Back when rumors about President Obama being a Muslim raised their head momentarily in the mainstream media, Obama blamed the 24/7 news cycle and all the “noise” that is disseminated via the media.
Translation: America is too stupid to differentiate truth from fiction.
Of course it had nothing to do with the fact that his Indonesian grammar school records said he was a Muslim. That he had travelled to a Muslim country—Pakistan—while in between terms of Occidental and Columbia University (more than likely with an Indonesian passport) and happened to omit this until August of 2008 as part of his life narrative. Or that he said he was a Muslim, and if Obama operative George Stephanopoulos hadn’t been on hand to correct his “mistake,” it would have gone on the official record. Or that as soon as he ascended to the presidency he went on an American apology tour to Muslim countries. Of course the answer to why America believes Obama is a Muslim is that, America has, like anything else, looked at the facts, and has come to a decision. That this “noise” exists whereby rational people can’t make reasonable decisions could be translated into: America consists of extremely stupid, extremely gullible people, who will believe whatever they hear. This comes as no surprise to those who believe Mr. Obama is, along with being a Muslim, a socialist.
One of the premises of the brand of socialism that Obama subscribes to—incremental socialism—is that stupid people need to be helped by elites. Other premises: 1. That people are oppressed by the rich. 2. That they are too stupid to realize they are being oppressed. 3. That even if most of the masses did realize they were being oppressed, they are too stupid to do anything about it. 4. An enlightened group of intellectuals, politicians, and union officials will have to, through spoon feeding a series of reforms in government form the basis for an eventual socialist utopia after an economic collapse (more on this in a moment).
Of course these elites must have a general. Enter Barack Hussein Obama, presented to the American people as a moderate, as a savant in all things political, economic, and theological. Behind the curtain is Obama the radical, who has surrounded himself, since at least the mid-1980s with socialists and communists; has surrounded himself with individuals, like Peter Dreier and Frances Fox Piven, not to mention people in ACORN, that subscribe to a “break the bank” theory, whereby socialism/communism is ushered in not by revolution, but by a huge entitlement (and now bailout/Green loan) society, with the “progressive” policies in place, that collapses the economic system. And when those entitlements and bailouts are cut off, the beneficiaries are cut off, and the elites, bureaucrats and unions step in to appease the rioting mob, and create a system of perfect economic equality.
This is what is happening in Greece and this is what Obama and his cronies want to happen in the United States. America has tipped over the $16 trillion debt cliff with endless Stimulus,“Green” loans, bailouts and entitlement expansion, and is now calling for more of the same. The Stimulus is nothing more than money laundering, whereby “Stimulus” money and bailouts, given to the states and GM, goes back into the coffers of the unions, which then come back to Obama in the form of Democrat donation. We also now know the Green loans have been shown to have gone primarily to 2008 Obama bundlers.
But a strange thing happened. For those of us who live on Twitter, and for those of us who saw the Obama HHS mandate against the Catholic Church explode on Twitter over a four day period, growing from America’s mild irritation of Obama’s mandate, to an absolute rage and calls for civil disobedience—we, living on the lifeblood of Twitter, again went on another roller coaster ride. On the evening of March 4, a Sunday, while what Andrew Breitbart called the citizen journalists were doing the job the mainstream media wouldn’t do, we were quietly minding are own business, tweeting things, writing things, using the hashtag #IamAndrewBreitbart to honor Andrew as our fallen general, when a single tweet appeared. Something about the “Bigs” (a reference to Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government, Big Journalism, etc. Then, within seconds, there were more tweets. Many more. I clicked one of the links, which brought me to a strange incarnation of “the Bigs”—Breitbart.com—which was a complete revamped version of Breitbart’s websites all in one place, but more importantly, an announcement was made that the vetting of Barack Hussein Obama had begun. With an article entitled, “The Vetting, Part I: Barack’s Love Song to Alinsky,” and the accompanying articles, the spigot was turned on, where it was detailed that one Senator “Baracka” Obama in 1998 had taken part in a panel after a play whose subject was the hagiography of one Saul Alinsky, hero of the Left. This slow dripping of the spigot which has been partially turned on began the vetting process of “Baraka” Obama, the vetting that Andrew Breitbart prophesied of at the CPAC Conference:
“I have videos, this election we’re going to vet him. We are going to vet him from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008. The videos are going to come out, the narrative is going to come out, that Barack Obama met a bunch of silver ponytails in the 1980s, like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who said one day we would have the presidency, and the rest of us slept as they plotted, and they plotted, and they plotted and they oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in the Annenberg Challenge and they had real money, from real capitalists. Then they became communists. We got to work on that. That is a parenthesis. Barack Obama is a radical, we should not be afraid to say that! Okay? And Barack Obama was launched from Bill and Bernadine’s salon. I’ve been there.”
In two hours’ time, Twitter and the Internet were saturated with “Barack’s Love Song” (it has been been tweeted 150,000 times as of March 12), and, in true Andrew Breitbart fashion, as he had done with the ACORN video tapes, accompanying articles from March 4 to the present have been slowly spoon fed out (to keep the Left off balance and to anticipate their myopic, predictable strategy), so that the Internet is literally on fire with the topic, not to mention the other thousands of citizen journalists (I include myself) doing the work the mainstream media refuses to do.
Like a wounded animal the Left has reacted with their characteristic strategy: change the subject, demonize, and use a double standard. Change the subject didn’t work because the Breitbart army, when confronted with blandly calling Obama’s radical connections simply moderates, in one case the Breitbart team went on CNN, where Obama lapdog Soledad O’Brien almost had a cardiac arrest trying to take the stones away from those who wanted to break Obama’s glass house, and at one point in this strange interview, O’Brien had her producer stream into her ear a Wikipedia article about the “moderate” critical theory of the Obama radical in question, Derrick Bell.
