2009: The Year of Right Wing Jihad against President Barack Obama

2009 began with the inauguration of our new and first African American President, Barack Obama, and became the year that GOP and the Extreme Right Wing of the party became energized and very proactive in its goal to be destructive to our new President and his administration and policies by any means necessary.

Obama’s election was electric, exciting, historic and emotional. The whole world was watching and a new wave of enthusiasm erupted from the young and the old. After a dismal, secretive, greed driven and war torn 8 years, a new sense of HOPE had emerged. There was a new spirit that we could once again believe in and the America that we all loved and were proud to be a part of could once again exist.

After massive support of Barack Obama, a new world order began. We put the weight and troubles of the world on one man and his vision and then waited for him to resolve it all. What I want to know is what happened to all that energy, drive and support that elected our fresh new and intelligent President? Why did we think that he could handle it alone? Where was our role and responsibility in the new administration and the CHANGE we were expecting and counting on?

Something else began during this same time period except it had the total opposite impact. Those who had suffered the strong and bitter loss began a new campaign as well with full participation of its membership. The GOP and the Extreme Right Wing of the party became energized and very proactive in its goal to be destructive to our new President and his administration and policies by any means necessary.

The poison spread rapidly. It began with the announcement of Sarah Palin as the running mate for John Mc Cain. She ignited the right wing with wild and extremely wild accusations against then Senator Barack Obama. Fact checking was a vague after thought by the media who once followed Obama. They now had a new media sensation that they found to be far more
exciting and facts and intelligence was not a requirement. The seeds were planted and the main stream media outlets joined forces with the Republican Party and the people who had successfully elect President Barack Obama took a back seat and silently watched the drama play out.

President Barack Obama began his bi-partisan approach to establishing his administration and policies for the country. After the Bush/Cheney administration took the country to the brink of disaster economically, Obama discovered the country was in much worse shape than he had been led to believe before taking office.

As the war in Iraq was winding down, the war in Afghanistan had been left in turmoil. Many of the secrets of the Bush administration had begun to unravel. The neglect in Afghanistan had turned into massive corruption and a Taliban that was much stronger and more established. Troops were barely supported. The surge had reduced the violence in Iraq but violence had increased elsewhere.

The status of the economy had taken priority front and center. It required a bold and massive stimulus to even begin to simply prevent the US from falling off the cliff into the deep depression that the Bush administration had created and walked quietly away from. With the support of main stream media, the GOP began their assault and to this day, they have not let up. They made wild accusations based off seriously misleading information. FOX cable news took the leadership role with the attacks by Glenn Beck, Hannity and others.

Every member of the GOP who wanted to speak out received major air time. Facts were not required. And then Rush Limbaugh, Palin and newly elected GOP leader Steele began their attacks. Back in the days of real journalism versus sensationalism, this would not have happened without verifiable facts to support the claims.

Next out of the dark dangerous world of GOP politics emerges the highly secretive and power hungry former VP Dick Cheney. He has appeared on camera more in the last year speaking out against President Barack Obama then all eight years combined under the Bush administration.

His whole motive was to destroy the image and character of the new President and save his own legacy by implying weakness and trying to change the facts that it was he and the Bush administration who had hurt the country the most through the destruction of the economy and falsely leading America into war with Iraq including illegal torture that is yet to be proven beneficial as he has claimed. His chief of staff was convicted of leaking and endangering the identity of a CIA agent. It was the first time that a conviction had gotten than close to the
office of the Presidency.

In the meantime throughout the course of 2009, President Barack Obama was working hard to resolve the disastrous economy, two wars, a pandemic, joblessness climbing at
a rate the country had not seen in several years, a housing crisis, healthcare reform that was bankrupting and denying millions of Americans coverage and claims and more.

Obama has worked on improving the image of America worldwide. His message is one of peace during wartime. He has managed to move healthcare reform further than any previous President who has tried. He was successfully able to get an intelligent and highly qualified Latina female appointed as a Supreme Court justice and lots more. The GOP has fought him every step of the way on everything.

