Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pray for President Obama

Obama ready to tell GOP ‘kiss my grits’

Unfair and Unbalanced

Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:23 AM CST
With due respect to Mr. Davis’ opinion in his “On the Porch” column last week, it is not the Democrats, especially Mr. Ham, Mr. Vaughn, and myself that are destroying this country that we all love.  Let’s just say that Mr. Davis and I view things from a parallel universe.

WE NEED to pray for President Obama!  Never in my lifetime have I seen the level of hatred and loathing directed at an American President by Americans.  The hatred even extends to his wife and his children.  

I DON’T expect everyone to agree with our President.  However, I do expect people to show respect and proper homage to the elected leader of our country.  That’s what my mother and father taught me, and that’s what your parents taught you.  How will all this hate speech and lack of civility impact our kids?  We were all taught civility, but that went out the window when Joe Wilson, U. S. Representative from South Carolina, shouted at the President during the State of the Union Address, “You lie!”  Joe Wilson has been forgotten, but the adverse affect his words had on our society have not.

THERE’S TALK about America losing respect in the world.  How do you expect the likes of Vladimir Putin to respect President Obama when people in this country say he is an illegitimate President, hates America, and is a Muslim (and that’s the nice stuff)?  Everyday on Facebook and e-mail there is a new eRumor so absurd, yet written so convincingly, that it receives two hundred thousand “Likes” and as many “Comments.”   I can’t fathom how so many  people could believe posts such as “Jesus named the Anti-Christ and it’s Barack Obama.”  Do us all a favor.  Before you share these ridiculous and inflammatory posts, go to and verify its validity.

PRESIDENT OBAMA has been the repeated victim of digital manipulation of photos. These photos are NOT real, people!  An example is the viral photo of President Obama and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in a lip-lock.  Really?

WHAT HAS President Obama done to deserve such utter hatred and why are people so willing to believe the absolute worst about him?  Why are so many people hoping for him to fail?   The near total collapse of the economy did not happen on his watch, yet he pulled us out of it.  The economy is doing pretty darn good.  He promised healthcare to millions of Americans if he was elected.  He delivered on that promise. He promised to find and kill Bin Laden.  He did.  He has had to fight obstruction to get the smallest victories.  He’s endured untold ridicule and given no recognition for all the good that he has done.

  I have a feeling we “ain’t seen nothing yet!”  Our President is about to deliver on another promise.  At the time of this writing, it is reported that President Obama will soon sign an Executive Order halting deportation of immigrants who meet certain criteria. The Republicans are foaming at the mouth with outrage.  Anything can happen. If a cross is burned on the White House lawn, I would not be surprised.

AFTER SIX years of exhibiting incredible patience, I think President Obama is finally saying to all the Republicans who have made his life so miserable, “Kiss my grits!”  That’s why we need to pray for President Obama.

Marilyn Langford of High Falls writes a regular op-ed column in the Reporter sharing the liberal perspective on events.

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