By Douglas V. Gibbs
Republicans, and conservatives that file into Tea Party meetings and rallies, Constitution Classes, and Libertarian gatherings, say time and time again that they are so tired of having to battle the failures of President Barack Obama. His failed policies are nearly more than they can digest. He fails to understand economics, his failed Obamacare program is destroying health care in America, he fails to understand the underlying reasons behind why the government shutdowns occurred, he has failed in the Middle Class and he has failed to bring anybody out of poverty. Failure after failure after failure after failure. He even fails to stand against an enemy determined to destroy us, fails to connect jihadism to Islam, and has failed to properly apply America's might against an enemy he is unwilling to admit.
I am here to tell you that President Barack Obama has failed at nothing. From his point of view, he is a total success. He is, however, as accused, failing to name the enemy, as so many folks on the right-of-center accuses him of when it comes to the worldwide battle we see emerging around the globe. However, who we see to be the enemy, and who he views to be the enemy, are two different things.
The GOP is upset because Obama refuses to connect terrorism to Islam, shielding the Muslim community from the wrath of those that are angry about the murderous exploits of ISIS, al-Qaeda, Iran, and so forth. The Obama administration refuses to admit that it is Islam's hatred of Christianity behind the constant slaughter of Christians around the world, avoiding even using the term "terrorism" in connection with Islam, and as in the recent case of the murdered Coptic Christians in Egypt, calling them "Egyptians," rather than members of the Christian faith that follows Jesus Christ.
"How can Obama be so blind?" I constantly hear conservatives cry out.
Obama is not blind. He knows exactly what is going on. He is waging an all-out war against the enemy. Obama is not being forgiving against the enemy that he wishes to destroy. He is not being reluctant to recognize the enemy. President Obama is all too aware of who his enemy is, but in his mind, that enemy is not Islam, not terrorism, not Russia, not North Korea, not Iran, and not China.
Those that support the hard left progressive ideas of the newest version of the Democrat Party, and President Obama himself, recognizes that there is a war raging. President Obama believes there is someone out there trying to destroy him, and all of the successes he believes he has accomplished. Some leftists have come right out and said it, even politicians of the Democrat Party political stripe have said it, but President Obama won't. They believe the Republican Party is trying to destroy Obama, and his minions, but Obama goes beyond that. He believes he can infiltrate (and the left already has to a point) the GOP. In his mind, the Republicans are not actually the enemy. The true enemy, those he is waging war against, in a fashion some wish he would unleash on Islamic terrorism, are members of a much more broader group than the Republican Party. Obama's true enemy is anyone who dares to oppose him.
The Department of Homeland Security, or should I say "Insecurity," has dubbed these enemies as domestic terrorists. They are the Republicans that cling bitterly to their guns and religion and still maintain some home that the GOP Establishment will return to the party's platform. The enemy to Obama is those Tea Party people who dare to rally in opposition to his policies, military veterans that fought in the name of patriotism and love of country, and the constitutionalists that accuse Barack Obama of acting as if he believes he is above the rule of law. The enemy is any number of conservatives that question his actions, demand that he act through Congress rather than unilaterally through Executive Orders and Executive Actions, and anyone that dares to question any of his schemes. The enemy is anyone who dares to recognize that the Democrat Party should change their name to the Socialist Party, that the members of that party are attempting to destroy the system in place as designed by the framers of the United States Constitution, anyone who supports the right to bear arms, anyone who believes in free speech, and anyone who dares to complain in public beyond the four walls of their own home against the policies of the Obama administration and the Democrat Party narrative.
In the Legislative Branch, the Republican Party now holds a majority in both Houses of Congress, but President Obama has shown no sign of moving towards the middle like most Democrat Party Presidents of the United States have in the past, when they realize the opposition party has gained ground. Instead, Obama has dug his feet deeper into the trenches, and is acting unilaterally in a greater fashion across the board. The FCC, defiant to both Congress, and a judicial ruling against it, has taken control of the internet. The Pentagon is slashing the military, while recruiters actively seek gay recruits that will assuredly transform the military into a fighting force incapable of protecting a system that ensures a sovereign America. The Affordable Care Act, despite failures online, and the IRS sending out the wrong paperwork, is full steam ahead, destroying the private health care system, and its own integrity as a system, in order to usher in socialized medicine under complete control of the federal government. President Obama mouths the word "bipartisan," but has concluded any semblance of assistance from the legislative branch has vanished, and to him Congress is even less than a consultative assembly, much less the voice of the peasants at his feet. The courts are still assisting him in unconstitutionally striking down State laws on State issues, like abortion and marriage, but eventually even the courts will begin to turn on him, so he is prepared, as he has through the FCC vote, to defy even the normally compliant and complicit court system. In Obama's mind, he has two years to complete the process of fundamentally changing America into a system the Founding Fathers would never have approved of, and as far as he's concerned, he now will have to do it himself through unilateral executive actions, with the support of a complicit media, and the willingness of his regulatory agencies to modify the law in his favor at his beckoning call.
