Another Genius Obama Supporter?
Every once in a while you run across something that is so outrageous, it has you in tears from laughter before you can even finish the whole text. Well, I found such an animal and it came in the form of a “Letter to the Editor” published in the local paper for Morehead City, North Carolina. Please brace yourself before reading this letter. From the Carteret County News-Times:
TO THE EDITOR:
Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.
But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it.
The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair.
Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls.
PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT
Of course my tears of laughter soon turned into tears for America’s future when I realized that this letter may not have been meant to entertain me at all, but could very well be the way this Obama supporter sees America and our current political climate. I mean, it’s not as if we haven’t seen many supporters of President Obama reveal themselves to be absolute dolts. Remember when they interviewed folks that supported him and they thought Paul Ryan was African-American and Obama’s running mate or that Mitt Romney was Muslim? Or how about the Obama supporters that said they enjoyed an inauguration that hadn’t even taken place yet and went on to say the best parts were the teddy bears and tap routines?
All the Carteret County News-Times really said about this letter was that they attempt to publish every letter they get except ones they think may be an invasion of privacy, libelous, obscene or plagiarized. So the only one who actually knows what the intent here really was is the person who wrote the letter.
But here’s the bottom line: given the stupidity displayed on a regular basis by so many ardent supporters of President Obama, I have no trouble accepting the very real possibility that the author of this letter not only believes everything they wrote, but thinks they were actually contributing something of value to a political debate. That makes me sad.