Obama doubles down on division

January 18, 2013
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The man that has done more to divide us than any President in American history during his first term, has made a conscious decision to double down on that strategy for his next four years.

Obama won his first term by trashing Hillary Clinton and dividing the Democrat party against itself.

He then spent that first term solidifying his bid for a second by pitting one American against another with one polarizing attack after another.

And he won his second by fomenting a summer of discontent, demonization and demagoguery on a scale never before seen.

With innuendo, obfuscation and outright lies, Obama and his machine convinced just enough Todayer’s and ignorants that a decent and honorable man by any objective standard was really evil incarnate just itching to send them all to hell.

That is Barack Hussein Obama. That is who has always been Barack Hussein Obama. And that is who will always be one Barack Hussein Obama. (Remember, this is the man who started his political career by throwing a fellow democrat under the bus for crying out loud.)

So for those of you shaking your head in wonder over the nominations of less than stellar candidates for State, Defense, and Treasury, you can quit now. It is planned, it is wanted, and it is coming straight from the top.

The telling moment came on the January 9th edition of Morning Joe in this exchange between co-host Mika Brzezinski and Politico’s chief politico reporter Mike Allen regarding the just announced nomination of former Nebraska Senator and quasi Republican Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense:

MIKA:  “Mike uh, Republicans have signaled that it could be a tough confirmation process for Chuck Hagel, we were talking a lot about this yesterday, uh also some other nominees as well, but you say the White House is looking forward to these fights, why would that be?

MIKE: No, that’s exactly right, this is a real window into why the President uh, made this tough choice of Chuck Hagel and that is we talked to people around the White House who said that the President wants fights with Congress
The President wants fights with Congress.  And there’s both a short term strategy here and a long term strategy.  In the short term, the President wants to take advantage of the fact that he’s the only person in these negotiations who’s not running for re-election.  So he can afford to be tough, he can afford to stand up for what he says.  Second, simple contempt by the President, he..these uh Republicans who lost to him so badly in 2012 in his view just won’t take yes for an answer. So there’s a little bit of exasperation by the President, but pull back the camera and you see the bigger strategy which is looking ahead to the mid-term elections in 2014.  By picking tough fights with the Hill, the President uh..uses his office to draw contrast with Republicans, it might make it easier for House Democrats to get a majority back in 2014. It’d be a long shot but that would bookends for the majority the President started his Presidency with….

In just the 9 days since that exchange Obama has:

Nominated political hack and personal White House “NO” man, Jack Lew for the job of Secretary of the Treasury. (A devout leftist, Lew is as much responsible as anyone for scuttling the previous “grand bargain” negotiations between Boehner and Obama.)

Held a press conference where after dutifully fear-mongering about social security checks and veterans benefits if the debt ceiling wasn’t raised went on to state that: “What I will not do is have that [debt ceiling] negotiation with a gun at the head of the American people,”. (And yes he chose those Chicago thug words just one day before his own Vice-President was to release his much touted report on gun violence.)

Two days after that, in a perfectly framed dictatorial moment, he surrounded himself with children to promote his vision of gun control. (A vision mind you that is completely blind when it comes to his political supporters in Hollywood and the video gaming industry.)

Even if you’re one of the misguided ignorants who gave Dear Leader another four years of playtime on the taxpayers dime the trend of the past two weeks should have you more than worried, it should have you down right scared.

For while you are hearing the superficial poll-tested words of “balanced, responsible, reasonable, and willing to compromise”, and think all would be fine if just those evil, racist, Tea Partiers would stop obstructing “progress” what you are not seeing are the tunnels of imperialism, elitism,cronyism, and outright selfishness that are undermining the foundational principles that got you here.

The rights and liberties that you take for granted today, did not come about because of the benevolence of a “cool and reasonable” politician, but are indeed given you by the millions who came before you. The brave “extremists” who dared to fight for, and yes die for, the “radical” idea of individual liberty, religious rights, and limited government.

That “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” should not be defined nor mandated by a centralized government but realized in the dreams and desires of each and every American.

That an independent people bound together by the single thread of freedom was far more desirable than a submissive society dependent upon entitlement.

So I ask you, each and every one of you, the Obama voter, please for the sake of the country you think you know, for the sake of the generations ahead of you and for the survival of your very own, do the one thing now that you didn’t bother to do November 6th, 2013. THINK.

THINK about your life as ruled by an omnipresent federal government intruding in upon every aspect of your personal life.

