The Angry, Misguided Left

The Obama Cult Members

Do as I say, not as I do

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. - 1 Corinthians 13:11

Something I have spoke about seldom during my time on Hub Pages is that in my youth, I was a very radical Democrat (which begs the question, are there any other kind today?). I identified with Karl Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Saul Alinsky, and a cast of thousands of that ilk. I believed government's inherent reason for being was to help the people, to provide social services from cradle to grave, that we should all be equal insofar as wealth and material things. I didn't stop to think how these things would be paid or who would pay for them. I just supported them. In short, I believed in all the things President Obama and the modern day Democratic Party advocate today. To me, the Republican Party and conservatives in general, were the very personification of evil and only thought of the wealthy at the expense of the downtrodden poor. I marched with SDS in 1968 as a high school student, with the NAACP in college and with the Democratic Party in my early to late 20s. I supported every left-wing social issue you can imagine, from abortion to gun control to the ERA Amendment (which, thankfully, the states failed to ratify). I was all these things and more. I was the most reviled, hateful left-wing radical you can possibly imagine. I blamed those on the Right for all that was wrong in our world, our society.

But, then I grew up...

What this is all leading up to is a hub by a young man (Leave Obama Alone) that I made a comment on this week. It was a well written hub. It was passionate, it was with conviction. I can respect someone who fervently believes in that which they feel is right. I may not agree with them. But, I can at least respect their belief. What I don't respect are supposedly mature adults who simply can't see the forest for the trees. By that I mean adults who still believe that socialism is the cure-all of the ills of our society. There is not one Socialist country today whose economy isn't a basket case. China? Try again. China has a Socialist government. Their economy is market based, capitalist driven and they are becoming (or already are) an economic superpower. But, back to this young man's hub; he felt that people were being disrespectful to President Obama. He felt that people were being disrespectful to the office of the President. I'm not even saying he's wrong about that. People are insulting President Obama. It was President Obama himself saying that we need to have a more civil discourse of respect for each other after the Tucson shootings. But, then President Obama goes out to say he was being held hostage by the Tea Party Republicans during the Debt Ceiling fight. President Obama was doing the very thing that he preached against in Tucson. Can we say "hypocrtie?"

Now, the young man is going to get older, become more mature. That will take time. The people who will not become more mature or smarter are what you see in some of the replies in support of "Leave Obama Alone." The cadre of the Left are in full display. One lady apologized for those "Republicans" (of which I have not been one since 1999) who replied to the young man's advocacy of President Obama. She feels President Obama has done a very good job without getting into specifics of what he has done that is so good. She touts the old, well worn talking points of those on the Right as being "owned" by corporations and billionaires such as the Koch Brothers. It's funny in a way. Democrats can't fathom someone espousing an opinion unless they are "owned" by someone else. Gee,. I wonder why they think that way. Like this lady, Democrats blame those dastardly Tea Party members for all the economic woes of our country today. I've never seen one Democrat/Left-winger who explained why a position of less government in our lives, less spending is such an evil thing. They won't do that because that would expose the very fallacy of the left-wing philosophy. Their entire reason for being alive is that everyone who is wealthy is inherently evil who has obtained ill-gotten gains at the expense of everyone else. It is not possible that someone who is wealthy did not become that way due to their own blood, sweat and tears. No, that person is evil and must be taxed into the hell that spawned them.

I'm curious where this lady was when people were calling former President George W. Bush a "war criminal, an evil dupe for the rich and powerful, a shill for the oil companies" and a litany of names that would cause this hub to be permanently banned if I were to repeat them. You know what really burns the hell out of me? When you bring this fact of W being castigated by the Left, their ready made excuse is, "Well, I never called President Bush those names." There again, I can respect the young man who wrote the hub in support of Obama. I cannot respect or support the liars who can't admit they were calling President Bush the same kind of names, the same kind of criticism that the Right is now giving President Obama. They flat out lie about this simply because they want to stifle criticism of "THE President." I am glad to see the Left finally support an American institution by showing respect for the man in the Oval Office. But, they do so simply because that man fits their warped agenda. Senator Barack Obama often criticized President Bush for Guantanamo. Yet, and yet Guantanamo continues today under the same conditions as it was under George W. Bush. One thing about the Left, they are consistently the biggest hypocrites on the planet.

I noticed one thing in my reply to this young man's hub. Not one person (including the lady mentioned) has to this date (8-13-2011) disputed any facts I brought forth in that reply. I mentioned how the debt has increased under Obama, unemployment, the AAA credit rating downgrade. You see, Obama came into office promising to make things better, not worse. It's like President John Adams once said, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." President Obama deserves criticism. He has received criticism the old-fashioned way; he has earned it.

