As big a political junkie as I am, one would think I’d be past the point of being shocked when a politician says something stupid.
Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) believes Obama is both driving the stock market down and unemployment up on purpose.
He’s quoted in today’s NY Times as saying that Obama “intended to inflict damage and hardship on the free enterprise system, if not to kill it.”
Lord have mercy.
Have we been taken over by a power-crazed maniac whose sole purpose is to wipe out all that America holds dear, so that he can take over the entire world, reigning from Capitol Hill as…
A socialist dictator?!?!
I suppose the fact that Sessions believes Obama to be some sort of socialist terrorist, hell-bent on thoroughly demolishing Capitalism and the free market as we know it is nothing to be surprised at.
Sessions is, after all, someone who likes to use terrorism- specifically the Taliban– as an example when speaking.
What’s surprising is his deviation from the norm
Typically, he’s the one advocating terrorist behavior…
… At least where his own party is concerned.
It was a mere 3 months ago- in February- that he suggested, during an interview with the National Journal, that perhaps the GOP needed a “Taliban-like” insurgency.
His remarks, he claimed, were the result of what he had determined to be a lack of bi-partisan politics in the House of Representatives.
So clearly, strange terror-esque statements are nothing new.
Not from this guy, anyway.
So let me get this straight.
He wants the Republican Party to act in a non-American fashion… actually going as far as to suggest the party adapt the strategy of one of the worst terrorist, anti-American groups in the entire world to survive… and then condemns Obama for non-American behavior… behavior that he not only condoned within his own party, but completely imagined and fabricated where our President is concerned.
Ok, got it.
Truly, this nonsense would be absolutely hilarious if there weren’t several actual, bona-fide yahoos out there taking him seriously.
People do believe President Obama is a closet Socialist.
People do believe that our President hates our country, its governmental structure, its free market economy, our constitution- and all the rights and freedoms we all hold both near and dear.
Never mind that he has yet to take a single fundamental right away from any of us, and in fact has spent his adult life advocating for equal rights- for minorities, women and homosexuals, to name a few.
Never mind that he inherited a real live nightmare of a mess to clean up- and has done more for the average Joe in this country in his first 100 days in office than his predecessor ever did in 8 years.
What is it about him that draws such ire?
Is it jealousy?
Is it the color of his skin?
Is it the fact that he actually cares about people other than the top wealthiest individuals and organizations, and we just don’t know how to accept that kind of compassion?
It’s funny to me how a man who has lived his life trying to protect the dignity of the impoverished and preserve the little things the middle class holds dear, can be painted as the evil villain.
It’s ok, haters.
He hears you…
… And despite your ugliness, he still wants to serve you.
You certainly don’t deserve it.