That’s how, in the minds and hearts of many Americans, he’s regarded as being, who cringe-often with faces turned crimson red-at the revolting thought of his reelection.
Now, usually I’m nonplussed and don’t give a damn about the personal, often venomous, attacks on incumbent presidents and the hate-filled ads, even when they assail, not only his performance in office, but his very character and morality.
But what I find sets this president apart from others in our history, who were maligned and ridiculed-a la President Jefferson, who was called every name in the books for his long-lasting affair with a black slave, Sally Hemings, is the questioning of his right to be in office by upwards of 40 percent of Republican voters, who, according to the most recent polls, consider him to be a Kenyan by birth, not an American.
And with Republican candidate Rick Santorium even going so far as to bring his loyalty to this country into doubt: “Obama’s agenda has followed some phony ideal, some phony theology–oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology” (said in CBS 2/19 interview.) And that ” he’s crushing Judea-Christian principles in this country to serve that theology” (spoken at a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio this weekend.)
But leave it to Ann Coulter, that spitfire, social and political commentator, who holds Liberals in such contempt that she would begrudge them the air we breath and cast ‘em into “Davey’s locker,” to come up with the all-time topper, by referring to then candidate Obama (in a 2008 CBS interview), no less than five times within a span of 2 minutes as “B. Hussein Obama.” And then saying, “he wouldn’t be running if he weren’t half black.”
When later asked why she chose to highlight his middle name, her answer: “because it’s funny.”
And to show their contempt, if not out-and-out hatred for President Obama, from the starting number of Republican candidates down to the remaining four, they’ve all made it a point to intentionally refer to him only by his last name, rather than accord him the respect he’s due as the occupant of the White House.
Just goes to show, folks, that down deep they’re shallow. And that while the true sentiments of many, who regard allowing that black man to live in the White House for another term, gives them the heebie-jeebies (if not nausea), they’re only expressed in the privacy of their homes or amongst themselves.
For the reality is, that it will be the determining factor in the General Election, no “if’s, and’s or but’s” about it, except, of course, for those who’ll prefer to keep living in a bubble.