Friday, August 31, 2012

Let’s Keep It Classy, People

So we have an egotistical narcissist for a President, a man who will say or do anything to get his way, even if it means the ruin of an entire nation.

That’s frustrating. And it’s frightening. And it’s downright irritating.

But that’s no excuse for us to stoop to his level, as some anti-Obama voters seem to be doing these days.

Up in Hanson, Massachusetts, for example, somebody or some organization is putting up billboards expressing their dislike of the current woefully subpar federal administration. One billboard in particular features a picture of a girl, maybe nine or ten, holding up her middle finger and pouting next to the words:

“Thanks, Obama. You’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks and my retirement. You Jerk. Vote Mitt Romney For 2012.”

I have no problem with the words themselves. Even the “You Jerk” – which certainly isn’t the most respectful thing to say about the President of the United States – doesn’t seem unjustified or even unclassy to me.

But the middle finger? That didn’t need to be there. Plain and simple.

As one passerbyer succinctly put it: “It’s being offensive. I think you can send out the message without being this drastic.”

The same, I would say, applies to a similar billboard in the same general area. This one shows a picture of a smiling President Obama, who just so happens to be wearing the communist hammer and sickle symbols on his shirt collar.

Again, no big deal in my mind. If he isn’t a bonafide communist, then he’s certainly a groupie. But it is a big deal when the accompanying text says: “Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot. Obama – One Big Ass Mistake America. Vote Mitt Romney For 2012.”

Correct? Part of it, at least, definitely is. But again, there’s a much better way of phrasing it: A way that doesn’t involve language unbecoming to the educated.

We have the truth on our side. So why resort to immaturity? That’s the weapon – the only one – that President Obama and his liberal allies have left in their arsenal.

Let’s let them have that one and stick with the good stuff instead.

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