Now, the Left is going to attack me for criticizing a kid on Hub Pages. I have given this young man all kinds of leeway in this hub. My criticism has been directed to those so-called "adults in the room" who can't get out of their own way. But, regardless, I don't care. I am tired of the Obama Cult trying to stifle criticism of a man who believes he is King of the World. As long as there is an amendment giving me the right of freedom of speech, I will continue to speak out against this disaster of a president. Insofar as the young man; chances are 50/50 he will someday realize the same mistakes of political philosophy I once espoused. I like to think he will not have someone give him talking points as I once did as a Left-winger. He will do his own thinking someday. Yes, the Left accuses us of the samething of getting our talking points straight from the Koch Brothers and the rest. They say this with no proof. But, when has evidence ever stopped the Left from making false accusations? Never. This young man will get older and wise up, hopefully. I remember what a neighbor once told me (and I am not saying this young man is stupid, Lefties). He was a retired electrician. He worked in construction mostly. He told me once, "There are old electricians and there are stupid electricians. But, there are no old, stupid electricians." I have hope this young man will become an "old, smart electrician" someday. I have hope he will "...put away childish things."

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Writer David 4 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Skarlet, liberals do have a problem with selective memory. Another example is that they have decried the "disrespect" shown to The Messiah. They forget Code Pink accusing W of being a War Criminal and other not so nice names. Speaking of Code Pink, where are those demonstrations against the war(s) these days? They are the biggest two-faced hypocrites in the WORLD.


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Skarlet 4 years ago from California

Selective listening is all I can say in regards to people who are so alarmed by the republicans who are pointing out Obama's failures. No president endured the misplaced hatred that George Bush did.

When Bush was speaking and that nut job threw a boot at his head, the left cheered. As much as I don't like Obama I would not cheer if that happened while he was speaking, and doubt the majority of Republicans would either.

I also saw a woman commenting on a liberal hub stating that Republicans are being sore losers, pointing out that when George Bush won the democrats just "made lemonade." The democrats are still screaming that Bush stole the election, and during his last years he was shot down on everything by the left.

I wonder how the liberals would be acting if there had been a republican moderator at all the debates....


Ausseye 4 years ago

Hi DavidWriteisRight: Everyone is entitled to the freedom of speech and I believe also in an equal share of whatever exists as the worlds resources. Socialists are not solely responsible for inequity. How does the idea of sharing reflect badly on those who believe in this freedom of entitlement? Politics and politicians are not the solution, quite the reverse. While I support no politician I do not blame them solely for the ills of the world, they are the product of corruption not the sole cause. Just because there is one pie does not mean we need a bigger slice to claim a better life, if shared we can all exist with a greater degree of ethical humanity. I know this is childish ideal, because as an adult I want more than just my share!!!


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Nick Hanlon 4 years ago from Chiang Mai

Writer David,I was a socialist till I was 7.Then my father told me he wasn't going to give all his money to the poor like Jesus commands in the bible.Learnt that human nature gets in the way of the ideal communist society and have adjusted accordingly.Thomas Jefferson is my hero,not Che Guevara or Karl Marx.Thomas Paine is also one of my heroes as well as John Browne.There is no need for an American to have a Che poster when you have John Brown.


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Writer David 4 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Skarlet, thanks for your comment. I look back on my youth now and I wonder how I could have been so stupid. But, at least I was young and stupid. I turned right and never looked back.


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Skarlet 4 years ago from California

Great hub.

I know several people who have gone from left to right, but not 1 who has gone from right to left. Hehe.

Voted up


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Sorry they pulled that one faster than a hot potato.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Great video I found.

http://www.usmessageboard.com/immigrati … oject.html


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Yes I like Ron Paul and at an earlier age I may have gone for him but he is too old. Maybe his son, I really haven't listened to him but might be worth a look. It really is starting to look so very hopeless. Did you read about the Obamas using two planes, two sets of secret service; the works because she couldn't leave until 2 hours after him? No one cares, I sometimes wonder about most American's. I guess so many are use to having what they want and living on credit cards that money means nothing to them until the roof falls on their heads. The news media at one time would have been all over that story. Are they bought off or what?


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Writer David, I just read where Perry is now billing the Feds for the cost of housing illegals. Gee, could this be a campaign trick?

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Perry-Immigrati...


