Piling On the Criticism

Happy New Year!

A lot is going on and one thing is for sure: a ton of energy is being spent on bashing President Obama.  One thing I find interesting about the whole thing is that some people say Bush was bashed more while some say Obama is bashed more.  Some say Obama critics are racially motivated and some say it is politically motivated.  When you think about it, the claim of racial motivation was never mentioned about Bush’s critics, but then again race wasn’t an issue with him.

Honestly, I think race has become an issue because 1) it rubs people the wrong way when we have a black president and 2) it rubs people the wrong way when others are happy about having a black president.  Hmmm, I would call that racism, but some people think racial words and actions don’t indicate racism – Rush Limbaugh comes to mind.

I found the comment below on a site and thought some points were interesting.  Are they true or someone’s slanted opinion?  Here we go:

Funny how Republicans take responsibility for NOTHING. Kidda ironic.

Expectations are very high for Obama, period.

America is subjected to a moron cowboy and a warmonger zealot for 8 years and now we have the patience for no one. We have especially little patience for a black man who managed somehow to be the leader of the free world, who makes a REAL easy target.

Conservatives complain that they end up paying high taxes for “free-loaders,” and then they get upset when the President tells the kids who need it most to stay in school, work hard, and get good jobs.

Conservatives complain that this president is piling up the debt, but choose to ignore that he inherited one of the greatest economic disasters in the last 100 years. The Bush administration and Republican controlled congress enacted a 1 Trillion Medicare prescription benefit over 10 years – without raising or saving a penny for it.

The Bush administration cut taxes on the wealthy to the tune of 1.7 trillion over 10 years – all while spending more than any administration in history racking up the debt from a Clinton surplus.

The Obama administration is proposing 1 trillion for health care reform – with a path to paying for it – and conservatives flip their lids and cry “socialism.” What planet do you all live on?

If you prefer a government that governs the least that’s exactly what you are going to get. I don’t believe there can be a intelligent debate with toe tapping Republican propagandists hacks. Hacks don’t want to talk, they just want to be mad about something and government is an easy target.

During the Bush days, the hacks were mad at Saddam, for the wrong reasons but it didn’t stop them from supporting a two trillion dollar tax payer funded unjust war did it? Republican leaders said, “hey be mad at this”, now they are saying, “hey be mad at this”.

The fatalistic elderly of our nation fall in line. Real intelligent.

Racism, Once Again, Rears It’s Ugly Head…..

Why can’t we, as a country, get past this thing called racism? Come on people! It is 2009 and some of you are still acting like Jim Crow is your best friend! I’ve said it numerous of times – I really hate (and I really try not to use this word) racism and racist attitudes. But the following story is so blatantly racist that I had to write something about it.

The private swim club, Valley Swim Club, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made racist comments about some minority kids who had previously been given permission to use their facilities. Then, after making the comments, the swim club cancelled the kids swimming privileges, and rejected their membership. The following is what CNN.com is reporting on this travesty:

“The Creative Steps Day Care children — ages kindergarten through seventh grade — went to the Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, on June 29. The day center’s director, Alethea Wright, had contracted to use the club once a week. During their first visit, some children said they heard club members asking why African-American children were there. One of the boys told the Philadelphia Inquirer that a woman at the club said she feared the children “might do something” to her child. Days later, the day care center’s $1,950 check was returned without explanation, Wright said.”

Now, it’s bad enough that this club, and its members, treated these kids this way, but what makes it worse is the president of the club, John Duesler, told two Philadelphia television stations that the children had changed “the complexion” and “atmosphere” of the club. What?!!! How can one change the complexion of a business? This is so stupid! This is classic “trickle-down effect” mentality in action. What do I mean? Well, I am of the opinion that the attitude of the worker bees stem from the attitude of the Queen bee. In this instance, the president of the Valley Swim Club is the Queen Bee and his racist attitude has “trickled-down” to permeate the entire atmosphere of his staff at this club. Not to mention some of the members who bring their own racist views to the table!

I’m not sure what the outcome is going to be for the Valley Swim Club, but I hope justice overtakes racism in this case. I really do! These are just kids who were looking to have fun swimming! Come on!

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