109 Things Obama Has Declared War On


Get your war onObama gets his war onIn case you’ve lost track—here are 109 things President Obama currently is or recently has been engaged in a war against (according to conservative pundits, lazy headline writers, and Google trawling):

Christmas trees
Christians
Christians and Jews
Catholics
The church
Religion
Religious freedom
Free speech
Wealth
The private sector
Wall Street
Banks
Investors, entrepreneurs, businesses
The self-made man
The Forbes 400
The rich
Poor people
The American farmer
Fishing
Cheerios
Marijuana
Weed
Medical marijuana

Vegan shops
Poker
The Bowl Championship Series
Fun
Sloth
Human excellence
Success
Knowledge
Facts
Fox News
Conservative talk radio
Palin
Congress
House Republicans
Boehner
Eric Cantor
Decency
Conscience
Gun owners
The American military
Veterans
Energy
American energy workers
Oil traders
Fossil fuels
Oil
Coal
Electricity
Auto workers
Cars
Silicon Valley
The internet
Wasteful mobile devices
Mousepads and coffee mugs
Space junk
Appalachia
The states
Texas
Arizona
Joe Arpaio
Immigrants
Pakistanis
Israel
Ireland
Britain
African development
Alex Jones
Whistleblowers
Transparency and accountability
The secret ballot

Voter fraud reform
Civil rights
Civil society
College internships
Education innovation
Medical innovation
The health insurance industry
Doctors
Pro-lifers
Unborn babies
High school dropouts
Senior citizens
The aircraft industry
Boeing
Business
Greed
The profit motive
Inequality
Reaganomics
The American economy
American jobs
Jobs and growth
Capitalism and the Bill of Rights
Traditional American values
Marriage, federalism, and religious liberty
Liberty and property
Prosperity and freedom
Freedom
The Constitution
America
The American people
Women
Children
You
The World
Everything (except America’s enemies)

Know of more things Obama has declared war on (not counting actual wars)? Add them in the comments.

Photo illustration images via: Wikimedia Commons (Obama); roberthuffstutter/Flickr (Cheerios box); Wikimedia Commons (Texas); Thorne Enterprises/Flickr (Constitution); Salty Cracka/Flickr (marijuana leaf); Plutor/Flickr (poker chips); Wikimedia Commons (Christmas tree)

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