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May 19, 2010

The Great Divide(r)

It was not too long ago that candidate Obama spoke with great concern about the unnecessary partisanship and unproductive bickering in Washington. He used words like "healing", "unity", and "working together". The story was that George Bush had divided this country, and when elected, Obama would be charged with unifying this great nation... Remember?

In my thirty seven years of life, I have never before witnessed the kind of divisiveness we have in America today. I make it a point to get out and speak with as many people as I can from all walks of life. Quite simply, people are angry. They feel they are worse off today than they were prior to January, 20 2009. I have personally witnessed people who have never mentioned politics before in pitch battles with co-workers and neighbors. In my own life, there have been sad episodes where politics has gotten in the way of continuing friendships - something I have never experienced before.

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History tells us the sixties were rough and maybe so... but to quote a wiseguy on the Sopranos, "We stand... on the precipice... of a crossroads" (Say it with a NY accent and it is double plus good).

Anyways, during my drive home this evening I started making a quick mental list of how president Obama and his Regime has, in a staggeringly short time, divided this nation. See if you can add a few I have missed...

Let's start with the first and most obvious folks alienated:

Libertarians, Republicans of all varieties (both conservative and centrist), Constitutionalists, conservative and religious blacks, people who believe in the right to bear arms (with or without bibles), and the millions of Limbaugh, Beck, and other talk radio fans.

Then we have:

The mentally challenged and their parents, policemen and women (did he ever have that beer over the Gates affair?), survivalists and homesteaders, white male construction workers (No Stimulus for you!), the military and veterans, the entire city of Las Vegas, and now the state of Arizona.

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Against expectation, the Regime moving sharply leftward has alienated:

Reagan, Blue dog, and Southern Democrats (ie. fiscally and/or socially conservative Dems.) who are voting for non-Democrats and leaving the party en masse. Many of them echoing the classic Reagan line: "I didn't leave the Democratic party, the party left me!"

Humorously enough Obama has managed to upset:

Both the Anti-war camp and those who support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (in case you forgot- there is still a war going on), people who are both for and against offshore oil drilling, and LEGAL immigrants who have to jump through hoops to do the right thing.

And under the Obama watch:

Los Angeles and San Francisco are threatening to boycott the State of Arizona... imagine cities bickering with states! Somehow, the Regime has made being Hispanic and being an illegal immigrant one-in-the-same thereby pitting general Hispanic groups against non-Hispanic Americans. Racial tensions between white and black have risen to new heights as criticism of Obama is labeled racism. The regime has done nothing to dispel those charges nor have they criticized the escalating use of the "Race Card" by surrogates.

As a direct result of Obama's actions:

We experienced the 'Town Hall' phenomenon where normally docile citizens voiced their frustrations and were labeled an "angry mob" by Obama's surrogates for their troubles. We saw the birth of the Birthers, heard oaths from the Oathkeepers, as well as the formation of the grassroots Tea Party movement - which is made up of a cross-section of Americans from different political parties. The lackey media has been alienating itself from these and other Americans by heaping abuse and humiliation on those who dare organize and speak up in opposition to the Obama Regime.

What has Obama done to ease any of these tensions or to address concerns?

Still pulling for Obama and his regime:

Socialists, Communists, the Hollywood A and B lists, illegal immigrants, black people who support Obama only because he says he is black, the mainstream media, the entire nation of Kenya, chronic welfare abusers, federal bureaucrats, Hugo Chavez, tax cheats, and most recently artist and musician types (who can now spend their extra cash on dope and quit their day jobs! See the clip below).




Now that I think about it, perhaps Obama is a force for unification. His presidency and Regime have caused groups, normally at odds with each other, to build bridges - albeit in opposition to him. He has energized average Americans to form grassroots movements and speak up - albeit against his policies. He has single-handedly done more to inspire folks to learn about the Constitution - albeit out of fear of the Regime's intentions.

Of all these unintended consequences, perhaps the most galling to the Democrats is the flight of moderate and conservative elements from their own party and a growing anti-incumbency sentiment - all at a time Democrats hold a majority and - all consequences of their handpicked golden boy in action. You have to love that!

Keep up the good work Obama... soon enough we will all be Libertarians and Conservatives.


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