Bashing 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?
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.