During this first year of office, where was the support of the media for the President of the US? Where was the left wing? All of the progressives speaking out against Obama now, where were you all year during the attacks and negative drive of the right? In August during those ridiculous town hall meetings that had nothing to do with healthcare other than the confused citizens screaming that they did not want the government running their Medicare!!! If the left and the right are screaming at Barack Obama, maybe it means he is doing something for the majority. Stop your complaining for a minute and take a serious look at the progress and the prevention of disaster.

President Barack Obama has been pragmatic and he is working for the long haul and for the people. If you really examine this time period in our history, this is a period of major transformation. Any leader during this time will have to endure pressure from all directions because he must lead and navigate through the chaos and turmoil that the real CHANGE will cause before the benefit is actualized.

Major structures such as government bodies, corporations, institutions, etc. will have to change because it is time. I wonder how it would be if the President really had the support of those who elected him. Let’s give him time to do the extremely difficult task that he has taken on and that we have given him.

This mess was not created in a year and it is going to take more than a year to alter. These are extremely difficult times, but it could have been much worse if it were not for President Barack Obama. Let’s work with him and not against him. We have to fight the Extremists who represent destruction. It is time to be co creators in the change that is necessary.

There are not many real journalists left to report the news. The cable news giants have bought into the GOP sensationalism. Ask yourselves what you can do to require the mainstream media outlets to report the truth and shy away from the misleading and unsubstantiated claims of the GOP in the New Year? The President needs our support. Everything is at stake.

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  2. Obama should stage a LEFT-WING Jihad against the fascist GOP, surrounding himself with the Secret Service, FBI, Military, etc.

    Oh, wait a minute…

    JFK tried that…

    And was assassinated.

    “They have the power and they know how to use it.” -Bill Clinton

  3. It is different. The difference is that while Democrats attacked Bush primarily for his policies (starting illegal wars under false pretenses, trampling all over our Constitution, virtually ignoring our allies, his black/white view of the world, etc), the Republicans are primarily concerned with attacking Obama himself (He’s an evil, socialist, Muslim hell-bent on destroying America from the inside). That is the difference, at least as far as I can see.

  4. This whole thing is one sided in Obama’s favor. What about the 3 trillion dollar deficit? Or unemployment going in to the double digits? Oh i know how to resolve that lets blame the republicans?

  5. The only difference being Bush fabricated lies and brought our nation into war, doubling our national debt and killing American lives… All Obama wants to do -as far as I can tell- is improve quality of life in this country. A revised health plan will still cost billions less than putting fuel in thousands of tanks on the other side of the globe.

  6. The housing and financial bubbles were massively inflated before Obama came into office. That’s like lighting the fuse and running away, letting the remaining people take the blame for the bomb.

    Coupled with spending almost 5 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan, I think the administration under Bush might have something to do with our problems now.

  7. Wrong… President Obama’s *policies* (and those of the current congressional leadership) are being challenged! It is NOT an attack on President Obama personally… he appears to be a nice, well spoken man. If his policies were sensible and valued all human life, their would be very little to complain about. As it is, there is a huge amount to complain about. Candidate Obama (as opposed to President Obama) spoke of bipartisanship… President Obama has cut off contact and refused to meet with those who disagree yet want to move forward and he has played political hardball and tried to shut out dissent, dialogue and any reports that are not favorable. President Obama and the congressional leadership have damaged themselves with their own actions and attitudes…

  8. I probably would’ve written something exactly like this back when I was a young liberal who had no idea how the world actually works. The words of Winston Churchill come to mind.

  9. Are you kidding me? Google “birthers”. Republicans just want to blame everything on obama so they can be voted in. They don’t care about whether the policies are correct or not, they just find ways to hurt his image.

