Republicans Hate President Obama So Much, They’re Now Contradicting Their Earlier Attacks On Him

10013777_10152270175482489_1379121131_nBashing President Obama is nothing new for Republicans.  Heck, it’s been their main political strategy since he was elected in 2008.  Their blatant opposition to anything and everything he supports is so obvious that often liberals say things like, “If President Obama cured cancer, Republicans would say he was waging a war on cancer research.”

Liberals have even joked that the best way to get Republicans to stop opposing “Obamacare” would be for him to publicly endorse a full repeal of the law.  The joke obviously being that if he did that, Republicans would then rally behind the law simply to oppose him.

For years Republicans have tried to perpetuate this idea that President Obama wants to be “King Obama,” or that he’s a dictator who thumbs his nose at the Constitution and rules with his pen instead of Congress.  You know, because he “abuses” the use of the executive order.

Some Republicans even claimed that after he ordered American troops into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Ladin, because he did so without the permission of the Pakistani government, it showed that Obama has no problem using the military as his own assassination squad.

They’ve given him just about every label of power possible.  From tyrant, to dictator, to king to – weakling?

Wait, what?

Yup, that’s the new narrative within the Republican party – that Obama’s “weakness” as a leader is what prompted Putin to send Russian troops into Ukraine last week.

Though it’s funny how they ignore the fact that in 2008, when George W. Bush was still president, Russia sent troops into Georgia. I guess he’s weak then too, right?  Maybe he should have started three wars instead of two?

It’s just comical how no matter the situation, they’ll find some way to bash President Obama for it.  Even if it means almost praising a real dictator in Vladimir Putin.

So, Republicans, which is it?  Is President Obama the iron-fisted, power hungry king/tyrant/dictator who will wage illegal wars to kill whomever he wants or is he the weakling who empowers our enemies to make bold moves such as Russia sending troops into Ukraine?

Because I hate to break it to you folks, but he can’t be both.

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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  • Sally

    No ‘almost praising’ Putin…they are outright doing so.

    • shutdafrtdoor

      Yes they are! That’s just how fuqued up they are!

    • Steve Z

      No, they’re naked on all fours with their lips firmly wrapped around Putin.

      • modera8

        Hey, I don’t like the Republican agenda a bit, but let’s try to keep it classy and not sink to their level. If we do, we’re no better than they are.

  • John

    What do you expect? This is the same party that swears by BOTH The Bible and Atlas Shrugged, the same party that hates “big government”, but doesn’t mind it if government were to have a say as to who can get married. Oh, GOP, you never cease to amaze me with your idiocy.

    • TheBigOne

      Why the fuck do I need government to define marriage?

  • Alan Foxman

    Of course they can do both. Because in the Orwellian nightmare that is the republican mind, doublethink has become second nature. Love is hate. War is Peace. Up is down. And Black is …well it sure cant be President because Kenyan communist fascist….

  • Pipercat

    They’re just a bit hungover from all those wing-dings after the CPAC comedy festival…

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      and the southern fee moonshine.
      ,,,,,,,the pastors even more so: they have killer ( tax free ) wine

      • Pipercat

        I stumbled across an article that described what a bunch of party animals the attendees are. ~hic!

  • Steve Z

    They’re a bunch of morons preaching to racist morons. At times it really makes me ashamed to be an American because the rest of the world think we’re all like them.

  • What’sinaname?

    You know what’s even funnier? If Bush did any of the things Obama did I can guarantee there would be so much silence form these critics you could hear a pin drop.

    In other words these oppositions are paid to distract us from the Illuminati Global bankers that want to control the world’s economy regardless of class. The Republicans and Liberals go to a bar and slap each other on the back saying what a good show it was to divide Americans so they won’t know their rights are being stripped away by higher ups.

    Sad to say though it is too late for a reversal as out of control inflation has caused food prices to triple since even Obama’s 2nd election.

    A wrapping of Ball Park Beef hot dogs ON SALE was 4.00$ which in 2008 that was the NORMAL price. In fact beef is very hard to find in stores and my favorite corn dogs are all chicken now instead of beef. Yucko!!!! :p

    Stores are also having shortages here in rural areas. We see stuff that says *Out of stock* that never used to happen even 2 years ago. I am not sure if it’s the sluggish economy and/or the California drought due to the Ridiculusly Resiliant Ridge or however the F you spell it!!!

  • What’sinaname?

    I find that joke actually cracked me up. Republicans are so blind in their agenda they don’t even know what it is!!! If Obama suddenly opposed government forced health care the nthe Republicans would oppose the opposing not realizing Obama was doing it to please them.