Skip to comments.Every Ingsoc Needs Its Goldstein
Posted on 01/26/2009 7:14:33 PM PST by .cnI redruM
It seems our new President is no fan of Rush Limbaughs radio program. It keeps him from getting things done. According to the latest catechism from Saint Barack, you cant listen to the guy and find room for agreement with others.
I know how poor Barack feels. When I tune in from time-to-time, I find myself laughing too much. Rush prevents me from blogging as well at work. That Limbaugh guy has just got to go.
As Barack laid into El Rushbo, the question that popped into my mind had to be So What? Who freaking cares whether Senator Jim Sessions listens to Rush Limbaugh on his IPod in between votes in the Senate? Actually, nobody with an engaged brain, who is tracking this mummers farce of a stimulus package really cares. But, therein lies the rub.
Its a whole lot easier to throw around lame Oxycontin jokes about Limbaugh than it is to explain how $100Ms in family planning expenditures are going to bring back the moldering cadaver of American heavy industry. As any competent industrial engineer would advise, there are only so many simultaneous lots, that can be run through the local Trojan plant. Eventually, the deleterious end of the rate curve rears its ugly head.
That didnt stop Nancy Pelosi from getting on the idiot box; in front of the adorable lapdog they call Stephanopoulos, and giving it a go. She made the amusing claim that "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."
Stephanopoulos at least tried to challenge her. He could have asked her. Which is it, Nancy; a child, a choice or a cute little funding sink? The best he could come out with was Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
But these are not Nancys adorable little dawlins. Them chillins is different. Pelosi once said of her own family. "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom." Its other peoples yard monkeys that we save the planet by aborting.
Meanwhile, we go where Barack wants us to go. Back away from reality to his AD&D melee against the evil, frumious bandersnatch they call Limbaugh. So why did Barack bring Rush Limbaugh up at all? Obama proceeds because attacking Limbaugh works, and because hes Barack Obamas real ideological opposition.
John McCain lost running as a mini-me Democrat. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will fail at any attempt to mount a viable opposition to Barack Obamas agenda in Congress under a similarly uninspiring banner. These three are Girondists, Marat can dirty his hands purging them if they grow too insouciant.
Limbaugh, on the other hand, actually believes in crazy things like free markets and private property rights. He opposes the encroaching nanny state. He hates state-sponsored family planning as pugnaciously as the guy in Brave New World who ended up self-liquidating. In Barack Obamas self-referential world, this is not just philosophical disagreement, this is a personal affront.
Since most truly dedicated Leftists view the state and its powers as sacraments to be bestowed upon the proletariat, a guy as far off the reservation on big government as Rush Limbaugh qualifies as an aberration. He perhaps has wracked up enough frequent flier miles to join the Apostate Club as a First Class Member. But apostates are often seen as cute and cuddly in a Johnny Depp sort of a way. An ideological opponent with puckish wit and roguish charm might actually cost Saint Barack an occasional vote or two.
Despite his manifold faults, never forget Barack Obama has a profoundly agile mind. An apostate is dangerous, but The Devil? The Devil may stink up the room with sulfur flatulence and listen to satanic death metal, but he also scares people. The Devil; can be useful as Hell.
As Barack Obama spoke with Republicans about his prophylactic strategy to protect the dying industries of The Foundry, his message was simple, direct and predictable. He told Eric Cantor what I would have told Eric Cantor if I were wearing President Obamas smoking jacket. Vae victis. He explained.
But in todays, testosterone-depleted culture; thats mean-spirited. You could even call it partisanship. If Rush Limbaugh didnt make Republicans act so gosh-darn reprehensible, we could all just hug and come together. As Elmo would sing, the happier wed be.
So Rush Limbaugh is The Devil. Heck, hes even rich, white and male just to prove it. He gets on his golden, EIB microphone and terrorizes those rakish fops in the GOP into occasionally acting Conservative. And that just wont do. If we just took away the talking points that Limbaugh faxed in to Senator Inhofe every morning, the Oklahoma Senator would be sayin Baracks funny name.
So, by accusing the GOP of thought crime, he justifies smacking them around a bit, like an old-fashioned, 19th Century New-Or-Leans Pimp. Barack Obama has found his Emanuel Goldstein. Heck, Im sitting here reading The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, instead of purifying myself through hope, change and the rigorous application of doublethink.
Every Stalin requires his Trotsky. Every Ingsoc needs its Goldstein. Barack Obama has found Rush Limbaugh. As Iowahawk once famously snarked, I kind of like the cut of that Obama fellows jib. I can get into the devil who makes me laugh.
Pretty soon Obambi's press secretary will longer give briefings but hold The Two Minutes Hate everyday.
Amzingly, Obama it turning out to be exactly what I thought he was from the beginning.
My first though is “Kristalnacht” all over again.
God help us , God help the U.S.A.
The stimulus package is nothing but a joke, and they, the Dems, are trying to ram it through under the guise of a crisis that they themselves ginned up. We could lose an entire generation! Ha!