I don't mind if my Facebook friends are Republicans. I don't mind if they're Romney voters. I don't mind if they hate Obama with a fiery passion (as long as it's based on his policies only and not on the color of his skin). I appreciate thoughtful, considered differences of opinion and value open dialogue. Good, well-intentioned people can and do disagree, especially on the tough issues. After all, they wouldn't be tough issues if we'd solved them long ago.
But I do mind if my Facebook friends are blithering, bigoted idiots who post crap like this on Facebook. I mind if they're too stupid to stop and think that it's probably unlikely the President of the United States would bother to stop a news channel from airing a silly, pointless waste of time like this very uninformative video. (Not to mention that half the darn clips are from FOX News to begin with and it seems unlikely that the powers that be at FOX News give a hoot what Obama and his folks think.) I mind if they're such religious bigots that they think it's some kind of explosive, must-be-seen expose that claims to prove the President is Muslim. Especially as our Constitution explicitly prohibits there being any sort of religious test or oath for any office-holder. I mind if they're so narrow-minded and hateful that they think reaching out to peaceful Muslims is something only other Muslims (or people who really, really hate America) would do. I mind if they're so culturally-insulated that they have a problem with our head of state visiting a mosque in Turkey, thinking it's a sign of some kind of subversive plot to destroy America as we know it.
I do not mind that this particular Facebook friend is someone who has fallen out of my regular circle of friends and is someone I have not seen in person in two years. If she can thoughtlessly fall for this ridiculousness, she isn't the educated, intelligent person I thought she was.
-I do realize that I am contributing, albeit in a small way, to the further spread of this ridiculous video on the internet, but I was just so stunned that I'm actually friends with someone who would post it, I had to rant about it.