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Polly, I am not confident in Republians either. I just found out today that Rick Perry was basically a supporter of illegal immigration in Texas by granting them instate tuition and saying an AZ type immigration bill would not work in Texas. Romney is just slightly better than Obama. I'm not sure who I will support now. Ron Paul is interesting, but he is insane at times. Bachmann is fading in the polls now. I just know that any one of the Republican candidates is an improvement over Liar in Chief. Appreciate you coming by.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Sheri, I have been on the dark side about this issue. The socialists feel it is the DUTY of the federal government to care for all citizens (and, of course, non-citizens as well). It doesn't make sense to feel this way. There is no logical reason to think this way. But, socialists don't let facts get in the way of a good rant.

Wayne, people have to understand it was the "Age of Aquarius" in the 60s. Nothing made sense. A war was tearing the very fragment of society, assassinations of top leaders, a moon landing and civil rights becoming more and more a front issue. I sometimes wish I could go talk to that foolish young man back in the 60s with his head up his read. I'd tell him you are making a fool out of yourself. Why are you protesting and why do you support this or that? My answer would probably have been, "I don't know." That is your typical left-wing response to their support of issues or else their answer is based on emotion, not facts. Thanks to you both for comments.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I can tell you David, anymore I don't know my left from my right but I agree with you about the ones still backing Obama after the horror he has been. I can't say I think Republicans will fix us but I sure don't want anymore of that devil in office, they couldn't be worse. He is not even making an effort, he is all talk and anyone with ears should hear what he is all about and yet still people cling to him like he is a god. I really am astounded people want to have any link to him. I will tell anyone in a minute how fooled I was to vote for him, but never again! We could be at the point of no return just because of him. Surely they can see another four years would destroy us for sure. I only pray the Republicans have a plan to keep the middle class grounded that support everything so they don't get trodden down even more to show favor to the rich. Really my only beef about Republicans, but we won't get into that, lol.... now we are reaching for the rope and Obama doesn't even realize we are at the end of it...or else he doesn't care.

I will give you an awesome.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

David, your story of your young years reminds me of something I have observed over time especially with the baby-boomer crowd. Many of that generation, like you, latched on to a cause in high school or college...maybe marched and protested a bit. When that cause died, they grabbed another and another. Soon it didn't matter what the details of the cause was...they were on board because they needed a cause to justify their existence; to satisfy that itch. Unlike you, many of them did not "grow up" but simply moved to places like San Francisco and continued to live in that "world" where the "cause" is all that matters. They are in mid to late life cycle now and still do not think either for themselves or rationally about any issue...they simply embrace the social agenda. I would have no real awareness of the Koch Brothers if it were not for the Left dropping their name at every turn yet I cannot associate their name with any of devious, evil crap that the likes of George Soros is associated with over time. The Koch's are not out to "fundamentally change" America...the last time I looked they were supporting people and intiatives which were the mainstay of the Constitution and the democratic process...what is evil about that except that they have been successful in their business dealing. Most who would attack them have no idea how that family even made its money or the mainstream aspects of their business. They are too busy jumping on board the bandwagon and grasping for straws to counter all the lodestones around the neck of Obama and the Left. You can put lipstick on a pig but most folks will still recognize her at the dance...the same is true for a socialist...lipstick and a new dress won't get dance invitations. Good Hub! WB


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SheriSapp 5 years ago from West Virginia

You put into thought the things that run through my brain constantly. When I watch some MSNBC, it really feels like I have fallen down the rabbit hole. I wonder why these libs have such low self-esteem that they feel that it is the job of government to take care of all their needs. They, if left to their own devices, will utterly destroy this country and the American dream with it. I was raised to think it was GOOD to want to work and better yourself and contribute to society. The left today wants everyone ELSE to work and support them in whatever lifestyle they desire whether they have worked to earn ANYTHING or not!!


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

wba,

Thanks for your comment. I do have an insight into this ongoing battle of left vs right. But, I see things in the left that I never would have believed when I was a young man. I never would have accepted it if people told me there was a liberal bias in the media, for exmple. There obviously is a liberal media bias. That puts the conservaitve Presidential candidate behind the 8-ball right away.


