Skip to comments.The Obama Myth Will Not Survive the Debates
Posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:44 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
The fraudulence of Obama's presidency is so great that only an analogy can bring us close to sufficiently expressing that fraud. In the movie The Gladiator, Roman Emperor Commodus abuses his power to rule over the people with an iron fist and to ensure that he is viewed favorably, while the truly great man in Maximus is initially thought to be a mere slave and far inferior to Commodus. When confronted with the man himself, however, the Coliseum crowds come to adore the brave gladiator, and Commodus' advantage of holding favor by hiding behind the power of the state is diminished. Eventually Commodus has no choice but to engage the truly superior Maximus face-to-face, and despite cheating, Commodus loses. The last four years and their culmination in last night's debate have been quite similar.
The University of Denver served as the Coliseum, the people's Maximus was found in Mitt Romney, and our Commodus-like-president had nowhere to hide. And while we slave-like peasants -- as we conservatives are viewed by Obama -- knew the strength of our fellow gladiator, the blinded masses had their eyes opened for the first time. Just as Commodus, the privileged son of the Emperor, never had to actually fight, Obama has never before had to reconcile his view of the world with reality. From community organizer to "constitutional scholar," to absentee Senator to the presidency, Obama has lived his entire life in a world of mere ideas without ever having to depend on the truth of those ideas.
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However, for that other 47% or more of the country, that introduction was long past overdue.
After all the hype and negative commercials, meeting that Romney last night was very refreshing, especially meeting him as he was side by side with the progressive messiah.
For the first time in four years, I can see reason for some hope. We just might survive obama!
What struck me from the debate was the demeanor of both Obama and Romney. I envisioned a son (Obama)coming into the home and telling his father (Romney) about the tasks he had just completed. The work had been difficult and tiring and it wasn’t done like it might have/should have been done but it was the best the son could do. The father recognized the plight of the son but started telling the son where mistakes were made and that in the future such mistakes could not/would not be acceptable. I have such memories-been there.
Your analogy is accurate except that Obama never laid a glove on Romney.;-)
I love your freeper name!
You channeled my own thoughts and feelings perfectly.
I knew sooner or later today I’d start seeing the Romney bashing start up again.
This place is as negative as DU - without the F word being thrown around.
They protected and built up Obama so much, that all Romney had to do was be ‘himself’ plus poke at Obama’s empty record, and Obama would quickly deflate like a popped balloon.
I knew sooner or later today Id start seeing the Romney bashing start up again.
In what universe is what izzatzo posted "bashing"?
:) Great minds and all that!