No, Trump Supporters – Obama Didn’t Embarrass You, That’s Trump You Are Thinking About

The perfect comeback to use against Trump supporters whimpering that they are no longer embarrassed by our president now that Obama is out of office. 

John Pavlovitz, a self-described “20-year ministry veteran trying to figure out how to love people well,” has been shaking up conventional conservative wisdom with his website and his frequent contributions to Huffington Post and to Patreon.

I recently came across a remarkable article he was promoting on his Facebook page, titled: “No, White Friend—You Weren’t ‘Embarrassed’ by Barack Obama.”

Pavlovitz begins his piece, writing that: “

Continuing, he wrote: “

He goes on to list a number of questions to these individuals regarding their so-called embarrassment such as:

He goes on to conclude that “of course” these individuals “weren’t ’embarrassed’ by Barack Obama.”

As Pavlovitz sees it, “Honestly, I don’t believe you were ever embarrassed. That word implies an association that brings ridicule, one that makes you ashamed by association, and if that’s something you claim to have experienced over the past eight years by having Barack Obama representing you in the world—I’m going to suggest you rethink your word choice.”

Continuing he explains that these individual weren’t embarrassed by President Obama – rather, they were “threatened,” “offended,” “challenged,” and “enraged” by him.

He then delivers an epic comeback to Trump supporters who felt embarrassed by Obama:

I don’t believe it had anything to do with his resume or his experience or his character or his conduct in office—because you seem fully proud right now to be associated with a three-time married, serial adulterer and confessed predator; a man whose election and business dealings and relationships are riddled with controversy and malfeasance. You’re perfectly fine being represented by a bullying, obnoxious, genitalia-grabbing, Tweet-ranting, Prime Minister-shoving charlatan who’s managed to offend all our allies in a few short months.

Pavlovitz concludes his article with the following message:

[I]f what’s happening in our country right now doesn’t cause you great shame and doesn’t induce the continual meeting of your palm to your face—I don’t believe embarrassment is ever something you struggle with.

No, if you claimed to be “embarrassed” by Barack Obama but you’re not embarrassed by Donald Trump—I’m going to strongly suggest it was largely a pigmentation issue.

And as an American and a Christian committed to diversity and equality and to the liberty at the heart of this nation—that, embarrasses me.

Let us know what you think about his analysis in the comments section, below. We’d love to hear from you.

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