Why do conservative pundits criticize Obama on everything he does and doesn't do?
During a time of unprecedented hardship for Americans, conservative pundits have done nothing but criticize Obama for everything. No matter what he does, if he turns right or turns left they will criticize him.
No matter what the man does, he is slammed by conservative pundits. Why?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
This is actually a very astute question with a rather intricate answer. I like your Ghandi avatar photo, by the way.
Since Reagan/Bush days, I've been monitoring (and investigating) the takeover of the GOP by religious fundamentalists, led by people like Paul Weyrich of Heritage House and "Moral Majority"; Phyllis Schafly, now based in St. Louis; Pat Robertson; Jerry Falwell; et al., eventually joined by Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and heavily funded by Richard Mellon-Scaife (a Clinton hater), Koch Family (oil barons) and secretive others. What began as primarily an anti-abortion movement took on a more ominous role as the religious extremists stealthily embedded themselves nationwide into our political system and our media, and the goal morphed into establishing a pseudo-"Christian" (fanatical) theocracy and eventual "dominion" over all levels of government, the media, businesses, and "all nonbelievers" nationwide (Goldman, 2006). Goldman introduces us to Michael Farris, a seemingly nice fellow--father of ten, who decided to declare war on evolution-teaching public schools because he accepts only a purely LITERAL interpretation of scripture as the only "valid law", so he began a very successful campaign to get literalistic home-schooling allowed in all 50 states--and thus the stealth evangelical takeover movement grew at a rather alarming pace. Farris and his supporters (some cited above) taught children beginning "in infancy" (Farris's own words) to be brainwashed cult-evangelical political tools (pawns, really), and "indoctrinated" (the word they tried to project onto President Obama over a simple speech to our public school students) these youngsters with the idea they are "God-ordained" to "take dominion" over "every level of the Beast" (they liken "government" with Satan, even though government in the U.S. is us, the people) and thereby "take dominion over all nonbelievers" (anyone who does NOT use literal interpretation of the Bible). Frank Schaefer (2007), a right-wing Republican who admits to co-founding the so-called "Religious Right" movement actually LEFT the party because of these fanatics, these "crazies for God" as he calls them. A lot of the more rabid religious fanatics in this movement are short men, which adds an egomaniacal overcompensation element to their need for dominance or control (I was married to one who became incredibly violent and paranoid) and which makes these cult-leaders almost impossible (Charles Manson-type impossible) to deal with. They have locked and loaded on the idea (the need) that they are right and everyone who does not agree is "possessed of Satan". There is NO reasoning with these egomaniacal religious fanatics. To call them "Conservatives" (even though they still use the term) is a misnomer or a drastic understatement. Conservative means "cautious about or fearful of change" and perhaps "a bit of a prude". Republican moderates, before they became an endangered species in the GOP, tried to sell us on the idea that, as Conservatives, they were more frugal (and therefore better than Democrats) with a budget---also proven for all three of the last Republican presidents to be completely FALSE...Democrats are better with a budget than Republicans and the whole "tax and spend" Newt-Gingrich-started stigma is actually a POSITIVE instead of the implied negative the GOP proaganda machine tries to paint: Democrats maintain revenues by being job- and labor-friendly in their legislative agendas, which generates taxpayers who sustain local, state, and federal coffers, which enables spending on services, on infrastructure, on all those things upon which the citizenry relies.... The "conservatives" or Republicans, on the other hand, DECREASE revenues and SPEND SPEND SPEND right into record deficits, and then BORROW BORROW BORROW (from Saudi Arabia, from Communist China...like junkies high on falsely-won power and bottomless-pit greed needing a fix).
Repressed guilt and shame is one factor for some so-called "Conservatives"--people like Lindsay Graham, who would be a moderate if he didn't fear the extremists of his party ostracizing him. For the religious freaks and fanatics, however, still pouting about having their well-entrenched "Jacob's ladder" plot for a government takeover foiled by voters in 2006 and again in 2008, led by short egomaniacal men overcompensating for perceived (and frightening) inadequacies within themselves that they project onto innocent others, there's an "in for a penny, in for a pound" desperation that propels them to dig in their heels, commiserate with others of like mind, and simply GANG UP on those figures popular enough and rational enough to pose a "threat" to any validity they have manufactured out of elephant poop (whole cloth) to fool the public into believing what they are selling has any value at all. Democrats can't seem to sense or see how vulnerable these frantic fanatics are right now, so Democrats miSource(s): Goldberg, Michelle (2006), "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of 'Christian' Nationalism." NY: WW Norton. Schaefer, Frank (2008), "Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take ALL (or Almost All) of It Back." Available on amazon.com. Sharlett, Jeff (2008), "The 'Family': The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power." NY: Harper. Available on amazon.com. [Jeff went undercover at the cult-owned C Street House.]
