U.S. President Barack Obama, whose administration supported the Libyan insurgency with funds, weapons and training, branded the killing an "outrageous attack" and ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic posts worldwide. Today these insirgency killed a US Ambassador, your President supported them, now Obama is off to Las Vegas to raise money and play golf, you voted for him, blood is on your hands, Muslim Brotherhood Obama. I'm retired Army Cavalry Scout, 3 duties in Iraq
Here’s an interesting message I received from someone who had the good sense — after sending it — to entirely delete his Tumblr blog from the internet. Of course, since it’s the internet, the blog still exists in archived form. (Spoiler alert: It’s got nothing but some pictures of Obama with racist captions and some nonsensical one-line rants.)
But a fair number of people, I’d wager, actually think some or all of these things so it’s worth spending a minute of my day highlighting why they’re incoherent, dangerous, and just generally awful:
- Barack Obama isn’t my President; he’s the President or our President. You might not like him, you might not agree with him, and you might not want him to continue to be the President, but that doesn’t make him any less the President;
- American opposition to the destruction of Benghazi by Gaddafi’s forces was fairly bipartisan. And, indeed, support for Libyan rebels against Gaddafi was very strongly encouraged by Senator John McCain, President Obama’s challenger in the 2008 election. The notion that the U.S. wouldn’t have assisted the Libyans against Gaddafi with McCain in office instead of Obama is entirely nonsensical;
- The idea that all Muslims or all Egyptians or all Libyans (or even the Libyans whose aspirations the U.S. supported) were behind these attacks or condone them is preposterous;
- The negative connection that certain elements on the Right want to draw between President Obama and Muslims is long-standing and a brazen example of creating or feeding misperceptions based on fear and hatred of the Other for political gain.
It’s incredibly sad to see people spend so much time trying to turn tragedy into a political windfall and continually trying to reap some sort of benefit from demonizing whole groups of people.