No, White Friend — You Weren't "Embarrassed" by Barack Obama (keep barf bag close at hand)

No, White Friend — You Weren’t “Embarrassed” by Barack Obama (keep barf bag close at hand)


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No, White Friend — You Weren’t “Embarrassed” by Barack Obama (keep barf bag close at hand)
Pop Sugar ^ | June 20 2017 | by John Pavlovitz

Posted on 06/20/2017 8:45:51 AM PDT by drewh

I remember the day after the 2016 Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he “finally wasn’t embarrassed of America and our President.”

I sprained my eyes rolling them and they have never fully recovered.

Since then I’ve heard this sentiment echoed by more white folks than I can count, especially in recent months; supposed relief at once again having a leader who instills pride.

I don’t have the time to ask each of the individually, I’ll ask here:

So, you were embarrassed for the past 8 years, huh?

Really?

What exactly were you embarrassed by?

Were you embarrassed by his lone and enduring twenty-five year marriage to a strong woman he’s never ceased to publicly praise, respect, or cherish?

Were you embarrassed by the way he lovingly and sweetly parented and protected his daughters?

Were you embarrassed by his Columbia University degree in Political Science or his graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School?

Maybe you were embarrassed by his white American and Black Kenyan parents, or the diversity he was raised in as normal?

Were you embarrassed by his eloquence, his quick wit, his easy humor, his seeming comfort meeting with both world leaders and street cleaners; by his bright smile or his sense of empathy or his steadiness — perhaps by his lack of personal scandals or verbal gaffes or impulsive tirades?

No. Of course you weren’t.

Honestly, I don’t believe you were ever embarrassed. That word implies an association that brings ridicule, one that makes you ashamed by association, and if that’s something you claim to have experienced over the past eight years by having Barack Obama representing you in the world — I’m going to suggest you rethink your word choice.

You weren’t “embarrassed” by Barack Obama.

You were threatened by him. You were offended by him. You were challenged by him. You were enraged by him.

But I don’t believe it had anything to do with his resume or his experience or his character or his conduct in office — because you seem fully proud right now to be associated with a three-time married, serial adulterer and confessed predator; a man whose election and business dealings and relationships are riddled with controversy and malfeasance. You’re perfectly fine being represented by a bullying, obnoxious, genitalia-grabbing, Tweet-ranting, Prime Minister-shoving charlatan who’s managed to offend all our allies in a few short months. And you’re okay with him putting on religious faith like a rented, dusty, ill-fitting tuxedo and immediately tossing it in the garbage when he’s finished with it.

None of that you’re embarrassed of? I wonder how that works.

Actually, I’m afraid I have an idea. I hope I’m wrong.

Listen, you’re perfectly within your rights to have disagreed with Barack Obama’s policies or to have taken issue with his tactics. No one’s claiming he was a flawless politician or a perfect human being. But somehow I don’t think that’s what we’re talking about here. I think the thing President Obama did that really upset you, white friend — was having a complexion that was far darker than you were ever comfortable with. I think the President we have now feels much better.

Because objectively speaking, if what’s happening in our country right now doesn’t cause you great shame and doesn’t induce the continual meeting of your palm to your face — I don’t believe embarrassment is ever something you struggle with.

No, if you claimed to be “embarrassed” by Barack Obama but you’re not embarrassed by Donald Trump — I’m going to strongly suggest it was largely a pigmentation issue.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bho44; homosexualagenda; jcpoa; liberalagenda; obama; obmalegacy; racism; rop; zerocare

1 posted on 06/20/2017 8:45:51 AM PDT by drewh

To: drewh

Honestly, I don’t believe you were ever embarrassed.

Believe it or not, Obama was an embarrassment.

2 posted on 06/20/2017 8:47:57 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)

To: drewh

No, I wasn’t embarrassed. I was disgusted. I was disgusted to have a person in the White House who had not lived and did not understand the American experience.

The good news is, he failed to destroy America, but he weakened the Democrat party substantially.

3 posted on 06/20/2017 8:49:30 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (CNN IS ISIS.)

To: drewh

No, this white man was not embarrassed by Mr Obama. Just concerned that our country and its freedoms were swirling down the collectivist toilet.

4 posted on 06/20/2017 8:50:55 AM PDT by lurk

To: drewh

Were you embarrassed by his lone and enduring twenty-five year marriage to a strong woman he’s never ceased to publicly praise, respect, or cherish?

