POTUS, Bin Laden, the Photos &……GOP Manhood
For those that wanted the bin Laden photos released for purely ideological reasons and just because they HAVE to be on the opposite side of the President on every issue…
Since you want the bin Laden photos, should we release the Bush torture photos at Abu Ghraib too?? Be consistent.
The President has decided NOT to release the photos of Osama Bin Laden. Good for him. We killed him; did the DNA test on him, he’s dead, that’s the end of it.
So, why are so many GOPers ‘insisting ‘ that the President release the photos of Bin Laden?
I could go into a long treatise about why, but I think I’ll leave the explanation to our poster coop10, who dropped this knowledge yesterday, and all I could say when I read it was AMEN.
So, why are some GOPers saying that the President should release the photos?:
Let’s not get it twisted. It’s not about the photo of Bin Laden. It’s about exerting power over President Obama. “Boy, since you got Bin Laden on your own without our (Obama-haters of all stripes) input, you bedda damn well put them pictures out.”
What President Obama did, ladies and gentlemen was to emasculate the white man, and they are furious about his doing so. If they can force his hands on those photos, then they can maintain their control over him and the narrative. But he trumped them this time with the mother of all trumps –the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
But what do white men do? They minimize, denigrate, doubt, deride, scorn,and equivocate.
“He didn’t give Bush credit.”
“He just signed off on the mission.”
“He didn’t release the photos. ”
“We don’t know if he’s really dead.”
That a black man with the name of Barack Hussein Obama achieved the ultimate white male fantasy –killing America’s number one enemy–is unforgivable to white men. Obama’s achievement rendered the white man impotent, and so they try to reclaim their power –by demanding the pictures….“Give me those pictures, boy.”But the President of the United States, Barack Obama, won’t give them the chance to assume their white machismo. Instead, he says that we don’t do trophies. We don’t do heads on spikes. We don’t do drunken frat boy stunts.
The black president is rewriting the rules on manhood and American-ness, and the white boys can’t stand it. But after the slap down of Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, the release of his birth certificate and the killing of Bin Laden, President Obama stands as a man among boys– white boys — so they better grow up, in a hurry.