Saturday, July 5, 2014
Why we vehemently defend President Obama.
The treatment of the Obama presidency by the Conservative movement from 2009 to present demonstrates how reflexively racist our country remains.
Yet again, since the formation of our country, conservatives (today's Republicans and yesterday's Southern Democrats, aka, Dixiecrats) find themselves on the wrong side of history.
They got/get it wrong on slavery, Civil War, anti-lynching legislation, women's rights, Native American genocide, labor union rights, children labor laws, Social Security, Jim Crow segregation, Universal Health Care, Voters Right Act, Stand your ground laws, common sense gun control, Job Act legislation, Immigration and the list goes on and on.
The vigorous, grueling, negative, truth deprived assaults against all-things-Obama by the thought shapers on the right -- the Conservative Entertainment Complex -- reveal the palpable fear (to the core) they have of the man and his policies.
Let's face reality: Right wing politics is rooted in White male domination.
Of course, they have black, brown and female surrogates opportunistically fighting for the their cause -- Clarence Thomas, Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, Herman Cain, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann come to mind.
Conservatives, patriot flags wavers they pretend to be, do not love and embrace America -- diverse as we are. They love the mythical Norman Rockwell America. They romanticize about a sanitized and Hollywood created America that never existed.
The mere presence of a President Obama is very threatening.
On the converse, the composure, dignity, resilience and elegance of President Obama -- in the belly of the beast -- is truly astounding. President Obama embraces and attracts Americans of all shapes, hues and class. His agenda benefits both the haves and the have nots.
Those that beg the difference: How do you explain a record breaking 1700 Dow Jones co-existing with Obamacare?
This is why we vehemently defend President Obama.