Obama Haters: Sub-Pathetic Sub-Morons
I always try to include a graphic at the top of my articles. I usually try to find something funny that fits with the subject. You’ll notice nothing accompanies this article.
I wasted two hours last night, and I’m pissed. You can thank the Obama haters for that. They’re beyond worthless. They’re sucking up resources without contributing anything worthwhile to the debate. All they do is suck.
This started last night, when I wanted to make a rare off-topic post. It happened to be about Obama, so I thought I’d find some funny Obama picture to stick at the top. I was looking for something that was pro-Obama, or at least neutral, but it had to be funny. I discovered three things:
1. If you do a Google image search on Obama (and it doesn’t seem to matter which additional keywords you use) roughly 95% of what you find is virulently anti-Obama.
2. Of the 5% that are pro-Obama, they are all from the campaign, and therefore too dated to be useful here.
3. Virtually all of the anti-Obama stuff is truly, mind-bogglingly, universe-defyingly unfunny and unimaginative.
What the hell is wrong with the Obama haters (besides the reactionary, knee-jerk hatred of everything that is not Republican authoritarianism)?
After I gave up on trying to find a pro-Obama joke, I decided that maybe I’d publish one of the anti-Obama images to show what people on the other side are thinking. The problem is that I couldn’t find anything that I thought fairly attacked Obama for his policies or behavior. The even bigger problem is that I couldn’t find anything funny. Some of the stuff was so racist or hate-filled that I didn’t dare give it any more exposure. But most of it was just standard Republican talking points. Because Obama is a Democrat, then all of these apply: He taxes and spends, he takes your guns, he’s a socialist, he hates America, etc. etc. There’s no original thought in any of that. But, again, the bigger problem is that is that none of it was funny!
Obviously, I’m less inclined than an Obama-hater to think an anti-Obama joke is funny. However, I do know comedy. None of those cartoons and doctored photos are funny. Comedy has to be based on something real, and then skewed slightly. Good comedy has to reveal a truth or make a point about its subject. The Obama haters do none of this.
Let’s compare this situation with the mother lode of anti-Bush cartoons and graphics we had during the last administration. Many of those were funny, because they were based on Bush’s actions and policies. They demonstrated how flawed and dangerous those actions were. I can’t remember any good pro-Bush cartoons, because pro-fascism jokes just aren’t funny. However, if we go back to prior administrations, I remember there were a lot of pro-Republican jokes that were funny. I didn’t think they were super-funny, but that’s because of my own political persuasion. I definitely saw the humor in them, though, and could acknowledge the point they were making.
The anti-Obama stuff has none of that. But what’s even worse is just how pathetically feeble most of it is. Most of it is so feeble it would embarrass a second grader. Kindergartners could make more sophisticated stuff than most of what’s out there. Do a search yourself, if you don’t believe me.
(BTW, I was deliberately excluding political cartoons from my search. Some of those might be funny. Just try to find an anti-Obama picture made by an amateur, though. You can’t.)