Has anyone seen this going around Facebook?
DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK
MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL
JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK
OBAMA. AMEN.

I'm not going to get into their picks for favorite actors and singers. I'm not even going to get into the fact that they are publicly praying for the death of a president (when I was repeatedly told to support our president - GWB - in a time of war).

Here's what bothers me...

One friend that posted this owns a small business and is not able to afford health care for his family. He has 2 kids and a stay-at-home wife.

Another friend who posted this just had part of her bowel resected due to colon cancer. She is now going through chemo/radiation. Her daughter had a skin infection and a rare strain of the chicken pox and was in the hospital for over a week just one week before the colon surgery. Now a bunch of my friends are organizing a benefit for them because they can't afford to pay their bills. They have insurance through my friends employer, but because he works for a small business, the coverage is pretty crappy so co-pays and deductibles are very high.

So how in the world can these people be praying for Obama's death? Why do they post things about how they are against the health care reform? How are they so ignorant?
I want to help them because they are friends, but the hypocrisy makes me gag. I am actually questioning whether they deserve help at all. Oh, I'll end up lending a hand, because politics should never trump friendship. But I'm finding it awfully hard not to open my mouth and call them out on their stupidity. Instead I'm doing it here.

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Tags: care, facebook, health, prayer

Comment by Cara Coleen on April 22, 2010 at 1:27pm
Yeah my brother is a fan of that group. It makes me mad because Christians have been told not to trust Obama; they've been told he's Muslim and Socialist, and that he can't be trusted. They don't hear his words, they only hear the words of their pastor or FOX news. All they know is the dogma being preached at them day in and day out. Not even one of them stops to think for their self; not even one questions anything. Even while I was a Christian, there was something about what Obama spoke of that resonated with me and inspired hope. I knew his was a message closer to Jesus' than George Bush's. I'll never, ever understand the Christian Conservatives' hatred of this man and his Healthcare Reform.
Comment by Reggie on April 22, 2010 at 1:47pm
I have seen that in an email. As much as I despised the GWB administration, I never once wished that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, or any other politician I found deplorable would die.

Not only are your friends' views on heath care reform ironic given their situation (or call it cognitive dissonance), but it is also vexing to see people who are pro-life continually wish people dead.
Comment by B. on April 22, 2010 at 9:38pm
my sister joined a group on facebook that was something like, "I hate when I wake up in the morning and Obama is still president".

OMG.

yah my entire Mormon family LOATHES Obama and his anti-God (their words!) ways. I still remember my mom hissing at me over the phone when he was still running in the election, "but he's MUSLIM" and I think I gave her a mini heart-attack when I replied, "so?".

Isn't he Christian though? Why do all the Christians hate him so much?
Comment by Chetan D on April 23, 2010 at 12:21am
Barack Hussein Obama. Thats why- they equate that hussein to Saddam Hussein

Hussein is a middle eastern name and a LOTTTTT of christians in the middle-east have "muslim" sounding names when they're simply arabic names.

Another example of lack of education or the ability to use google.

sigh...
Comment by Lindsey on April 23, 2010 at 3:20am
The sheer hypocrisy of these people never ceases to astound me. Whenever I said something critical about Bush, they were the first to bitch about how un-american I am for disagreeing with the president, but now that the republicans aren't in control anymore they never fucking shut up about how much they hate Obama.
Comment by Reggie on April 23, 2010 at 7:14am
The Obama hatred is beyond reason. I've never seen such eagerness to abandon reality in order to loathe a man.
Comment by Reggie on April 23, 2010 at 8:02am
Nice job, Sheila. Always best to respond with a cool head. Or not at all.
Comment by Galen on April 24, 2010 at 3:23am
I've seen it and said nothing. The page clearly states that it's just a joke and they're not really praying for the president's death, merely using humor to express their disapproval of the current president.

I can't exactly say anything, considering that my own website is littered with wishes for Dubya to get hit by a falling asteroid or spontaneously combust on live TV.

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