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wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

Writer David -- thank you for writing this insightful and eye opening hub. This is very interesting in that it gives me insight into the mind of a liberal. Your in a powerful position to influence your former comrades in arms by your own experiences, Good luck! WBA


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Breakfastpop,

As I have said many times before, liberals do not argue very often from a point of facts. They must inherently argue from a position of emotion. For example, Howard Dean saying, "I'll tell you why I am a Democrat, I don't think children should go hungry at night." How does one argue against that? You explain ways that one can feed children in America. You explain charity should begin at home (instead of abroad). But, liberals don't want to hear that. Thanks for the comment.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Frog,

I think most kids growing up in the 60s were rebellious to a point. I think it was status quo of the baby boomer generation. I just know that I looked at myself one day and didn't like what I saw. I realized that if I continued, I would someday be a middle aged hippie with no future, no retirement and no family. It was at that point I took stock of my life and moved on from asinine of socialism. Thanks for coming by.

Tony,

Like I told Frog, we were all idealistic at that time in the 60s. Most of us grew up, even Abby Hoffman (before his death) started becoming part of the society he railed against in the 60s. Thanks for coming by, Tony.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Well done! The one consistent thing I have noticed is that when you ask a person on the Left for facts, they are struck dumb. They have no real facts to support their positions and because of that they attack. I imagine that once this young man gets a foothold in this world and tries to make something of himself he will see that the Democrats will not be his side. Up awesome and useful.


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tony0724 5 years ago from san diego calif

David there is not one point that I can argue with here. An excellent article. I too was young and Idealistic and looked at the world through rose colored glasses and then I had to become a participant. Apparently the likes of Nancy(Botox) Pelosi and Harry Reid still have not grown up yet.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

David - Having grown up as a child of the 60's myself, you aren't the only one who went through the metamorphosis you described here. Yes, it's called growing up. Some people never do and want to continue to go through life with someone else doing it for them. It's that "what's in it for me" attitude that makes me shake my head.

Taking responsibility for yourself and your own actions, or inaction, is hard for some people to do. Obama is a prime example of that. Everything is always everybody else's fault. As I said, some people never really grow up.

Great Hub and spot on.

The Frog


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Big John,

I really don't like talking about that time of my life. I only bring it up now and then to make a point. I fell in with the wrong crowd and allowed people to do my thinking for me. That basically is what liberals like to do. Either you fall in line with the party line or get out! Yes, Democrats have not changed that much over the past 50 years. Corporations and the wealthy individuals are evil, they like to create class warefare to keep their voting bloc in line and try to lie their way out of jams as they did with the debt ceiling battle. I've seen it all to often. Far too often.

OldPoolMan, I appreciate the kind words. The lady in question is your typical liberal. Attack and divide is the strategy. It has worked so well for them in the past. The problem for them now is that the usual race card attacks and other strategies that have worked in the past are failing them now. That is one reason they are exasperated with the Tea Party. Nothing is sticking. They still have not gotten the message sent in the November 2010 elections. I suspect they will in November 2012. Thanks to all for coming by. I don't make political posts as much as I use for a variety of reasons. But, I couldn't let this one go by without saying something on HP.


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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL Author

Onusonus,

I totally agree with you. Obama got in due to black voting for him overwhelmingly because, well, he is black. I thought that was called racism at one time. You vote for the content of character and not the color of their skin. I think he is in for a battle to get reelected. I don't think the black or hispanic vote is going to help him this time.

Joe, try telling that to the Obama cult. They can only think of one thing...their messiah. Sickening.


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

A truly amazing hub. You said this so well. It is amazing how every lunatic group leader seems to gather a loyal following. The lady who cited all the good things that have happened during this administration must be reading something I never read.

Well said, well done, and thanks for sharing.


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WhatBigJohnThinks 5 years ago

I applaud your political awakening. It is usually the young who have a glorious image of Socialism and Obama. Let's face it, that is how he got elected. It is those of us that put our collective backs against the wheel each and everyday. Only to find that at weeks end we watches the federal government snarf our wages to their own ends.

When we as conservatives, be it moderate as I, or hard right winged, speak of spending cuts Democrats hop on the "See they want to cut entitlements and social security benefits" train.

Spending cuts are not about money sent to needed family who need a hand up, it's a about backroom deals and $27 bolts, and $800 desk chairs, and so on. A list of examples can be found at http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/10/5...

So glad to have you aboard the sanity train.


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joer4x4 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Thinking for yourself is mandatory. Life requires it!


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Onusonus 5 years ago from washington

When I look back at some of the things Obama has said and done during his campaign for the presidency it becomes more clear to me that he got into office only because of his racial identity.

He bashed the bible, he advocated support from communists, he advocated abortion, he has and continues to support socialized programs, He had a picture of Che Guevara on his wall at his campaign headquarters. He was the worst candidate I've ever seen yet he achieved rock star status because Oprah loved him.

But what do I know, I'm just a racist who hates the poor.

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