Monday, everything was preempted with the news that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind 9-11, was killed in a U.S. raid on his mansion.
Just think. Days before, the media was consumed with the nonsense of Obama's birth certificate, with Donald Trump leading them by the nose and Fox News (and various other right-wing entities) striking them on the rear with a cattle prod just in case they veered away from the course.
And even before then, suspicion about President Obama and his motives had been stoked by folks like Glenn Beck, congressmen like Allen West, faux news organizations like Fox, and assorted fools like Andrew Breitbart and Sarah Palin.
"He's a Muslim." "He's a Kenyan." "He hates America." "He is always apologizing to our enemies." "He is trying to destroy the United States." "Obama's Justice Department is lenient on black people." "Obama is an empty suit."
Have I left anything out? Am I missing any barb or sling thrown at Obama since he was elected? If I have, you must forgive me because there have been so many.
Nevertheless, through it all, Obama never forgot that he was elected president and he had a job to do. That's why we have something to celebrate right now.
Granted, this piece is not to praise Obama. Some folks on the left and the right don't like many of his policies -- and justifiably so. And also, we have a long way to go in terms of grappling with the economic problems this country faces But Osama bin Laden's death sends a message to all of the naysayers and folks who make it their business to stoke up negative noise about Obama.
He is the president, elected legitimately, and has America's best interest at heart.
Perhaps sometimes you should just shut your mouths and let him do his job.