reply to post by hangedman13
The notion that ANY complaint is met with a charge of racism is simply false. I've read plenty of legitimate criticisims, and even had a few of my
own. For example, I think he is straight up lying about the deal with "big pharma."
It's the irrational complaints - those grounded in pure fear & ignorance - that get called what they are.
It's also the volume & virility of those complaints...
George W. Bush was, undeniably, one of our worst presidents ever. He weakened us abroad and at home, and set the foundation for the current economic
crisis through aggressive top-down deregulation.
I knew we were in for trouble the day he was appointed President in 1999, as I'd lived in Texas when he was governor.
Still, people didn't start protesting Bush on a massive scale until after 9/11.
People have been protesting our new President on a substantial scale since April 15 - not even 3 months after he took the oath.
Think about that...what has he done that could be so awful as to merit people carrying signs that say "death to Obama?"
I hated Bush. HATED him. But never wanted to see him assassinated. Impeached, yes, but there were clear grounds for impeachment - like abuse of
executive privilege (the same thing that got Nixon axed).
I have yet to see a genuine grievance with our new President that merits the kind of vitriole I see daily around the internet and on TV.
People complain about our government for a variety of reasons, but HATRED for our new President is largely due to one reason.
Can anyone point out Obama's concessions to the black community? I mean, where does such a thought come from, that Blacks might be about to take
Take over what?! There are, like, 35 black House reps out of 435. How many black senators? one. How many Black Supreme Court justices? Zero. (ok,
that's a joke, but you probably get my point.)