Just finished reading ‘the case against Barack Obama’. Has anyone else seen the giant billboard in Milwaukee saying ‘Obama has ruined this country for 220 days – don’t let him ruin it for another 220’? Hysterical facebook comments are one thing, but when the hysteria is in 10-foot high letters overlooking the busiest intersection in Milwaukee – that’s something completely different. So I went to the library to find out what Obama has ‘ruined’.
There is, as there is for every president, a voluminous amount of writings in the library, either praising the president or denouncing him. I picked ‘the case against Barack Obama’ because it seemed the least hysterical, the most reputable, of all the books whose cover I perused. It claimed to use facts and references and to not be the half-assed slander that is most books. Yet it still was half-assed slander.
These books seem to lack Critical Thinking skills. It was full of interpretations and, well, hysterical, comments like ‘The truth doesn’t matter to Mr. Obama’. A specific example: it spent a whole chapter arguing that because Obama abstained (Voted neither Yes nor No) on a bill that tried to defined exactly when a Homo Sapiens becomes a human being with all the rights of the Constitution, he is therefore pro-abortion. Whether he is or isn’t isn’t the point. It’s the logical fallacy used to prove the argument. The book is full of this sort of stuff.
Another example: he voiced his opinion for ‘Immediate Withdrawal’ from Iraq. Yet as President, he did not order an Immediate Withdrawal – therefore he is a hypocrite. That’s saying, if you give me the choice between a red shirt and a blue shirt, and I say I prefer the red, then later go out and buy a purple shirt, I am a Hypocrite. If this is the best people have against Obama… *shakes head sadly*