ailsagirl (7,506 posts)
This 'hatred of Obama'...
Where did it come from? I don't recall any such rhetoric when he ran in 2008. It's so ugly and I wince whenever I hear it. He, of all people, doesn't deserve that. I think it's abominable and it clearly shows how LOW certain people have sunk.treestar (33,890 posts)
26. Yes. They never dreamed a black man could win
and actually be President. And their nearly four years of birtherism and other stupidity has not worked. They are really getting fed up with their fellow white Americans tolerating this! At least, that's how desperate they are getting and would explain it being worse now than in 2008.
A second term is a type of validation they are desperate to avoid. They want to at least be able to say "one-term President' which has an aura of fail about it.I hope they like the precedent that Obama is setting in the way that he has gone around congress to get what he wants.GoCubsGo (9,813 posts)
66. Yup. I think there are a couple of other factors, too.
First: Their guy fucked things up royally, so they are projecting their shame and embarrassment on the Democrat. This is something they would do regardless of which Democrat won. I think it's one of the reasons they hated Clinton so much, too.
Second: Obama has managed to find ways around their unprecedented obstructionism, and a good part of that is his usurping their policies. And, that rubs salt into the wound of him beating them in the first place. He is beating them at their own game in many regards.
And, I am sure that it just galls them that both Clinton and Obama are popular and well-liked despite everything these turds have heaved at them over their tenures. Good. I hope they choke on their bile.
It shouldn't be all that hard for Romney to find some kind of executive order to invalidate Obamacare, oil and coal issues and a host of other things.
Obama has shown us that a president can do all kinds of things even if congress doesn't agree. All Romney has to say is that congress isn't helping matters any and decree what he wants to.
Liberals will LOVE it.
There you have it. Bill Clinton was "hated" because he was a Democrat.........so they take it as gospel (their gospel) that if Obama is "hated" it can't be just because he is a Democrat....it's ALSO that he's black.moondust (7,335 posts)
77. Double whammy.
They hated Bill Clinton because he was a Democrat. Obama is both a Democrat and visibly black, so add a pound of racism.
White guys used to own and run virtually everything, as if they were Gods...
There is a reason that I will NEVER vote for a liberal black politician no matter how "good" he/she is, or how terrible the Republican is. It has nothing to do with my being racist. It's that white liberals as well as black liberals have shown us that they have a one track mind. ANY disagreement with policy or the way the person acts is labeled as "racism". Before Obama I would have voted simply for the person who I thought was best. No more. Liberals have shown that it's impossible to have a black (or any liberal minority, really) President and have public policy debate or disagreements without the disingenuous screams of "racism".
I wonder how long it will be before a black liberal is elected for the Presidency for this very reason. He and the Democrats have set race relations back 50 years.
The way they treat conservative black politicians, as well as other minorities gives lie to their claims of not being racist.