- TrevLv 71 decade ago
The nature of this INSANE economic system is adversarial. Which means that political parties score points - and win supporters - by knocking the opposing parties at every single opportunity. If a political leader managed to solve every single problem on the planet and develop the true utopia that many desire, then the media would drill it into everybody that they are bored and tell us that we are demanding a return to the inequality, the starvation, the wars, the "terrorism" etc etc that we have now. If all politics were considered objectively by everybody it is very likely that schools would teach conservative politics as a mistake from the past. My question is: are the people "really" as dumb as the conservative media suggests that they are. We are still suffering the consequences of the last Conservative government in the UK.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Because HE is the man that stood up in front of God and everybody else and said he knows where ALL of the problems lay. So , because he is so frigging arrogant people are going to hold his feet to the fire. He has done NOTHING in his first year except keep the congress from acting on the problems that really exist, the biggest being unemployment. He kept the congress focused for an ENTIRE year on health care. All other problems were back burner. Now, the Dems claim they are listening to the people, and he runs off to Ohio to campaign for the progressive party again. Speeches do not create jobs Obama you moron. Get busy and get Americans back to work you doofus!!!!
- 1 decade ago
The only 'right turn' he's made has been with respect to Afghanistan. Do you have any other examples of his 'turning right'? No, you do not. And that might be the clue you're looking for. Obama is a socialist. Not a 'socialist leaning' or 'socialist lite', but a dyed in the wool Marxist. And everything he does smacks of his ideology.
Hey, if he ever does the right thing, trust me, they'll support him. Despite what you've heard, they are not deaf ideologues. Or party hacks. If he does something right. They'll acknowledge it. I've heard them do it. But what you seem to fail to realize or acknowledge is that he has not. This may be because of your own views. If you agree, you see nothing wrong. We do not agree. These pundits do not agree.
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- 1 decade ago
UH OH!! all of the ignorant G.W.B supporters a flocking to this question, they are just bitter because bush was hated by 99% of people around the world, and there is not much they can do to change anyone's point of view, so they think by bashing Obama it will change something or make bush seem like less of a greedy, immoral person .
- jammersavage123Lv 51 decade ago
Although I don't mudsling or constantly talk trash just to make him look bad, his policies and decisions of what to do and not to do have created their own criticism. At least GWB had the class not to attack every single person or radio show that spoke ill of him. Besides, ya'll dished it out, doesn't feel good when you have to eat the crow dished out, does it?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
After EIGHT Years of Bush Bashing paybacks a MFer ain't it?
Aside form that, your last statement is a lie, I have given Obama credit (as many Conservatives have)for things he has done well, as an example his quick initial response to the earthquake in Haiti
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Because everything Obama does runs contrary to their beliefs. Conservatives are for smaller government....Obama is for massive government. Conservatives are for lower taxes...Obama is for increases in both spending and taxes (even if he doesn't call them taxes, i.e. cap and trade costs). Basically, Obama is the anti-conservative and likewise conservatives are anti-Obama.Source(s): I read, I'm dangerous.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Where were you when Bush was in office? I'm thinking that it obviously isn't all conservatives. It isn't all conservatives in the tea parties and it wasn't all conservatives who voted in Scott Brown. And this is only going to embolden those democrats who were against Obama and his lame brain policies.
- kpk02Lv 61 decade ago
It's because every time he turns right or left, he makes some idiotic decision or statement. His inexperience and history of association with the corrupt Chicago political system is showing greatly.
Put simply... the emperor has no clothes.
- common centsLv 71 decade ago
Have you ever thought that maybe if he did something RIGHT the criticism might slow down or possibly even stop?