Subject: Strictly My Opinion by John Liming
To: Mr. and Mrs. America everywhere!
The claim being made by some on the farthest reaches of the extreme right wing in America is that somehow President Obama was elected by a “misguided” public to “lead” them.
First of all, I would like to suggest that the term “misguided” in this instance can most likely be categorized ( quite accurately probably) as someone’s opinion and I would suspect that it would most probably be the opinion of someone who is still smarting and burning from getting their political asses kicked by the results of the last presidential election.
The internet is filled with things posing as “blogs” that seem to me to be little more than bad attempts by some awfully stupid people to try to convince whoever will listen that democrats, progressives and liberals – - – and most especially the President of The United States ( and let us not forget the supposedly “incompetent” congress) are all part and parcel of something insidious and threatening that is bound up into some imagined agenda of going tyrannical and sticking it to the American People somewhere along the line – - – a total ( in my opinion) state of unreasoned and unreasonable paranoia) among a crowd that doesn’t always come across to me as all that wrapped too tight for some strange reason.
Some of these individuals that I consider to be rank radicals can often write stuff that is so filled with absolute hatred, virulence and vitriol toward our elected officials that it borders on the obscene in my opinion and I consider a lot of this kind of trash as having no social or morally redeeming value whatsoever and I find it to be the lowest kind of example of what happens when some who I consider to be little more than morons are given the kind of freedom of speech guaranteed by our constitutional First Amendment.
The funny part of all this – - – in my view – - – is that a lot of these that I consider to be somewhat mentally challenged or intellectually bereft souls claim to be staunch “Christians” and can readily spout all kinds of Scriptures to back their craziness up with. All this does whenever I hear it is to remind me that evil has historically been able to speak soaring words of religious fervor but the fruits thereof have always proven to be anything but righteous – - – kind of like the blind leading the blind if you please. And if election results and public opinion polls are to be believed – - – some of these misguided beings are falling into a ditch – - – big time! - – - Much to my personal joy and happiness!
And so I listen as some of the dour-faced prudes who look all in the world in their avatars like they have just drank a glass of raw pickle juice – - – or who appear as mutton-chopped meat heads – - – or who look sometimes like they might need a beak job – - – go on their merry way informing me in print about how evil the government is. It is both sad and hilarious at the same time because some of these clowns actually think they are making great and sweeping changes in the national dialogue when, in all reality, their audience is most likely as small in numbers as many of them are in character. I have it on good authority that some of the followers of these kinds of rightist rags are deserting like rats because I believe they eventually get tired of hearing the same old broken record over and over and over again.
I even had the somewhat anally-electrifying experience this morning of having one Right-Leaner actually trash a comment I made on – - – their – - -”blog” – - – and I consider it a badge of high honor whenever some rightie sees fit to trash me because it is the best evidence that I could ever have that what I am saying has been getting through – - – maybe just a little – - – but getting through anyway. Conversely – - – this seemingly somewhat miffed conservative – - – is now happily placed securely in my “Spam” bin. I have cleaned house, you see and It feels good!
I have been an American Citizen all my life and I have never considered the majority of my Fellow Citizens to have ever been “misguided” about anything.
In fact, I have staked the fortunes and futures of myself and my family on America and the decisions that the majority have always made through the democratic process that defines us as a nation and I have never been disappointed for very long yet.
These folks who preach that it was a “Misguided America” who voted our president into office should look back to another time when it could have been said that a “Misguided America” fell for the blarney about weapons of mass destruction made by a previous conservative administration and perpetuated a regime that some people have since branded as probably the most secretive and oppressive of any in the history of the nation – - – and all this depends on someone’s perspective. I guess we are always going to have division of one degree or another in a democratic republic such as ours and one person’s treasured meme is going to be poison to someone else.
But I – - – for one – - – am part of the millions who exercised the judgement that got President Obama elected twice and I am more than pleased with the leadership he has shown and if some of the beak-nosed pickle pusses don’t like it, then that is just tough in my opinion and they are going to have to suck it up for the time being because I don’t think anyone is listening to their bull crap right now. In fact, I see all kinds of evidence that proves to me their star might be setting because of its ridiculous-ness and its obvious extreme views about how life in this nation should be.
They have lost the last 5 popular elections and they got their rear ends kicked in 2004 and 2012 and if they don’t stop trying to play games with people’s lives, I think they might just as well forget about 2016 too.
The nay-sayers are telling me that our president is stuck in campaign mode and that nothing is getting done.
Fact is the economy is climbing out of the hole that the last bunch of conservatives dug for it, the stock market is the best it has been in ages, corporate profits are through the roof, investors are raking in barrels of cash, jobs are on the incline again, consumers are spending money again and the whole right wing radical pipe dream about a declining economy under Obama has collapsed to completely they seem to have nothing left with which to bargain for the national affection except a rehash of some old,tired and failed policies that America has more than adequately demonstrated should be crap canned completely.
In my humble opinion, the direction the country is taking right now is the direction it needs to be taking and the far radical righties who I sometimes think may have a cob stuck in private places have nothing to complain about.
Some of them keep screaming about America not being a free country anymore but when I press some of them to tell me which freedoms they have lost and who took them away and when did it happen, I get that old “deer in the headlights” look but usually nothing but a muffled mumbled response that makes no sense whatever.
But, for some odd reason, they just seem to fume and smoulder and get angrier with each passing day.
I don’t get it but I am glad there are enough people out there with enough common sense to ensure that this kind of idiocy doesn’t get too far out of the complaining stage and that all the bottom feeders can really do is just keep on running their mouths.
Well, so let it be written and so let it be done and more power to those who have been given the affirmation of a great nation’s confidence – - – again.
Posted by John Liming
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