I wonder what my parents —
Card carrying Democrats and pacifists, would think about the fact I have moved to Texas, I own a gun — and know how to use it because a Marine taught me how, and —
Now I’m a card carrying Republican.
Sort of the final nail in the coffin of my upbringing, that Republican bit there.
My parents weren’t entirely pacifist. My father [allegedly] started riots. My mother ran over a possum three times for eating her rose bushes — and I’m not sure that possum ate her rose bushes, I suspect she just likes getting violent. But still, as a child, I was not allowed to play with toys that looked like guns.
But. Barack Obama.
I am astounded anyone purporting to be “liberal” or a “Democrat” could still actually advocate voting for Obama. Obama is, in the worst sense, a bad boyfriend. You know that guy. The guy who says he loves you while he holds you down and blacks your eye? Breaks your ribs? Kicks you in the stomach while asking, “Why do you make me do this to you?”
If you don’t know that guy personally, volunteer for a few hours on a woman’s crisis hotline. You will get to know him very well. He is a very bad boyfriend.
Obama is THAT bad boyfriend.
Obama has escalated and extended the wars, created new wars, extended Bush tax cuts for the very rich, given additional bail out money to banks, Wellpoint wrote his damn healthcare bill, (mandates for alles!), Obama extended the Patriot Act, fast forwarded Keystone, goes after whistleblowers with more passion and fervor than if they were Taliban, and Obama signed NDAA.
NDAA is such a crime. It is, really, an act of war against the American people, and more than that, treason and a violation of the oath to uphold the Constitution. An oath every president takes when he is sworn into office. But that’s not all —
Obama sicked TSA on the American people, and laughed. [But hey, those are the sacrifices we, not he, make, right?] Forget the freaking radiation people are being exposed to in airports that, in a hospital? Would require warning signs and lead plating. And while Obama says the “rule of law” requires he turn his DOJ loose on legal medical marijuana dispensaries across the country that give pain alleviating medicine to cancer patients — because, well, those dispensaries MIGHT at some future date sell marijuana to people who don’t have cancer? And oh yeah, Obama’s strip search thing, when the DOJ and Obama pushed the Supreme Court to rule it’s just fine and cool to strip search anyone arrested ever, even if it’s just for you know, your dog’s license tag fell off or a traffic ticket you paid but the clerk screwed up the upload. Yay! [Um. Hello, Obama, you’re not in Vanilla Sky here you don’t actually get to start wars because you can imagine a country might sometime in the far off future be capable of building a nuclear weapon or to arrest people because you imagine they might maybe in a wild stretch of the imagination have dynamite strapped to their scrotums that’s not the “rule of law.”] He has no problem turning a blind eye to “the rule of law” when he wants to protect and shield bank fraud and torture and facilitate the armed obfuscation of the BP oil spill. And, he is promoting more nuclear power facilities and totally lying about the dangers of nuclear energy and what is going on with Fukushima dumping radiation on our shores not to mention cows who will be shipping off milk to small children.
All I can figure is alleged “liberals” and “Democrats” who still [WTF?] support Obama have Stockholm Syndrome. How else could anyone stating they believe in civil rights vote for the president who has done the most in the nation’s history to strip the country of civil rights, the most in the nation’s history to make us hated and despised throughout the known world, the most in the nation’s history to promote injustice and war atrocities across the globe?
The most to make me ashamed I am an American.
[I didn’t think that was possible after Bush, but Obama pulled it off. Well done, Commander in Chief!]
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