President's Day (20 februari) är inte en av de större högtiderna, men när man tänker på vad stackars president Obama fått utså, blir man ledsen. President Obama kommenterade vid något tillfälle hur det kändes att ha en nyhetskanal som ägnar 24 timmar om dygnet att kritisera honom. Reverend Al Sharpton påpekar i detta inlägg vikten av att ha respekt för presidents-ämbetet, även om man kanske ogillar presidenten (och visar en del av vad president Obama fått utstå)
"Koch brothers driving anti-Obama machine"
""Together, they're probably the nation's biggest political donors. Nobody else -- notGeorge Soros, not Bill Gates, not even Sheldon Adelson -- comes close. And their influence is everywhere. They're major funders of two conservative think tanks, the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute. They've created pseudo-scientific research centers on many college campuses, like the Mercatus Center of George Mason University. They're the sugar daddies behind two powerful political organizations, FreedomWorks andAmericans for Prosperity -- which is currently running anti-Obama TV ads in 10 states. They were the money bags behind the tea party. They put up the funds to oppose new mining safety regulations in West Virginia, overturn tough mileage standards in California, and elect Scott Walker in Wisconsin. And, by my count, they're principal sources of funding for at least 57 conservative political action groups. Indeed, their political empire is so vast it's been called the "Kochtopus." Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity, told the New Yorker's Jane Mayer, "The Kochs are on a whole different level. There's no one else who has spent this much money. ... They are the Standard Oil of our times." And for the last three years, most of that money, directly or indirectly, has been fueling a hate-filled campaign against President Obama, marked by personal attacks worse than any American president has faced since Abraham Lincoln. Obama's been called a communist, fascist, socialist, Marxist, Nazi and America-hating terrorist. The chair of the Republican National Committee even compared him to the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, a man responsible for the deaths of at least 17 passengers."
Ett sätt att djäklas med president Obama är att ifrågasätta hans religion