I imagine a loudinator would look like this.
I need one.
To all of my Facebook family and friends (and their friends and their friends) who dislike Obama and anything to do with his presidency...
I like you...
The sheer amount of hateful - fearmongering - homophobic - closet racist - tea bagger-loving - gun toting - closed-minded - staunch conservative - liberal-hating - BS that has permeated my Facebook feed lately has left me in, well... a 'bit' of a mood. Your hate is evil. Mulitply that by the same mindset as half of the nation and now you have your answer as to why this country can't seem to right itself.
You hate Obama. I get that. But can you people understand that he IS the president of the United States and that that title MEANS something? Your utter lack of respect for the office and for the court just leaves me (almost) speechless. The contempt with which the conservatives of this nation regard this president (and his party) is without precedent. Unbelievable.
I like Obama. A lot. I think he has great ideas, for the most part. I don't agree with the way he would like to address our nation's educational woes (Universal Preschool and the acheivement gap), but the way he holds all of the people in our nation in such high esteem is a lesson to everyone else.
Spend a few minutes thinking back to the way the right-wing conservatives have mistreated those who are unlike them: the immigrants (legal/unlegal), homosexuals, women who exercise their right to choose, people of color, the community organizers of the world and those who's religious views are more moderate or diverse.
Think of the hate that has spewed forth from such unworthy individuals as Rush Limbaugh, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and the entire FOX news network. Just listen to them for five minutes and you would think that an outright war was going on - with target practice graphics and all. Shame on them, and shame on you for giving them an audience and repeating their hateful rhetoric.
I just want to stand on a mountain top, with my loudinator, and scream to the world:
DAMMIT PEOPLE! GIVE OBAMA A FIGHTING CHANCE TO LEAD THIS NATION FOR ONCE! HE (WE ALL!) COULD HAVE ACHEIVED SOME REALLY GREAT THINGS THESE PAST FOUR YEARS BUT ALL YOU (THE CONSERVATIVES OF THE NATION) COULD DO WAS SNUFF OUT EACH AND EVERY SPARK OF HOPE FOR CHANGE WITH YOUR ANGRY RHETORIC AND REFUSAL TO COMPROMISE. THAT WAS YOUR ONLY CONTRIBUTION TO THIS GREAT NATION. YOU DESPISE THE PRESIDENT SO MUCH THAT INSTEAD OF ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE NATION'S CITIZENS TO STEER OUR COUNTRY TOWARDS BETTER ECONOMIC AND WORLD POLICY, YOU JUST CONCENTRATED ON DEBILITATING THE GOVERNMENT EVEN FURTHER.
OUR NATION'S PLIGHT IS ALL YOUR F^*#ING FAULT!
I think I have had all of the Obama-bashing I can take. I am sure there are conservatives out there who think I am just as guilty of conservative-bashing. I am a moderate. I share some policy views from both sides of the aisle. I will point out wrong when I see it. Fast and Furious was wrong and I am disappointed that the president evoked privledge over it. That is not transparency to me. See? I don't think the president and his cabinet are infallible. But I do think he deserves a chance to actually lead this nation as we elected him to do. I know that the individuals who really need to read this won't, or they are unfriending me as fast as they can. On the upside, my Facebook feed will be a much more enjoyable experience. On the downside chance meetings at the park and Christmas dinner might be uncomfortable.
This is going to be a long election season.
One last bit - kudos to Chris (you know who you are) Your pizza comment made my day. I honestly don't know which way you lean politically- and its your amibiguity that makes me smile.