The Republican Party has responded, for the most part, in a manner some may call "defiance." How dare any of those "party of no" Republicans stand against the wonderful things the all-powerful Obama is trying to implement. The Republicans, however, are divided into three parts. One part is secretly in favor of Obama's doings, happy to gain more governmental power, which equates to more authoritarian control for those that stand with the ruling elite. Another part of the GOP is disgusted by what is happening, but have bought into the narrative that there is nothing they can do about it, that the Executive Branch has become too powerful, so they will say a few words of derision every once in a while, but for the most part will go along to get along. Then, there is the minority of the Republican Party politicians, the conservatives, the ones that hold to the idea that only the American System that made this nation prosperous for over 200 years must be the vehicle we use to move forward. They believe in a virtuous nation that uses a free market to encourage innovation, and support the concept that only local government should be involved in local issues. They, however, are populated by an army of a few, and as the primary target of the Obama administration, will be worn down, and reduced in number, if they don't quickly realize the true power they wield, and the fact that, though silent, the majority of this country is in their corner.
Barack Obama has no worries about that opposition. After all, he has admitted he has no more campaigns to run. He has told Congress, with a spiteful wink, “I know, ’cause I won both of them
Obama has no intention to make this country stronger, though he may utter those words. His goal is to knock America down a few notches, to reduce her strength to a level where she is dependent on the rest of the world, and is forced to join a global network of co-dependency. The middle class is being destroyed, so that there will only be two classes; the political class, and the poor, dumb, ill-informed, ineffective peasant class. Health care is being destroyed, so that a national health care system can be established to infiltrate everyone's personal lives and possessions. Gun Control is being implemented incrementally, including an assault on ammunition, so that the few remaining citizens that believe they have a chance to stand against the onslaught of Unitarian control can be disarmed, and made harmless to the rulers. The economy is being brought down by devaluing the American Dollar, through the insertion of fiat money into our economic system, and with any remainder of potential prosperity being slashed by a massive national debt and heavy regulation against independent business that refuses to play the corporatism game with government. Education is being transformed into a "national standard" called Common Core so that the children can be more thoroughly indoctrinated, though the younger generation we are now seeing reaching voting age has already been well trained in leftist ideals, and stands in the new camp with Obama. The elimination of homeschooling and private schools may be on the future leftist agenda in the near future. Homosexuals have become mindless pawns of the hard-left Democrats, being used to finish off the removal of God from our society. The Gay Rights Movement is being fashioned after past Civil Rights movements in order to silence the opposition, and give the government the excuse to pass laws criminalizing dissent against the gay agenda, and dictating to pastors how to conduct their sermons, and mandate how Christians will run their private places of business (such as bakeries). The final bastion of pure free speech, the internet, has been handed over to Obama's minions, now in the hands of the federal government through Wednesday's FCC vote in favor of Net Neutrality, and the slow transformation of the internet into a controlled medium, where opposition to the agendas supported by the handcuffs of political correctness, will be strictly monitored and shut down if necessary. Peace, Obama and the Democrats believe, will be achieved by 2016, because all opposition will be silenced, or eliminated.
"Elections mean something," they tell us. . . unless the conservatives pull of a win during mid-term elections. All Barack Obama cares about, and gloats about, is his wins in the last two presidential elections. As he keeps reminding us, "I know, ’cause I won both of them
President Barack Obama, with his smug narcissism, never viewed the Republican Party, or the conservative wing of society, to be a viable threat. His mockery of any opposition to him reveals exactly what he believes. Full steam ahead, the agenda of changing America in the way he hoped he could is proceeded on schedule, and the true enemy is nearly disarmed and on the run. The protests of "informed" Americans do not represent a set-back to him, and the election that led to a Republican majority in both Houses do not make him a lame-duck President. On the contrary. The opposition becoming louder, and more recognizable, simply fills him with stern determination, while also allowing his regime to better identify those that must be silenced. Today the internet, tomorrow radio and television with the Fairness Doctrine. Today Obamacare, tomorrow a global system of Universal Medicine. Today protests and derision from the GOP, tomorrow an end to the saboteurs from the right side of the aisle. No more free market, no more free speech, and no more opposition to hard left policies will be tolerated.
