Obama’s family only looks perfect

President Obama is leaving office.

Big whoop.

Just because Obama is leaving does not mean those of us who have opposed the president and his policies should suddenly have to praise his name.

We are not going to simply ignore all of his policy failures and tell him what a good boy he’s been. His PR image means nothing. His policies are what matter.

We are looking forward to the end of an administration that pushed failed healthcare policies, continued wars that have resulted in the loss of hundreds if not thousands of American lives and actively strengthened racial tensions across the country.

The editorial may praise the Obama family’s carefully calculated image put forth by the Obama administration’s public relations team, but we believe there are much more important things to judge the president by than that.

Not only does the editorial try to convince us that we should look past Obama’s faults and praise him for and his family for looking pretty, it even goes so far as to assert that the Obama family emulates the sacred teachings found in the Family Proclamation to the World.

This is a grossly irresponsible comparison to make.

There is no actual evidence showing the Obama’s emulate any of the teachings in the Proclamation except they are married and have children.

Beside that, Obama has pushed policies that actively contradict the teachings in the Proclamation.

The Obama administration has consistently stood behind Planned Parenthood and has continuously fought for women to have the right to kill their unborn children.

That is not a person or administration that upholds the standards spoken of in the Proclamation to the World.

We will not look past the president’s many failings to praise his and his family’s fabricated image.

'Obama’s family only looks perfect' have 4 comments

  1. October 11, 2016 @ 1:45 pm Bruce

    The editorial wasn’t asking you to ignore his perceived short-comings, just to notice some of the good he’s done.
    No one’s asking you to “tell him what a good boy he’s been”, or “praise his name”, and certainly not because his family looks “pretty”. This article is so energetically hyperbolic and aggressive, it’s as if your pre-writing ritual involves you spending the weekend watching Tomi Lahren with your face ears-deep in coke.


  2. October 11, 2016 @ 11:34 pm Mike

    It seems that the dissenting opinion is the only one that cares about research, reason and good writing for the scroll. I agree to claim the Obamas exemplify our values is a bit of a stretch.


  3. October 12, 2016 @ 10:40 am Lynda Carter

    Obama actually has done a lot of good for this country and could have done a lot more if he wasn’t stonewalled by a hatred-led Republican congress.

    The Affordable Health Care act is not perfect. Not by far. But it’s a start. There are millions of people who couldn’t get insurance before that now can. However, there are millions of people who are now paying tremendously high premiums who weren’t paying that before – that needs to be fixed. But that’s up to the president and congress to do, and for most of his term congress has refused to work with him.

    You wanna blame failed policies during the last term? Most of the time, that failure can be laid at the feet of a Republican-led congress. Blame Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and other individuals who have lost sight of what’s good for the country as a whole and only care about what’s good for the Republican party. Disgraceful.


  4. October 12, 2016 @ 9:26 pm Bruce

    What’s with the author referring to the first African-American President as “boy”?


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