“The biggest terrorist is Obama and the United States of America”

The one thing I could never figure out is why so many liberals is how they are giving Obama a pass on everything that they hated and howled about with George Bush.

Ryan Jones at Hip Hop Republican runs down the hypocrisy.

The rapper Lupe Fiasco, recently set the normally Pro-Obama hip hop world on fire with his recent comments labeling President Obama a “Terrorist.”

“In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root cause of the terrorism is the stuff that you as a government allow to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s really just some oil, which we can really get on our own.” -Lupe Fiasco

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For libertarians, statements like this are nothing new. It’s something libertarians have been saying for the longest. Although Lupe chose some very strong words to describe President Obama and his foreign policy, it served a purpose, and that was to cause attention, not only to himself (rappers in essence have to be self promoters), but to draw attention to the elephant (or donkey) in the room for most hip hop heads; that Barack Obama, who was constantly and consistently promoted, endorsed, and immortalized by rappers, music executives, and hip-hop journalists, is carrying on the same failed and disastrous policies that George Bush instituted.

Barack Obama ran on a platform of “Hope and Change”, saying he will get the troops back home and have a common sense foreign policy that will rely on diplomacy and pragmatism, instead of thousands of troops, tons of bombs, barrels of blood and Trillions (with a T) of dollars. He lied. Since taking office, we still have over 100k troops in Iraq, although for “non-combat” reasons. Obama instituted a surge of troops in Afghanistan, and we have been constantly bombing countries like Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia (countries we have to declared war on) with drones operated by CIA operatives and contractors. This is not the hope and change people were looking for.

Despite all this, liberals and Democrats, with the exceptions of Code Pink and AIDS activists, are letting Obama get away with completely doing the opposite of what he promised in the campaign. Jones is upset because the music industry went nuts over Obama, creating music about him, and supporting him publically. They claimed to want an end to Bush’s policies. But now that Obama has carried on the policies, and even gone further, they are quiet. Not a note to be heard.

But I disagree with Fiasco. Pres. Obama is certainly no terrorist, and it’s insulting and wrong to say so. I also disagree with him on what inspires people to become terrorists. I can promise you that if we brought all our troops home from the Middle East, they would still grow terrorists. As long as we support Israel, they will hate us. I also disagree that George Bush’s policies are “failed and disastrous.” They were not. Which is why Obama, despite political pressure, kept them. Obama realized once he was President, that these policies have kept us safe.

It should be noted that Lupe, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, is an observant Muslim, which, obviously colors his views.

Perhaps realizing that keeping us safe is why Obama kept Bush’s policies is why the music industry has kept quiet. Sometimes it’s hard to admit you were wrong.

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