It’s Time for an Apology

Obama has ruined more relationships than internet porn. I believe it is time that all the Obama worshippers who abandoned their families, friends, and all reason to support Barack Obama should start their mea culpas.

I find it astounding that Liberals so readily gave up lifelong relationships over a total stranger. The followers of Obama exhibited cult-like adulation of Obama that make the followers of Jim Jones look kindergartenish in comparison.

In 2008, I lost a friend of 28 years over Obama. We knew we differed politically for years; I am a Republican, he a Democrat. It never mattered. That is until Obama came on the scene.

My former friend was utterly beguiled by Obama. He claimed it was about Bush, however it boiled down to racism. He wanted a black president at any cost.

The day it all ended was on my friend’s 50th birthday.

I flew to my friend’s birthday party at my own expense. I was the only “old” friend who went through the trouble. My friend is a hothead and an egomaniac, but he was my hothead egomaniacal friend. His third wife and two young daughters had finally managed to settle him down, but regardless I chose to see his brighter points.

Other party-goers were people to whom or for whom he had sold houses, and there were a couple of stragglers who I think were there mostly for the free food. The crowd was 100 percent black folks.

While seated at our designated tables waiting for food to be served, one of the guest and I chatted for a bit about work. Comfortable, he asked me what I thought about Obama.

I answered honestly, and all heads turned. The room that had been comfortably warm, suddenly went ice cold. Though my friend was in another area of the restaurant, word got to him quickly there was a traitor in the midst.

I didn’t think politics was appropriate for my friend’s party and changed the subject. However the damage had been done. My friend’s attitude was different, so much so that I didn’t even stay for the cake cutting. I politely excused myself, went back to my hotel, and flew out on the next flight.

I checked my messages upon landing, and I was greeted with a phone call from my friend, where he asked why I ruined his party talking politics. I’m certain he meant, “the wrong politics.”

I told him that one of his guests had brought up the subject of the election, or more specifically Obama, and I merely answered his question…truthfully.

At this point the real issue came out. My friend was upset I didn’t support Obama. I asked him if Obama was more important to him than a friend of 28 years, the friend who had fought off  5 punks who attacked us at a gym, while he ran to crank the car?

Did Obama replace the friend who had loaned him money ten years ago to help him start his business? Did Obama replace the friend who had counseled him through his divorce? Did Obama attend the birth of his two daughters or his wedding or his 50th birthday party?

Over the past 4 years, my friend has lost about everything. His real-estate business is defunct. He has sold almost all his toys, including a classic car he had been refurbishing for about 8 years. He sold his motorcycles, and pretty much had gone into survival mode. He had been an investor in real-estate, and lost all his other properties. And I’d be willing to bet he has even lost the dream house he had acquired years earlier.

I can only imagine what his feelings for Obama are now.

Like the followers of Jim Jones, many Obama followers are finally being made to drink their cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. I wonder if people like my friend have changed their dogmatic stance on the stranger who convinced them to ruin amazing friendships, and caused major rifts in their families.

Obama has not just been bad for politics. Obama has been bad for things that are much bigger than politics. Maybe Obama’s election loss will heal the nation in ways that mean much more. What a legacy.

© 2012 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere, LLC – All Rights Reserved

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