  10. 3 trillion dollar deficit: You mean the Bush tax cuts on the wealthiest %’s? Or how about two wars? The Iraq war which had nothing to do with 9/11 or the Afghanistan one which he ignored and Obama has to clean up?

    Unemployment: Yes, clearly Obama’s republican policies caused the economy to tank while Bush was a lame duck in office during election season. Totally his fault there.

  11. Wow!! If you’re saying Obama racked up a 3 trillion dollar debt AND drove unemployment to double digits both in 1 year in office, then I say WOW! That is a lot of work for one guy in a very short timeframe.

    Let’s says he actually DID that (yes, we’ve stepped into the twilight zone) then he’s got to be VERY talented and VERY powerful. I don’t know any other leader of this country or any other that took, what I’m assuming you regard as, a healthy economy at the end of 2008 and drove it into the ground in 1 year.

    If he can do all that, then he’s more talented than JFK, FDR and Lincoln together! Talented towards destruction, but talented none the less!!

    C’mon!! Really! You can’t actually believe what you wrote just now, can you? No one can do that much damage in one year. Isn’t it just MAYBE possible, that these issues were already in full blown bloom BEFORE he took office? I remember PRAYING for the end of 2008 for both of those reasons and more. I remember looking towards 2009 with optimism and hope and a sense of renewal. I can’t image why I would have those feelings for 2009 if 2008 was SO great!

    Let’s call it what it is. Obama inherited a crack house and had a lot of work to do at the beginning of 2009. He’s done some, but this wreck will still look worse before it looks better. He’s gonna have to strip much of this house to the studs before he can fix, and that’s with the american people still living in the house. No small feat, I promise you. Give him more time and ask the hard questions when he proposes a new plan. But allow the man time and room to work rather than demanding a stop to the work he’s trying to do.

  12. The bees that don’t think for themselves are referred to as ‘drones’. Instead of swallowing all that fox news nonsense.. think for yourself. We are in a deficit and in record unemployment due to the short-sighted policies of the Bush administration, not because of ANYTHING that Obama has or has not done. Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, drones!

  13. “Wrong… President Obama’s *policies* (and those of the current congressional leadership) are being challenged! It is NOT an attack on President Obama personally”

    Had to laugh a bit at that one. You dont actually believe that do you? How about the continual attacks saying he is muslim or socialist or the antichrist? Or if thats not enough how about the RECORD NUMBER OF DEATH THREATS the secret service has received?

    “President Obama has cut off contact and refused to meet with those who disagree yet want to move forward and he has played political hardball and tried to shut out dissent, dialogue and any reports that are not favorable.”

    Citation needed. Curious as to when this actually has happened aside from sensationalism on fox news. If that were the case the health bill would have already been passed but they tried to try and be bipartisan and join in on rational debate. This obviously didnt work considering the republicans basically just pissed in the pool while saying they want reform but attacking every form of it while the democrats bent over and took it even though they are the majority.

    Now I may not be the presidents biggest supporter but it doesnt take more than a 5th grade education to see that rush limbaugh and company have been making up so much crap its hard to keep up with all the lies. The biggest joke of it all is that they have all these people worked up thinking they are going to lose their guns and money to the government when 99% of the people complaining dont make enough damn money to actually have to pay more in taxes. People who whine about taxes disgust me…yes its unplesant to pay them but thats part of living in a civilized society so get used to it and try not to be such a greedy twat.

  14. the author of this piece should take a break from blowing the president to understand reality. the media love affair with Obama ended almost as soon as the inauguration was finished. Once they realized that he wasn’t the second coming of Christ, they put all the weight of the presidency squarely on his shoulders; right where it belongs.
    As an American Libertarian, I don’t have much love for the right or the left, but I can tell you, the “Blame everyone except Obama” stuff is going to make him a one term president with ZERO accomplishments for the American public.

