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With former President Barack Hussein Obama having now finally endorsed presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, tens of thousands of Americans have taken to Twitter to thank him. Except that many of their thank you notes don’t look at all like you’d expect …
While it’s true there are some Americans who’re genuinely thankful at Obama for intervening in the 2020 race at the very last minute, there seems to be an inordinate number of Americans who’re rather peeved with him. And to top it off, this disdain is extraordinarily bipartisan.
For example, here are numerous clearly left-wing Americans “thanking” Obama for pursuing policies that were exceedingly un-“Progressive” (*Language warning):
#ThanksObama for deporting more immigrants and sending more airstrikes in the Middle East than any other president before you, a record even Trump hasn’t managed to break.
— Nikola (@niktaylorde) April 14, 2020
It’s really important for the left to come to terms with the fact that Obama isn’t just a warmonger. He’s a war criminal who had an extra-judicial kill list. He violated international laws.
The combined carnage of him, Bush, and Trump is difficult to process. #ThanksObama
— The Humanist Report🌹 (@HumanistReport) April 15, 2020
Deporting more immigrants than any other President
Dropping 27K bombs on the Middle East
Not ending the 2 wars & starting 4 more
Evicting 5 Million from their homes, while bailing out the banks
Cracking the heads of peaceful Occupy & Standing Rock protesters
— Hanx Fingers ⏳ (@HanxFingers) April 14, 2020
Occupy, Standing Rock, Yemen, Patriot Act, fracking, exploding homelessness, income inequity, wiretapping, Biden, Hillary, Trump, a solid score on being a cold blooded henchman for the .01%.
— Daniel (@UvKLvr47) April 15, 2020
#ThanksObama for killing my family members in an ‘accidental’ drone bombing you motherfucker. They were not statistics. Fuck you & fuck this hashtag.
— not voting for a rapist. signed, a woman🌹 (@marijeali) April 14, 2020
“Obama’s primary constituency all along was financial institutions. Their power has increased enormously… They preferred Obama to McCain, and they largely bought the election for him. And they expected to be rewarded. And they were.”
– Noam Chomsky#ThanksObama
— Rob (@philosophrob) April 15, 2020
Obama reminds us eloquent speeches, symbolism and false pride are more important than change. People are too hypnotized to do the math: If Obama supported Hope and Change why didn’t he endorse the candidate prescribing the most hope and change? He never was. #ThanksObama
— RealTimBlack (@RealTimBlack) April 14, 2020
— Evil Russian, Communist, BernieBro Bot (@Interwebbox) April 15, 2020
This group of Obama critics represents the leftmost corner of the deeply fractured Democrat Party. These are, in effect, deeply disappointed Bernie supporters who want to upend the current system and lead a revolution against the establishment.
Thanks to Sen. Bernie Sanders withdrawing from the race and then endorsing the establishment candidate, however, their dream just ain’t happening.
On the other side of the aisle are conservatives peeved at Obama for being a complete hypocrite and pursuing policies that were radically far-left in nature.
#ThanksObama for lecturing us on civility, yet using names like “Bitter Clinger” and “Teabagger” to describe your opposition. Thanks again for fining me for not having health insurance, though I’ve had VA benefits since you were organizing car washes in Chi-town. #Obamacare
— Giacomo K. Proud member of Black Voices for Trump (@giacoknox) April 14, 2020
Placing illegal immigrants over Americans.
Promoting “abortion as healthcare” to the African-American community.
Placing men in women’s sports and spaces.
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) April 14, 2020
#ThanksObama, After all, who else would give $1.5Billion in Cash to a regime that spews: “Death to America” and holds American sailors hostage during a rigged #IranDeal. And allowing #Iran to take/land one of our Top Secret RQ-170 drones. pic.twitter.com/8N8TvrVHqM
— Judge Dregs (@osPatriot) April 15, 2020
#ThanksObama, for turning $6T in US debt when you entered the White House, to nearly $19T in US debt when you left the White House. Thank you for endless wars, #ISIS, illegal wiretapping, racism, this #SurveillanceState, and the drugs & poverty you put on US… servile snake.
— Rigel Spikes (@MF13SS) April 14, 2020
#ThanksObama for sending jobs and money to China, greatly inflaming racial tensions in our country, creating 4 wars, destroying the economy, horrible foreign affairs, terrorism, shitty health care, wack gun policy, 9 trillion $ more in debt and overall horrid job performance🤩❤️
— ems (@emilycampbell84) April 14, 2020
#ThanksObama I lost my insurance and couldn’t afford Obamacare and because I couldn’t afford it I had to pay fines… Oh and I couldn’t keep my Doctor. Plus great job with Libya! Open air Slave Trade is convenient to buy Africans if you need cheap labor. Divider In Chief.
— Dark Web DJ 🎼🦅 (@DarkWebDJ) April 15, 2020
— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) April 15, 2020
And then, of course, there are some Democrats who are genuinely thankful over Obama’s objectively horrendous legacy and his last-minute interference in the upcoming election.
For these people, many of whom boast blue checkmarks, suspiciously enough, the former president will always be the most perfect living being in human existence.
Look (*Nauseousness warning):
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) April 14, 2020
— Tara Dublin Is Staying Home (@taradublinrocks) April 14, 2020
Since #ThanksObama is trending;
Thank you @BarackObama for being the best leader of America ever
Thank you for 8 drama free, scandal free years serving America
Thanks for fixing the damage Bush left behind
Thanks for ending Bin Laden’s reign of terror
Thanks for your amazing fam
— Ariaa Jaeger (@AriaaJaeger) April 14, 2020
For being the best President in my lifetime.
It’s unfortunate that “red rose” Twitter has joined hands with Trumpian Fascism to mock you…but it goes to show “red rose” Twitter were always fake progressives
— Daniel Kalban (@DanielKalban) April 15, 2020
I see the Trumpists/Berners (they’re indistinguishable now) are pushing #ThanksObama, but I am happy to do so without irony. He was, by far, the best president of my lifetime.
— Patrick White (@whitepatrick) April 15, 2020
“I see the Trumpists/Berners (they’re indistinguishable now) are pushing #ThanksObama, but I am happy to do so without irony. He was, by far, the best president of my lifetime,” the latter Twitter user wrote.
Actually, there was in fact much irony to his statement, given as Obama was demonstrably the “worst president ever elected.”
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