It would appear that Republican bloggers on WordPress fell asleep in 2001, and woke up on January 20th 2009. It is as if the second President Obama was sworn into Office, the bitter wing of the Republican bloggers started making up as much nonsense as they could to discredit a legacy that had barely even begun. We’re less than three days in and Republican bloggers everywhere are vilifying Obama, questioning his life, his sincerity, with just plain nonsense. The British media has picked up on it too. It’s incredible, the wrath of Right Wing America.
As the inauguration procession moved down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House on Tuesday, Fox News reporters kept saying “This is really slow” and “slowest motorcade we’ve ever seen” and “he should be speeding this up“. There is no pleasing Republicans. They are bitter, and they will find any little detail to attack Obama on. Is it because he’s Black? Possibly for a few a black President is a difficult concept to understand, but I think it’s because he’s a Democrat. George W Bush is by far the worst President America has ever been graced with. An entire Planet could not wait to see the back of him. It is merely a few disillusioned Republicans who still cling to the idea that this war hungry, fear mongering, destroyer of the economy was actually quite impressive. These people, are never going to accept that a Republican might not be that good.
Bastardnation for example has run a story in which he states that Barack Obama was sworn in for a second time, without the press there, and so not the full transparency he promised. However, the swearing in photos were released the same day. Bastardnation knew it happened, the day it happened, in fact, about a minute after it happened. It’s hardly the best kept secret since Roswell. It was fully transparent. It clearly had no malice attached too it. If we did not now know about it, then that would qualify as a cover up and not fully transparent. Of course the entire press corps should have been allowed it, merely a rookie mistake. You Republicans have allowed Bush to get away with genocide over the past eight years, a picture of Obama should be the least of your concerns.
Clutching at straws already.
Firstjohnfourfive subtly suggests that Obama is unqualified to be President. Under what circumstances, it’s unclear. Suggesting of course, that simply, the Republicans don’t like him. That’s all. That’s the reason he’s unqualified. No Democrat would be qualified to run for President, under the Republican supporters. If it were true that Obama was somehow unqualified that raises a few bigger questions…
1) Why didn’t the actual Republican Party raise this issue, investigate it fully, and come to a conclusion themselves, rather than hoping that a couple of bitter bloggers might watch a Fox News report and come up with their own insane conclusions.
2) Does America seriously not look into the qualifications of it’s public servants before they take office? Even my local corner shop asks to see my qualifications, and verifies them. If Obama is not qualified, serious questions need to be asked about the background of candidates.
CNN Blogs wasted ten minutes of my life, telling me that Obama didn’t wear his jacket on his first day in the Oval Office. They claim that it was a Bush and Regan policy that out of respect for the office of President, the jacket is to be worn by anyone in the room. Fine. That was Bush and Regan. It’s a shame Bush policy stopped at jacket wearing and didn’t extend as far as lying to the World before entering an unjustifiable war, or destroying the economy. I’m unaware of why not wearing a jacket is disrespectful, yet lying to the public leading to a mass of American soldiers dying miserably in an unjust war, is perfectly respectable? As ever, Republican logic is beyond my understanding.
Comments from Republicans grace the blog, such as…
“That is the most powerful room in the world. It is a place to be respected, not hang out in. Consider it symbolic, but it was a constant reminder of the size of the task it is to lead the greatest nation on earth. Bush and Reagan got it right!!!“
- I just love the idea that Obama is merely ‘hanging out’. If Bush got it right, then i’d hate to see the state of the planet when someone gets it wrong. It’s just a jacket! It might have been hot in there. Who cares? He could be wearing a tshirt with Sarah Palin looking out of her Alaskan home and waving to Putin over in Russia… She can see him, you know!!!…. he could wear a shirt that says… “I just looooove the gays!!” It wouldn’t matter, as long as he gets the job done correctly!! I could not give a shit what my leader choses to wear, as long as he runs the Country better than Bush could ever have done. I cannot imagine Republican nonsense is going to steep lower than this one.
The mass of Republican anti-Obama bloggers will never have a positive thing to say of Obama. They will always shoot him down. They will never admit that he may have made the right move. They will continue to stick up for the deeply flawed legacy of George Bush and they will refuse to accept that Sarah Palin, was a nightmare choice for Vice President. In the eyes of the deeply Republican, Obama can never do anything right.
And then of course there are those who keep complaining that Obama isn’t a fan of torture. As if it’s perfectly feasible for America to stamp it’s moral fist across the World, whilst at the same time, administering electric shocks, burning, forcing prisoners to be naked and pose for sexually explicit photos, covering their eyes and pretending to execute them, lack of food and water, without actually determining whether these detainees have committed any kind of crime or not. British man “Asif Iqbal” was held at Guantanamo, told that he could be killed and no one would know who did it, forcibly injected with drugs, sleep deprived, and subjected to sexual humiliation. A guard, on arrival, told Iqbal … “you killed my family in the Twin Towers, now it’s pay back time…” purely because Iqbal in Muslim. He was found to be completely innocent of all charges. If that’s the attitude of right wing America, isn’t it right, by their logic, that those families of the victims of dead Iraqis have the right to “pay back” America? Flawed logic by a flawed Right Wing ideology, which then wonders why the World absolutely despises them.
It must please the Democrats to know that they’ve managed to annoy Republicans for no good reason other than being Democrats. It must please Democrats even more to know that the entire World, supports them.
Defeat is a bitter pill to swallow clearly.