Why Do The Republicans And The Tea Party Hate President Obama?
Why All This Drama Over Obama?
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Why Do Republicans and Tea Party Hate President Obama?
I guess more accurately the question should be why do some people hate President Obama? He was elected by a large margin of electoral votes so there are definitely a lot of people who like him. But that said! Why All this Drama Over Obama?
When he announced he was running for president, the secret service had to start guarding him about six months before they normally start guarding presidential candidates, because of all the death threats he was receiving. So the question is why is that? What had he done that was so bad that they had to start guarding him that early? Did he murder somebody, rape somebody, rob a bank, commit an act of terrorism?
No he didn't.
All through the presidential campaign there were people protesting his candidacy, calling him a traitor, a socialist, a communist, a Muslim or an Arab, (which to their minds were all bad things) but none of this was true! But they still persisted in spewing their hatred toward him and were not amenable to reason or the truth.
Drama At John McCain's Rallies
At some of John McCain’s rallies there were people shouting kill him! I can’t remember anybody at a political rally shouting kill a presidential candidate in my lifetime, no matter how unpopular they were! So again, Why All This Drama Over Obama?
What had candidate Obama done that was so egregious that it engendered that kind of intense hatred and hostility toward him?
When he became president the hatred and hostility didn’t stop, it intensified!
You had the so-called birthers attempting with all of their might to de-legitimize his presidency saying that he couldn't be president because he wasn't born in the United States. No matter how much data was examined or presented to show he was born in the United States, (birth certificate, announcement of his birth in two papers at the time) was not good enough for these people. It was all faked! The truth could only be what they fervently and bitterly believed the truth to be! They wouldn’t and probably still won’t accept anything less than what they believe to be true! Again, Why All This Drama Over Obama?
What do they have against President Obama? What has he done to engender that kind of hostile scrutiny from them?
Did Bill Clinton or George W. Bush have to prove they were born in the United States to be president?
No they didn't.
Caricatures of the president
At many of the so-called town halls meeting, angry protesters carried caricatures of the president as Adolf Hitler as well as other offensive racial images of him to show what a horrible person they think he is! But what had President Obama done to make them view him as Hitler or as someone who was the same type of person as Hitler?
Hitler killed millions of people, what had President Obama done that could be equated to what Hitler had done?
Let me answer that; nothing!
Obama is going to kill grandma
Then there was the healthcare scare. Obama is going to kill grandma!
These people just won’t quit! They want to de-legitimize his presidency and get him out of office by any means necessary. It was just one thing after another all summer long. Again Why All This Drama Over Obama?
As shocking as this may seem to some of you, there are some people in this country who just don’t want to see a black man be president of the United States. Or any none white person for that matter. But definitely not a black man. They say this is a white country and should be ruled or governed only by white people, preferably white men.
To these people (including some in the congress) President Obama can do no good. He could walk on water, bring the dead back to life, wipe out world hunger, bring peace to the world and they’ll find a way to find something wrong with what he did. Because it’s not about what he did. It’s about what he is.
All you have to do is type white supremacy into Google search or a search engine of your choice and read the contents of the various white supremacy sites. Or visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website, (they track hate groups) and those of you who don’t want to believe that in this day and age that the President’s race is the problem, will receive a rude awakening!
Of course not everyone who doesn’t like the president is a racist. Some may have legitimate political differences with him. That’s OK. They can disagree with him and have a civil discourse about it without spewing hate and hostility.
Some people don’t know that their negative racial feelings are fueling their fear and hatred of President Obama and would be mortified to think that they harbored any such feelings.
But, psychologically, when someone automatically experiences intense hatred, dread or other such emotions about someone they don’t know, it’s usually a sign that they have underlying subconscious feeling they aren’t acknowledging.
It’s like a phobia, where someone reacts to a fly as if it’s a grizzly bear about to attack them! Their reaction is out of proportion to the danger they’re actually in.
A phobia is a conditioned response, a subconscious alarm system that says, when you see situation or person A, trigger emotional reaction B!
People like this wouldn’t know why they have such intense anger or hostility toward President Obama, but may unconsciously project it on to something else about him, that would keep them from being aware of the true reasons for their intense dislike of him.
So again, why do these protestors have such intense hostility and fear of President Obama, that appears to be out of all proportion to anything he’s actually done? Why All This Drama Over Obama?
The republicans, Rush Limbaugh and others' stated agenda was to stop President Obama from being successful. Not to try to make the country better, to help people or to try to create more jobs, but to stop Obama!
They don't give a damn about the country only about stopping Obama and they proved this by being against anything President Obama is for.
If they were for some proposal and Obama decided to adopt it, they would do an about face and reject a proposal that they previously supported because Obama was now for it!
Are these people really Americans?
Should they even call themselves Americans, if all they care about is stopping President Obama and be damn the country?
There's just something about a black man being president of a "white" country that just irks them.
So the question remains, what has President Obama done that was so bad that these people have all these irrational ideas, feelings, beliefs and hatred toward him? Why All This Drama Over Obama?
If you can see some other reason than his race, that explains why candidate Obama had to have secret service protection, six month before presidential candidates usually receive protection (and this goes for all of the points I’ve made). I want to hear it. I'd love to hear your comments!
In support of the point of this hub read the following
"My party is full of racists.
The Republican Party is full of Racists
"Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a self-identified Republican who was Gen. Colin Powell's chief of staff during his time as secretary of state, did not take too kindly to a recent accusation -- from Mitt Romney's controversial campaign co-chair John Sununu -- that Powell only endorsed Barack Obama for president because they're both black. Sununu would later backtrack, but the damage was done.
Wilkerson, who is white, didn't mince words on MSNBC'sThe Ed Show Friday night. "To say that Colin Powell would endorse President Obama because of his skin color is like saying Mother Teresa worked for profit," he said. And although he gave Sununu a bit of a pass, blaming his statement on an "unfortunate" choice of words, Wilkerson had much harsher words for the GOP as a whole.
"Let me just be candid," he said. "My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that's despicable." from the Root webpage http://www.theroot.com/buzz/former-powell-chief-st
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