THINK about your life in an economy planned and controlled by central planners where it is they, not you that decide your employment future.

THINK about the future good that will never be done because of the billions upon billions in debt payments forced upon that future by the selfishness of today.

Not all of you are derelict sloths just wanting to live off others. Not all of you are mind mush minions unable to breath without Dear Leader telling you how. Not all of you are hypocritical elites out for only your temporary power at any cost.

I know, deep in my soul that SOME of you still have a brain, USE IT.

America doesn’t need all of you, she just needs some of you.

At a time when the country needs compromise, leadership, and statesmanship, Obama has chosen a path of combat, pettiness and selfishness.

You can continue to follow along like the good little minion you’ve been, or you can wake up to the reality in front of you, before your dreams of today turn into your worst nightmare of tomorrow.

In closing I give you the words of one of America’s more recent “radicals” that at the time the left loved to put down as “dumb and out of touch” yet was somehow smart enough manage an end to the Cold War and preside over the longest peace time expansion of the American economy since WWII, one Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of these United States of America:

 “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Now ask yourself, does all the “gun to the head of the American people” demagoguery help or hinder the protection of your freedoms?

 

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3 Responses to Obama doubles down on division

  1. Anson on January 19, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Geoff,

    We all understand that Obama had a vision for America that was far more liberal than seen before in a President. Such views were framed over his lifetime, one that as well was different from most Americans. Just how many voters were from a racially mixed marriage with one spouse not even and American citizen. Then the child was raised to some degree in a Muslim dominated foreign country and later in the very liberal and mixed racially State of Hawaii. The perspectives from such experiences are decidedly different from those of white, middle class America for sure.

    All of that is not Obama’s “fault”. Such perspectives are not even “faults” at an individual level. There are just “different”, just as life in a ghetto is “different”, etc.

    The real effect, a surprising effect to some degree, at least from white, middle (and upper) class Americans, particularly those outside of the Northeastern States and the “Left” Coast, is that is perspective has now become the majority perspective of American voters.

    You will claim that such a majority of voters still do not understand that which they are voting for. You even attribute the motives of liberals to be sinister and manipulative, almost underhanded and for sure “wrong”. Of course liberals throw such claims right back in the faces of conservatives, people resistant to such changes, liberal changes. And thus the flaming rhetoric today, politically. Any major changes are hard and we are obviously undergoing major changes in the form and style of the federal government today.

    Like it or not however, the changes now looming are being driven by a majority of voting Americans today. And of course it all started with Tea Party rallies soon after the “black man” was elected the first time. I don’t personally believe the initial Tea Party rallies were racially motivated, by and large. The Tea Party was true to its fundamental beliefs that a more limited federal government was needed. Attempts to demonize the Tea Party goal of a more limited government did however include racial attacks ON the Tea Party. Again, like it or not, such attacks succeeded. Criticize an individual black man for his politics and you are going to be deemed a racist by some no matter how “clean” your intentions might be.

    The EC for example is absolutely convinced that many of the attacks against Obama are racial attacks, pure and simple. He is not smart or subtle enough to think otherwise and he can in fact cherry pick various statements to try to make his point, his racial point. He is wrong, in my view, in his overall accusations but that is beside the point. Many liberals believe as he believes just as Wheeler believes Mormons cannot be trusted in high office because of their religion.

    Talk about two faced!! Wheeler chastizes Mormons running for high office simply because they are Mormons. And he gets away with it in liberal forums. Now go into such a liberal forum and criticize a black man simply because he is black and see what you get back in your face!!!

    I remain loyal to the fundamental belief that the federal government has become, over the last 50 years, far too powerful and expensive. You do to. But we are losing that public battle and are now clearly a minority view.

    To regain the majority, a real majority in American politics the conservative message must become more focused on things that really matter, like defense of America (the failures at Benghazi being a prime example along with leaving Afghanistan with our tail between our legs), and our fiscal chaos.

    But when we put forth people carrying religious messages and continue to fight for unlimited access to guns that kill people, well such people are painted by the left as zealots and “nuts” and that exercise in painting has worked.

    Just look at how Obama is now winning the debt ceiling fight. The GOP is now shown as the party that wants to “shutdown the government, period”. Right or wrong, politicians don’t win broad popular support with such signs painted on their backs.

    Bottom line, I believe we as conservatives must very carefully pick our fights today, politically. Obama and liberals have decidedly “outpoliticed” the conservatives in America today. Overcoming that deficit in votes is going to be a major, uphill battle in the coming years.

