Obama core principle divideIt was only June 1, 2015 that President Obama said one of his “core principles” is to “never engage in a politics in which I’m trying to divide people.” The commander in chief must have let his stomach get flabby on his vacation, because he is now calling political opponents “the crazies.”

Politico reported Monday:

Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as “refreshed, renewed, recharged — a little feisty.”

And he delivered, recounting the ride he and Reid had just taken from the conference to the fundraiser in his up-armored presidential limo, where they talked about old times and getting back to Washington to “deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems.”

The line evoked the late Dean Acheson, who as secretary of state liked to refer to opponents of Harry Truman’s foreign policy as ”the primitives.”

Getting the Iran deal through Congress will be Obama’s major hurdle coming into September.

Likely incoming Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is against the deal, as are a number of other Hill Democrats. Obama’s already been under fire for saying opponents of the deal have made “common cause” with Iranian hardliners, with Republicans pressing him on whether he’d lump Democrats into that group along with the GOP.

If you are a Democrat or a Republican who thinks it is a bad idea to give Iran’s Holocaust-denying rulers billions of dollars in sanctions relief — money they say will be used to undermine U.S. foreign policy — then Mr. Obama considers you one of “the crazies.”

Obama BuzzfeedOne week Mr. Obama is tweeting pictures of himself sending out magical unicorn-like rainbow waves from his right hand, and the next he is calling out “the crazies.” If media were honest, then reporters would call out the guy who campaigned on “hope and change” for his hypocritical behavior. Unfortunately, most mainstream media outlets appear to encourage work that is better suited for Orwell’s Ministry of Truth.

White House RainbowMr. Obama’s rhetoric is prime example of the Law of Attraction in action. For roughly eight years the president of the United States has demonized his opponents as some variation of “the crazies.” Failed Republican nominee John McCain and others like him have done exactly the same thing (e.g., McCain referring to “the crazies” who want a secure border). For close to a decade, Washington, D.C.’s so-called masterminds have told millions of patriotic Americans that they are kooks and nuts; the righteous anger of these voters has now boiled over and they are embracing men like Donald Trump.

In many ways, it feels as though a perfect storm is gathering. If it comes to pass, then the political “leaders” who have shown nothing but contempt for the legitimate concerns of millions of Americans will bear much of the blame.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

2 comments

  1. The RNC wants Jeb (and more crony capitalism). The DNC wants Hillary (because it’s her turn). Trump is popular because a lot of people are fed up with business as usual. He is the conservatives’ version of Hope & Change.

    The Iran nuclear deal is the latest item in the wardrobe of Emperor Obama’s New Clothes. It not only allows Iran to develop nuclear weapons and ICBM’s, it gives Iran billions in sanctions relief, which they openly state will be used to sponsor terrorism. And it even obligates the US to help Iran against any attempts to “sabotage” their nuclear program. So, do we go to war against Israel (or Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, or the UAE) if they launch an air strike to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities? Is that preferable to going to war against Iran?

    And we are told that we need this deal, because it is the only possible alternative to war. Why not economic sanctions? Obama says sanctions won’t work. Then he says that we don’t have to worry about Iran cheating, because “snap back sanctions” will be imposed if we catch them violating the agreement. (That’s a big “if,” since they are guaranteed 24 days advance notice for inspections, and the inspectors are not allowed into military installations, anyway.)

    So, we need the deal, because sanctions won’t work. And we can enforce the deal by…threatening to impose sanctions. Which, according to the deal’s proponents, won’t work.

    And, if you don’t agree with that convoluted “logic,” then you must be one of the “crazies.”

    1. He is the conservatives’ version of Hope & Change.

      I believe this is an accurate assessment of what’s going on, and that scares me. Do Trump’s supporters not see that he would abuse executive orders, etc. just like Obama — perhaps even more so — in our to “get things done”? I don’t want the “Republican Obama” in office — I want an honorable man who abides by the Constitution. I want a man who can help shift the culture back into the direction of sanity. I want someone who truly seeks to unite as many Americans as possible behind his vision. Oh well. I’ll continue to do my thing and that’s all I can do. Instead of getting angry about things I can’t control, I suppose I’ll just get out a bag of popcorn.

      So, we need the deal, because sanctions won’t work. And we can enforce the deal by…threatening to impose sanctions. Which, according to the deal’s proponents, won’t work. And, if you don’t agree with that convoluted “logic,” then you must be one of the “crazies.”

      🙂 ‘Nuff said.

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