The Right, Republicans, Tea Par tiers, the Religious Right should all be ashamed of themselves for frightening poor Mrs. Irene Garcia, her 90 year old husband, my good friend Mr. Herb Brownell and others with all of their blatant misinformation / untrue accusations.


The Right, Republicans, Tea Par tiers, the Religious Right should all be ashamed of themselves for frightening poor Mrs. Irene Garcia, her 90 year old husband, my good friend Mr. Herb Brownell and others with all of their blatant misinformation / untrue accusations. Poor misguided folks like these are making outrageous, unbelievable and incredibly irresponsible statements about President Obama. I believe Mrs. Garcia is a good woman and I know Mr. Herb Brownell is a smart man, for these folks to be frightened into believing such absolute nonsense means that the propaganda being spewed by the Right is truly frightening in its breadth and scope. 

 Dear Mrs. Garcia actually compares President Obama to Hitler and Stalin with all of their documented atrocities (men that slaughtered millions of innocent people). Irene takes the unprecedented liberty of actually accusing President Obama of being a, "Christian hater" and somehow personally responsible for millions of abortions while being aligned with Satan. Mrs. Garcia also believes President Obama wishes to be a dictator. Herb Brownell accuses President Obama of being, "A homosexual, Socialist, Communist, Muslim who has participated personally in a murder. He also states publicly that, "Obama is making a  concerted effort to ruin America's economy."  

 One of the more unfortunate aspects of the Internet and the limitless access to the information highway is that any crazy idea can be given relevance by simply searching out corresponding craziness on some web site. For every insane, crazy, untrue, blatant misrepresentation of the truth or facts there is a web site giving credence to any one's complete nonsense. In the good old days the printed word was held to some standard for truth and accuracy with the facts. Unfortunately the Internet has no such standards, no rules and no accountability for what is presented as facts or the truth. People make the mistake of thinking that if it is written for everyone to read, it must be true (it's not).

 I say that President Obama is running for office through the Democratic free election process and I see no signs of his attempting to remain in power as a dictator. To my knowledge the President hasn't purged our citizens by killing millions in extermination camps so far. I think Mrs. Obama would be most surprised to learn her husband is a closet homosexual (I personally observed him pat her on the rump as they were boarding Air Force One). Obama didn't vote for Roe Vs. Wade and he has neither vetoed any anti-abortion legislation nor endorsed any pro-abortion legislation since taking office. If he is a Muslim he must be ticking off his fellow Muslims by attending a Christian Church regularly and ordering the death of the Muslim terrorist Osama Bin Laden! If President Obama is personally trying to ruin America's economy he is failing miserably. He / the Democrats were in favor of saving the American Automobile manufacturing industry (saving an estimated one million American jobs in the process) by extending stimulus money against the wishes of the Republicans / Tea Party which were perfectly willing to let them fail. I say I am ashamed that I need to point out just how crazy all these bizarre / wildly untrue accusations truly are. Come on Mr. and Mrs. Garcia, Herb and all you other Right Wingers (you are all smarter than this), start figuring out some of this stuff for yourselves. 

-Eric Reeve, The Lake Liberal