There are several signs that someone is not a thinker but just a follower of the line the Koch brothers and the tea party feed you. One is to exaggerate by saying we will be owned by China. A second is saying that Obama tried to make us a Socialist country. A third is saying that you want to make America great again.
You can disagree with Obama’s view point. But you are not thinking when you think conspiracy. We are not owned by China, we are not a socialist state, we are not a Muslim country. We are a great country. We were great under Obama. We were also great under Bush. I can say that though I disagreed with how he did things. Because I just don’t listen to Fox news and what some fallible human says at the pulpit.
Perhaps, we should make a list. Was Obama selling us out to China? In so as far as all politicians do because that is was corporations want. Who was navigating a difficult foreign policy (Obama) and who has consumer goods after consumer goods made in China instead of hiring Americans (Trump). Who was screwing American workers by simply refusing to pay them (Trump again).
Did people respect us under Obama? For the most part yes. And he did it while keeping us safe. Do foreign countries respect Trump? Nope.
People that spew out words like socialism and the like are not thinking. They are mimicking. Perhaps we need less government control. Perhaps say that and why. People on the other side thinking differently. We think a rising tide raises all boats.
Obama took us out of a huge recession cause by Bush and corporate greed and Trump is the poster boy. He was not the opposite of a socialist. He was not a capitalist pig. Wrong on stuff in my opinion, I have to admit he was trying to do right.
To not be able to admit that Obama treated his wife well, was good to people and was gentle to children is a sign of two things: you don’t critically think, or you are a racist (unless you are both).