Every now and then I like to put up a shocking headline just as an attention-grabber. In the unlikely event that there's someone reading Posse Incitatus for the first time, let me clear the air: The headlne is the antithesis of what I think of the O-man. I just used it sarcastically.
But the story doesn't end there. Many of us have been alarmed and appalled at the cult-like adoration and blind loyalty of so many Obama supporters. Indeed, the cult of personality surrounding Obama is eerily Third World-like, is it not? It is so over the top, in fact, that a well-known celebrity actually uttered those words in my headline (well, at least the "our Lord and savior" part).
Actor Jamie Foxx cut his brain fart during the recent Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. Like so many Hollywood types, Foxx ain't exactly mensa material. But it's one thing to be of average intelligence and limited education and recognize your limitations (and therefore, be careful of what you say in public). It's quite another to throw caution to the wind and spout off with preposterous nonsense. Remember Honest Abe's adage about "better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt"?
The sad thing it, this does not shock me at all. It is just more of the same. Let's review the odious and ludicrous doings of Obama and his flock:
- The O-man's speech in front of faux Roman columns proclaiming that future historians will declare that his election was the moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow..." and other such claptrap.
- An American flag with the infamous Obama "O" in the blue rectangle in place of the 50 stars.
- Newsweek editor Evan Thomas stating: "In a way, Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world, a sort of god."
- Gullible airheads fainting at Obama rallies in the summer and fall of 2008.
- MSNBC gasbag Chris Matthews' statement that "I felt this thrill going up my leg" about Obama.
- New York Times token "conservative" David Brooks: "... I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pants, and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”
This stuff is enough to make me sick. But like it or not, millions of Americans are all about emotion, idealism and imagery when it comes to choosing their leaders. You could try to persuade them with the best logic, economic theory and reality in the form of history, and it wouldn't make any difference.
I gave up a long time ago trying to argue with my liberal friends and co-workers. Because it's like speaking Greek to someone who doesn't understand it. The more I witness what's going on in our nation, the more I realize that the left and right are not just polarized, they are speaking, thinking and acting on two different planes.
The media has repeated ad nauseam that it's the fault of the Republican Party veering far right and being held hostage by the Tea Party types. But the fact is, it is the Democrat Party that has lurched so far left, JFK and even Lyndon Johnson would not recognize it today.
For all the talk about the GOP needing to be more inclusive and offering a "big tent," it is the Democrat Party that features the hard-core ideologues. (When was the last time a pro-life candidate spoke at a Democrat convention? And isn't it true the Democrats generally circle the wagons when one of their own is under attack, while the GOP is often quick to throw one of their own under the bus in the naive hope that the media and Dems will appreciate it and like them for it?)
We are in for some rough sledding the next four years. It would take all night to write about the many serious issues on which the two parties are not just in different areas of the map, they are in different universes. Jamie Foxx has done us a favor by underscoring the extent of Democrat delusion and dysfunction.