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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:48 PM

Demand the GOP be Held Accountable for their Un-American Attacks on Obama

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Demand the GOP be Held Accountable for their Un-American Attacks on Obama

By: Rmuse
August 8th, 2012


The ideology that involves identification with a nation is nationalism, and it serves to bind individuals together to work for a common goal that benefits a nation and its population. Most Americans are nationalistic and take pride in this country’s accomplishments, values, and philosophy that freedom and equality are the foundation of what it means to be an American. In conservative circles, a “real American” is a white Christian male who believes in pre-emptive war, American supremacy, and guns, and in its narcissistic point of view, deviation from their beliefs is subversive and unpatriotic. As the tenor of the Republican campaign for president devolves into lies and misinformation borne of no credible agenda or criticism of President Obama, using the ad hominem attack phrase, un-American is the last resort of a desperate GOP.

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Political campaigns are messy affairs, but this is the first time in recent memory that an entire political party is questioning whether or not the President of the United States is an American. Willard Romney has asserted that “Obama’s course is extraordinarily foreign,” and that the President’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans “is very strange and foreign to the American philosophy.” Interestingly, Romney’s hero, Ronald Reagan raised taxes on the wealthy and corporations to make sure “everybody pays their fair share,” and he is highly regarded as the archetype of conservative ideology. The only difference between President Obama’s attempt to raise taxes on the rich and Reagan’s tax increases is the President’s skin color.

This election is shaping up to be one based entirely on race
. Republicans have questioned the legitimacy of this President from the start of his tenure and it continues unabated. They cannot accuse the President of raising taxes because tax rates are at their lowest levels in 60 years, and unlike 7 different Republicans, the President has not raised taxes on the wealthy. Republicans also cannot claim out-of-control spending because Obama has spent less than Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and in fact, is also at its lowest level in 60 years. Cheney questioned the President’s Americanism because he “doesn’t believe in a strong international role for the United States of America,” but the President has been exemplary in foreign policy without invading a sovereign nation to depose a leader like Bush did in Iraq. With no real criticism except that the President is not obeying Republicans and following the neo-con model, they are left accusing him of being un-American.

The Romney campaign, and Republicans in general, are appealing to racists and pseudo-patriots who are looking for any reason to oppose President Obama, and in lieu of legitimate criticism have sunk to the lowest form of attack and it informs that if there are any un-American politicians in this country it is the Republican Party. It is, in fact, an indictment of America that instead of discourse and debate, Republicans have reverted to McCarthy-like innuendo and false accusations leveled at a legally elected President who also happens to be Black. These accusations that the President is anti-American began in 2008, and after four years they are escalating to include members of Congress and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide, and it portends a dangerous repetition of McCarthyism that pitted American against American that is not reflective of nationalistic pride, but of suspicion and eventual witch hunts touching every American.

It is an incredibly sad commentary that a political party resorts to leveling charges of un-Americanism at a sitting president because he fails to subscribe to conservative policies, and is the wrong race to hold the office of the President. For all the progress so many Americans celebrated at the election of an African American man as president, America is still a racist country where the color of one’s skin is the determining factor of whether they are American or not. What Republicans need to answer is; exactly what this President has done that is un-American besides being Black, or not being a hardline conservative? He rescued the economy, cut taxes, cut spending, decimated al Qaeda, saved Detroit, presided over 25 straight months of job growth, enacted legislation to insure 30 million Americans, and raised this nation’s standing in the world after 8 years of degradation by Bush-Republicans. However, it was anathema to Republicans and to reverse the progress over the past four years, they are using any means to install a true un-American in the Oval Office who will do exactly what Dick Cheney thinks a real American should do; return to Bush-era economics, more tax cuts for the rich, and start wars in the Middle East.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:08 PM

1. Waddya mean unAmerican? Those attacks were developed by American fascists employed by a Korean

cult leader and an Australian extortionist. That makes them AMERICAN, got it?

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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:27 PM

2. Great analysis that won't be picked up by 'librul' media...




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