Monday, May 9, 2011

Obama Didn't Kill Bin Laden? Actually, He Kinda Did

So, I've been seeing a lot of THIS posted on Facebook lately:

Let's be clear on this: OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden. An American soldier, who Obama just a few weeks ago was debating on whether or not to PAY, did. Obama just happened to be the one in office when our soldiers finally found the SOB and took him out. This is NOT an Obama victory, but an AMERICAN victory!! REPOST IF YOU AGREE!!!

And guess what, kids? I'm really getting sick of it. There are so many things wrong with this, I could barf up my own liver. Let's make a list.

1) The President Leads Our Country's Military

President Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military. He's in charge of it. He is the highest ranking officer. He gave the order, took the risk. And, as a friend of mine pointed out, if he'd failed, he'd be blamed for that, too.

2) He Does Not, However, Possess Magical Powers

Obama never debated paying soldiers. He was not behind the proposed government shutdown, and he's not behind the budget problem. That's Congress. Congress is responsible for budgets and pretty much everything else. The President may be a powerful man, but he's not Gandalf.

I know we all got used to hating the President during the Bush Years, what with all that “is our children learning” and “Mission Accomplished” sh*t we had to sit through. But honestly, you guys, chill out. The Prez is not all-powerful. He shares power with the Congress and the Supreme Court. Three branches, checks and balances. Basic government. Learn it.

3) Nor is the Post Arbitrarily Assigned

Excuse me? Obama “just happened” to be the one in office? He “just happened” to be there? Was it an accident? Was he confused for a Kennedy? Did he go on a bender and wake up there three days later?

The Secret Service just went, "Meh." -- Marcn

No, he didn't. He won by a landslide 364 electoral votes. Unlike some Presidents I could mention, he got the popular vote, too. “Just happened” to be there, my ass.

11 comments:

  1. Thankfully, I don't have many "friends" who would swallow that kind of garbage. I've been blissfully unaware of these FB statuses.

    Great post. My reaction on reading the status consisted mostly of "#barf"

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  2. Thanks Leah. I've been seeing it ALL OVER my newsfeed. It really makes me wanna #angrybarf. Freakin' people, ya know?

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  3. Definitely all over my feed too. I've just recently figured out I could hide statuses but then I wondered why I'm friends with them if I have to hide what they're posting.

    Great post. Thanks.

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  4. Yeah, that's a good point. Thanks for reading, Christina, glad you enjoyed it :)

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  5. Arg, that awful re-post. I totally take back any bad feeling I had about the "friends" I lost pointing out how wrong it was on every level. If you're that stupid, you deserve to have someone rip you a new a-hole. I didn't even think to point out that Obama happened to be there because he was elected President. This is Kelly McCarty, by the way.

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  6. If Gandalf ran for president, would I vote for him? I think so. I think I would.

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  7. @Kelly Thanks for dropping by! Glad you liked the post. No, you don't to feel bad about losing "friends." If you're going to cut you off for speaking your mind, they weren't friends, anyway.

    @S. Melville GANDALF FOR PRESIDENT 2012

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  8. Actually I'll probably vote for Dwight Schrute. I love that man.

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  9. Yeah, a couple of my military wife friends posted this and I wondered what in the hell they were thinking!! HELLO? You or your husband is in the military, you'd think they'd know a little bit more of what is truth than they do, but apparently they didn't... My husband used to be military, and in fact, still works for the government. I paid attention to what was going on and it wasn't Obama doing it!!! Stupid people make me want to slap a b**ch... Sorry for the rant, but I totally agree with you on this post!

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  11. Ha, felt the need to edit my last post.

    @S. Melville Dwight Shrute is a mere mortal. What this country needs is an omnipotent Christ-figure with actual magic powers.

    @Katie No worries about the rant. I actually giggled a little at "Stupid people make me want to slap a b**ch." I can't tell you how many times I've said that to myself. If there were some sort of cure for stupid...*sigh*

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