Nobody protests louder than the hypocrite.
Second however, in vocal decibel level, has to be the man that’s been lied on.
Only short of having someone tell an inconvenient truth, the most enraging thing in the world is having someone tell outright, blatant lies, especially when they know the truth and are telling those lies deliberately.
So far, President Obama’s been cool. He’s had to. The minute he loses his temper, he’s Tupac.
Still, I can’t imagine that it’s been easy for him to sit around and listen to what’s being said about him—particularly the lies—and not feel like spitting at least a few bars of Against All Odds.
Timothy Egan wrote an absolutely brilliant piece called “How Obama Saved Capitalism and Lost the Midterms” and in it, he makes the following points:
- Since Obama’s election, the stock market’s Big Board is up 77% while the NASDAQ is up 48%.
- By saving America’s auto industry with the 86 billion dollar bailout, Obama also saved 1 million jobs with new plants scheduled to open.
- Interest rates are at record lows, corporate profits are sky high and even the 700 billion dollar bank bailout looks to be a success as the government now expects a complete return in it’s investment.
These, and I haven’t even mentioned my two favorite Obama accomplishments as President: he passed his health care initiative (as promised) and he ended the war in Iraq (as promised).
One of my favorite scenes in the 1978 miniseries King was rumored to be based on a real incident when Paul Winfield, as Dr. King, finally lost it and tried to step to some dude before being pulled away by some of his aids.
Everybody knows what happened to the moneychangers that day when they ran into Jesus at the temple.
Even Gandhi argued; “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”
For my money, the only “fair” criticism that can be leveled at the Obama administration is that during his time as president, unemployment has grown from 7.6% to 9.6%.
Every other criticism is an outright lie.
And I’m just hoping that my true mother(friends) know, this be the realist (stuff) I ever wrote.