Hate, shoot, mourn

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Perhaps you hate President Obama

Because he won re-election
Because he’s a Democrat
Because he’s Black

Because he supports same-sex marriage
Because he organized to fight prejudice
Because he lived in Chicago

Because he initiated heathcare reform
Because he sometimes compromises
Because he sometimes doesn’t

Because he hesitates when he speaks
Because he’s weak on some issues
Because he’s strong on others

Because he’s confident
Because he has a strong African-American wife
Because his mother was white

Because his middle name is Hussein
Because his father is from Kenya
Because his ears stick out, albeit just a little

Because hate is always that ridiculous.

Or perhaps you hate President Obama

Because he called for “meaningful action” on gun control
Because twenty children, six school staff, one young madman and his mother were killed
Because the young man entered a school and started shooting

Because he had access to semi-automatic pistols and assault rifles
Because his mother was a collector of weapons of mass destruction
Because she could be

Because the gun lobby is powerful
Because the mental health lobby is not
Because her son’s mental illness is scary

Because we hate hate funding mental healthcare more
than the shooting deaths of twenty children
six school staff
one young madman and his mother.



  1. avatar says

    This is beautiful! Kit Bacon-Gressitt has done a wonderful job!
    President Obama will clearly become a villian in all of this because he has said that we must do something about this (guns) and the empty-headed (FOX) talkers on the right will say that he is tryings to take everyone’s guns-you know, the secret Obama agenda-

    The NRA and its supporters all have played a role in this; they all have blood on their hands- Next they will advocate for the legalization of having us all be able to own tanks, which are simply guns mounted on a vehicle. Perfectly acceptable!