The more I learn and read about the background and history of President Obama, the more scary he gets. When I consider how our press and a huge part of our voters stuck their heads in the quicksand and refused to even look at his past, or his lack of qualifications, or his radical record and fanatical anti-American friends, I am disgusted.
More and more I think he is a blessing in disguise. He and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and the far-left agenda they have perpetrated on our country are a wake-up call. They are the cattle-prod alarm clock. They’re the last call, the final buzzer. If we don’t wake up now and take out the trash on Nov. 2, we will get what we deserve.
They are the face of liberal fascism described by Jonah Goldberg — the smiley-faced totalitarians who will rob us of our liberty one Big Mac and one Marlboro at a time, all in the name of the “public good.” They are the people whose gods wear lab coats. The ones who believe in the perfectibility of mankind by flawed mankind. Like their ancestor Lenin, they believe it’s only a matter of giving government complete and total control over everything.
And we are so lucky they took unchecked power two years ago. Because they have dropped the mask. Now we can see them for what they really are. Without the pretense of compromise and bipartisan cooperation, they have been exposed.
A more pragmatic and political president, such as Bill Clinton, would steer by the polls. His course would still be leftward, toward socialism, but close enough to the prevailing winds to keep the passengers comfortable and unaware, sunning in their deck chairs.
But Obama, by nature and opportunity, has been completely unaccountable. His response to overwhelming public opposition and the minority party? “I won.” As if that settles everything. That’s the attitude of a dictator, not a president. It’s the voice of disturbing arrogance. It’s the personality of the liberal fascist who knows he knows what’s best for us — our health care, our diet, our spending, the money we are allowed to keep, our property, even the planet we live on.
And that’s what’s driving the backlash that can save us. With a leader more subtle, less ideological and rigid, we could easily continue to drift past the tipping point into an irreversible socialist society of entitlement. That leads to the chaos we’re seeing in France and Greece, where the welfare slackers are rioting to protect unsustainable handouts. Ironically, the socialist who set out to perfect society always wind up empowering the most selfish aspects of it.
Here, we can see the same trend exposed this year. Finally, the public is turning against the unions that have done so much damage to our country. And finally, that even includes the teacher unions who have undermined our schools.
They have always hidden their selfish demands behind “the children.” Anyone who dares to criticize them is accused of being “anti-teacher.” But finally, people are waking up.
In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie became a conservative hero when he threw the leader of the state teachers’ union out of his office, after one of the union leaders circulated a memo wishing that Christie would die for daring to suggest cuts and merit pay.
In Ohio, Gov. Ted Strickland, the pet of the teachers’ unions, is in big trouble, trailing Republican John Kasich.
All I ever needed to know about Strickland was revealed to me at his first State of the State message, when I watched him trash school choice and threaten charter schools while a room packed with teachers’ union leaders cheered wildly.
If Strickland is defeated and we return control of education to the people, not the unions, we can thank Obama and Pelosi for waking up the country.
Golberg’s definition of liberal fascism was written before Obama took office but it fits him and his far-left gang of community organizers, tenured hippies and closet Communists like a cigar fits Castro. As you read it, think of his Obamacare, the stimulus spending, the way they demonize the Tea Party and their conservative enemies, the banking regulations nobody read, the way he says conservatives “cling to their guns and religion.” Then go vote.
“Finally, since we must have a working definition of fascism, here is mine: Fascism is a religion of the state. It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people. It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified to achieve the common good. It takes responsibility for all aspects of life, including our health and well-being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure. Everything, including the economy and religion, must be aligned with its objectives. Any rival identity is part of the ‘problem’ and therefore defined as the enemy. I will argue that contemporary American liberalism embodies all of these aspects of fascism. “