The right’s loathing for President Obama knows no bounds. The venom flows on everything from health care reform to the president’s alleged support for radical Islam. Five years into the current administration, anti-Obama derangement syndrome continued to rage throughout the political right in 2013. Click here to read other summaries of the outrageous things we heard from the right in 2013.
It’s very clear to everyone but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us. I’m hoping either this administration will wake up, or a new one will come in at the next election before irreparable damage is done. This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America.
–U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, accusing the Obama administration of aiding terrorists.
Obama is taking the US to war with Syria and Russia so he can support his friends from Al-Qaeda in Syria. — State Rep Steve Toth (@Toth_4_Texas) August 29, 2013
— Texas state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands.
This is what happens when you have socialized education pushing particular viewpoints within the classroom. I know Americans are concerned about socialized health care through Obamacare. I think they need to be equally concerned about socialized education through Obamacore.
— Former Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) member Cynthia Dunbar, complaining about new science textbooks, approved by the Texas SBOE in November, that teach about climate change.
The problem for (MSNBC’s Lawrence) O’Donnell is not (Pastor Louie) Giglio, it’s the Bible. He says the practice of presidents putting their hand on the Bible is ‘one of our most absurdist [sic] traditions.’ Furthermore, he says that because Obama embraces the gay agenda, he should not swear on the Bible. The point is not without merit. Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital.
— Catholic League president Bill Donohue on Friday in a news release, suggesting that President Barack Obama should swear his oath of office on Das Kapital — Karl Marx’s famous analysis of political economy — rather than the Bible.
Right now we have a universal health care system — it’s called the emergency room.
— Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, explaining why he thinks the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is unnecessary.
People I’ve spoken to would like to see the military ‘fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president.’
— Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, claiming that members of the military have considered staging a coup d’état against President Obama.
(I)f the definition of racism is to support policies that harm people of color, then Barack Obama is the most racist president in U.S. history.
— Linda Harvey, host of the right-wing radio show Mission America, explaining that what she sees as President Obama’s “ungodly values,” including support for abortion rights and marriage equality for LGBT people, contribute to the slaughter of babies and the spread of HIV in the African-American community.
You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.
— Dr. Ben Carson, a rising star in conservative circles, comparing President Obama’s health-care law to slavery.
5 thoughts on “2013 in Quotes: Anti-Obama Derangement Syndrome”
I think the key problem with most of these sorts of people is that they have been unable to move past the n-word that rhymes with chigger. Everyone knows that the 1960s Republican Party made within itself a safe hiding place for Southern racists, and they have rested comfortably there ever since that time. Fortunately, most of these old fossils are either dying off or getting pretty doggone close to their final day—and we will soon be rid of all of them.
Personally, I am tired of all the partisan rancor in Washington—just like nearly everyone else is these days. I want an America that works again on both sides of the aisle like it did in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was often said that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. Ah, for the good ole days!!!
However, I want all Texas Republicans to hear this:
I and most other Americans are moving away from extreme right and left positions and encouraging cooperation to end this partisan mess in Washington. We want no more of it—except for one leftover thing and one only.
The Republican Party’s racism and persecution of President Obama because of his race have gone light years beyond the pale of normal partisan discourse in American politics. It was egregious beyond measure, downright wrong, and shameful to its very core. It was indecent, inhumane, and obscene—and most of it was launched by the extremist right Tea Party types in your party. Most offenses in American political life can be forgotten, but this one that you have committed against President Obama went way too far and cannot go unanswered.
Therefore, the next Republican President is going to be a lost cause from Day 1 in the White House. Rhetorically speaking, even if he is white and even if we like him personally, he is going to be roasted into smoke on the altar from Day 1 to pay for your party’s egregious sins against President Obama. Whoever this person may be, God help his soul, he will have no emotional rest and not a moment of peace on any subject or any act that he may take while in office. His day-to-day existence will be a living Hell on Earth, and he will leave office either by resigning from it while in office or whimpering out at the end of 4 years as a burned out cinder of his former self. This is the price you are going to pay for your war of racism against President Obama. Mark my word—no matter who you elect—payback is a comin’ and Eli is a comin’ with a broken heart. The fountain pen’s are already being sharpened out here in the media world, and the grief that George W. Bush received is so small that a microscope would be needed to see it in comparison to the grief the next Republican President is going to receive—no 100 days of grace this time—pure, unmitigated, unrelenting fury and Hell from his very first second in office.
When this justice is finally served on the racist pigs in the national Republican Party—then there will be a chance for nonpartisnship, cooperation, and real peace in American government—the peace and cooperation that I and all other right-thinking Americans really want to have in our government at all levels.
Mark my word. It’s a comin’, and there is nothing you can do about it. Your sins have been too great.
Charles, why’re you so understated? Best for the new year and beyond.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Frank.
Hey, can you please provide me with some information on your Buffalo Commons concept. It might be just what the Cumberland Plateau/Cumberland Mountains areas of Tennessee need to escape two centuries of grinding poverty and ignorance—mostly based on the idea that:
“My daddy owned this here land—and his daddy before him—and his daddy before him—and his daddy before him—and his daddy before him—and his daddy before him—and his daddy before him. Each generation thought that the land would yield some sort of family-saving jackpot, but it never did. I own it now and feel that the hoped for jackpot must surely be just around the corner now. So, I guess I’ll sit right here like my foredaddies with a 8th grade education, maw will collect the welfare checks, and I’ll put the car up on blocks when the tire money runs out. I ain’t got nothin to sho fer it, but at least I have the pride of bein’ an American landowner—suck-butt land that it is—just like Mr. Jefferson envisioned in his yeoman farmer initiative.
P.S. Frank. That last paragraph of mine above is based on some of the later writings of Mark Twain wherein he tried to evaluate what went wrong socially and economically in that region of Tennessee. Clemens was conceived in that region of Tennessee, but his parents moved out to Missouri in the 9 months before he was born. In his writings, he was looking back sadly on the historical plight of his own family in that poverty stricken region underpinned by sandstone, coal, and a scant amonut of oil and gas.