Imagine if today’s Republicans were not so deceptive, conniving, and dishonest—President Barack Obama would have successfully completed a lot more work during his first term. Coming into a situation in which the country was, and still is, in financial ruin, however, Obama faced very unique oppositions as he inherited a multitude of crises, thanks to Texan George W. Bush.

With two wars, an ugly international image, a mangled U.S. budget, a globally failing U.S. dollar, a country slipping into economic depression, an economy losing nearly 700,000 jobs per month, and a healthcare system in shambles, not to mention several other problems, our 44th U.S. President clearly had a great deal on his plate in 2008.

One would be lead to believe that as Americans, Republicans and Democrats could easily get over their petty differences in order to solve the critical issues we face today. One would, too, believe that the most un-American thing anyone could do would be to wish failure and hardship on our President’s administration. It is unthinkable to suspect that leaders whom we have elected have conspired to drive the country into the ground and make our lives more stressful for the purpose of removing the 1st Black President from office, but in reality, there simply are people out there who hate the President of the United States to such an extent that they bid to ruin him.

Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lead a party of Americans who claim they want to “take their country back.” Their campaign slogan, “Keep America American,” ironically, is the same slogan used by the Ku Klux Klan in 1922. These two candidates represent a faction of Americans who believe our President is a Muslim, and who also believe our President was not legally born in the U.S., thus making him “un-American.” Moreover, Romney and Ryan represent a very large group of Americans who regularly vote against legislation aimed to help them but as a substitute, they rather choose to support the top 1% of wealthy Americans instead.

The word ‘conspire,’ which means to make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act or to work together to bring about a particular result, usually to someone’s detriment, directly relates to today’s U.S. Republicans. And it seems as though they are conspiring to commit acts which will prove detrimental to the United States, and Barack Obama’s presidency.

For a President, a Congress that is either unable or unwilling to cooperate on bi-partisan progression can spell disaster. And banking on the high unlikelihood of viewers who will do their own independent fact checking, Republicans will boldly lie to the American people on national television programs with a straight face, and without remorse.

The longer we let these Republican antics continue, the worse off our country will be. Comedian Chris Rock said recently, “If you vote against Obama because he can’t get stuff done, it’s like saying ‘this guy can’t cure cancer, I’m voting for cancer.” President Obama is doing all he can to move our country forward and we need to recognize the extent to which his policies and actions have positively affected our present societal circumstances.

By Julian K. Lewis


  1. So I am going to assume that the author of this factually inaccurate article, totally forgot about Obama’s first 2 years in office when the Democrat’s had total control of congress. So much control that they were able to ignore the rights of the minority party. The race baiting and factual errors aside as there are too many to tackle in one response, I will address the ” Take our country back” and ” Keeping America American” clauses of this horribly written article. The ” Take our country back” is in response to the growing socialist tide that has engulfed our government, and the massive expansion of the welfare state under President Obama. It has been reported time and time again that Romney never said ” Keeping America American” so much the MSNBC and the L.A.Times issued multiple apologies in response to their air/reporting the false information. I think when you make unfounded accusations of hypocritical nature and racism you should at the very least provide sources. Also when you attack voters for not supporting Obama’s expansion of the welfare state, because they actually understand the true cost of it, please have a stronger argument than the “1%” narrative. I would like to ask the author what are the policies exactly that help the “1%” and where is the president’s stance on them. I’ll give you a hint “Quantitative Easing”. Also please do not point the finger at republicans when it comes to hypocrisy, when the president made the most hypocritical moves ever on terms of civil liberties and infringing upon the rights of the American People.

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