To Laugh or Cryâ€¦
By: Erik Rush
I know Iâ€™ve hammered on Democrat Presidential hopeful Barack Obama quite a bit, even to the point where itâ€™s caused him some minor trouble. If heâ€™s anything like Bill and Hillary Clinton and he gets into office (as President or Vice-president), I suppose Iâ€™ll be the one in trouble since itâ€™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 Obamaâ€™s behavior on the part of Americans. The question of whether heâ€™s being given a pass (by the Right and of course the media) because heâ€™s black is worth considering. Would a white candidate â€“ a contender, even â€“ no matter how far Left, expect to stay in the running while demonstrating overt disrespect and derision for American conventions?
Letâ€™s leave Obama out of the argument for the time being. We still have Americaâ€™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 hairâ€™s breadth from abject criminality and has been for years. Outside of ideologues and those who have been hypnotized by her, itâ€™s akin to the case of those who know O.J. did it. We know sheâ€™s a criminal. She knows sheâ€™s a criminal. She knows that we know sheâ€™s a criminal. We know that she knows that we know sheâ€™s a criminal. Trouble is, sheâ€™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 donâ€™t see that kind of loyalty in organized crime these days. Joe Biden? Well, heâ€™s sort of like a bland amalgam of the other three, save that heâ€™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 Iâ€™ve concurred that the Republican ticket will have two major things going against it (Americansâ€™ disgust with Republicans and what a certain prominent radio talk show host refers to as â€œempty suitsâ€ for front runners), the Democrat contenders are nothing but cheap hoods in my book. Take either side and thereâ€™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 Clintonâ€™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, itâ€™s all good, baby: â€œHey, they look OK to me, but Iâ€™m a shameless, amoral pig tooâ€¦â€
Iâ€™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. Weâ€™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, donâ€™t get me wrong. Iâ€™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. Iâ€™ll take photos.
I still believe that conservatism is the sanest political philosophy for ensuring Americaâ€™s long-term survival and that weâ€™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), Iâ€™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 www.ErikRush.com. His book, â€œItâ€™s the Devil, Stupid!â€ is available through most major outlets. His new book, Annexing Mexico, has just been released.