Are Republicans Closet Obamaholics?
The final two nights of the Republican National Convention were blowouts, so much so that it had to scare the hell out of the Dirty Dems. Even I was impressed by Condoleezza Rice, Suzana Martinez, Marco Rubio, and, of course, Paul Ryan. And, yes, it was clear that Ryan’s boldness has helped Mitt Romney immensely, because MittMan gave the speech of his life.
So the last thing in the world I want to do is rain on the Republicans’ parade. Nevertheless, I am obliged to point out a critical mistake that I believe the GOP continues to make.
Overall, thanks for the most part to Paul Ryan, Republicans have taken an unexpectedly aggressive approach in pushing back against the lecherous lies and gutter rhetoric of the Dirty Dems, for which I commend them. But Charlie Brown storm clouds started forming over my television set when Marco Rubio said, “Our problem with President Obama isn’t that he’s a bad person. … Our problem is he’s a bad president.”
No, no, no, and no! Shades of MittMan blurting out, for no apparent reason, that the most hateful president in U.S. history is “a nice guy.” Most Republicans cannot seem to shake the timid posture that has long been their trademark in dealing with the intimidation tactics of the far left.
This may not seem like a big deal to most Republicans, but it’s a very big deal to Democrats, because they have long relied on the Republicans’ apologetic, groveling demeanor to aid them in their drive to continually move America to the left.
Attention all Republicans who are obsessed with civility: There are genuinely bad people in this world! By bad people, I’m referring to those mean-spirited souls whose intentions are to inflict pain on those they perceive to be their enemies.
Which brings me to Barack Obama and “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” The record is all too clear that the Master of the Forked Tongue is a very bad guy — a serpent who has no qualms about feigning patriotism, feigning respect for American troops, feigning a belief in capitalism, feigning concern for the sick and elderly, and, above all, feigning love for America — all while keeping his focus on carrying out the collectivist dreams of his father.
Republicans, of course, are not angels. But, hard as it is for libertarians and anarcho-capitalists to accept, most Republicans are, for the most part, pretty decent, civilized folks. Oh, sure, from time to time they dabble in lying, cheating, and deception, but, to their credit, overall they tend to follow an unwritten code of conduct whereby they do not set out to first humiliate, then destroy, those who disagree with them.
I’m talking about actions like viciously attacking not just Sarah Palin, but her daughter; falsely accusing Mitt Romney of being responsible for a woman’s death; and claiming that Rand Paul kidnapped a woman and forced her to worship the “Aqua Buddha.” Tactics like this are not business-as-usual politics. They are grounded in a desire to inflict as much pain as possible on those the far left perceives to be its enemies.
Of course, one could argue that because Barack Obama’s belief in the moral justification of taking from “the rich” and giving to “the poor” is sincere, he is not really a bad person. But that argument doesn’t fly, because such a belief means that he favors freedom for the poor but tyranny for the rich. And when you believe it’s okay to commit aggression against anyone — rich or poor — that, by my definition, makes you a bad person.
Why is it important to make this point? Because after four years of lawlessness by Barack Obama and his collectivist chums in Congress, millions of Americans are stillin denial about him — including some of the biggest names in the Republican Party.
In my recent interview with Craig S. Karpel, himself once a community organizer intent on bringing down the capitalist system, he said:
“We are deep in denial. … Nothing to see here … move on … just keep moving. … Even though it is obvious that Mr. Obama is a very extreme socialist and favors the advent of Islamism around the world — he’s been doing just about everything imaginable to bring about Islamic regimes [in the Middle East] — … [It’s] much easier to just deny it and say, ‘This can’t be happening. It must not be happening.’”
Karpel’s book, The 12-Step Guide for the Recovering Obama Voter, is a satirical gem that cuts to the truth about the millions of Obamaholics who are still hung over from 2008. Karpel is right on when he says that voting for Obama was a result of a severe “political addiction.”
Which brings us to the 5-6 percent of voters who have not yet made up their minds about who to vote for on November 6. Anyone who has not yet eliminated Obama as an option is either a totally committed Marxist, has been living on Mars the past four years, or is an Obamaholic who has not yet gone through rehab.
The people who should be working on the rehabilitation of Obamaholics are high-profile Republicans, starting at the top with Mitt Romney. Which means you can’t be saying idiotic, dishonest things like “Barack Obama is a nice guy” or “Our problem with President Obama isn’t that he’s a bad person.”
One more time: Obama is not a nice guy; he isa genuinely malevolent individual. I understand that Republicans don’t want to speak such an obvious truth for fear of turning off the pampered, uninformed, still-hung-over voters who, as obscene as it may seem, will decide who will rule you and me.
But that doesn’t mean they have to go out of their way to actually lie to the American public by saying Obama is not a bad person or that he’s a nice guy. It’s important to know your enemy, and, in that regard, Republicans would do well to read (or reread) Obama’s playbook, Rules for Radicals.
In that foul but brilliant masterpiece, Saul Alinsky emphasizes the importance of never giving your enemies credit for anything, no matter how obvious it is that they’ve done something good. The thinking is that when you say something nice about your opponent, it puts a positive thought into the subconscious minds of the mindless.
In the case of Obama, that’s something Republicans can’t afford to do, because, as hard as it is to believe, more than 50 percent of the public still has a favorable opinion of him. Which means they are in denial. So when Obama’s foes say he’s a good guy, it could be just enough of a nudge for the undecided hollow heads to hand him a victory in the upcoming election.
Is it possible for Republicans to repress their white guilt and dispense with the good-guy comments? Maybe; maybe not. We shall see. It’s a scary thought, but what if high-profile Republicans are themselves closet Obamaholics who simply can’t control their adoration for this mysterious son of a Luo tribesman from Kenya?
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