By: Wayne Brown
The Obama re-election process is beginning to emerge in a number of ways. He is not the one talking about it because he does not understand it well enough to explain it to anyone. He is simply an actor upon the stage taking direction and will continue to be such since the traits of leadership totally evade his character making him a poor candidate for the job.
One of the early key elements to emerge is DISTRACTION. Obama throws some red meat on the table which is totally off subject but aimed at a given block of voters. This happened recently with the condom issue and again with his comments on women becoming members of Augusta Country Club. He purposely failed to quell the racial overtones in the Trayvon Martin slaying electing instead to make statements that further inflamed the process. In every instance the liberal media runs with the subject and pushes potential candidates from the other side to address the issue delaying any discussion of the real centerpiece of the election…Obama’s lousy performance during his first term in office. This is the one subject that Obama and his minions do not want to talk about for any length of time because all the lies associated with that performance will start to become more visible.
Recently, the election campaign allowed a young writer who I assumed they knew would probably spread the word, to tour Obama’s re-election headquarters in Illinois. The writer just appeared on Huckabee chiding all of the technology in use by the campaign and the focus on using that technology on social networks to focus the campaign message. There is nothing wrong with that process but the message carried by this young writer reeked of the same fears attempted when Obama warned that he would have a billion dollar war chest. It plays to Alinsky’s rules for radicals to always make things sound bigger and more effective than they are in reality. All this is designed to scare the other side and hopefully cause them to head off in the wrong direction. At the very least, it will put them on the defensive and keep them from executing their game plan due to the distraction.
In the weeks to come, we will see Obama again and again, focus comments on issues which are not mainstream to the election process causing havoc in the media and further delaying any discussion of his performance. Of course the divisiveness with regard to race, gender, and class will continue and deepen with Obama and company fanning the flames. Expect that issue to broaden considerably as Obama weighs in on illegal immigration and pushes for amnesty in order to strengthen his base with Latino voters. Liberal media outlets will be on board as they always are and hammer the opposition with questions that have no real substance or matter. At the same time, they will not question Obama’s performance nor will they ask him to defend it in any way. If the Republican nominee gets caught in this media rip-tide, look for Obama to move ahead in the election process.
The entire philosophy circulates around the premise that you cannot teach fire safety when the firehouse is burning down on top of you. Light enough brush fires and the distraction will take people away from the real issue of arson…they are too busy fighting fires to look for culprits. This is Obama’s insulation blanket and the method in which he will avoid defending his first term of office. In fact, don’t be surprised if the chant is that his first estimates in terms of a stimulus were far too conservative. He will lean heavily on the extremely mild growth in the economy as an indication that the seeds which he has planted are taking root and the turn-around is just over the next hill…all he needs is four more years to bring in the crops. This is exactly what far too many want to hear. Desperation breeds a society willing to embrace anything if it promises a chicken in every pot and a free block of cheese from the local government warehouse. Obama understands this but his policies in the long-term will only create more and more people who cannot live without that government chicken or cheese. He is counting on that end.
The conservative message is a clear and simple one if it is sustained in focus and frequency. The focus is on Obama’s performance in his first term and the frequency has to be high. Every single time a distraction is offered up by the media, the conservative candidate must spend minimal time on that issue and return the discussion to Obama’s record. That singular topic must be hammered home in every possible way so that as many Americans as possible dwell on the information and digest it. It is not acceptable that Obama can blame his woes on Bush while throwing away taxpayer money at a rate never seen before in this country. It is not acceptable that Obama can continue to pile up deficit spending ever-increasing the national debt without acknowledging that reduced spending is the only effective measure to quell this growth. He must be called on the carpet on that issue and made to debate it.