  15. I often cite Churchill’s words when dealing with young college kids that have delusions of grandeur in their heads.

  16. When Democrats take a beating from one news source (Fox News) the world is coming to an end. When the rest of the media attacked Bush it was perfectly fine. Here we are trying to find a way to spend every penny possible, provide fake healthcare reform which will cost everyone more, increase our energy costs if possible with cap and trade. You wonder why Obama is taking a beating.

    We can only hope that one of these days the idiots that write these articles from the right and the left get a real clue. Neigher side actually cares about the people or the Constitution and what it stands for. It is all about power and money for themselves. Why do you think they have such low approval ratings in Washington.

    We can’t continue to spend money we don’t have. Even the uneducated masses seem to understand that much. Too bad Harvard and Yale turns out the real idiots in our society. Guess they can’t teach basic economics anymore.

  17. Obama would tear up the constitution if he could. Look at Health Care mandates. Forcing someone to buy a product. They compare it to auto insurance but you don’t have to drive a care. Plus insurers can drop you if you get a DUI or to many accidents, etc.

    What’s next. Everyone complaining that they choose to not buy Life Insurance. Then the bread winner dies and they go bankrupt, etc. Now becuase they decided to buy a big screen plasma or a navigator that they could not afford and decided against paying for life insurance, everyone should have the right to life insurance.

    HOPE is just an excuse to do nothing. Think about it. I could sit on my couch all day and hope to get a job. Hope to get an education. Hope to win the lottery. All of these take action in order to obtain them. Even buying the lottery ticket, so for anyone to just sit back and think HOPE is going to change anything….good luck!

  18. Responding first to “How about the continual attacks saying he is muslim””

    Don’t know about you but the only person I’ve seen that actually claims it (as opposed to reported that someone else supposedly claims this), was a democrat who favored Senator Clinton. No one else has ever tried to get me to believe such an easy refuted claim.

    I’ve not seen nor heard any GOP representative (meaning party reps or elected officials) make such a ridiculous claim that President Obama is a Muslim or the anti-christ. Socialist, possibly has been claimed (I honestly don’t recall), but I don’t see that as something to lump in with the other two anyway… Muslim he is not as he asserts a Christian faith and experience and anti-christ is more of a slur without any proof. Socialist is certainly something someone can be and depending on your perspective, being a socialist is a good thing. By the way, I am NOT asserting President Obama to be a socialist.

    Also, on the death threats, I don’t know if your assertion is accurate or not, but I challenge you to prove that any of those threats came from the GOP or even right wing radio personalities or the average republican… unfortunately it is part of the days we live in that death threats are made (but thankfully rarely actually attempted). They are made against right wingers as well, but I don’t attribute them to the average democrat or leadership.

    TIme and again republicans in congress have complained that they aren’t getting to be involved in legislation. The Republican Study Committee (~100 members of congress) have had their requests to meet with President Obama denied many times this past year… I don’t know the specific number (sorry). They clearly have plans and ideas to help solve the problems our country faces (whether they are the best/correct ideas is up for debate).

    Please note, I am NOT defending the Republicans… they had an excellent chance to pass legislation related to health care (among other things) in the early 2000s and did absolutely nothing.

    Fox News was clearly singled out in a reckless attack by the Obama administration. I realize it’s fun for people to call them Faux News, but their news is actually pretty decent (I said news… I do NOT watch/listen to Hannity, etc). Check out this paper for a look at news coverage http://www.cmpa.com/releases/07_12_21_Election_Study.pdf

    There are other accounts of individuals (including democrats) that have been told to be quiet or suffer certain consequences. Clarification: I’m sure that the Obama administration is not the first nor the last to stoop to such tactics… it just makes me sad regardless of who is in power and especially sad due to the claims of change and a friendlier approach that President Obama had promised.

    For personal info, I probably turn to NPR and Fox for news more often that others as I have found both of them to be pretty fair (especially when compared to other news outlets). Neither is perfect but neither is the boogie man it is made out to be (Fox by the left and NPR by the right).

