The hypocrisy of extreme Obama-bashing

Don’t you just love Facebook comment arguments? 🙂

Earlier today I was on Facebook, and my favorite Texas senatorial candidate Ted Cruz posted a pic and status update about the most recent contraceptive mandate that would extend to religious hospitals. This is the post:

I read the first few comments, and I was absolutely HORRIFIED, disgusted, to see a comment that reads:

“Where’s Lee Harvey Oswald when you need him?”

Which prompted me to respond with the following comments:

“I don’t like Obama, but I wouldn’t joke about KILLING the man. Show some class!”

and then,

“The, ‘Where’s Lee Harvey Oswald when you need him?’ comment has two likes? Wow. WOW. All three of you disgust me.”

Combined, my two comments received four likes, two each. The juvenile “Where’s Lee Harvey Oswald…?” comment currently has SIX likes. And sadly it will probably gain more.

Besides me, there was one other person trying to point out the ridiculousness of joking of killing our president and calling him the antichrist (I wish I were making this stuff up), we’ll call him “Ring.” A woman commented to him and said “Mr. Ring, I’m gonna pray for you.”

The IRONY of that comment? This woman “liked” the Lee Harvey Oswald comment! So clearly, this woman calls herself a “christian” (that’s what I inferred from her saying she’ll pray for Mr. Ring) but thought assassinating the president, or at least joking about it, is A-OK. Guess she doesn’t see any contradiction between killing the president and her religious beliefs.

Um…lady…do you think “Thou shalt not kill” actually reads, “Thou shalt not kill…but this commandment doesn’t apply to Democratic politicians you dislike.”?

Haha. NO. I’m pretty sure that this commandment, along with the rest of them, applies to everyone and with no exceptions.

I was so miffed that I wrote this status update:

Unfortunately, this particular episode is not the first time I’ve encountered extreme Obama-bashing from so-called “Christians.” Politically, I consider myself to be somewhere in between Republican, conservative and libertarian. I have volunteered on several Republican campaigns, attended CPAC, been an active member of my university’s College Republicans chapter, gone to county Republican party events and more. I’ve been involved enough to know that there are several types of Republicans. And unfortunately, I have had several encounters with the Republicans whose favorite past-time is to berate the president…instead of doing something more productive, like maybe offering solutions.

And by extreme Obama-basher, I mean someone who essentially wishes him dead.

I believe dissent is patriotic.

I am all for disagreeing with someone in power, and doing what you can to elect someone who is more in-tune with your beliefs.

But there’s a difference between disagreeing with a politician and calling a politician the antichrist because you disagree with them.

Here is why being an extreme Obama-basher and calling yourself a Christian is hypocritical:

  • Like I said before, there’s the commandment that reads “Thou shalt not kill.” HOW do you reconcile your faith with joking about killing the president? HOW is wanting someone dead not in direct contradiction to that commandment? I would LOVE it if someone would explain that to me.
  • Most extreme Obama-bashers are very “pro-life.” What does being “pro-life” mean? If it means only being against abortion, then it should just be called “anti-abortion.” Because, clearly, if you think the president needs to be assassinated then you don’t respect HIS life. So you’re not pro-life in that sense.

Finally, someone commented on the thread who has some sense:

“I am a catholic christian. I am appalled at the behavior of others who claim to be christians and then call for the death of our president. No I didn’t vote for him nor do I agree with his policies, but I am going to do what MY LORD JESUS CHRIST tells me to do, and that is pray for Mr. Obama that God really touches his heart and shows him the error of his ways. And I am also going to pray for those people who woud wish to do him harm. Christ did not die on the cross to give us a free pass and allow us to continue to sin. May God have Mercy on us all. I hope that Mr. Boehner will be able to block the rule that forces the church to go against our convictions. Pray for peace and prosperity to return to our once great nation.”

Conclusion: I wish all of the extreme Obama-bashers would offer intelligent POLICY alternatives to things Obama does instead of just wishing harm on him. I want these “Christians” to see how hypocritical they are being and start following this aspect of their faith. Be a proactive, positive Republican instead of just focusing on bringing all non-Republicans down.

What do you think? Have you ever encountered extreme Obama-bashers?