Let’s face it here, folks: No other President in history has faced such a relentless barrage of blind attacks and vitriol from the opposition quite like President Obama has. Call it Obama Derangement Syndrome or Baracknaphobia, but the fact remains that he never stood a chance from day one as shown in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s desire to make Obama a “one term President.”
But even if the throwers of poop in today’s insane GOP made the seemingly unprepared President’s life a living hell in his first term, President Obama has largely and mostly made mince meat out of his Republican bete noires as of late.
Seeing as his name is Barack Hussein Obama, the GOP is convinced that the President rents out the Lincoln bedroom to ISIS and wants to inject communism into our kids’ water fountains. Seemingly incapable of coming to grips with the fact that he defeated their war hero candidate in 2008 and then their millionaire mannequin in 2012, Republicans have perpetually questioned the President’s patriotism. But in keeping with his current theme of simply not giving a flying f*ck, President Obama brilliantly used their attacks on him to expose their very own lack of patriotism. Mr. Obama said:
“This whole anti-immigrant sentiment that’s out there in our politics right now is contrary to who we are. Because unless you are a Native American, your family came from someplace else,” Mr. Obama said. “Don’t pretend that somehow 100 years ago the immigration process was all smooth and strict. That’s not how it worked.” The grandparents and great-grandparents of politicians taking a hard line on immigration, he said, were also “somehow considered unworthy or uneducated or unwashed.”
“When I hear folks talking as if somehow these kids are different from my kids or less worthy in the eyes of God, that somehow they are less worthy of our respect and consideration and care, I think that’s un-American.” (Daily Kos)
Bam! Attacking the GOP’s perpetual false patriotism and arrogance is like walking up to Ronda Rousey and punching her in the face. In other words, you know the right-wing noise machine will go berserk over this. And you can bet on Donald Jacka$$ Trump getting a new hat too.
Just really try and absorb the awesomeness of President Obama’s statement. He basically managed to tie immigration, patriotism and religious faith together and frame it as an opprobrium on the Republican platform. The GOP has nothing to run on but fear and hypocrisy itself, so kudos to President Obama for eloquently exposing these bastards for the treasonous trolls that they really are. Pointing out what treasonous trolls members of GOP are? That just might make a cool hat on the democratic side.
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