What the citizen journalists of the world have learned in a very short period of time—a kind of crash course in battle—is that continually being on defense does not work with the Left. I like to make the analogy of Abraham Lincoln searching for a general during the Civil War. Lincoln went through a handful of generals that would attack the Confederate Army, win a battle, then retreat to wait for more reinforcements, supplies, etc. Attacking relentlessly, which Lincoln believed would be the only way to end the war, was repeatedly ignored by the series generals he went through, who thought Lincoln naive in military strategy. Lincoln finally found a general in U.S. Grant that agreed with his strategy, and the war fairly quickly came to an end, albeit, as both Lincoln and Grant knew, it required a great loss of life.
Today, I think, we are in the same battle. Not of guns and cannons but ideas and words. The Left believes a huge welfare state and centralized planning is the answer to the world’s ills. That the “outdated” Constitution should be put on the shelf, or in the least modified. That borders and countries are impediments to freedom and economic stability. That are group of elitist bureaucrats can better make decisions than the mindless masses.
That “free speech” should no longer mean the free expression of ideas, but that those statements labeled homophobic, Islamophobic, anti-women, or the ridiculously general “hate speech” should be stamped out, crushed, silenced. Of course “hate speech” is the code for the Obama Brown Shirts’ identification of something that doesn’t tow the party line. Whereby we have what Breitbart called “totalitarian freaks,” in which their definition of free speech is: We shout, you listen. You speak, we shout you down or muzzle you.
Of course enter the double standard.
This is exemplified in the recent Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke debacle, where Big Mouth Obama said Rush Limbaugh’s remarks have “no place in the public discourse,” and like a good papa protecting his brood, invoked the virgin ears of his daughters. Except Rush Limbaugh’s comments were mild compared to potty mouth Bill Maher’s comments against Sarah Palin. To add flame to the fire, Maher gave Obama’s PAC a cool one million dollars, of which Obama skillfully avoided making mention of.
Before March 4, and I think the death of Andrew Breitbart, most of us conservatives would have bent over and taken this like a man, blandly citing double standards, hypocrisy, etc. When calls for Rush Limbaugh to apologize occurred, which he did, and this not placating the Left (we knew it wouldn’t, as they have been trying to get him and his 15 million listeners off the airwaves for years), and when Obama’s Brown Shirts began to call for the FCC to revoke Limbaugh’s license, then the Citizen Journalists, along with a little help from Fox News, like the Breitbart Army, went into attack mode. We knew Fluke was simply a poster girl for the Left to change the subject of Obama’s attack on religious freedom to the false narrative of the Republican “attack on women.” We knew that Leftists had said things ten times worse than Limbaugh not only against Sarah Palin, but Michele Bachmann, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, just to name a few. From bloggers, to “progressive” radio hosts, to MSNBC, to “comedians” like Maher. Except this time the Orwellian memory holes weren’t available for the Left to hide their abject hypocrisy, for with that amazing thing made possible by ones and zeros—the Internet—we had it “all on tape,” so to speak. That we found out the Sandra Fluke TV series was being orchestrated by the White House and its propaganda machine Media Matters, and Fluke being personally handled by former Obama mouthpiece and lover of all things Mao Tse Tung Anita Dunn was simply icing on the cake.
But the Left, this wounded animal, dripping blood, after, as Breitbart said, planning for years to put a radical in the White House, will not give up so easily. The socialist front ThinkProgress.org began the recent attack on Limbaugh with a “petition” for an apology to Sandra Fluke, but from a cursory search of their site, they want nothing more than a silencing of dissent—specifically dissent against Obama, of which Limbaugh is relentless. They are engaged in the same tactic utilized to silence Glenn Beck on Fox News: relentlessly go after the sponsors.
Phase Two of the Silence Rush campaign has been taken up by former Vietcong Cheerleader and US soldier backstabber “Hanoi” Jane Fonda, calling for the FCC to pull Limbaugh’s license. Translation: We want Rush (and by extension everyone else) to have free speech, just as long as it is not contrary to our totalitarian views, and as long as it’s not done in public.
But now the difference is we, the Citizen Journalists, the Tea Partiers, and conservatives in general, that have been called everything from racists to domestic terrorists for simply stating our opinions, following Andrew Breitbart and Rush Limbaugh’s lead, are now going on offense. As Andrew Breitbart said at CPAC:
“I bought a dog whistle. I bought a dog whistle factory, and I’m giving you dog whistles, and we’re gonna listen to every word that comes out of your mouth and we’re gonna hold you to the same standard that you hold us which is an impossible one and you’re gonna have a hell of a time in 2012 because America’s finally awakened to your Saul Alinsky bullshit tactics and we’re coming to get you.”
Here is just one example our dog whistle strategy, and many, many more will follow:
Obama, ThinkProgress, Democrat party, you decry the evil of Limbaugh? What about Bill Maher? What about the $1M that Big Mouth Obama took from Maher? We, like you, will be relentless. We will follow the lead of our general, Andrew Breitbart, and attack and attack and attack. But unlike you, our attacks will be based in truth, not lies; not deceptions; not double standards.
Here is a video compilation showing the absolute vileness of Maher and Big Mouth Obama’s hypocrisy in phoning Sandra Fluke and, like a psychopath, using his daughters to advance his radical ideology:
“I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about; even ones I may not agree with them on…And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”
Shame on you, Obama. If you will put your own daughters on the altar of your radical ideology, what will you do to the American people?
As our hero Andrew Breitbart said, This is WAR. And like the Civil War, the side of right, the side of truth will win, because the Truth always wins.
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