Cut and paste this into an email, and send it to all your friends so the next time they get one of the fake Obama emails, they have a handy reply:
To those of you who have sent me yet another email about Barack Obama, here’s some advice.
Learn to check www.snopes.com, so you can find out that pretty much everything you’ve ever sent me was a lie made up by some money-loving corporate lobbyist somewhere to get you riled up. Congratulations, you fell for it! (Again.)
If you’re too lazy to look these things up, maybe it’s because you WANT to believe them, and maybe that has something to do with Barack Obama being a black man.
Because as hard as I try, I can’t remember you ever sending me an email like that about George W. Bush. I wonder why?
You remember him, don’t you? He’s the person who deregulated just about everything during his eight years as president, and what few regulations were left, he didn’t bother to enforce. So if someone in your family gets e.coli and has to be hospitalized, be sure to give him the credit.
You’re worried about the deficit? This war he stuck us in (remember the imaginary WMDs?) and his tax cuts for the wealthy took us from a record budget surplus to a record deficit. Remember how he told us the tax cuts were going to generate new jobs and new investment? We actually LOST jobs while he was president. In the meantime, he raised the debt ceiling SEVEN TIMES and then sold off our national debt to China.
I wonder why you weren’t worried about that when it happened. It couldn’t be because George W. Bush is white, could it? Or are you just one of those people who doesn’t pay any attention at all to politicians when they’re Republicans?
I’m not going to explain the details of the recession because, well, you’re probably too suspicious to believe anything I tell you, and too lazy to check it for yourself. (Somewhere other than Glenn Beck’s show, I mean.) But I can tell you this: It wasn’t “black people getting mortgages they couldn’t afford” that triggered this mess. If you still believe that, you obviously don’t read anything but WorldNet Daily and probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
NO, Barack Obama wasn’t born in Kenya. Don’t be so gullible, it’s embarrassing.
NO, Michele Obama doesn’t have more White House staffers than any First Lady. In fact, she had four less than Laura Bush — and a little more than half of Jackie Kennedy’s staff.
NO, Barack Obama didn’t issue a postage stamp honoring a Muslim holiday. It was issued Sept. 1, 2001 — by George W. Bush.
NO, Barack Obama isn’t a Muslim. Yes, he did attend a mainstream Muslim public school (not a madrassa) in Indonesia. He also attended a Catholic school. Why aren’t you accusing him of being a Catholic?
I was going to answer more of these stupid lies, but there’s simply too many of them, and the facts aren’t the real problem. The problem is, despite the facts, people like you want to believe them. So you will, no matter what.
So when people say the folks attacking Barack Obama are racists, that’s what they mean. They mean you’ll believe almost anything if it’s about a black President.
Yes, we’re neighbors/co-workers/relatives, but I don’t think like you just because I’m white. I actually care about things like truth, and fairness, and what bigoted propaganda like this does to our country. That’s why I don’t spread these idiotic lies.
Please, don’t send me anymore of these stupid, racist emails. You’re just highlighting your own ignorance and bigotry.
Your Fed-Up Friend
“A True American”