President Barack Hussein Obama is the target of much hatred to conservatives everywhere. This is far from a surprise, as it’s only natural that the opposing party would be against the president. I’m no fan our president either. He and his fellow democrats have done terrible things for our country and are sending us in the wrong direction. I could talk endlessly about this topic, but there are many people who already do it for me. That is not the point for this article. What I’ve noticed is that, despite all his faults, President Obama gets a lot of unneeded crap from conservatives; stuff that is NOT true and is pure bullcrap to undermine him as a person. I’m here to address those lies and defend the president for the man he is, not the man the conservative media want him to be.
Let’s start with the most ridiculous claim; That Barack Obama is some sort of evil prophecy from several religions/”wisemen” like Nostradamus. As absurd as this may sound, I hear this frequently from many supposed “experts” who see the prophecies in Revelations, last book in the New Testament. As someone who’s read the Bible cover to cover seven times, I don’t see the connection. The Bible is full of vague prophecies that could mean a myriad of things or people. But those claims don’t end there! There’s also the claim that he is the grandson of Adolf Hitler or is the black clone of him. This is obviously incorrect, but the reactionary Right crazies seem to differ.
The equally crazy claim is that Obama is a secret Muslim. This is a claim that is not backed up anywhere in his life, except his name. Barack HUSSEIN Obama does sound very Arabic, but this is due to that much of Africa is Muslim and use Arabic names. I will say that it is a fantastic miracle that a man named similarly to two evil Islamic (extremist Sharia-Law Muslim, not regular peaceful Muslim) bastards, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, could even be elected at all. Also, if you look at Obama’s life, you’ll see that he has been consistently Christian for most of his time. Sure his church was led by a radical white-hating preacher, Reverend Wright, but it was still a “Christian” church. I would still contend whether Obama is a true Christian or just a faux-christian who’s actually an atheist, but he certainly is NOT a muslim. That’s not to say that he certainly HELPS radical islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood, but until he actually comes on TV and gives a speech in full Arabic, I’m not convinced anything other than his name is Muslim. The muslim tag is just a vain attempt from the conservative media to make America fearful of him, that’s all.
The other controversial myth that Obama can’t seem to get rid of is whether he is a naturally born American or not. This myth has been around ever since the democratic primaries in the summer of 2008. Conservatives, in another attempt to undermine the president after realizing the Muslim tag wasn’t sticking, reverted to declaring Obama a foreigner and saying he can’t run for president. Ironically, Republican John McCain was himself not a TRUE American because he was born in Panama. (I know it was an American Military Base, so he was born on US soil, but c’mon, no one thinks that a tad hypocritical?) It was suspicious that the liberals kept the birth certicate so secret to the public, but Obama had already proven his citizenship to the electorate, so it was irrelevant nonetheless. We all know now he is a true citizen and conservatives are just going to have to cry about it.
Another great myth is that Obama is the Worst President of all time. This is more of an opinion, but if the person knew anything about history, they would obviously know this was an untrue remark. As much as conservatives may hate it, Obama has already surpassed George W Bush in public image. Obama would have to be a complete and utter failure in his second term and let a crapload of disasters occur to the US for him to drop below “Dubya” now. Also lets take a look at some of the other presidents that we have elected. Warren G Harding was undoubtly the most corrupt President, followed closely by Richard Nixon and Ulysses S Grant (great general, but had one corrupt cabinet). Jimmy Carter was one of our weakest presidents in terms of policies and a complete pushover to the rest of the world. James Buchanan just sat there while the Nation tore itself apart. If we’re going to talk about the closest president to a dictator, then undoubtly its Woodrow Wilson, who was a fascist before fascism. Close to him are Theodore Roosevelt and his cousin Franklin, who began to disassemble our capitalist society into a more socialized one, rampant with unneeded bureaucracy and government oversight. Heck, even good Ol’ Abe too away Habius Corpus, a civil right protected by the constitution. However, when it comes to THE Worst President of The United States of America, the Award goes to William Henry Harrson, with a bullet. This guy lived only 32 days as president, before dying of pneumonia. He didn’t get anything done in that short time; he was absolutely useless. So technically he was the worst because it’s going to be REALLY hard to beat that record.
Obama has gained quite amount of success in office as well. He oversaw the raid that killed the Most Wanted Man in the World, managed to pass Universal Healthcare (not a success for me, but for others, sure), united a country during tragedies, got the troops out of Iraq has enjoyed great amounts of popularity despite his failures in other areas that the American public should have observed. He even managed to get reelected during one of the dirtiest races in our history and had many bad things go on for him that would have sunk any other incumbent president. (Bengazi comes to mind) However, his greatest success is that he managed to remain a devoted husband and father throughout his presidency. A man with that much power and popularity could easily slip into seduction and corruption to family values, like so many presidents have before, yet Obama remains strongly a wonderful father to his two daughters and has yet to have an affair (of course, that might come out later, but so far, he’s remained solid and I respect that). Obama will be remembered favorability in the history books, whether the Right likes it or not.
I wrote this article not to declare Obama the greatest president of all time, because he’s far from it, or persuade anyone to join the democrats. I wrote this because I’m tired of the ignorance and hatred for a man, beause Barack Obama is just a Man. I don’t believe we should dehumanize anyone: Republican or democrat, White or black, Christian or Muslim. We are all humans and President Obama is our American President. You don’t have to support him, but we should all respect him because He has the hardest job in the world. The all Nation and its problems rest on his back. We can all do more to help relieve him of that pressure by being better neighbors and countrymen. Politics aren’t white or black, or liberal or conservative. I have my conservative and liberal beliefs. Pages like ‘Being Conservative’, ‘Being Liberal’, NAACP, and my personal favorite, the (extremely racist, islamaphobic, xenophobic, bible humping, KKK loving, ignorant cesspool of Facebook) American White History Month, all want to obscure the lines of basic humanity to further their hatred for the opposition. Don’t give in. Stand up for each other no matter our differences. Remember: We are all Americans!
Writer and Voice of Reason
PS: You might be wondering why I spoke all about NOT judging people, and trying respecting each other, yet demonized the AWHM. That’s because I’m using the AWHM’s own hypocrisy against them. They’re page was intended to ridicule the idea that all racism is okay except when white people use it, a thought I can support, but instead of being a beacon of equality and sensibility about race, they are just as bad as the people and groups they hate against, reverting to the same blatant racism and race phobia commonly found in the Deep South and banning anyone who dares use common sense to reason with them. They are a lost cause in the pursuit of Knowledge; too blinded by arrogance and racism to see the irony in their ways.