A person said to me the other day, "I believe history will label Obama as the worst president in American History."
"Perhaps," I said.
Success for Obama, in his eyes, will be if history looks back on him as the guy that got the process of destroying the American System started, the President that finally turned the United States to face leftward politically, the Commander in Chief that destroyed America's "Super Power Status," and the resident of the White House that finally did away with the "racist" and "unfair" system created by the United States Constitution, and set America on the path toward full-blown socialism, government control over everything, and a utopia envisioned by people like Karl Marx.
Obama, and his supporters, believe that Barack Obama is the ONLY adult in the room. He's the only intelligent one, and the only one that recognizes the true vision America must follow. Republicans refuse to support his brilliance, and refuse to take responsibility for any failures. They call Obama a liar, and an anti-American President. The Republicans say that the President favors an Islamic enemy over his own country, and his "Crusades" remark was yet another clue about what he thinks of the Christian founding of this country, and the Christian majority that inhabits this great land.
Guilty, on all counts, but in his eyes, that is success. In Obama's eyes, he has fooled enough people to get elected, and to move forward, and those that stand against him are now fearfully trying to figure out a way not to look racist by disagreeing with him. The opposition is fearful, and tyrants love fear.
The real extremists, according to the liberal left progressives, are those religious people other than Muslims, and political groups that dare to stand for limited government and against President Obama's policies. The radicals of the rightwing conspiracy, as far as Democrats are concerned, foment sectarianism, and favor the division of tribalism. They are lucky that Obama is a merciful ruler, and that he is silencing them in an incremental manner, rather than striking them down as they stand.
Every tyranny has weaknesses, and every resistance movement has its strengths. The American Revolutionaries fought off the largest military force in the history of the world up to that point, gaining independency from the British Empire with less than 3% of the population fighting during the War for Independence. Only a third of the people in the English Colonies even supported the idea of independence, with the remaining population being either loyal to the British Crown, uncaring who won the rebellion, or simply wanting to appeal to Britain as Englishmen and asking that they simply be treated fairly.
In July of 2014, in the City of Murrieta, California, a small minority of the city's population stood against the federal importation of illegal aliens into their community, turning around busloads full of diseased border-crossers, trying to protect their city from the potentially dangerous onslaught of disease, criminals, and the terrorist element as a result of the Obama administration's policies refusing to execute immigration laws to properly screen incoming immigrants into this country. The buses were turned around, and immigration became a national debate as a result . . . and the whole affair began with three women talking about taking action, six members of the community handing out 500 flyers at the Murrieta Birthday Bash, and a dozen patriots at the first protest near "The Pond" in neighboring Temecula on the same day those local residents were passing out the flyers in Murrieta. What resulted was a couple hundred people rallying against federal tyranny at the Border Patrol Station on Madison Avenue in Murrieta. Buses full of illegals were turned around, the national media was broadcasting from the site, and a nation was mesmerized by the gall of the citizens of Murrieta to stand against Obama's policies. . . all because three ladies had a discussion that concluded with, "We need to do something about this."
As people who believe in the principles and philosophies of the United States Constitution, we number in the majority. As folks that dare to consider standing against the tyranny being perpetrated by the Obama administration, we are in the majority across this great country. But the clock is ticking. Will we continue to entertain the idea that sitting on the couch complaining as we watch the news on television is an effective strategy, or are we ready to take action, and do more than rally at Tea Party events, or occasionally write an email to our representatives? Are we ready to do more than complain? Are we willing to, as the signers of the Declaration of Independence stated in the last sentence of the document, put on the line our "Lives, Fortunes, and sacred Honor?"
In the Preamble of the Constitution you will notice that it says, ". . . and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." Capitalization was used as a form of emphasis, like we use italics today. In the Preamble, "ourselves" is not capitalized, and "Posterity" is. That means the Founding Fathers of this great country did what they did for their own liberty, but even more so for ours. Their "Posterity," their children, and grandchildren, and you and I, was the main reason they fought for Liberty as they did. It was all for you. They did what they did for you, even more than they did it for themselves and their generation. Are you willing to continue the fight for freedom for our Posterity? Is your posterity important enough to you for you to take a stand against tyranny, and fight the good fight to restore our Republic?
Thomas Jefferson said, "We in America do not have government by the majority -- we have government by the majority who participate."
Benjamin Franklin said, "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom."
James Madison said, "A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people."