You don't hear me crying, weeping in sackcloth and ashes, gnashing my teeth as if I just had most of my family wiped out
in an American mortar strike.
you and I have one thing in common: We didn't vote for Obama. I'd like
to think my opposition to Obama getting re-elected and not doing a
single blessed thing toward helping him achieve that end is based on the
facts and not a writhing nest of paranoid conspiracy theories regarding
Kenya and madrassas and Communist ideologies.
But, like John Wayne said
about John F. Kennedy after the 1960 election, my position is, "I
didn't vote for him but he's my president and I hope he does a good
job." I'm not adopting Rush Limbaugh's hateful, seditious message four
years ago when he flat-out said, "I hope he fails.
" I'm not stubbornly refusing to accept reality and trying to drown out the vox populi
by screaming, "He's not my president!
" Hoping for the president to fail is hoping that America fails. I cannot possibly put it any plainer than that.
said that, if you wingnuts don't like the way the elections panned out
last Tuesday, if you hold in such contempt the electoral process, please
get the fuck out of our country so those of us who still want to help
America get out of the ditch into which the Bush administration had
driven us can and will.
Whining about greedy, bloated
billionaires not stealing the election from virtually nonexistent
liberal candidates will not help make America great again. Firing employees
, refusing to hire more employees
and cutting their hours
in a fit of pique because your fellow plutocrats didn't get their way
will only further cripple the workforce and put a heavier burden on the
social safety net that you'd love nothing more than to permanently
shred. You think that's a conspiracy theory? Look at Wal-Mart. We're already there
Democrats and liberals only created a welfare state: Right wingers like
the Wal-Mart heirs, who are worth as much as the bottom 40%, make one
Like many other disenchanted and
disenfranchised liberals, I guess I still hold out hope that Obama, like
Jackie Robinson after his first two years in the majors, will begin
fighting back. Maybe, as with #42, #44 will show his true blue colors
and start pimp-slapping a seriously weakened Republican Party that saner
people this past November 6th put on notice.
it but it's possible. And whether I actively cheer the president's
policies and agendas or merely hope he doesn't fuck up the country more
than he already has, I will not actively cheer his every failure as you
hateful, sneering, ankle-biting schoolyard bullies did when he couldn't
get the 2016 Olympics in Chicago
. When the president fails, we all fail. You, me, almost all of us. And you want this to happen just to prove that people of color cannot effectively govern the United States
at the lead picture above. It shows not much has changed but the
political parties of the candidates. Southern states in 1860 supported
racist Democratic candidates whereas the coastal states on both coasts
supported a man who ended slavery and saved the nation when your
ancestors sought to weaken the nation so you could continue owning,
exploiting and abusing black people.
Exactly a century
after Lincoln's assassination, in my own lifetime, black people were
mauled and beaten in the streets of America for peacefully petitioning
for the right to vote without having to pass an impossible litmus test
even white PhD graduates couldn't pass. You would wish to return us to
that even to the point of repealing the Voting Rights Act
of that year, even the Civil Rights Act
of the year before.
You and the corporations you ignorantly and brainlessly support would even repeal child labor laws
in place since the 1830's and put children back in the mills
. Or mills we would've
had were those jobs not outsourced and offshored by companies such as the one your choice for president once headed.
I've been listening to all your bellyaching
at first with amusement, then irritation, to the point where I can no longer remain silent.
did not vote for Obama and I am proud of that fact. But I respect the
voice and will of the people and, yes, Barack Hussein Obama will be my
president, and yours, for the next four years and I hope he succeeds.
Because, unlike you, I still love this country and what it used to
represent and I would love to see us become great again by the end of my
So, Ole Miss can riot
, you can continue clutching your guns and religion and buy guns and ammo online
like so many little James Holmeses. You can threaten to assassinate the President
on Twitter and Facebook and elsewhere. But at the end of the day, you
always have the option of simply leaving this country if you cannot
respect the voice and will of the people.
with that is, as with hateful white men in the United States, the number
of countries that embrace right wing ideologies and do not have
"Socialized medicine" are dwindling. Or maybe we'll finally wise up and
start another Civil War not because you want to secede from the Union
but because we'll forcefully make you secede so you and your own won't
have to accept those government handouts like Social Security and
Medicare, "entitlements" that you hate so much while cheering on the
neverending rise of the military industrial complex that is hollowing
out this economy like so many famished piranas.
Maybe Peter Theil will have a place for you in the servant class of his libertarian paradise
when he gets around to building it, or maybe you can take your chances and get a job on one of those billion dollar private luxury liners
when the people for whom you brainlessly bow and scrape float off into a red polluted sunset.
You right wingers obviously think you can do better without democracy so I say go for it.
if you cannot accept that Obama will be your president for another four
years, if you cannot abide by the will of the majority, there's nothing
theoretically stopping you from getting the fuck out. The rest of us
have work to do.
Suicide, too, is always an option...