I’ve sometimes joked that President Obama’s success has literally made the Republican party lose its mind. While there’s always a partisan friction between Democrats and Republicans, I’ve never seen such absurdity from a political party as I have when it comes to the GOP and some of the nonsense they say about this president.
It’s almost as if they’ve pushed their propaganda for so long that they’ve actually started to believe their own lies.
Take for instance comments made by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) who basically insinuated that he trusts the Iranian Ayatollah more so than he does President Obama.
“Now, a President who was awarded the 2013 Politifact Lie of the Year, if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it, period. If you like your doctor you can keep it, period,” Johnson said. “They lied boldfaced to the American public repeatedly with Obamacare.”
“I don’t know, I hate to admit it, but in terms of this framework, do I trust President Obama, or do I trust the Ayatollah? In terms of what the framework actually says? I’m not so sure I’m trusting President Obama on this,” he continued.
So, now we’re at a point where Republicans are going to start insinuating that President Obama is so “diabolical” that he might be more dishonest than the Ayatollah of Iran?
This is getting flat-out ridiculous.
As if it wasn’t bad enough that Republicans invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak behind the president’s back or sent a letter to Iranian officials blatantly trying to undermine his authority – now they’re honestly trying to insinuate that this president is so untrustworthy that a key leader of a nation they’ve fear-mongered about for years is someone they might trust more than our own president?
Ever since he was first elected, Republicans have shown President Obama and his administration absolutely zero respect.
Even at some of the lowest points in the Bush administration (and there were many), Democrats still never acted this way. Because while there’s always petty partisan friction between the two sides, since 2008, Republicans have bordered on basically being anti-American. That’s what these kinds of comments sound like to me. That Republicans hate and loathe this president, someone who was overwhelmingly elected by the American people per our Constitution, so much so that they’re actually showing more respect to foreign leaders – including the Ayatollah of Iran.
This is the sort of nonsense I’m talking about when I say I just can’t take these people seriously anymore. These kinds of comments aren’t being made by rational adults, they’re made by individuals who are either insane or so full of their own b.s. that they’ll basically say or do anything to slander this president.
Because we’ve literally reached a point where Republican propaganda against President Obama has gotten so absurd that not only do they show more respect toward Prime Minister Netanyahu, but at least some of them might even view the Ayatollah of Iran in higher regard than our president.
And that’s absolute lunacy.
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