How this world has changed. Earlier this year we elected a man as President. We elected a man who spoke eloquently of change, hope, and equality. A man who singlehandedly regained the respect of this country in the eyes of our fellow nations. A man who showed the youth of our country that yes, anyone can become President.
Even a black man.
Before Barack Obama took office, even during the election last year, a disturbing faction of our population started emerging. People who didn’t want the new President to succeed. People who wanted him to fail in his visions to renew our country and leave behind the eight years of shame of the previous administration. People who placed one thing above everything else – their racist hate.
The protestations are humorous: “No. It’s not about hate!” Bullshit. It’s all about hate. It’s all about racist hate coming from the right wing and the fools who listen to the sound bytes of the Becks, Limbaughs, Coulters, Drudges, and others whose only purpose is to spread an agenda of racist hate.
Someone I know…let’s call him Josh, is a brilliant example of such a lemming. Unable to construct a thought of his own (unless he’s wishing Death by AIDS upon someone), his usual reply to the silly right wing claim usually starts with “I heard on the radio…”. And he’s not the only one.
Across the country, thousands of like-minded (hah! That’s an oxymoron!) neanderthal, racist, intellectually-challenged souls are repeating the same claims. Believing every word they get by listening to the radio, reading chain e-mails sent by their fellow racists, thriving in political blogs written by their equally neanderthal, racist, intellectually-challenged writers, the racist haters continue to direct their poison towards the President – only because he’s a black man.
Case in point: Chicago. President Obama’s home town. Finalist for the 2016 Olympics. Yet…because Chicago’s the home of our President, the right wing haters like Josh and others, didn’t want Chicago to get the Olympics.
Forget the HUGE economic boom the Olympics would foist upon the economy of Illinois! Forget the influx of visitors to our country spreading peace and competition among our fellow man!
Forget it! Goddamit, they say, if Obama wants the Olympics then we don’t!
Today, those racist, neanderthal, intellectually-challenged trolls are celebrating. Not because one of our states will be hosting the Olympics.
Because they won’t!
They say that the Olympics will come to Chicago if we’re fortunate enough to be selected, but really it’s coming to America, and I can’t think of a better city to represent the United States than Chicago.
This is a well thought out venue. There will be — the athletes will be taken care of. People who will be coming from around the world will find this good city has got fantastic accommodations, great restaurants. It will be safe.
And so I — this country supports your bid, strongly. And our hope is that the judges will take a good look at Chicago and select Chicago for the 2016 Olympics.
Update: From The Weekly Standard: