We are now entering the eighth and last year of the Barack Obama Presidency, with a new President to be inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
It is in many ways amazing how Obama has survived unprecedented verbal attacks for seven years, and the most threats to his life of any President since Abraham Lincoln.
His Republican opposition has been unrelenting in the promotion of right wing conspiratorial hysteria for the past seven years, and has had no shame in wishing upon him all of the most terrible tragedies and failures, rather than willingness to unite for the public good!
And right wing radio and Fox News Channel has been totally despicable in encouraging right wing lunatics, and inciting them to create a constant stress and threat on the 44th President of the United States. They would not be happy until he was either forced from office or dead from an assassin, and there is still clear concern that our President faces endless threats at a time when the Secret Service has been found wanting, and in need of drastic updating, reform, and new leadership!
For any American to have believed the conspiracy theories and gloom and doom loaded on Barack Obama, it is instructive to look back at some of what has been predicted and has NOT happened!
- Barack Obama will cancel the elections of 2016 and rule by martial law, and put his enemies into FEMA camps. This is totally laughable!
- Barack Obama will take everyone’s guns away. Yeh, sure, instead we have more guns and gun ownership than ever before, and more deaths from guns than automobile accidents!
- Barack Obama will destroy the American economy, with the highest gas prices ever, dramatic increase in unemployment and inflation, the collapse of the stock market, and the promotion of the end of the capitalist system. Instead we have 5 percent unemployment, doubling of the stock market, low inflation, and capitalism is alive and well, thank you!
- Barack Obama is a Muslim who will advance the cause of the Muslim jihadists, and allow the downfall of Christianity in America. Yeh, sure, instead we have more Muslims killed by Obama’s drone usage than under George W. Bush, and Osama bin Laden was killed!
- Barack Obama will destroy the oil and coal industries in his mad quest to promote the “phony” issue of climate change. Yeh, sure, the energy industries are making record profits!
- Barack Obama will destroy heterosexual America by his promotion of gay rights, same sex marriage, and transgender rights. Laughable, but heterosexual marriage divorces are up, and more Americans have broken marriages than the total number of same sex marriages!
- Barack Obama will take away the civil liberties and civil rights of Americans through government snooping on the private lives of Americans. Yeh, sure, as the NSA is limited in its ability to fight terrorism by government restrictions put upon them!
- Barack Obama will undermine law and order in this country through promotion of the agenda of extremist African Americans demands. Yeh, sure, the idea that Obama is a black radical because he speaks up about growing number of police killings of unarmed black men is laughable!
- Barack Obama will destroy the nation through open borders immigration of people from Mexico and Central America. Yeh, sure, as Obama has had more deportations of illegal immigrants than under George W. Bush!
- Barack Obama will undermine the nation of Israel and refuse to support the security of that nation. Yeh, sure, as Obama provided the IRON DOME system and has given Israel more foreign aid than any President of the United States before him!
- Barack Obama will promote the expansion and aggression of the Russians under Vladimir Putin. Yeh, sure that is why Putin embraces Donald Trump, and has actually cooperated with the American government on Middle East issues, and knows NATO is working to protect Ukraine, due to the tough stand of Obama!
- Barack Obama will promote a one world government led by the United Nations. This is totally ridiculous, not even worth commenting on, as totally delusional!
It is time for the ill informed and uneducated population of America to stop their ignorance, learn the truth, and start to show appreciation of the historic nature of Barack Obama in the Presidency, and to wish him well in his final year in the White House. His ranking in history for his accomplishments, his dignity, his class, his compassion, his common sense, and his courage in the face of adversity will make him appreciated in the future in a way appropriate for his performance in office!