statements like this and complain about muslims attacking us and never stop to think that the only difference between you and an indian is none. And the only difference between you and a muslim terrorist is only in a change of name, simply replace Indian with American. Also isn't that the same attitude Hitler had against the jews??

Thus as 2be said shame on you. Sorry 2be but that comment is just horrible, didn't mean to distract from your wonderful hub.

A new fan~Robert


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DreamsInBloom 6 years ago

In response to some of the comments.

"You cannot pray for the devil." In the bible Jesus says to love thy enemy and pray for those who persecute you. If you believe in the devil, he'd be the greatest enemy and also the one that persecutes us the most. If you see Obama as the "devil" and see him as your enemy and you believe his actions "persecute" you then it makes sense to pray for him.

And 2besure never said anything about this is not the greatest country, she said that there is a lot of hatred going on. I think we have the best country, I'm glad I don't live anywhere else...but we still have problems.

And in regards to another comment...I think prayer leads to action when action is needed and patience when that is needed instead. Prayer can lead to a more clear mind that leads one to take appropriate action (similar to how meditation can lead to similar results, as they are closely related).


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

LRCBlogger, thank so much for you comments. I did omit to say that it is also important to take action to remove the greed and dishonest from politics. I will include that. Thanks again.


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LRCBlogger 6 years ago

I'll leave the praying to you but I think this is a great hub. It is good to hear from sensible people and know that they are still out there.

What I mean about the praying comment is that I believe we need to take action to remove the greed from politics. If we pass comprehensive campaign finance reform, we can remove the conflict of money in politics.

Lastly, thank you for pointing out the hatred and often misplaced anger at our president. I think the recession helps add to the anger but I also believe it is largely a product of his skin color.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

American Romance,shame on you. The only good Indian is a dead one?


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American Romance 6 years ago from America

You cant pray for the devil, he is still a devil and wants nothing but to destroy! The Europeans felt as you and look at the mess they are in with the Muslims! Muslims are now like the Indians of old! A good one is a dead one! Obama is destroying our country! He has implemented laws that will hurt not help! And our forefathers created the greatest country on earth! ...........for you to deny this is absurd!


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

BobbiRant, I am so glad you get it. Thanks for your comment.


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

This is a great hub. I am fed up with so many Americans who are blinded of the mind. Better to be blinded in the eyes any day. Obama is the scapegoat of an angry GOP that wants to be rid of anyone in office who is sympathetic to poorer Americans, which, by the way, the GOP helped Make poorer by cheating us and siding with big business so people can whine about Obama all they want, they attack him just like Clinton, yet WMD, well we will let that slide while Americans were killed in Iraq, a country which, did nothing to us? Too many Americans want to be the world bullies. Bullies in schools? Why not, bullies beget bullies. Love this hub.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

I agree dreamsinbloom, we can disagree with each other without being ugly. It is also hard to hate and pray at the same time. If you find that picture disturbing, many others will, as well, I will change it. Thanks for your input hubsister!


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

I agree dreamsinbloom, we can disagree with each other without being ugly. It is also hard to hate and pray at the same time. If you find that picture disturbing, many others will, as well, I will change it. Thanks for your input hubsister!


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DreamsInBloom 6 years ago

I disagreed with some of what you said, but loved the part about prayer. And loved what you said that the hatred will not change things (at least not for the better). I wouldn't vote for Obama because I differ in opinion with what direction to take to help our country, but am frustrated by the forwarded emails I get from people trashing him.

P.S. That picture of the child covered in plastic is really disturbing. I didn't even read any of the text next to it because it's so disturbing. But I read the stuff before and below it.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

a very interesting hub 2besure, as I am nt American this is one which I will sadly sit on, but say that praying is a good and positive thing to do, in anything. It is something that can allow us to learn and to reflect on what we think we beleive, so great job


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Amen White Horse, I hear you!


White Horse 6 years ago

2be or not 2be; that is the question. Maybe we all need to be humbled. It's in the book you write of. babylon is fallen


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

My Happy, I understand. We are writers and writer just love to use adjectives!


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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I am sorry 2besure, by no meas does blackness have anything to do with anything. It just happens that he is black. If McCain would have won, as I wrote we would be in the same situation as they were both puppets of Wall Street on that election and I would have just said Pinocchio because McCain is white. Obama can't be Pinocchio because Pinocchio wasn't black as a puppet/toy so I changed his name accordingly. The colour doesn't matter at all though or political party for that matter as long as lobbyists buy them all off and have them serve their own personal interests.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks for your comment singlmom52. I agree. Some think I just ad pray and do nothing. Pray vote!


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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Yes many are praying for the President as well as for those who are in charge over us. And Yes we are suppose to pray for those in politics, NOTHING is outside of the realm of prayer.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

If you have ever experienced first hand the power of prayer, you would not say that.

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