Reggie Love, anybody?

Were you embarrassed by his Columbia University degree in Political Science or his graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School?

Show me the transcripts.

Maybe you were embarrassed by his white American and Black Kenyan parents, or the diversity he was raised in as normal?

Show me the Birth Certificate?

Were you embarrassed by his eloquence, his quick wit, his easy humor, his seeming comfort meeting with both world leaders and street cleaners;

Bullshit! You mean his smarmy and robotic speaking style and his nasty habit of groveling before dictators and lying to the whole world about the alleged manifest awfulness of these United States.

Your god-hero Barry the Repugnant was and is a disgrace to Amreica … indeed to all of humanity … and you’re too damn dumb to see it. Pathetic!

5 posted on 06/20/2017 8:51:16 AM PDT by NorthMountain (The Democrats … have lost their grip on reality -DJT)

To: drewh

I read this by first scanning it, then zeroing in on the message.

He said Barky is married to a woman. So the authors credibility is already destroyed.

6 posted on 06/20/2017 8:51:27 AM PDT by Celerity

To: drewh

I was never ‘embarrassed” by Barack Obama, but my country was.

7 posted on 06/20/2017 8:51:39 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals are in a state of constant cognitive dissonance, which explains their mental instability.)

To: Army Air Corps

Bathhouse Barry has got PLENTY of embarrassing gay skeletons…

8 posted on 06/20/2017 8:52:18 AM PDT by drewh

To: SaxxonWoods

So, according to the article, the job of the President of the United States of America is to be a good father who cares for his wife and kids.

Sorry, but it’s a little more complicated than that.

9 posted on 06/20/2017 8:52:31 AM PDT by Ueriah

To: Celerity

The author certainly assumes facts not in evidence.

10 posted on 06/20/2017 8:52:35 AM PDT by NorthMountain (The Democrats … have lost their grip on reality -DJT)

To: drewh

He was a national and INTERNATIONAL embarrassment!

Overseas leader did not respect him. They laughed at him! They knew he was a pussy!

And still do…………………

11 posted on 06/20/2017 8:53:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (Unless you eat The Bread of Life, you are toast!…………………..)

To: drewh

Obama is a democrat. I am not.

Embarrassed? That is the best line you can come up with? You created a cartoon hero in your mind, free from any reality.

~Just like every single lefty out there.

12 posted on 06/20/2017 8:54:02 AM PDT by OpusatFR

To: drewh

I was embarrassed that the Electorate could Vote to put an American hating Marxist wannabe into the Highest Office in the Land because his skin color was somehow Historical.

But that’s just me and my White Privilege talking.

13 posted on 06/20/2017 8:55:22 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative ( Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what’s for Dinner.)

To: drewh

What a prick. How dare he speak for anyone else but him? I was embarrassed and then some that we had a callow, narcissistic, American-hating fool supposedly in charge for eight years. I was also embarrassed that the majority of this country was essentially guilt-tripped into voting for this loser.

14 posted on 06/20/2017 8:55:41 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers)

To: drewh

Oh, this is the fake pastor who scolded white Christians for voting for Trump. If there was ever a case for the devil being able to quote scripture or the corruption of Christianity by evil, this guy is one place to look.


To: drewh

author is partially correct- I am embarrassed that so many Americans voted for the fraud


To: drewh

“No, if you claimed to be “embarrassed” by Barack Obama but you’re not embarrassed by Donald Trump — I’m going to strongly suggest it was largely a pigmentation issue.”


Of course it’s skin color————isn’t it ALWAYS skin color ?

Bill Clinton’s escapades embarrassed me————hardly skin color.

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17 posted on 06/20/2017 8:57:53 AM PDT by Mears

To: drewh

The arrogance is only exceeded by the ignorance of this one.
I was embarrassed by O’s cowardice, his sexual perversion, his moral corruption, his servile attitude toward Islam, his Constitution-trashing, his political criminality, and, oh yes, his contempt for his wife and children.
I pray for him to come to Jesus and seek forgiveness.

18 posted on 06/20/2017 8:58:03 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Progressivism is 2 year olds in a poop fight.)

To: drewh

This? Did someone forget the “/S” tag?

19 posted on 06/20/2017 8:58:13 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in ’67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)

To: All

The Obamas’ were/are full on ghetto.

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