Several Questions I Want Republicans to Answer About President Obama

obama-thumbs-upWhen Barack Obama was elected in 2008, I knew the right-wing freak out over our nation electing its first black president was going to be fairly intense.  Though I really didn’t think it would be as bad as it’s been.

I figured there would be a lot of ignorance thrown his way, but I really didn’t believe that it would reach the level of unrelenting paranoia and hatred that we’ve seen.

And even after well over five years in office, you can’t convince many conservatives that their ridiculous conspiracy theories about the president that haven’t remotely come true are wrong.  They still believe them.

Heck, depending on what poll you find, anywhere from 30-40 percent of conservatives still don’t believe President Obama was born in Hawaii.  Ironic considering a tea party favorite like Ted Cruz, who many “birthers” want to run for president, was indisputably born in Canada.  

It makes absolutely no sense.

But there are some questions about President Obama I’d like Republicans to answer.

For instance, when is he finally going to come around and confiscate our guns?  I’ve been hearing the NRA and their fellow gun nuts proclaim President Obama is out to confiscate our guns since he was elected in 2008.  So, I’m just wondering, as we’re quickly approaching about the 75 percent completion mark of two terms in office, when exactly does he plan on doing this?

Another question I’d like conservatives to answer is what freedoms have they lost since he’s been president?  He’s this big “freedom-hating socialist,” right?  Well, what freedoms did they have prior to his election in 2008 that they don’t have now?

Speaking of freedom, when is this big government takeover of our health care system going to happen?  I know we have a law that states Americans must buy health insurance, and that health care plans from private insurance companies must meet certain minimum standards, but I’ve yet to see a government takeover of our health care system.  When exactly is that supposed to happen?  Time is running out.

Oh, and where are those death panels? I’m really curious to see which sick American will be the first one the Obamacare death panels sentence to die.

Also, where’s all this socialism I’ve heard about?  It’s been well over 5 years and all I’ve seen is record stock levels, high corporate profits and record-setting private sector job growth.  If he’s a socialist, he’s the worst one in history.

And can some conservative please explain to me how has Obama made the United States less safe?  Is it his high use of drone strikes against terrorism?  His threatening military action against Syria if they didn’t turn over their chemical weapons?  Or what about when he ordered the killing of Osama bin Ladin?  I guess he needed to start two wars, while not accomplishing the goals of either, to be seen by conservatives as “making us safer.”

Another thing, if he’s really this radical anti-Christian Muslim, why has he come out in support of gay rights, more specifically same-sex marriage?  You do realize that if he’s some kind of radical Islamic sympathizer in disguise, they too oppose gay rights?  In fact, they’re even more fiercely against gay rights than many far-right evangelical Christian conservatives.

I guess the same question could be posed about his stance on women’s rights.  Being that followers of radical Islamic laws aren’t known to be the most pro-women’s rights people out there.  In fact, if he were really some radical-leaning follower of Islam, his social policies would be much more in line with conservatives than liberals.

And I’m sorry conservatives, but you can’t claim “Republicans in Congress have prevented most of this from happening.”  Because, according to those same congressional Republicans, President Obama has acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally to wield his power, bypassing Congress to “rule more like a king or dictator.”

After all, isn’t his “massive abuse of power” the reason why so many of you think he should be impeached?

So, conservatives, please enlighten me.  Because I’m really curious as to why so many of your conspiracy theories and outlandish claims against the president have yet to come true.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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