The liberal left loves to apply labels to those individuals who embrace the Constitution, are conservative and criticize Obama, Michelle and Congress. "Right-wingers," "domestic terrorists," "racists," and "gun fanatics" are just a few of the labels applied. Of course, the door swings both ways and the other side is just as guilty. So, let's just divide into Obama supporters and Obama opposers. Obama supporters have come to the conclusion that Obama opposers dislike Obama based on "race" as they prove themselves superior by supporting the first black president in history. However, not all Obama opposers are white; thereby making the distinction of dislike about race moot. So, let's dispense with all the labels and look at some real reasons to oppose Obama.
LetVent.com published a summarization of Barack Hussein Obama and Michelle Obama's 5 year reign in the White House. The author is none other than Mychal Massie, a respected black writer and talk show host in Los Angeles. Massie's summary of Obama mirrors some of the reasons that some Americans oppose this president.
Massie per LetVent.com explains:
The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obamas. Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obamas? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespected) their Christmas family picture."
The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don't like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.
I don't hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama's raw contempt for white America is transpicuous. I don't like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress.
I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people.
The Reagan's made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Obama's arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?
Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama's have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.
I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to not being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.
Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same. I have a saying, that "the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide." No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.
And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother's death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father's military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today.
He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.
I don't like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.
Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.
I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.
As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, "Nero In The White House" – "Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…
Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America's people go homeless, hungry and unemployed."
Massie "brings it home" for many Obama opposers; it has nothing to do with race but everything to do with his policies, attitudes and actions. Past presidents have certainly been condemned because of a policy, an action or an attitude, even by their own supporters. The only distinction of difference in this president is his race, which has been used to disparage those who seek to discover truth and expose unconstitutional, criminal, immoral and unethical behavior. His race has been used to suppress the media and any opposition since no one in any public position wants the label of "racist" applied to them.
As a reminder, Obama supporters totally destroyed Herman Cain, another respected black talk show host, resulting in Cain withdrawing his candidacy for president. So, Obama supporters beat Obama opposers over the head with the "race" bat when it really wasn't about race after all. No, it was about policy; it was about the need to keep and expand entitlements, take advantage of the taxpayer dollars through "freebies," and institute a "punitive" regime against individuals whom supporters decided were the "privileged oppressors." As it happens, Obama's views coincided with his supporters. Using the "end justifies the means" mentality, Obama and his supporters attacked everything "American" and any traditional value America has held. Race was used as a tactic to silence opposition to the transformation of American into a less than free society.
Take a good look at America today – a long, hard, honest look. Those who are the privileged oppressors are not the Obama opposers; the privileged oppressors reside in Congress and the White House. Regardless of whether you support Obama or oppose him, if you don't hold a position in the federal government, you are considered a serf, just like the rest of us. Obama turns on his supporters when it is advantageous for him and throws individuals under the bus when it suits him. All the "labelling" being applied on either side makes no difference. We are all in the same boat: a sinking Titanic where very few third class passengers will survive because of inadequate lifeboats and the "oppression" committed by those in charge.