They Just Can't Turn Off The Obama Hate

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The professional Obama haters in the right-wing media have been sniping since Sunday night, trying to come to terms with the momentous news that the president helped oversee the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Rather than graciously give the POTUS credit, and rather than setting aside the truly petty personal attacks that traditionally anchor the right's incessant swipes, lots of critics just can't stop.

I'll highlight just two particularly disturbing examples.

The first came courtesy of Emily Miller at the Washington Times today. Read this passage and ask yourself how people like this ever come to view the President of the United States with such a blinding personal contempt. It's a dripping derision that can't even be set aside for 24 hours while America celebrates bin Laden's demise [emphasis added]:

The president made a televised briefing to the nation at 11:35 p.m. to announce that the 9/11 terrorist had, at last, been captured and killed. He concluded his scripted remarks – which he read from a teleprompter – with soaring, spiritual words. "Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all," said Mr. Obama. "May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America."

Talking points aside, the suddenly religious president started his Sunday morning as he usually does: skipping church to go hit the golf links.

Yes, the Washington Times unloaded on the president for quoting the Pledge of Allegiance.

The second came from Los Angeles Times' full-time Obama hater, Andrew Malcolm. Here's a passage where Malcolm mocks the president's top counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, and the White House briefing Brennan gave for reporters:

In fact, this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf. But he still managed to deliver his joke script to the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner Saturday evening.

Sunday was, Brennan revealed to his eager audience, "probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of times in the lives of the people assembled here." Poor poor bureaucrats. Extra Tums all around. Did someone order dinner?

Miller and Malcolm really do represent the Obama dead-enders who long ago stopped even trying to debate the president's policies. Now they just bottom feed, making snide comments about how phony the President of the United States is. Note that in their angry missives, both Miller and Malcolm displayed more contempt for Obama than they did bin Laden.


Andrew Malcolm, Washington Times
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