President Barack Hussein Obama is an educated man. He is a family man. He was re-elected to a second term. Yet, from his first day in office he has faced an uphill battle. Why?
As, mentioned he has credentials as good or better than any President and far better than some. He is not a philanderer. He has passed significant legislation. There are other things, but it comes back to the same question. Why is this President constantly rowing upstream?
Despite strong opposition from the opposing Party, through the power of bipartisanship, other Presidents have managed to make strides that helped the American people. Then why has this President been subjected not only to one-sided opposition when not a single Congressional Republican vote came his way, but targeted anti-Obama campaigns generated by wealthy individuals hiding beneath fancy organizational names. Why?
The New York Times:
"This organized schadenfreude goes back to the dawn of Obama’s presidency, when Rush Limbaugh, later joined by Senator Mitch McConnell, said their No. 1 goal was for the president to fail. A CNN poll in 2010 found 61 percent of Republicans hoping Obama would fail (versus only 27 percent among all Americans)."
Even before the President served a week in office there were voices from the United States Congress against him. How can anyone evaluate another person without knowing a thing about him? Why would anyone hope for a President to fail when such a failure would negatively affect Americans citizens?
Too liberal? Progressives have complained that the President has been far too conservative for their tastes. Even centrist groups say that the President spends far too much time trying to negotiate with a Republican Party determined not to work with him.
Indeed, President Obama spent considerable time reaching across the aisle to build a bipartisan consensus, but all he received for his efforts was, no. Why?
President George W. Bush received rampant criticism during his terms in office, but never was the office of President disrespected. Never was he called known racial epithets such as "boy" and "uppity." Why?
That one is easy. Whites have no history of those words having a negative connotation, on the other hand, such words and plenty of others have been used in reference to the President. Why?
During a State of the Union address, the President was not only interrupted, but called a "liar," not by a protester, but by a member of Congress. Why would a member of Congress feel that he could do such a thing? Why?
In an editorial in the New York Time, Timothy Egan wrote:
"It’s hard to remember a time when a major political party and its media arm were so actively rooting for fellow Americans to lose."
From the day Senator Barack Obama became a serious contender for the Presidency of the United States, he has been striding over hurdles and slipping tackles, not only of the typical political ploys, but additional road blocks never seen in Presidential politics. Why?
With an already shaky economy, the highest poverty rate in American history and with healthcare costs eating up major portions of American income, it would seem attacking those issues would be a priority, but they aren't. Why?
Rather than passing legislation of their own, why did denying a second term to the President become a Republican priority that overrode the significant problems listed above.