To Laugh or Cry…

By: Erik Rush

I know I’ve hammered on Democrat Presidential hopeful Barack Obama quite a bit, even to the point where it’s caused him some minor trouble. If he’s anything like Bill and Hillary Clinton and he gets into office (as President or Vice-president), I suppose I’ll be the one in trouble since it’s a matter of public record that the Clintons made it their business to personally and professionally destroy even the least significant and threatening of their enemies.

The recent attention Obama has drawn for dispensing with his American Flag lapel pin and placing hand over heart during the Pledge of Allegiance speaks volumes and goes a long way to validating what I have written about the candidate thus far relative to his closet black nationalism, far-Left disdain for America and the kind of cunning, duplicitous guy he is in general.
It is not my intention however, to expound upon these offenses here. My distress stems from the tacit acceptance of Obama’s behavior on the part of Americans. The question of whether he’s being given a pass (by the Right and of course the media) because he’s black is worth considering. Would a white candidate – a contender, even – no matter how far Left, expect to stay in the running while demonstrating overt disrespect and derision for American conventions?

Let’s leave Obama out of the argument for the time being. We still have America’s tacit acceptance (as candidates) of John Edwards, a man who oozes deceit, elitism and condescension, and the shrill, porcine Hillary Clinton, who has no opinion on anything, resembles a Soviet leader in her rhetoric of pie-in-the-sky pledges, is a hair’s breadth from abject criminality and has been for years. Outside of ideologues and those who have been hypnotized by her, it’s akin to the case of those who know O.J. did it. We know she’s a criminal. She knows she’s a criminal. She knows that we know she’s a criminal. We know that she knows that we know she’s a criminal. Trouble is, she’s so slick and insulated by sycophants and acolytes that no one can do squat. Remember the McDougals? People were willing to go to prison for Bill and Hillary. You don’t see that kind of loyalty in organized crime these days. Joe Biden? Well, he’s sort of like a bland amalgam of the other three, save that he’s not at all intimidating.

Yet, excepting divine intervention, one or more of these people are likely to be on the Democrat ticket in some combination, and that fact is not only a fearsome prospect, but a piteous one. While I’ve concurred that the Republican ticket will have two major things going against it (Americans’ disgust with Republicans and what a certain prominent radio talk show host refers to as “empty suits” for front runners), the Democrat contenders are nothing but cheap hoods in my book. Take either side and there’s no one likely to get the nomination to be excited about, unless one is a glassy-eyed Hillary mesmeroid.

This is what conservatives meant when they asserted that Bill Clinton’s presidency lowered the bar for America in ways that would resonate for a long time, expectations of the Chief Executive being the most significant. So what if the next President might be an ambulance chaser, a black militant or a Stalinist? To an increasing number of Americans, particularly younger, MTV-generation voters, it’s all good, baby: “Hey, they look OK to me, but I’m a shameless, amoral pig too…”

I’ve already made the case that Democrat, Republican or otherwise, the mind of the American voter must undergo revolutionary changes with respect to the process by which we select our elected officials and the judiciousness with which we hold them accountable. We’re currently in a situation wherein we are altogether too vulnerable to the arcane, inscrutable designs of narcissistic power brokers and political whores, beholden to freakish special interests and multinational corporations.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m an uber-capitalist at heart; what I object to is American corporate stockholders and politicians compromising the security, safety and sovereignty of the U.S. in the name of profits. Those who reason that their wealth will protect them from the chaos that manifests as America implodes and that Joe Sixpack and family can bloody fend for themselves may be strung up by their intestines for all I care. I’ll take photos.

I still believe that conservatism is the sanest political philosophy for ensuring America’s long-term survival and that we’re more likely to find same in a Republican candidate (if not in the current crop of potential presidential candidates). This is why I indicated earlier in this space that if it comes down to the ambulance chaser (Edwards), the black nationalist (Obama) or the Teflon Donna (Clinton), I’ll vote for Tigger from Winnie-the-Pooh if the GOP runs him.

I hereby expand that declaration to include Piglet.

Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist and author who writes a weekly column of political fare. He is also Acting Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his writing is at His book, “It’s the Devil, Stupid!” is available through most major outlets. His new book, Annexing Mexico, has just been released.

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