Even if you haven’t read my new book, The Obama Hate Machine, you know that the Obama-haters know no bounds when it comes to insulting our president.
All the old rules, any sense of decency, that all-American tradition of showing respect for the president, even when you disagree with him – that’s all been thrown out the window by this crowd.
They don’t hesitate to heap insults on President Obama and call him every name in the book. And it just keeps getting worse.
Just last week, of course, Karl Rove – senior advisor to the last president – called Obama a “thug.” Imagine what Rove would have said if anyone had called George Bush a thug!
But Rove wasn’t alone. Rush Limbaugh also called Obama a “thug.” That’s on top of last year, calling him a “jackass.”
And now a U.S. Senator, who should know better, has crawled in the gutter. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, over the weekend, tweeting that the President is “stupid.”
Does this unbridled name-calling have anything to do with the fact that Barack Obama is also our first African-American president? You bet it does.
That’s my parting shot for today.