The interest alone on our project national debt in the year 2019 will be more than the current defense budget for one year. That budget, takes second place only to spending for entitlements (Social Security, Medicare). For those who are thrown into fears that Republicans want to do away with entitlements, that debate needs to take place in the public form. Obama does not want that to happen because he cannot win the discussion nor can he prove the claim. No doubt, regardless of who the presidency goes to, the issue of entitlements will continue to be there. Our government officials have been squandering those funds on other things since the 1960’s with the thought that the money could always be replaced and that thought process continued for far too long. Now, the revenue streams for those programs are shrinking and there are no surpluses to replace the “borrowed funds” but Obama has no desire to discussion it because it will put him on the road to having to defend his spending habits.
A second term for Obama will make his first one look like the actions of an elementary school child. In his second term, Obama is counting on bringing ObamaCare on line and single-handedly leading the government in the takeover of the private sector insurance and medical industries. Any American who would stand by and let that happen does not see what is coming in the future. It is all being sold as a benefit to the middle class in that Obama claims that everything he does is about the middle class. That may be true but the actions are not designed to sustain it, far from it, they are designed to destroy it and destroy it he will along with the rest of the country in terms of its democratic and constitutional roots.
Obama will go international in his second term of office. He will have to do that to institute the gun-control laws which he so desires for America. Since Eric Holder’s Fast ‘n Furious plan to paint the American gun industry black failed, Obama will be left to use international treaties as his method of changing laws within America. He is counting on holding on to a majority in the Senate. In fact, he is counting on controlling at least 75% of the seats in the Senate. That will be the number needed to approve all treaties which Obama signs in his second term. If he has those votes, look for him to come through the back door with treaties which contain wording that will adjust the USA gun laws as a subset of their focus.
You might remember the recent whispering episode in which Obama was caught on a live mike thinking that he was speaking in private. In this episode, we get a taste of the downstream thinking of the man. He is already focused on doing things in his second term that he cannot speak of in his first for fear of being turned out of office by the American voter. When a man has such conscious thoughts, he should not be holding the most powerful office in the world. The office of the president is a bully-pulpit for the American people. When he elects to turn that power onto the American people and use it against us, he no longer is an American or a patriot. It’s called tyranny.
In just over three years, America has suffered considerable setbacks in terms of employment, economy, energy, debt, illegal immigration, and international embarrassment. In every instance, Obama has been at the helm yet he takes not responsibility. Instead he goes about kissing hands and apologizing for an America that he perceives as ugly and selfish. We are the most giving people on the face of this earth and yet he can only see these traits from his high perch. What does that tell you about the man and his intent?
Make no mistakes; this man is a socialist in every sense of the word. His intentions in terms of the high office of the high office of President of the United States, is to continue to break down the country financially until its financial institutions and structure are ruined and we are totally at the mercy of the international community. At the same time, the door will be far more open for an America dressed in socialist characteristics where the pie will always be shared equally, at least in the explanation of how it was divided. It will be a country drawn to a utopia which Obama has been selling like snake-oil off the back of a gypsy’s wagon since he arrived on the national political scene. For some in this country, that sounds like where we should be though they never see the dangers associated with the flaws of socialism nor will they ever see them. They see only what they want to see and hear only what they want to hear. For those people, Obama is the greatest president who ever lived. For the America, that most of us know and love, he is simply a walking disaster who grows more and more dangerous with each passing day that he occupies the office of president.
We can also count on the elements of PERCEIVED DISASTER and URGENCY TO ACT to be in continual use as it has been in the first term. Unfortunately the incidents associated with those elements will only get worse but they will be the platform for which Obama demands immediate action on the part of the federal government to address issues which require change and further regulation by the government. The phrase, “Never let a good disaster go to waste”, will be alive and well in a second term for Obama. It should bother every American that Obama does not associate either term with the results of his performance while in office.
The conservative message leading up to the November elections which be strong, focused, sincere, honest, and fact-filled. It must be hammered home time and again relentlessly until the media is numb from hearing it. It must be shouted from every corner and every level of the political process so that the most people hear the message. Never in the history of this country has there been a more important election that the one which will take place in November 2012. Our future as a constitutional republic totally rides on its outcome.
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8 March 2012