    As for the health care debate, I guess it depends on how you look at it because I saw a lot of pushing by the democrats and a lot of swimming against the tide by republicans (and some democrats). Personally, I could support a single payer universal coverage health plan in the US, BUT I simply don’t trust the current congress (all parties) and administration to do a decent job. I sure hope I’m wrong. I know that the current legislation is NOT single payer (and doesn’t even have a “public option”)… I’m just pointing out that I’m not opposed to a radical transformation of our health care system.

    Taxes are a reasonable thing to pay (whether we like them or not), but it is also reasonable to expect wise spending and fair consideration of what an appropriate role for government should be. Also, it is rather poor of you to assume that 99% of the people complaining about taxes don’t make enough money to end up paying more in taxes. Even if it’s true, it seems pretty selfless for them to be looking out for someone else.

  19. birthers are not mainstream republicans… I think there may well be Hillary supporters in the birther numbers as well.

    That said, I don’t think they are trying to smear President Obama, they just think he’s not a natural born citizen and therefore cannot be president. Are they missing the evidence directly in front of them? Yes. Are they missing it intentionally? I don’t know as I’ve never met one.

  20. […] Dec. 30th, 2009 at 5:18 AM 2009 began with the inauguration of our new and first African American President, Barack Obama, and became the year that GOP and the Extreme Right Wing of the party became energized and very proactive in its goal to be destructive to our new President and his administration and policies by any means.Source:http://politicususa.wpengine.com/en/Obama-Right-Wing-Jihad […]

  21. I was vehemently opposed to Bush’s policy, and am also opposed to Obama’s. What we need to do is revive our constitution, stop policing the world, abolish the federal reserve bank and retake our wealth and give Congress the power to print our money, as is mandated by the Constitution. These puppets play on partisan issues (that should be handled locally according to our constitution) like healthcare, abortion, gay marriage, yadda yadda yadda. All the while Bernanke is sending hundreds of billions of dollars to international banks, which he refuses to name, and the printing presses are running uncontrollably, which will inevitably lead to bankruptcy for our country. Every nation that has ever existed that has given a central, PRIVATE bank the authority to control the issuance of it’s currency (therefore controlling the value) has experienced economic collapse.

  22. While I agree, politicians are politicians, the Republicans are unprecedented in their knuckle-dragging inability to communicate with the opposition. Democrats have historically been able to hold their noses and vote with Republicans in order to keep things moving, negotiations and all (and a lot of those votes were pretty horrible). The Republicans are making a point of not voting for ANYTHING that the Democrats bring to the table. Democrats have never done that.

    I personally think that there should be rules about the political hindering of the people’s business. We are now witnessing the hostile takeover of a legally elected administration by thugs and bullies who cannot accept that the majority of Americans do not hold with their most important ideals.

  23. “Look at Health Care mandates. Forcing someone to buy a product. They compare it to auto insurance” well it is just like buying auto insurance you are forced to buy car insurance if you want to drive a car. “They compare it to auto insurance but you don’t have to drive a care. Plus insurers can drop you if you get a DUI or to many accidents, etc” you right I would not know how to drive a care, as for the latter part of your statement yes they can drop you so are you upset that you have to buy insurance or are you upset that insurance companies cannot drop people anymore? ” What’s next. Everyone complaining that they choose to not buy Life Insurance. Then the bread winner dies and they go bankrupt, etc. Now because they decided to buy a big screen plasma or a navigator that they could not afford and decided against paying for life insurance, everyone should have the right to life insurance.” Well we do it called Social Security Death Benefits “If a person has worked and paid Social Security for at least ten years prior to their death, Social Security death benefits can be paid to surviving members of their family.” “HOPE is just an excuse to do nothing” no it is not HOPE is a call to arms; HOPE is action against morons like yourself, HOPE is reason in the face of utter nonsense, HOPE is furthering the debate while the other side brings guns to the debate, HOPE is what we have and you lack.

  24. Thanks for this thoughtful and intigueing post. I will definitely maintain these info in thoughts to feed my thoughts.

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