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What Worries Me Part 2

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As a continuation of a previous article, What Worries Me, I want to describe the flipside to Obama succeeding in a Fabian socialist agenda, which is Obama losing in 2012 as opposed to winning and succeeding in his agenda. What if the right drives over a cliff and we election another candidate that relies on the cult of personality? Below a definition of cult of personality from Wikipedia:
A cult of personality arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships and Stalinist governments.
A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship, except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of religious or non-political leaders.

I would say that this definition fits nicely with Obama, at least initially. Obama tries to be a modern day FDR, except even more Fabian in nature. This is evidenced not only but the absolute incredulous and irrational adulation of his supporters but the control he has so far been successful with over the mainstream media. He has done so not with fear, but of agreement in principle. This had helped create an image of Obama that got him elected. What he and his magical handlers did count on and what FDR did not have to deal with, is the nature of media today. It’s available to more people today and much, much more quickly. The opposition media in the country has served as a balance to what I like to call the “government run media”. In reality they are the government-controlled media through manipulation through likeness in alleged beliefs. The end result of this is that Obama, as of this date, has an approval rating of 44%, which is a record in terms of the speed of decline for a new president.

So, what worries me? What worries me is that the opposition in this case might use the same tools, the same methods to promote and elect a leader in response to Obama. The difference would be that instead of an alliance between the mainstream media and the democrat candidate, the alliance would be between the opposition candidate and a grassroots mob if you will that circumvents the mainstream media’s efforts. In this case, you could say I am talking about Sarah Palin, although it could be someone else that pops up between now and 2011, when candidates get serious about running.
Why worry about Palin you ask? I will tell you this much: I like Palin, but not for clearly rational reasons. I am intellectually honest enough to say so, whereas some of my colleagues on the right are not so honest, and winning is more important than results afterwards, that we have to live with. Sound familiar? Palin is attractive, communicates well, and connects with people in a way we haven’t seen since Clinton or Reagan. Obama is more of a media creation, and connects with TotUS better than people. Anyway, if I take a step back and analyze what I know about Palin, the picture is not as rosy as her supporters would seem.

Palin is a former governor of Alaska. Sounds good, but not even one full term. Before that she was a mayor of Wasilla Alaska. Before that…? Compared to Obama, she has much more experience as an executive (Obama has none), but she doesn’t have a lot of experience when you compare her to Reagan, Clinton or even W. I am not sure we need another candidate that sweet-talks the camera and appeals on an emotional level. I think this is dangerous and we have seen the results of such choices. I think considering our current problems we need someone that can hit the ground running, not someone that will need on the job training. We have that now. My treatise here isn’t to bash Palin, nor is it about finding the perfect candidate, just the observation that one, we can do better, and two, we need to be careful about who we pick, because it really counts this time, and we have one shot to get it right. I think if she does her homework and does the right things, in 10 years she could be a viable candidate.

So what to do? I would like to see the Tea Party and 912er people get a little more politically involved and spread the liberty theme around, making it mainstream. The GOP has to be made to understand that it is not going to be business as usual: Placate an internal constituency before the election and forget about them afterwards. Republicans are famous for this. If this happens in 2010, the GOP should go the way of the Whigs. The only two things that have been on their side in the last year are an incompetent president and a democrat congress that has been bent on turning our country into a socialist nation. What the GOP should not glean from this is some sort of mandate that allows them to take power like a fat kid gloms fresh baked cookies from his grandma’s kitchen table. Obama made a similar mistake in thinking he got elected because of a socialist mandate. Wrong. In this scenario, Palin would do well as she would say “bugger off, I am doing it my way”. It seems that the GOP is like an ADD kid that needs to be reminded of his responsibilities on a regular basis. After a while, you have to ask, do we really need this?

So, I do worry how this will play out. I am heartened at times, particularly today upon hearing that two large banks, Wells Fargo and Citi, are going to pay off the government loans and get the government out of their business. Bravo and long live capitalism. I am a patient sort, willing to wait and see, are you? What do you think?
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What’s Next?

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What’s next? What will Obama do since according to John Batchelor, he’s lost the political narrative? While John believes this is about who controls the fairy tale, I like to deal in reality. I do agree that Obama has lost the information battle at this point as people have responded the opposite of what he expected. How did this happen?

