Every morning when I’m at the gym doing my cardio workout, I generally watch CNN. But once in a while, when someone beats me to the remote, I’m stuck listening to the one-sided commentaries and interviews on Fox News. How in the name of all that’s reasonable can Fox claim to be “Fair & Balanced”? Not once have I seen an unbiased appraisal of Obama’s performance as President, nor have I heard anyone on Fox praise his accomplishments or efforts.
Do anti-Obama Americans have a short memory? Have they forgotten about the 8 years of madness under President George W. Bush? Have they forgotten about the two wars he started? Have they forgotten how he took a multi-billion dollar surplus and turned it into a staggering, trillion-dollar deficit? Have they forgotten about the financial meltdown, the corruption, sex scandals and unethical conduct of key people within the Bush administration? Have Americans forgiven Bush for defiling our Constitution?
The Tea Party, a group of extremists who act under the guise of patriotism, do everything in their power to discredit and dishonor President Obama. They seem to be leading the charge. Their efforts exemplify the widespread conspiracy against our leader. Clearly, they have a hidden agenda. The Tea Party supporters are not patriots or Americans against socialism. They are, however, radicals. To be fair, I’m certain that many Tea Party supporters have legitimate gripes against Obama’s policies; there will always be a great divide between conservatives and liberals. However, the man has only been in office 20 months, and although I do not completely agree with many of his policies, shouldn’t we support President Obama and give him a chance to dig out of the hole Bush created before we condemn him?
I hope that the true agenda of the Tea Party and other organizations that seem hell-bent on challenging every move President Obama makes is driven by a legitimate concern for America and not by racism. It seems to me that an underlying motive lurks in the shadows. Although we’ve made great progress toward equality in this country, we have a long way to go. I, for one, am going to give the man a chance to prove his worth before passing judgment. How about you?