Dare to Judge

Is there no reprehensible behavior that the Right will condemn in their current crop of candidates? they are so completely obsessed with getting rid of Obama that they will overlook blatant dishonesty, underhandedness, tax evasion salacious behavior and a serial philanderer who wanted an open marriage with his second wife so he could enjoy “benefits” with a mistress. They are so animated with a visceral disdain for Obama, despite that he has never done any of those things, is a good father and is faithful to his wife, speaking in terms of family values.

Of course the primary attacks against Obama concern his handling of the economy, but Bureau of Labor statistics below clearly show the downturn began explosively under Bush and was at 7.8% unemployment before he even took the oath of office. Recall, it was Bush who poured money into banks in the summer and autumn of 2008 to head off a financial catastrophe.

For those who will say, stop blaming Bush, it is Obama’s economy now, let me just say, that is like arsonist blaming the fireman because he couldn’t stop the house from burning down.

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2001 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7  
2002 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0  
2003 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7  
2004 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4  
2005 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9  
2006 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4  
2007 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.0  
2008 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.5 6.8 7.3  
2009 7.8 8.3 8.7 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.9  
2010 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.6 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.8 9.4  
2011 9.1 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.5  

Source: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

Further, they will say that he’s never run a business, but a campaign is a business, and Obama ran a series of those with spectacular success, obviously. Furthermore, despite the cacophony of vitriol in the rightwing media, and the  suspect silence of the corporate media, Obama has had a number of significant successes as President. would they prefer a man like Romney who took over companies, loaded them full of debt as they sucked the wealth from them and then closed or sold off pieces of businesses? How is that responsible capitalism?

The slate of Republican candidates are embarrassingly corrupt men who offer nothing to the nation, and instead thinly veil their own self-serving ambitions. What is most disturbing is that the more ridiculous and corrupt the behavior of their candidates, the more excuses on the Right., which begs the question of what won’t they accept in a candidate.

Contrast with the Left which has been very critical of Obama on a number of issues. I have a great many issues with Obama and his policies, and I am not willing to be so partisan as to excuse or rationalize away those criticisms. while the Left is electing a public servant whom they expect will perform in the interests of the people, the Right seems intent on adopting a cult leader whom they will follow and praise regardless of behavior. The evidence? Rick Perry threw his support behind Newt Gingrich today following the news that this moral majority family values candidate wanted an open marriage with his last wife. Gingrich should have been on his way home ashamed and disgraced by those who would dare to judge.

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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