SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President, Pt. 5
August 5, 2009
It's been apparent for some time that President Obama is unusually sensitive to criticism.
Fox News anchors and conservative/libertarian commentators clearly get on the presidential wick, since Mr. Obama regularly singles them out by name. No doubt their broadsides hit a nerve because they speak the truth that Mr. Obama, in copybook embodiment of his hero Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, managed successfully to camouflage during his campaign for the White House: that by "transforming" America he meant transforming it from a still-significantly-capitalist nation based on individual rights into a fascist/socialist one in which the individual lives for the state. In gratuitously raising his critics' names and pouring derision on them, the President dutifully obeys Alinsky's 12th Rule: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
However satisfying such a course may be for a touchy totalitarian, things can only get worse for the prickly President. Town hall meetings from sea to shining sea are unleashing a ferocious opposition to Obamadinejad's attempt to Sovietize health care by stealth, haste, confusion and fudge. It's an infamous fact by now that most members of Congress haven't even read the Bill that would do so, just as they didn't read the stimulus legislation. This time, voters are not going to tolerate the steamroller tactics. The President wanted it passed by now; instead, Congressmen are having to go back to their constituencies during the summer break to face the music from an electorate that has now discerned the true nature of Obamadinejad's agenda and wants none of it.
White House press secretary, the hapless Robert Gibbs, who makes verbal diarrhoea look like constipation and Saddam Hussein's "Comical Ali" seem serious, has pronounced the meetings an exercise in "orchestrated anger"—orchestrated, he means, by the Republicans. If only!
Gormless Gibbs' boss needs to be reminded:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Most ominous of all as a manifestation of Obamadinejad's modus operandi is the following, posted on the White House blog by a spokeswoman for the Health Reform Office:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com .
Jumping Jefferson! Can it be that the President of the Land of the Free is asking his fellow-Americans to dob each other in for thinking "fishy" thoughts about his communist health care plan? What will happen to the fishy-thoughters, once in-dobbed? A single bullet to the back of the head, Stasi-style?
In East Germany, surely an Obamadinejadian poster-state, the Stasi (an abbreviation of the word for "state security") appointed flunkeys in every apartment block to report on the activities and utterances of every tenant. They drilled holes in apartment walls and filmed through them. No one knew who was friend or foe. Everyone knew that to express "fishy" thoughts was to expose himself to mortal peril.
This is where Barack Obama is taking America. First Amendment be damned; that pesky thing will have to be "recalibrated."
The color of the President's skin is not, and should never have been, a problem; the thinness of it is. As is the color of his ideology.
Lindsay Perigo: firstname.lastname@example.org 
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