    I can even see a path forward for liberals to regain the House majority in 2014. To avoid that, conservatives need to prove to American voters that the political signs painted on their backs by liberals are WRONG.

    How to do that becomes the political hat trick of the first half of the 21st Century in my view. And failure to do so spells grave things for America in the second half of that Century, both fiscal and defense dangers that will have NOTHING to do with our individual rights to bear arms or not abort fetuses.
    Anson

  2. Anson on January 19, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Geoff,

    I add another comment, based on what you suggested in my blog. You said that the current majority shown in the last election is not really a majority.

    I am not at all sure how you can say such and make it “stick”. A national election that was not “even close” seems pretty decisive to me. As well check the EC’s latest gloat, showing polls today where the GOP is in the “tank”. Are those polls simply wrong or even lies?

    By and large the Tea Party has now been presented successfully by liberals as a party of angry, white males, most of whom have “southern backgrounds”. Even when some articulate blacks (Justice Thomas and Herb Cain) present themselves they are deemed to be essentially “Uncle Tom’s” by liberals.

    None of that is true in my view, but the “message” is being heard and agreed to by many Americans today, the majority of voters and those being polled, today.

    To me at least, that shows (if you believe election results and polls) that popular government is not always wise government. But I will be called “unAmerican” by some for such a view as well.

    Anson, again

    • Geoff Caldwell on January 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

      There is no doubt Obama won a “majority” to gain his second term but it is a “majority” cobbled together through lies, hate and misinformation. THAT is not a majority founded on conviction that can hold forever.

      The EC can gloat all he wants, just as he did in 2009 until liberals got their asses handed to them in 2010. And what you never hear him nor the minion media discuss is how conservatives and Republicans now hold more state governorships and legislatures than at any time in decades.

      Obama had a brilliant ground game and data mining operation that pieced together an electoral map win, that is far, far different from having an actual “majority” behind him supporting his “mandates” for change.

      Mark my words, the libs are going to over-reach now just as they did in 2009. For with all their data, with all their messaging, they cannot overcome the one absolute truth that Tip O’Neil penned so brilliantly: All politics is local.

      For all the hate against the Tea Party the fact remains it did not even come into existence UNTIL Obama started his over reach and Rick Santelli gave his now famous rant from the trading floor. (And yes at some point, voters like you are going to have to decide whether it’s better to keep letting the McCaskill’s stay in power because of the “stink” of the other or whether that “religious” stink that can’t do any harm isn’t nearly as bad as the fiscal and economic calamity the libs are bringing about.)

      Yes, the left has done a remarkable job at messaging, so remarkable it got Obama re-elected, but that is still a superficial victory.

      What is not being reported nor talked about is how many millions of Republicans stayed home and did not vote. How many were as stupid as Wheeler and held back because of the Mormon issue? Who knows, but that ship has sailed and a new keel has been laid. Rubio, Cruz, Smith, McMorris-Rodgers, Ayotte, Ryan, Paul, there are many, many young appealing conservatives that can and will fix the messaging problem that Romney had.

      The Romney campaign itself had so many flaws even I can’t count that high but basically it failed because it was being run on a flawed premise that all of Obama’s attacks and lies against a good and honest man would not resonate as deep as they did. Yet in a troubled economy and fear on every corner that is exactly what happened.

      Obama didn’t “win” on his policies, he won on “fear” of Romney. And as the polls are already starting to show with debt and the economy being NUMBER 1 on the American people’s minds (gun control pulls in a whopping 4 percent) Obama’s “victory” is pyrrhic in every sense of the word.

      The combativeness and division that Obama is intending to push for another 4 years has run it’s course. Oh sure it will keep the EC’s and the base charged but the flame will burn out before they know it.

      And yes, even the attempt to control the narrative will eventually fail. The EC’s can “ban” and “silence” those they disagree with to keep their own circle jerks pure of thought but they cannot silence the cold hard facts of the economic truth that is coming.

      And don’t underestimate the Republicans just yet. Yes, they lost last fall but they’ve been there before, just as the dems have.

      When the costs and effects of Obamacare become more personal in their intrusion, when the minions see their own taxes going up and up with nothing to show, when inflation really starts to kick in, all the words that EC can spew won’t help the cause.

      Because whether you, he or anyone else thinks such a government is what the “majority” now want, it’s a government that cannot sustain itself.

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