Okay. Obama is a liar, and given he ran in 2008 on an entire platform of lies aimed directly at the American public and especially at the American left, he’s done bad things. He may in fact be a bad person!
NOW CAN WE PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE HE PERSONALLY SIGNS OFF ON EVERY BAD, STUPID, OR DISTASTEFUL ACTION OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT?
Christ. This is NOT rocket surgery, people. He’s not some omnipotent god-king who declares “keep the veterans out of their monuments, make it so!” About fourteen seconds of critical thinking would make that fucking obvious.
And understanding this, and dropping out of the “OBUMMER” mindset, is important. Why?
- If you keep posting shit associating “Obama” with “actions the government took, didn’t take, or failed at taking,” you are diluting the focus on the fact that the system, not Obama, is the problem.
- You are playing directly into the GOP and Faux News “talking points,” which basically equate to chanting “OBUMMERRRRRRRRRRRR” while the government continues to assist bankster robber barons in strip-mining the 99% of their assets, their homes, and their fucking dignity. Your echo of the GOP’s chant gives it a facade of legitimacy; it is not legitimate.
- You contribute to magical thinking. In 2008, a lot of people on the American left were enthralled by Obama: after eight long years of the worst president in history (so far), it was easy for Obama’s substance-free campaign of lies to lead people – even smart people, even a lot of my friends – to believe he actually would change things. So if you repeat the “OBUMMER” meme, you make it easy for people to think, “well, get rid of Obama, and things will change.” That’s bullshit and you all know it.
The truth is, the status quo will never change under our current system of government.
Stop diluting the focus.