Fans of President Obama are quick to call all those opposed to his re-election “racists.” This strikes me as ridiculous, since he was elected in 2008 by 60 percent of the white vote and 98 percent of the black vote (guess who were the racists in 2008).
Just recently, the president formed “African-Americans for Obama.” Now tell me that’s not racist! In fact, most of us who are not fans of Mr. Obama are oblivious to his color – just look at how former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain soared prior to the media blitz accusing him of adultery, People are opposed to Mr. Obama because of his inexperience, his incompetence and his propensity to depart from the truth.
Granted, the country was not on a sound footing when he assumed office. Contrary to his grandiose campaign promises to fix our problems, his programs and policies have not improved the condition of our nation. They have made matters worse.
The following are some of the reasons so many people are opposed to Mr. Obama: the national debt; continued national deficits because of excessive spending on matters not delegated to the federal government by our Constitution; Obamacare; unsuccessful stimulus packages; Solyndra, et al.; czars who haven’t been vetted by the Senate and whose positions duplicate those of Cabinet secretaries; a Cabinet full of tax cheats; selective enforcement of the law by the attorney general; gun sales to Mexican drug cartels; crony capitalism; corporate bailouts; opposition to the Keystone pipeline; exorbitant gasoline prices; ineffective dealings with both our allies and enemies; endorsement of gay marriage; and the decreasing moral fiber and economic welfare of our nation because of his policies.
People are not against this president because of his color; opposition is based on so many more substantive issues. Color does not even enter the picture, at least not for most of us. Our opposition is based on his ignorance, incompetence, inexperience and his insistence on destroying the very America that took us 200 years to build.
David J. Didimamoff