As you have heard, President Obama was sworn into office for his second term today (and well done on emphasizing gay rights as human rights, sir). Obama chose to be sworn in on the same Bible he used for his first inauguration, which happens to be the same Bible Abraham Lincoln used when he was sworn into office for the first time.
Now, setting aside the problems I see with swearing in on a book that gives guidelines for the treatment of slaves, advocates treatment of women as inferiors, and numerous other unpleasant activities, I certainly understand why Obama would want to draw comparisons between himself and Lincoln (one of the greatest presidents). Apparently, though, not everyone was happy with Obama choosing to use this Bible.
And when I say “not everyone was happy,” I mean “some of my fellow Oklahomans are insane.”
Over at the Lost Ogle, we have a sad/scary/embarrassing/disgusting round-up of the “Top 25 Crazy Anti-Obama comments posted by Oklahomans to KFOR’s Facebook Wall.”
So you may be asking yourself, “Why would an Oklahoma City news channel post something like this to its Facebook wall? What’s the news value? Who cares?”
The answer to that is one word: Derplahomans.
You know who Derplahomans are. They’re those stupid, ignorant people who think Obama is Muslim communist dictator, want prayer (and guns) allowed in public schools, and think gay people are the biggest threat to the country. They live around you, work around you, and vote for all the bat-shit crazies that run this state.
The “highlights” of the responses include two calls for assassination (WTF!?!), a number of references to Ford’s theater, accusations of Obama being communist/socialist/Muslim/Kenyan/Hitler, and a very small number of reasonable responses.
These are undoubtedly my fellow Okies who voted in a climate change denier into the US Senate, a rabidly anti-gay/anti-woman/anti-anyone different than me and my fundamentalist views female into the state House, and who made us the reddest of the red states.
Disagreeing with someone politically is perfectly fine in my view. You don’t like Obama’s stance on gay marriage, gun control, drone strikes, health care, or anything else? Good on you. Protest that shit. Vote for another candidate, lobby against those things. It’s called freedom for a reason. But calling for assassination of a sitting president? Accusing him of patently untrue things that just reek of you being a conspiratard? Keep your hate and ignorance to yourself, please.