This was bound to happen. Last week, President Obama celebrated his 55th birthday in a relatively quiet manner. Not a whole lot of hoopla, especially for a guy who had just officially turned old enough to qualify to join AARP and get free checking with no minimum balance. A few notable things did happen that day, which must have made for a happy and memorable birthday, such as Dylann Roof getting the snot beat out of him and George Zimmerman being punched in the face; obvious thank yous from a grateful universe.
Conservatives, it seems, decided that just having a birthday is reason enough to attack the president with racism and hate. One of their more vitriolic pages posted a meme asking for comments for the president, obviously knowing what would follow. What came next were more than a thousand comments with common themes: Obama is a Muslim; a traitor; a terrorist. There’s called for his death for treason and dozens upon dozens of cries that he and he alone is responsible for racism in America. It was such a crock of shit I had no choice but to make this:
So at least ONE good thing came out of their hate. The only other positive is that I also get to write about what complete douchebags they are. Since they decided to comment on a public post, their names and profile pics are also fair game. If you’re going to be a hateful, racist prick who threatens the life of a sitting president, you really should have some attention brought on you for it.
The only problem is, obviously there are far too many comments to screenshot them all. I went through them fairly thoroughly and took the top 25. You can also go to the page and have yourself a ;little field day trolling these idiots…you know, if that’s your thing.
So here they are in all their glory: The top 25 comments about President Obama’s birthday from a bunch of backwoods racists, conspiracy theorists and good old-fashioned “Christians”:
Aren’t they precious? It’s common to think that the Republican party and its base have transformed into this collection of mouthbreathers because of the Tea Party and people like Donald Trump, but the painful truth is that this is who they’ve always been. Trump and his party just decided to make it acceptable to be that way.
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