Barack Obama Is Not My Bicycle

By: Lee Kent Hempfling

For those who do not take the time; have the stomach; can’t afford therapy; don’t want to associate with bottom feeders; have higher morals; live in the real world; are sane; know the difference between right and wrong, good and evil; and actually use their heads for more than a fat hat rack: allow me to fill you in on the state of the insane. Delusion. It is one thing sure to be defended. The other is ignorance. The third is what I like to call Controlled Focus; focus that is controlled outside of the head of the controlled. Polls rely on Controlled Focus. Say something enough and by golly, it will become normal and establish the opinion of those who have heard it, won’t reason it out on their own and have a support background of previous delusions. Barack Obama’s entire campaign is based on Controlled Focus. Using words that mean different things to different people, he can control the focus of the debate on nothing, while fulfilling the needs of anyone willing to succumb to being controlled.

The entire concept of ‘right and wrong’ has fallen into the mire of ‘opinion’, where everyone is entitled to one, and no one is judged right or wrong. It is that way due to Controlled Focus. Bad ideas and wrong positions can only be defended through the deliberate spreading of information that supports their right to exist, not their being right. Generally, Republicans are really bad at using Controlled Focus. We like to call it for what it is: propaganda. Propaganda (according to Webster) is “the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person” and “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause.” Republicans have a habit of discarding such tripe. Democrats live by it. So do the institutions that do the Democrat’s bidding. I won’t bother with examples. Self explanatory is easily searched in your favorite Internet search engine.

The ‘one size fits all’ campaign is a necessity for Democrats. Take ‘change’. Wow. Change. Make things different. Take ‘hope’. The desire of attaining something. The problem is, with all ‘one size fits all’ slogans, put them together and they don’t exist. If you have hope of change and change does not happen, you can still have hope. But if they exist at the same time, you have hope and change; and change happens, hope is gone. If you change, hope no longer exists. If you hope, change cannot happen without hope being dashed. It is the same problem Democrats find themselves in, when addressing issues of any of the individual causes that make up their party. If any one is ever attained, that portion of the party will cease to exist. Democrats make their future by pandering to their parts in order to maintain their condition, hoping for change. If bigotry was history, where would all the civil rights leaders go? If poverty was history where would all the crusaders go? If gays achieved special treatment, if they could redefine marriage what would they do? If abortion was ever NOT fought against, where would feminists go? The Democratic party is comprised of many groups of unfulfilled and frustrated victims. Their causes must continue as struggle, or there is no longer a cause to bind them to the Democrats. Taking advantage of that need for victimhood, propaganda becomes the necessity. And that necessity is supported by the throng of believers, the followers of the piper, the emotional wrecks who do not even have the slightest regard for hiding it.

A quite telling exchange is offered, without acknowledgement of the disorder suffered by the writer, in this passage from DailyKos: “I’ve just returned from staying with my physician brother-in-law, and as often is the case on these visits, somewhere after 1AM we held an hour long screaming session on politics. I believe I said something about everything being the fault of freakin’ anti-worker Republicans backed by corporate corruption (and I may well have used a word other than “freakin’”), while he ended by touching on his Air Force career and insisting that it was going to take a military coup to set this country right.” Democrats will say ‘amen-brother’. Republicans will say ‘a good therapist would be a nice idea and God bless the Patriot-Veteran.’

Another example is offered by good ol’ Howard Dean. Democrats deride John McCain for standing his ground and sending out a money letter to ‘take advantage’ of the ‘bad press’ from the New York Times. Then, Howard Dean sends out “a fundraising e-mail under his name Friday. Dean specifically references the conservative push-back against the Times and the hay the right made out of it, then says to Democrats, ‘Let’s hit back.’” He had the gall to state, “seeing more dollar signs, the McCain campaign and the RNC decided to jump at the chance to take advantage of the distraction they had created to raise money.” Problem is, it was the far left, America hating New York times that caused the distraction. What part of ‘ancient history’ qualifies as NOT a distraction?

Liberal bloggers and parrot-posters are doing their best to climb on the marching order bandwagon. They always do. Read some liberal blogs when congress is not in session and it is a rather boring existence. As soon as the ‘powers’ start squawking the parrots start barking. They climb on board so much, they miss what is not said. Republicans tend to pay more attention to what is not said than what is being propagandized. A prime example, once again from DailyKos is this entry: “Barack Obama distilled into a Javascript.” What something means is not contained in what something says. It is contained in what something does not say. Click the link. Click away. How is Barack Omama your ‘new bicycle’? Round and round, going no where, saying nothing. If the liberal parrot-poster who created the ‘Midday Open Thread’ would have used his head for more than that hat-rack, he would have realized the link makes the point of Republicans, about Barack Obama. In all of the comments from parrot-posters the main topic covered is the first topic of the thread: Ralph Nader. One person apparently gets the irony of it all posting a link to Equal treatment for Hillary going round and round, going no where; which might be more applicable than first thought. Another person found When last checked not one liberal parrot-poster got the meaning of the links. Once you get a liberal’s attention nothing else matters, including the point.

The most glaringly missing topic that is not being talked about is that good ol’ “Republican Culture of Corruption.” Goodness knows there has been enough fodder for Democrats to make hay with, but they are not. Way back on April 26, 2007 Politico reported that, “House Democrats plan to recycle their ‘Culture of Corruption’ slogan this week in an attempt to further tar congressional Republicans as scandals continue to plague the GOP.” Ah.. Where’d it go? “‘Our intention is to keep our foot on the gas as the party of reform,’ said Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel of Illinois…” Whoops. Somebody is running on empty. When someone goes to jail, like “Abramoff” does that mean Democrats lose a talking point? All the hoopla over fired attorneys. Alberto Gonzales quits and whalla… nothing left to crow about?

Now the topic is FISA. No Democrat attacks. Just Democrat responses from White House and DOJ and Intelligence attacks. No Culture of Corruption attack even after Representative Renzi was indicted 35 times. And the real reason the New York Times decided to dump the McCain story on a lobbyist? Telecommunications corporations. The FISA debate needs all the help the Democrats can muster so what better way to put an underlying confusion on the issue than to involve the Republican Presidential nominee (even though that is not official yet.) The New York Times does need some lessons in how to control the parrot-posters on liberal blogs, though. Once they mentioned the potential of a sex scandal, that was all the parrots could parrot. The focus was not placed correctly in the article to engage the useful idiots. Once you get a liberal’s attention nothing else matters, including the point.

To prove that point, under the headline; (Forget the Woman) McCain the Faux Reformer is in Bed with the TELECOMS!!!, over in the wasteland of Democratic Underground, Controlled Focus was ignored in order to blame the ‘real culprits’. “People like MSNBC are under orders from their corporate bosses at General Electric (who are under orders from their bosses at the Pentagon) to paint this story as a smear job against an American War Hero from the Liberal Media. They will talk about Sex, sex, sex and more sex. Forget the blonde. John McCain is in bed with the telecoms.” It is always someone else’s fault. A new book liberals will not want you to read is, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” by Dr. Lyle Rossiter, a “board-certified clinical psychiatrist.” He states, “The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.”

The state of liberal lunacy, is as it has been: lost victims of Controlled Focus. Rossiter says, “the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by: creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization; satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation; augmenting primitive feelings of envy; rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.” “Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded. Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”

Place index finger sideways over your lips, move up and down as fast and you can, blow air, make a sound everyone is happy with. There. Now you know how it feels to be a Democrat.

About the Author: Lee Kent Hempfling is a human from Apache Junction, Arizona who writes about humans and other creations at, critiques neuroscience claims at, proudly supports Patriots at, and waits patiently at

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