Skip to comments.PRUDEN: The long season of rage ahead
Posted on 01/15/2013 8:06:43 AM PST by COBOL2Java
Barack Obama is laying out a revolutionary agenda for his second term, and hes calling up his heaviest artillery to enforce the transformative presidency delayed in the first. The campaign to confirm Chuck Hagel will be no campaign for the fainthearted summer soldiers who know only small-caliber combat.
The emerging White House strategy is to repeat and repeat the canard that anyone who criticizes the president and his agenda is a racist, probably a Klansman and maybe even a conservative. If the canard is repeated often enough, some people will believe it, even if theyre mostly people who believe it already.
A long season of rage, recriminations and name-calling lies ahead before the president finally gets the Cabinet he wants. The Senate is charged by the Constitution quaint document, that to closely examine his nominees, to ask them sharp and even unpleasant questions, and then to decide whether theyre fit to be in the Cabinet. The president proposes and the Senate disposes. Its called advise and consent, not shut up and cheer.
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Or, as a military friend of mine has explained to me, a "butt-snorkeler."
I would submit that the DemocRAT strategy going forward is to run preferred minority, female, or minority female candidates for President and dare the Republicans to take them on. It’s worked so far for Obama.
I would further submit that the cowardice of the Republican Party during Obama’s first four years weakened it substantially, and the current war on conservatives by the GOP-e has sealed its fate.
I’ve been called a lot worst things than racist, and the person doing the calling has not fared well afterward.
The Big Zero as the first black president, can use the race card anytime people oppose him, and he and his party have. It is easy to paint opposition to entitlements, taxing the rich, opposition to spending as basically harming the poor more and hence it it racist.
The major issue not properly thought out is the 2nd Amendment. Everyone in the world knows that American’s love their firearms. Just about every newspaper in the world can't understand this, but acknowledges that the 2nd Amendment is unique among countries and there there is a gun culture in the USA.
Nobody in this country nor the world will believe that opposition to the Big Zero on gun control is racist. They will know it is about beliefs and other things.
It is my hope that the Dem's and the President fall on their sword as they try to push gun control through, especially if they go too far by using executive orders. No one will say it is about race and then people will start to see the politics of what is going on.
“.........No one will say it is about race and then people will start to see the politics of what is going on.”
I believe the MSM will keep it lined up on the race issue. Too many part time participants in this country IMO will simply accept what they are told.
I could not agree with you more.
Obama has so TOTALLY cleared the field to do whatever he wants to do in so many other areas....and this gun control thing ALWAYS blows-up in their faces just like every Acme product in the Roadrunner cartoons....I can scarcely believe our good fortune that he’s been dumb enough to pick this fight.
The Great Divider.
I would bet there are Dem representatives that wish they hadn’t started this war on the 2nd amendment.
The war hasn't started yet. They are defining their battle plans and while we watch and listen, they assume we don't have any plans.
If we do, I wish someone would tell me.
Or better yet, tell the congressional Republicans.
For now, situational awareness is the code word. Many of our representatives (and I use the term loosely) have been hearing from us and will continue to do so. The fire and method is best at this time. Anyone who has run afoul of fire ants knows that they never bite until they have a whole crew on your flesh, then some silent but effective signal is sent out and they all begin to bite at once...Be the fire ant, grasshopper, be the fire ant...
Look at CA and NY their state laws are so infringing on the 2nd amendment it is frightening and the sheeple take it, not a baaaa among them.
I know people who disagree with obama on Israel. Yet they still worship him.
I know people who disagree with him on his SC appointments. Yet they still worship him.
I know gun owners who disagree with him on gun control. Yet they still worship him.
And all these people will call anyone a racist who disagrees with him on the same issues.
The fact the gop allowed Powell, Hagel and others like him show they’re not a conservative party. They’re only a few years away from being extinct. If they won’t go ahead and join the democrat party, it’s time for a third party.
Oh, a third party to crowd out the GOP is a great idea... but it won’t happen in two years or even four years. A whole new party will take twenty years to become powerful enough to challenge the present ruling party. In that time our rulers will wreak enough havoc around the nation that any new party will be inconsequential.
No, it’s time for a new strategy - one based on the ultimate source of political power (as defined by Chairman Mao.) I fear for my children and my grandkids but I trust God to protect them after I am gone.
I’m afraid you’re right. A third party should have been started when Dole’s turn came. But right now there is only one party.