Who Is Barack Obama? And why do people say such loopy, ugly things about him? The enduring rot in American politics

Photo-illustration by Gluekit   (Photo: Mannie Garcia, AP)

Photo-illustration by Gluekit (Photo: Mannie Garcia, AP)

New York Magazine/Philip Weiss—All around were satanic representations of President Barack Obama in whiteface, as a Nazi, an African witch doctor, a Marxist, a Muslim, and Che Guevara’s best friend—but Kathy Golya had never felt so good about the new administration as she did right now. It was a day after Representative Joe Wilson’s outburst in Congress, and the South Carolina congressman had given voice to Golya’s inner heart. He hadn’t just said it on the Internet, he had said it to the president himself.

No, it was not the appropriate place, Golya said, but still she glowed with the memory. “It was the first time in my life I felt good, since he got into office. Someone had called him a liar.”

 Obama protesters from rallies in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., over the last few months.   (Photo: Mark Peterson, Redux)

Obama protesters from rallies in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., over the last few months. (Photo: Mark Peterson, Redux)


A prim, slender homemaker in her fifties from northeastern Pennsylvania, Golya had come out to a tea party in Scranton with her friend Donna Biscontini to have solidarity with everyone else with strong criticisms of the president. Not really criticisms, actually, but feelings—anger, upset, a sense of dispossession. There had been a kind of revolution in the country with Obama’s election, the women felt. They talked about the president’s “czars.” One of the czars believed that animals should have lawyers to sue their owners. “Animals have more rights than people,” Biscontini said. Another was for forced sterilization. “Who’s that sound like? Hitler,” Golya said. The president was putting himself at a godly level, was her point; he was saying that man controls his destiny, not God. She saw that as arrogance. She mentioned that the president’s wife wore $600 shoes when she was helping the poor.

Obama protesters from rallies in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., over the last few months.   (Photo: Mark Peterson, Redux)

Obama protesters from rallies in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., over the last few months. (Photo: Mark Peterson, Redux)


Golya, who was Kittykat on the Internet, saw her conflict with Obama as a battle of souls. She prayed for the president every day. “For his conversion.”

I asked her if she thought he was a secret Muslim. “Only he knows that; we don’t know that,” she said. “I’m praying for the conversion of his heart.”

That was as charitable a view of Obama as one could find at the rally in Scranton, or in Washington, D.C., two days later. The images were frightening. Obama with a Hitler mustache. Obama morphed to Heath Ledger’s Joker. Obama, Parasite in Chief. Obama the Muslim, Obama the Marxist. Even Obama the Antichrist: Jesus is the Messiah, not Obama.

This seven page article although both shocking and disturbing, is a must read.

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3 responses to “Who Is Barack Obama? And why do people say such loopy, ugly things about him? The enduring rot in American politics

  1. audiegrl

    Its hard to believe that people, I assume thinking people, can buy into such nonsense about President Obama.

    People in other countries must think that something has been dropped in our water. 😉

  2. thelcster

    there were alot of anti bush signs/tshirts/etc! to play devil’s advocate
    (and no i don’t think threatening the life of ANY president is a good thing)

    • audiegrl

      I agree, Bush was despised by many on the Left. But the tone of the rhetoric we’ve been hearing for the last 7 months is something different, IMHO. Also, according to the Secret Service, the threats against Obama have gone up something like 400 percent. Its crazy out there.

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