One, Obama mistaken believes that because he is the first black man elected president and that the democrats won a clear majority in both houses that somehow this was a mandate to implement his progressivist socialist-fascist agenda. He was wrong.
It was a rebuke of 8 years of Bush, the war on terror and tiring of the same old shit. Bush failed to lead the country, particularly after the 2004 elections. It was a series of blunders, some of which were rolled up in the Iraq War, some were with his domestic policies that reeked of constituency pandering and showed his true nature as not being a conservative or libertarian and his overall inability to sell sell cheap water to an arab in the desert. I think some of this blame goes to Karl Rove as the win at any cost in 2004 led us down the wrong road and ultimately, created a power and leadership vacuum that allowed Obama to waltz in the white house.
Running up to the election, we ran into a fiscal crisis where it was decided that some companies were too big to fail. Enter the age of Atlas Shrugged. Citizens watched as the TARP bill was passed, and later after the elections, the ARRA was passed, both with majority opposition from the populace. Politicians ignored the cries of the citizenry against these bills, but to no avail. His Arrogance, King Barack “George III” Obama, believed that not only did he control the narrative, the the help of the 4th branch of government, but that his mandate to institute socialism in this country was fait accompli. What he didn’t count on was that the people had had enough.
Like FDR before him, Obama wants to transform American into some sort of quasi-socialist democracy by cultivating and promulgating constituencies that will be beholding to his power to create programs that benefit them. In the end, it’s all about him. Like FDR, he craves the power, limelight and adoration and will do anything to keep power. What he didn’t count on was that people are more anti-socialist than he bargained for because we’ve had 60-70 years to see the failures of FDR and also LBJ, not to mention all of Europe. We don’t want that.
So what now? It is my assertion that Obama and his minions will try to create or create a situation that will both marginalize the liberty movement and rally people around him. It may be a manufactured Pearl Harbor, or Oklahoma City bombing, or may be something else, but whatever it is, he will try to use it to assert his agenda, control the narrative as it were, and carry out his transformation of this country into a socialist country. While Obama is a coward that does not like to confront his adversaries, he likes to be right, even if the evidence proves otherwise. It’s a matter of ego for him, and he won’t take this laying down, as in his mind he has a mandate.
My prediction is that in the next 12 months, he will try something, as if he and the dems continue to lose the narrative, they are out in 2010 and probably in 2012. That just won’t do, at least for him. And if he does do something, it could backfire like the Boston Massacre and cause the people to rally in opposition to the throne. Where were you?
Inspiration from Michael Savage.

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Written by James Lagnese

August 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Obama Fans Show Their clASS

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Obama fans show their clASS. Obama is no better. The arrogance of hope, change and eloquence
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Written by James Lagnese

January 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Free at Last, Free at Last, Oh Lordy, Free at Last

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President Bush finally commuted the sentences of Ramos and Campeon. While I think they made an error in judgement in trying to cover up the shooting, I think the time the got and served was too severe. I wouldn’t want to be a border patrol agent, especially with the limitations they have and the lack of support they have from the federal government. Their trial was a kangaroo court as well. Had they not tried to cover up the shooting and just reported it, they wouldn’t be were they are now. All I can hope for is that they get their lives back and have some normalcy. 

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Written by James Lagnese

January 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Mickey Rourke: Actor Turned Political Commentator Gives Bush a Pass

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Unlike most of his left leaning hollytard compatriots, Mickey Rourke is giving W a break. He has some interesting observations, particularly for the feckless brits. We wish Mickey well in his comeback…
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Written by James Lagnese

January 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Bush The Cacasotto?

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I never thought I would be calling Bush a cacasotto, but now I am. He denied Israel the ordinance and then the airspace to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, stating that covert operations would be better. Even Bush is afraid to pull the pin, or open the bottle and let the genie out, as it were. Basically, Bush has let both North Korea and Iran become nuclear powers. Thank you George Bush. Something I am sure the democrats will put in the plus column in the future. 
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Written by James Lagnese

January 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Will Palin Suffer the Same Fate as Pat Buchanan?

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Part I

Part II

Part III

Finale

Pat was blamed for Bush losing, will Palin suffer the same fate? Nether deserved that fate, both Pat was thrown under the bus and the country club scum republicans will try the same with Palin. Pat was probably the best man never to win the republican nomination in my lifetime, and may be longer. It’s too bad we settle for milquetoasts and mountebanks. It seems it’s more rare to get the best, to get genuine people in the office. Below is Palin’s speech for the last convention. Thanks to RS McCain for the inspiration.

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Written by James Lagnese

December 19, 2008 at 4:13 pm