As the election draws near, Barack Obama's satellite campaign offices, or as some call them, media outlets, are trumpeting the coming of greatness. They inundate the airwaves and printed pages with affirmations of Obama's insurmountable inevitability and slobbering tributes to his cool, calm, presidential demeanor in the so-called "debates." It must take a great deal of effort for an experienced political scam artist to appear calm under the intense pressure of softball questioning by members of his media fan club. I suppose it would be like one of my children marveling at my ability to answer their questions and how smart I sometimes sound.
Mark Levin and Mike Church both did shows this week that were partially focused on Barack Obama's use of techniques described in Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals." You can download Levin's terrific show from Oct. 14 here. These shows shine a revealing light on the motivation and tactics being so dangerously deployed by Obama in his quest for power. It is about power and control... and it would appear that enough people are willing to forfeit liberty for the sake of "The One." Barack Obama, in keeping with his Alinsky training, believes the ends justify the means. Therefore, it should not surprise any Illinois citizen that we are seen as nothing more than a set of tools to be used to secure the ultimate end.
I, like the reasonable voters in Illinois (who are of course in the minority), can at least take some solace that I never cast a vote for Barack Obama. If I had voted for the man who would be king during his Senate race, I might be even more disappointed in his using the office as nothing more than preparation for his next election. Then again, of I had been foolish enough to vote for Barack Obama at any point, I would likely believe as his followers apparently do, that he can do no wrong and however he abuses his position is acceptable.
The Washington Post has a piece in today's Obama campaign release, excuse me... edition, titled, "A Rising Political Star Adopts A Low-key Strategy." Eli Saslow's piece is amazing in the way it is likely to be received. Obamorons will read it and marvel at the focus of the man. He had a plan and worked hard to cultivate the necessary image to get to a position to save us all from our liberty. A reasonable person (you'll notice that I contend that any support of "Big Brother" Barry Obama automatically disqualifies one as a reasonable person) will see how Barack Obama blatantly used his election to the U.S. Senate for nothing more than furthering his own political climb. Again, a reasonable person will see that Barack Obama did not do the work of a senator since taking office, but they will take solace in the fact that at least for most of the last few years we didn't have two Dick Durbins actively harming our nation while "representing" Illinois.
From Saslow's piece:
Early in 2005, Barack Obama met with half a dozen advisers in Washington to plot strategy. Some of those who participated remember that the group focused less on the details of Obama's new job as the junior senator from Illinois than on managing his overall political image. He wanted to run for governor, maybe even president, someday, and preparing required a risky choice between two approaches to Washington.
Obama arrived as a celebrity, a best-selling author whose keynote speech was the only moment Democrats wanted to remember from their 2004 convention. He could capitalize on that reputation by speaking out against the Iraq war, scheduling prime-time television interviews and seizing control of high-profile bills. He could, as one Chicago friend suggested, "go in, do your thing and take the place by storm."
Or, others advised, Obama could assume the typical role of a freshman senator, maneuvering with deference and humility. By endearing himself to Washington's elite, he could build the foundation for his future.
"I think it's important to take it slow," Obama told his advisers. "I want to be liked."
Hmm... I guess he didn't take it slow enough because I don't like him, but my adoration probably isn't all that important to the chump of "change." Thank you Eli Saslow, for slipping such honesty in a rag that is normally reserved for Obama campaign pieces.
With an eye on his next goal, Obama treated the Senate as a bridge to be crossed -- a place to learn the conventions of Washington, win powerful friends and shape what advisers referred to as his "political brand." Despite meager legislative accomplishments, Obama built a reputation among many Democrats as a hard worker, a reformer, an eager learner, a smart politician.
And he did it while maintaining a cool air of detachment, colleagues said. He focused on his professional goals and showed little interest in personal connections not outlined in the plan. In a senatorial culture famous for its chumminess, Obama generally preferred to eat alone and go back to his apartment away from Capitol Hill.
The understated approach was a considerable gamble for Obama at a key juncture in his career, and some old friends from the Illinois legislature worried that he would waste his cachet and chart a path toward obscurity. When they brought their concerns to Obama, he responded simply, "Have faith." He had his plan, and he intended to stick by it. He would thrive in the Senate by fitting in and not by standing out, by winning over Washington without giving too much of himself.
Saul Alinsky's best disciple has coldly calculated the shortest distance to the nation's top office and he seems to have stupefied enough of the electorate to allow his success. My question is, what will be next? Will the presidency be enough for this sinister socialist? Will two terms be enough or will he attempt a Hugo Chavez/Michael Bloomberg type play for abolishing term limits? Will a North American Union become a reality with St. Barack the Divider as some grand emperor?
Is the goal to spread equal misery beyond North America? I think global poverty should be addressed (hey that is one piece of legislation in which "The One" actually took part!) Global poverty can be equalized if Barack Obama can be elevated to some sort of world domination level, somewhere between emperor and God. If Barack "Born Alive, Let Them Die" Obama can ascend to this as of yet unnamed and despite Hitler's attempts, unattained position, global "social justice" can be realized. If a man has too much, he can have the excess seized for distribution among his global neighbors. We will all work according to our ability toward the greater good of global outcome equity. Of course equal opportunity need not exist in a Utopia where opportunity, itself has been eradicated.
The possibilities for Barack Obama seem terrifyingly limitless. Any chance the majority of voters will vote with their brains on November 4? Of course, even if a majority of real and living voters exercise reason, will it be enough to overcome the votes of the Disney characters and dead people that community organizers like ACORN will be sending to the polls? There is a reason libiots fight voter ID laws after all!