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Several Questions I Want Republicans to Answer About President Obama

obama-thumbs-upWhen Barack Obama was elected in 2008, I knew the right-wing freak out over our nation electing its first black president was going to be fairly intense.  Though I really didn’t think it would be as bad as it’s been.

I figured there would be a lot of ignorance thrown his way, but I really didn’t believe that it would reach the level of unrelenting paranoia and hatred that we’ve seen.

And even after well over five years in office, you can’t convince many conservatives that their ridiculous conspiracy theories about the president that haven’t remotely come true are wrong.  They still believe them.

Heck, depending on what poll you find, anywhere from 30-40 percent of conservatives still don’t believe President Obama was born in Hawaii.  Ironic considering a tea party favorite like Ted Cruz, who many “birthers” want to run for president, was indisputably born in Canada.  

It makes absolutely no sense.

But there are some questions about President Obama I’d like Republicans to answer.

For instance, when is he finally going to come around and confiscate our guns?  I’ve been hearing the NRA and their fellow gun nuts proclaim President Obama is out to confiscate our guns since he was elected in 2008.  So, I’m just wondering, as we’re quickly approaching about the 75 percent completion mark of two terms in office, when exactly does he plan on doing this?

Another question I’d like conservatives to answer is what freedoms have they lost since he’s been president?  He’s this big “freedom-hating socialist,” right?  Well, what freedoms did they have prior to his election in 2008 that they don’t have now?

Speaking of freedom, when is this big government takeover of our health care system going to happen?  I know we have a law that states Americans must buy health insurance, and that health care plans from private insurance companies must meet certain minimum standards, but I’ve yet to see a government takeover of our health care system.  When exactly is that supposed to happen?  Time is running out.

Oh, and where are those death panels? I’m really curious to see which sick American will be the first one the Obamacare death panels sentence to die.

Also, where’s all this socialism I’ve heard about?  It’s been well over 5 years and all I’ve seen is record stock levels, high corporate profits and record-setting private sector job growth.  If he’s a socialist, he’s the worst one in history.

And can some conservative please explain to me how has Obama made the United States less safe?  Is it his high use of drone strikes against terrorism?  His threatening military action against Syria if they didn’t turn over their chemical weapons?  Or what about when he ordered the killing of Osama bin Ladin?  I guess he needed to start two wars, while not accomplishing the goals of either, to be seen by conservatives as “making us safer.”

Another thing, if he’s really this radical anti-Christian Muslim, why has he come out in support of gay rights, more specifically same-sex marriage?  You do realize that if he’s some kind of radical Islamic sympathizer in disguise, they too oppose gay rights?  In fact, they’re even more fiercely against gay rights than many far-right evangelical Christian conservatives.

I guess the same question could be posed about his stance on women’s rights.  Being that followers of radical Islamic laws aren’t known to be the most pro-women’s rights people out there.  In fact, if he were really some radical-leaning follower of Islam, his social policies would be much more in line with conservatives than liberals.

And I’m sorry conservatives, but you can’t claim “Republicans in Congress have prevented most of this from happening.”  Because, according to those same congressional Republicans, President Obama has acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally to wield his power, bypassing Congress to “rule more like a king or dictator.”

After all, isn’t his “massive abuse of power” the reason why so many of you think he should be impeached?

So, conservatives, please enlighten me.  Because I’m really curious as to why so many of your conspiracy theories and outlandish claims against the president have yet to come true.


About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • Julia Appleton

    Here is my response and you will find some answers mainly in the form of logic, so it may escape a few on this story feed. For those loyal to the country, not the man!

    Systems of corruption and loopholes are endless, MANY of these systems and holes, are benefitting the latinos in every part of society today. Latinos that are speaking up are either profiteering from or, are failing themselves by following along with the movement, and they generally know it. Those elitist latinos that receive grants from government and special interest donors are failing their people, all current and future generations will pay for our collective lack of testicular fortitude in the matter. What will drive this push backward, is a lesson in accountability and integrity. Both are currently missing in humanity. Until we shame the political folks back to reality, we will not compete with race baiting, religious (aka government) “leaders”, that are nothing more than faux people, faux causes, faux issues. Real immigrants and hard working Latino people are NOT looking for handouts. Nor, does their independent pride or, survivor soul demand anything at the expense of someone else. Emigrants with no loyalty to our great nation behave that way! Immigrant is not the same as emigrant!

    Shame on you entitlement lovers for demanding what I would give willingly if asked, and if truly needed! Shame on those that mandate my good humanity in the form of law. Shame on lawbreakers that write policy, and policy breakers that write laws! Shame on any politician for putting one group of voter on a pedestal for any reason, in any party, or of any color. Shame on anyone taking on the mission of slowly deconstructing our glorious country, and wrecking what our military sacrifices, have helped kept sacred, and for hundreds of years, SAFE from outside infiltration of our borders, for your personal, political and profit agendas!

    Stop HB5 visa investments from benefitting foreign countries and killing ours! I don’t care who started any of it! I care who is using it.

    Do not develop our communities at the detriment of our citizens by taking federal money that carries heavy future sacrifices by our citizens!

    STOP Government and Religious Partnerships, and STOP TITHING IMMEDIATELY TO ANY DENOMINATION OF CHURCH THAT DOES NOT SUPPORT SOVERIEGNTY OF THE USA OR SUPPORTS A BORDERLESS SOCIETY! TITHE ONLY TO THOSE THAT BELIEVE IN AMERICA AND SUPPORT AMERICA FIRST. IT IS OK TO LOSE A FEW FRIENDS AT CHURCH TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY. JESUS WILL APPROVE IF YOU MAKE UP THE HELP IN WAYS THAT SUPPORT OUR US CITIZENS TOO!

    DO NOT DONATE TO CHARITIES THAT YOU HAVE NOT RESEARCHED YOURSELF AND VERIFIED THE AGENDA OF!

    STOP BIG CORPORATIONS BY SHOPPING LOCALLY. IT WORKS.

    Trust me, WalMart will survive, but will have less to handout to the illegal agenda. If not, picket them! Same goes for any of these fools that support gentrification or reverse gentrification!

    If moms that hate guns can go nude in protest, you must be bolder and fight with extreme pride in our country! We are the new revolution! We are the change that hope forgot! Viva America!

  • Rep Jim Hankle

    Republicans love and support Jesus. Barry Sorento loves and supports Allah. That tells me all I need to know. #VoteHankle

    • Whom X

      So the whole Jeremiah Wright as his Christian pastor was pure B.S.? Fox and the Right Wing sure made a spectacle of themselves then.

  • Whom X

    The GOP is a party of Christian Extremist, that are far more dangerous to Americans than Muslim Extremist have been since 9/11/01.